Pilot rescued from plane that crash-landed atop Idaho tree

Amazing 04/25/19, 19:13

A pilot who was trying to crash-land this week in an Idaho field instead brought his small plane to rest at the top of a 60-foot (18-meter) tree, officials said.Pilot John Gregory was not hurt in the Monday night crash, which happened when his single-engine Piper Cub PA-18 lost power ...

Firefighter recruitment ad touts ‘Low Pay, Cool Helmet’

Amazing 04/24/19, 14:34

A Missouri county trying to recruit new firefighters is getting real with its sales pitch, saying in signs posted outside its stations that the job offers "Hard Labor, Odd Hours, Low Pay (and) Cool Helmet." KFVS-TV reports that the Scott County Rural Fire Protection District's chief, Jeremy Perrien, says most advertisements ...

Emirati woman wakes up from stupor after 27 years

Health 04/24/19, 12:29

A woman from the United Arab Emirates whose apparent awakening from a 27-year-long stupor has grabbed international headlines is a rare but not unique case, one of the German doctors who treated her says. The story of Munira Abdulla was first published by Abu Dhabi's The National newspaper on Monday. The ...

Sheriff’s officer corrals donkey on interstate near Chicago

Amazing 04/19/19, 10:49

It wasn't a routine day for a sheriff's officer after she spotted a donkey meandering along Interstate 90 near Chicago. Video from a body camera taken Wednesday shows the bewildered Cook County officer radioing: "There's a donkey in the middle of I-90."The officer then ordered the donkey to "come here, sweetie."She ...

Senior slugger: 65-year-old woman hits burglar with bat

U.S. 04/18/19, 09:57

When a Florida woman heard a noise and saw a man trying to break into her car early Sunday, she took matters into her own hands. Clarese Gainey, 65, of Gainesville tells WGFL that she picked up her softball bat early Sunday, braced herself and eased open the door before hitting ...

Oklahoma governor tries ‘American Ninja Warrior’ course

Amazing 04/12/19, 14:23

Oklahoma's new Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt is taking a shot at the "American Ninja Warrior" obstacle course outside the state Capitol in Oklahoma City.Organizers of the reality television show that features high-level athletes racing through grueling obstacles say the 47-year-old ex-CEO is the first governor to give the course a ...

Babies become 2-year-olds next day after the birth

World 04/12/19, 07:18

Just two hours after Lee Dong Kil's daughter was born on New Year's Eve, the clock struck midnight, 2019 was ushered in, and the infant became 2-years-old. She wasn't alone, though it happened for her quicker than most: Every baby born in South Korea last year became 2 on Jan. ...

Mistrial declared for man who snapped $4.5M statue’s thumb

Amazing 04/10/19, 09:56

A jury is unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a Delaware man who admitted he broke a thumb off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum.Michael Rohana was attending a Christmas-themed ugly sweater party at the Franklin Institute in December 2017 when he entered a traveling ...

Woman lived to 99 with most organs on wrong side of body

U.S. 04/09/19, 19:38

Rose Marie Bentley was an avid swimmer, raised five kids, helped her husband run a feed store, and lived to the ripe age of 99. It was only after she died that medical students discovered that all her internal organs — except for her heart — were in the wrong ...

Suit targets California’s ban on ‘Come on You Whites’ plate

Soccer 04/09/19, 19:28

A soccer fan says in a lawsuit that the California Department of Motor Vehicles violated his First Amendment rights by rejecting a personalized license plate he said would celebrate his favorite team, but which the DMV determined might be deemed offensive.Jon Kotler applied for a plate that would read "COYW," ...

Yabba dabba don’t: California town rejects Flintstones house

California 04/04/19, 00:09

Towering dinosaurs stand among fanciful mushrooms in the sloping backyard. A life-sized Fred Flintstone welcomes visitors near the front door. And by the driveway on the lawn is a giant "Yabba Dabba Do" sign in orange, purple and red.The latest battle in the war between government rules and property rights ...

Jokester leading Ukraine’s presidential race is nothing to laugh at

World 04/01/19, 13:04

He played a president on TV, and now he’s running for president of Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy has no real political experience whatsoever. Yet he’s leading the polls in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election as of April 1. 

 Zelenskiy is the leading candidate with 30.26 percent of the vote, ...

Tasty waves, a cool buzz: NH man surfs with coffee cup board

Amazing 03/30/19, 14:08

A New Hampshire man placed second in an innovation contest after fashioning a surfboard out of hundreds of used Dunkin' Donuts coffee cups.Thirty-two-year-old Korey Nolan, of Hampton Falls, spent seven months collecting the cups for a competition put on by surf brand Vissla called Creators and Innovators Upcycle Contest. The ...

Pipe dream turns nightmare for pit bull chasing opossum

Amazing 03/29/19, 10:20

A pit bull intent on chasing down an opossum was foiled when he ended up wedged around 100 feet (30 meters) into a pipe in North Carolina.Claremont Rescue Chief Eric Jones said in a Facebook post that his agency was called late Tuesday night to the scene, where Rocky the ...

Australian man loses bullying-by-breaking wind court case

Amazing 03/28/19, 23:59

An Australian appeals court on Friday dismissed a bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind toward him.The Victoria state Court of Appeal upheld a Supreme Court judge's ruling that even if engineer David Hingst's allegations were true, flatulence did not necessarily constitute ...

Utah woman survives week in SUV stuck in snow

Amazing 03/27/19, 14:29

Michelle Richan was stranded for a week in snow and mud in rural Utah — but she was prepared, police said.Richan travels with an abundance of survival gear and had enough food and water in her SUV to last another week, she said.She got stuck March 19 on a remote ...

Australia says drug suspect tried to flee country by Sea-Doo

World 03/27/19, 03:08

Australian police say a drug suspect was thwarted in his attempt to flee the country for Papua New Guinea on a motorized personal watercraft. They say the man had set out Monday from the northern tip of Queensland state and he was carrying enough fuel for the Sea-Doo to make the ...

An ‘extreme stalker’ has a Utah family’s home under siege

Tech 03/25/19, 13:57

A Utah family has become the victim of extreme stalking involving unwanted service providers repeatedly being sent to their home, according to the homeowner and police.Walt Gilmore's family in suburban Salt Lake City has been the target since August of a stalker using phone calls and texts to send a ...

Reel-y? New beer can double as motion picture film developer

New York 03/23/19, 14:02

Kodak says a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film.Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware created its SuperEIGHT beer after a conversation with people at Kodak, the upstate New York technology company most famous for its photographic roots.Dogfish learned from Kodak that ...

Knitting with a repurpose: Woman makes suit of plastic bags

New York 03/21/19, 16:07

Rosa Ferrigno's new suit takes recycling to an extreme — she knitted it from more than 300 plastic grocery bags.The 75-year-old woman from Greece in western New York whiled away the winter knitting a skirt and jacket from filmy brown bags scissored into thin strips that were tied together to ...

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