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Suit over erotic fiction about NFL player Gronkowski tossed

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A federal appeals court has spiked an Ohio couple's case against companies that distributed an erotic fiction book about a woman's desire for New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski. More>>

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Police warn people not to eat spoiled, trash-picked turkeys

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A Maine police department is warning residents to steer clear of turkeys that were picked from supermarket's trash bin. More>>

Crash report turns out to be scene for Billy Crystal film

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A report of a car crashing into a pizza and ice cream shop on Long Island turned out to be a scene for a film starring Billy Crystal. More>>

Police: Prostitution ring run out of senior living facility

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Police in Massachusetts have arrested two men they say ran a prostitution ring out of an apartment at a senior living facility. More>>

House falls off trailer, blocks North Carolina road

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Some house movers in North Carolina thought they were getting a jump on the day. More>>

High winds topple 9 semitrucks near Wyoming-Colorado line

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Officials say high wind speeds tipped over nine semitrucks on a highway near the border of Wyoming and Colorado. More>>

Newborn, mother and grandmother all share same birthday

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A newborn infant and her mother have plenty to celebrate and can do so on the same day, as the two_ along with baby Micah's grandmother _ all share the same birthday of Nov. 19. More>>

Baron Cohen to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis

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Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana for dressing up in skimpy swimsuits made famous by his "Borat.". More>>

Woman raises more than $60K for homeless man who helped her

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A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of gas is raising money to help the man recover. More>>

Police: Man crashes car to highlight dangerous intersection

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Authorities say a man angered over people driving dangerously through a busy intersection appeared to intentionally cause a crash there to highlight the problem. More>>

In Alabama, Nitro the police dog creates viral workout video

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An Alabama police dog shown on video doing "push-ups" with two officers is a big hit on the Internet _ and it's also intended as a public safety reminder. More>>

McDonald's to raze Chicago-area museum of 1st restaurant

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McDonald's Corp. plans to demolish a suburban Chicago museum that's a replica of the hamburger chain's first restaurant. More>>

Animal activists disrupt Utah governor's turkey pardon

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A pair of animal-rights activists was escorted away by security after interrupting the pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey by the governor of Utah. More>>

Scooby the camel returned to Ohio owners after getting loose

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A young camel named Scooby is back at home after going on a 90-minute jaunt that blocked traffic and provided uncommon photo opportunities for motorists in northwest Ohio. More>>

100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky

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Finnish experts were scrambling to calculate the trajectory of a blazing fireball which lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds in an attempt to find the celestial body. More>>

Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in San Francisco suburbs

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Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving but some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying they'll disappear. More>>

Inmate dies after meth-laden kiss; girlfriend gets 2 years

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An Oregon woman has been sentenced to two years in prison after her inmate boyfriend died from her meth-laden kiss. More>>

'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town

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At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. More>>

Town moves man's loudspeaker broadcast of taps to local park

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A Pennsylvania town has reached a detente over a former councilman's broadcast of taps through loudspeakers at his home, which had caused complaints and lawsuit threats. More>>

Navy grounds air crew that made vulgar drawing in sky

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The air crew who used their U.S. Navy warplane to create a vulgar sky writing above the town of Okanogan, Washington, this week have been grounded, the U.S. Navy said Friday. More>>

NYC taxi drivers camp it up in playful pinup calendar Video included

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Do ya think I'm sexy? New York City cabbies smirk and smolder their way through tongue-in-cheek pinup calendar. More>>

Suspect dances for Texas officers before police dog ends jig

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A man who led police on a nearly 20-mile chase through Houston was taken into custody only after dancing for a time once he stepped out of his car. More>>

Lawsuit: Couple detained after hibiscus mistaken for pot

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A Pennsylvania couple is suing the police and an insurance company because they say they were detained and handcuffed for hours after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana. More>>

Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway train

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A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train. More>>

Santa's in town? You need an appointment this year

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Santa's not taking walk-ins this year at Macy's flagship store; a chance to sit with Saint Nick is by appointment only. More>>

Drive-thru-window becomes squeeze-thru for McDonald's thief

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A McDonald's drive-thru window became a squeeze-thru window for a woman who apparently needed a fast food fix. More>>

California woman leads officers on second chase in 2 days

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Authorities say the same woman led officers on vehicle chases through Southern California on back-to-back days. More>>

