Bull-noser: Camera records moose trapping Alaska man in shed
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man carrying garbage to his shed had to take cover inside when a curious bull moose decided to join him.
Passenger takes over airport monitor for video game
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A passenger waiting for a flight at an Oregon airport needed a bit more screen space for his video game so he plugged his Playstation 4 into a computer screen that had been displaying a map of the airport.
Pigeon wearing tiny sombrero discovered in Reno
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A pigeon wearing a tiny sombrero in Reno, Nevada, was discovered following sightings of its cowboy hat-wearing cousins in Las Vegas, a city manager said.
TV hen mauled to death: German court backs bigger payout
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has ruled that the owner of a chicken that was mauled to death by a dog in 2017 deserves a higher payout because the hen was trained and had TV experience.
Police say tear gas smoked out suspects in pot burglary
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a SWAT team was forced to smoke out suspects in an Albuquerque marijuana dispensary burglary that sparked a standoff.
Not easy being green: North Carolina dog births unique puppy
CANTON, N.C. (AP) — The Avengers may have gained a canine sidekick after a North Carolina family's dog gave birth to a bright green puppy named “Hulk.” Gypsy, a white shepherd owned by Haywood County resident Shana Stamey, delivered eight puppies Friday morning.
Rare video shows 5 mountain lions together in California
JACKSON, Calif. (AP) — Five California mountain lions were seen together on home surveillance video in a rare gathering of the notoriously solitary big cats.
Man who is Indiana's oldest state employee retiring at 102
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 102-year-old man who is Indiana's oldest state employee is retiring after nearly six decades on the job, saying that “your body tells you when it's time to go.” Bob Vollmer plans to report to work for the last time Feb.
Mexico City subway says pee causes escalator breakdowns
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Travelers on the Mexico City subway system often blame authorities for broken-down escalators at subway stops, but Metro officials have another explanation: vast amounts of pee.
Prankster appears in Australia court for driving flooded car
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — A social media prankster appeared in an Australian court on Wednesday charged in relation to driving a car full of water to a liquor store during a heat wave and buying beer.
Theories persist about mystery drones seen in rural region
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — People insist they have spotted fleets of large drones crisscrossing rural America’s night sky, their mission mysterious, raising questions that have veered into conspiracy theories and launching an investigation.
Las Vegas animal rescue: Cowboy hat-wearing pigeon dies
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas animal rescuers have confirmed one of three hat-wearing pigeons that gained popularity on social media has died.
Man asks judge's leave for sword battle with ex-wife, lawyer
HARLAN, Iowa (AP) — A Kansas man has asked an Iowa judge to let him engage in a sword fight with his ex-wife and her attorney so that he can “rend their souls” from their bodies.
A tip-top tip: Customer leaves over $2,000 for 2 bartenders
MILFORD, N.H. (AP) — A customer made it much more than a double for two New Hampshire bartenders when he tipped them over $2,000 on a $21 check.
Christmas crystal: Man charged with mailing meth to inmate
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A man sent some illegal holiday cheer to a woman in jail and he ended up getting arrested himself, officials in a Georgia county say.
Police: General Motors employees caught racing in Corvettes
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Two General Motors employees driving new 2020 Corvette Stingrays apparently had a need for speed. The pair were clocked going about 100 mph (160 kph) on a public road in Bowling Green, news outlets reported citing Kentucky State Police.
Amazon package had dirty diapers in it, family says
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey family says they received used diapers from Amazon's delivery service. Nassly Sales said she was shocked to see diapers covered in what appeared to be fecal matter when she opened her Amazon package, WPIX-TV reported on Friday.
FBI is trying to catch a "bad wig bandit" in North Carolina
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The FBI is asking the public's help in catching a so-called “bad wig bandit” who's been robbing banks in North Carolina.
Man breaks into Taco Bell, prepares food, takes nap
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Taco Bell wasn't open on Christmas Day but a burglar in Georgia decided he wanted a festive feast anyway — and to take a nap while he was at it.
'Send Nudes': Drivers shocked by road sign's racy request
PINE KNOT, Ky. (AP) — Drivers traveling along a Kentucky highway didn't have to check their direct messages to receive the infamous sexting request: send nudes.
Michigan town 'stinks;' Council buys marijuana odor device
BESSEMER, Mich. (AP) — Is that a skunk? No, it's marijuana. A small town in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula is buying an odor-detection device and drafting an ordinance to crack down on the unpleasant smell of blooming marijuana plants.
Las Vegas firefighters discover illegal gas station at home
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas firefighters have discovered what officials described as an illegal, homemade gas station in a backyard.
Search off for 'command vehicle' in mystery drone case
A Colorado sheriff on Wednesday rescinded his call for people to be on the lookout for a “command vehicle” that may be operating mysterious groups of drones spotted in recent weeks over northeastern Colorado and western Nebraska.
Police: Long lines at vehicle office send customer into rage
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — A woman angry about long lines at a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission office smashed computer equipment, assaulted two staffers and kicked police officers as they tried to arrest her, authorities said.
Florida mom hits jackpot: 2 sets of twin boys born in 2019
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Doctors told a Florida woman she had a better chance of winning the lottery than of giving birth to two sets of twins in the same year.