Billionaire Norwegian given $30,400 drunken driving fine

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A 22-year-old Norwegian student has been handed a 250,000-kroner ($30,400) fine for drunken driving _ but can still count herself lucky. More>>

Man gets his dying wish: To be buried with cheesesteaks

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A Pennsylvania man who always joked that he wanted to take something to eat when he died has gotten his wish _ two cheesesteaks. More>>

Small town Connecticut election decided by coin toss

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An election for the governing board of a small Connecticut town has been decided by a coin toss. More>>

6 Czechs fined for sporting Borat mankinis in Kazakhstan

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A group of six Czech tourists ended up detained by authorities in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, after they dressed up as the hero of a 2006 comedy movie, Borat. More>>

Trump's cheeseburger in Japan still drawing lines

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The cheeseburger President Donald Trump ate during his visit to Japan is still drawing lines at a Tokyo burger joint. More>>

Bank robber with poor spelling skills pleads guilty

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A man authorities dubbed the "spelling bee bandit" because the notes he passed to tellers during multiple bank robberies in the Boston area contained the same spelling error has pleaded guilty. More>>

Massachusetts police stop driver for pizza box license plate

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Police officers in a Massachusetts town jokingly recommend drivers get a little more creative if they make their own illegal license plates. More>>

Man smeared in deer blood struggles with police, arrested

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A 62-year-old man has been arrested after police received a report of someone smeared in blood outside a western Michigan gas station. More>>

Another North Carolina woman hits lottery jackpot twice

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A North Carolina woman hit the jackpot with two scratch-off lottery tickets, marking the second such instance in three weeks. More>>

Viral video star looks to reunite with mystery dance partner

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A New Jersey man is looking for the woman who busted a move while he danced in a supermarket parking lot. More>>

Correction: MOMA-Stolen Art story

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The New York Police Department says it wants to question a woman caught on video mailing stolen art back to the Museum of Modern Art. More>>

School worksheet quizzed students on 'boy toy,' affairs

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Middle school students in a Virginia home economics class were mistakenly given a worksheet that quizzed them on what an extramarital affair is as well as "boy toy" and "trophy wife.". More>>

Cards Against Humanity says it's fighting border wall

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The party game Cards Against Humanity says it's bought U.S.-Mexico border land and hired a lawyer to try to stop President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. More>>

Oh, man! Town drops 'men' from name of its governing board

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Massachusetts town removes the word 'men' from the name of its governing body: Board of Selectmen becomes Select Board. More>>

Novice surfer masters a pro move: Punching a shark to escape

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A novice surfer mastered a pro's move on the first try: He punched a shark on the nose to escape its jaws. More>>

Sydney ferry named Ferry McFerryface after 'Boaty' overruled

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A new Sydney Harbor ferry will be christened Ferry McFerryface _ the second favorite after officials overruled calling it the most popular public choice, Boaty McBoatface. More>>

Trump pauses address to nation to take 2 big swigs of water

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President Donald Trump has paused an address to the nation on his 12-day Asia trip to take a swig of water - twice. More>>

Police: Suspect's overwhelming gas shuts down interrogation

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A police interrogation of a Kansas City man charged with drug and gun offenses ended prematurely when investigators were driven from the room by the suspect's excessive flatulence. More>>

Conman sentenced to 'Supermax' -- at his own request

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A notorious Florida conman will serve his 20-year sentence in solitary at the infamous federal "Supermax" prison -- at his request. More>>

Man detained after Danish police crack public bench thefts

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Police in Denmark says a man is suspected of stealing 12 of Copenhagen's trademark public green benches that Danes instantly associate with the capital city and which were sold on the Internet. More>>

Police: Dine-and-dash 'sushi bandit' cited in eastern Idaho

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A man authorities say is the dine-and-dash "sushi bandit" has been cited in eastern Idaho for suspicion of petit theft. More>>

Police search for wedding ring lost in Halloween candy bag

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A Vermont trick-or-treater may have picked up more than candy on Halloween this year. More>>

Trend? College football players pop the question on-field

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A number of college football players popped the question today. More>>

Big cheetah-like feline captured in Pennsylvania

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Police say they captured a big African cat, resembling a cheetah, running loose through the streets of a Pennsylvania city. More>>

Man drops cocaine in his hat while in court on a drug charge

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Authorities say a man who was in court for violating his bond on a drug charge is in even more trouble after a wad of cocaine fell from his hat while he was in front of the judge. More>>

Unjust desserts: Suspect hands out doughnuts during robbery

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A suspect robbing a Houston doughnut shop handed out doughnuts to customers whose cellphones he stole. More>>

SEAL candidate injured in study-session slapping incident

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The Navy is investigating a slapping incident near San Diego that left a SEAL candidate in a coma. More>>

Germany: police detain man hiding python in his pants

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A young man detained by police during a drunken argument in Germany was found to be carrying a baby python in his pants, and may be in trouble under animal welfare laws. More>>

Drivers get turkeys instead of traffic tickets in Montana

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Some Montana drivers who were pulled over by traffic officers got Thanksgiving turkeys instead of tickets. More>>

Sheep can recognize Baaaa-rack Obama's face, new study shows

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A new study shows that sheep have the ability to recognize human faces from photographs on computer screens. More>>

Udder surprise: Heifer found in family's swimming pool

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An 800-pound heifer made a big splash when it was found in a North Carolina family's swimming pool. More>>

'Real-life Iron Man,' Harlem Globetrotter set Guinness marks

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A real-life Iron Man has hit the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit at 32 mph (51 kph) to set a new Guinness world record as part of the record keeper's annual Guinness World Records day celebration. More>>

Man charged with DUI after going to vote a day early

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Police in Pennsylvania say they've arrested a man who showed up to an elementary school intoxicated and hoping to vote _ on the wrong day. More>>

Weather observer braves frigid 100 mph wind for 'fun'

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Weather observers stationed atop the highest peak in the Northeast are having some fun with a blast of cold wind. More>>

Stellar encore: Dying star keeps coming back big time

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Death definitely becomes this star; supernova simply won't die despite multiple explosions. More>>

Imitating 'Curb,' St. Louis man ticketed for honking at cop

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In an instance of life imitating art _ in this case a recent episode of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" _ a St. Louis computer programmer says he was ticketed for honking his horn at a police officer. More>>

Woman switches tags to get $1,800 in electronics for $3.70

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Authorities say a woman tried to sneak more than $1,800 worth of electronics through a Florida Walmart's self-checkout by switching the price tags with clearance items. More>>

Police: Thief didn't get far in motorized grocery store cart

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A man accused of stealing a motorized shopping cart from an Alaska grocery store didn't get very far or go very fast before his low-speed getaway attempt was foiled by police. More>>

New Jersey diner adding gratuities to kids' bills

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A New Jersey diner is adding an 18 percent gratuity to the bills of children who go there without their parents. More>>

Shooting on busy I-95 in Providence shuts down highway

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Rhode Island State Police say a cruiser was stolen during a traffic stop, and later found abandoned. More>>

Canadian Mounties arrest 5 naked suspects after kidnapping

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Canadian police arrest five naked people after a car crash in Alberta. More>>

NASA seeks nickname for tiny, icy world on solar system edge

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NASA seeks nickname for tiny, icy world on solar system edge; next destination for New Horizons spacecraft. More>>

Police: Headset-wearing Dunkin' worker sold drugs on job

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Police say a Pennsylvania Dunkin' Donuts worker sold methamphetamine and heroin on the job, in some cases while wearing his drive-thru window headset. More>>

Polish government asks citizens to multiply like rabbits

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The Polish government is telling citizens to go forth and multiply like rabbits. More>>

Breweries lock horns over moose-themed names, logos

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A Canadian brewery and a Vermont brewpub are locking horns in a trademark dispute over their moose-themed names and logos. More>>

Man defends himself with toy in violent thermostat spat

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Authorities say a heated argument over a turned-up thermostat in a mobile home took a violent turn when a Minot man punched his fiancée's brother in the face and threatened him with a knife. More>>

Men seeking medical pot bombard gynecologist's office

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A Pennsylvania gynecologist says she has been inundated with calls from men trying to set up appointments after hearing she was permitted to prescribe medical marijuana. More>>

Fears squashed: Zucchini mistaken for WWII bomb in Germany

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A worried resident in Germany alerted to police to a World War II bomb in his garden, but officers found a zucchini. More>>

Addled in the saddle? Woman charged with DUI on horseback

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A 53-year-old woman riding a horse down a busy Florida highway has been arrested and charged with driving drunk. More>>

Christie gets into it with voter, calls it 'joy' of service

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's tell-it-like-it-is style has annoyed many residents in his state, but he has made sure to give it to at least one more voter in his final Election Day before leaving office. More>>

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