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Rhode Island alone celebrates Victory Day, debate lingers

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Rhode Island is marking the end of World War II as a state holiday, although it remains the only state in the U.S. to do so. More>>

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Man donates to firefighter drive, leaves wedding ring behind

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Man donating to fire department's muscular dystrophy drive accidentally drops his wedding ring into firefighter's boot. More>>

Minnesota deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft Video included

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Two Minnesota deputies helped a group of women stranded on a large, inflatable rainbow unicorn. More>>

ASPCA says more than 600 birds removed from home

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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says more than 600 birds were removed from a house in central Ohio after reports of animal neglect and a complaint from the public about living conditions. More>>

India lawmaker dresses as Hitler to criticize prime minister

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An Indian lawmaker has appeared in Parliament dressed like Adolf Hitler with a toothbrush moustache and wearing a khaki coat with swastika symbols on his pocket and arm. More>>

Officers seize 3 king cobras, 300 other reptiles from home

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Authorities say state wildlife officers have seized three king cobras and other venomous reptiles from a New York home. More>>

Police look into video of man spanking hippo at LA Zoo

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Police are investigating after a video shows a man spanking a hippopotamus at the Los Angeles Zoo. More>>

Mountain lion breaks into Colorado home, kills house cat

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A mountain lion that became trapped inside a Colorado home killed a house cat before police and wildlife officers were able to scare it out. More>>

Man rescued from mud with parrot perched on his shoulders Video included

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Firefighters had to rescue a southwestern Illinois man from deep mud after he became stuck while trying to reach his pet parrot. More>>

Museum of London displays fatberg on 24-hour livestream

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London's famous, festering fatberg lives on _ and is getting its own livestream. More>>

Bronze Archie statue honors artist for hometown anniversary

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A life-size bronze statue of a red-haired, freckle-faced Archie is greeting visitors at a New Hampshire town in honor of a local man who drew the comic book character and his group of wholesome teenage friends. More>>

Residents split in goose dispute in Long Island village

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Residents of a Long Island village are divided over what to do about a glut of goose droppings around town. More>>

Bear makes an unlikely stop in a liquor store

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A bear took a stroll into an unlikely snack venue _ a Connecticut liquor store. More>>

Evangelist seeks prayer for yoga-practicing Oregon governor

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The evangelist Franklin Graham recently asked thousands of people at an Oregon rally to pray for the state's Democratic governor, saying she should be a Christian. More>>

Billionaire drops quest to split California into 3 parts

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The billionaire behind a proposal to split California in three says he's giving up on the effort after the state Supreme Court knocked it off the November ballot. More>>

School demolition crews unearth 124-year-old time capsule

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Construction crews tearing down a former middle school in Massachusetts unearth a 124-year-old time capsule. More>>

Dog running on interstate can't resist lure of stuffed teddy

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A dog could not resist being lured away from a busy Massachusetts highway by a teddy bear. More>>

Vermont city employs goats to get rid of poison ivy

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Vermont's capitol city is trying a natural way to get rid of poison ivy _ goats. More>>

2 lives down, 7 to go: Cat survives being hit twice by cars

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A cat named Harley has used up two of its nine lives after surviving being hit by two vehicles on an upstate New York road. More>>

Heat wave put flamingos in the mood for 1st time in 15 years

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British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003. More>>

Morning surprise: Boa constrictor found under car hood

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Woah, it's a boa. More>>

Driver's test arrest: Pot, gun, cash found in smelly car

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A Baltimore man who went in for a driving test left under arrest when police say marijuana, cash and a gun were found in his car. More>>

Missy Elliott praises woman's karaoke version of 'Work It'

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A Rhode Island woman's karaoke version of Missy Elliott's hit song "Work It," has become an internet sensation, even drawing praise from Elliott. More>>

Colorado college reprinting up to 9.2K diplomas to fix typo

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A Colorado university is offering to reprint up to 9,200 diplomas after the outgoing editor of the school's newspaper noticed an error. More>>

Holy cow! Bovine herd helps police corral suspect in Florida

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A herd of 16 cows helped police officers in Florida corral a felony suspect who bailed out of a car and ran through a pasture. More>>

Cardinals challenge fans to eat $75 belly busting burger

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Arizona Cardinals fans can reap a reward while expanding their waistlines watching football this season. More>>

Michigan twins from different parties advance in election

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Twin sisters from different political parties are a step closer to public office in western Michigan. More>>

Iran's Ahmadinejad opines on Trump, James spat

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Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's quest to return to the spotlight now includes weighing in on a spat between President Donald Trump and basketball star LeBron James. More>>

San Francisco's wild parrots branching out throughout city

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San Francisco's famous birds immortalized in the book and movie "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" are now roosting in several neighborhoods throughout the city. More>>

Amazin' frets: Free therapy for New York Mets fans

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New York Mets fans struggling with their team's lousy season now have free therapy offer vs. just venting on sports talk radio. More>>

Man who harassed Yellowstone bison arrested at Glacier park

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An Oregon man who was caught on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park has been arrested in Glacier National Park. More>>

No kidding: Dozens of goats chow down in Idaho neighborhood

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About 100 escaped goats have munched on manicured lawns in Idaho's capital city before being rounded up and hauled away. More>>

Beauty queen resigns title rather than cover tattoos

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A beauty queen in the Southern California desert community of Phelan has given up her crown rather than cover up her tattoos. More>>

Michigan man befriends wild turkey who moved into his yard

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A suburban Detroit man who found himself facing fines after a wild turkey moved into his overgrown backyard has made friends with the massive bird. More>>

Hawaii judge evicts Oahu nudists from rental house

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A Hawaii judge has ordered the eviction of the tenants of a Nuuanu rental home that advertised naked parties and gained the ire of neighbors. More>>

Feline and hen become fast fire friends

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A cat seeking refuge from a raging Northern California wildfire found a fine-feathered friend as the pair awaited rescue from the heat and flames. More>>

Scientists: 1st sighting of dolphin hybrid is no 'wholphin'

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In a study published last week, scientists say the animal spotted off the island of Kauai in August 2017 appears to be the first record of a hybrid involving either species. More>>

UConn's mascot becomes part of wedding party

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The Siberian Husky that serves as the mascot for the University of Connecticut has helped two alumni get married. More>>

Police: Arkansas man tried to steal jet to go to concert

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Police: Arkansas man accused of trying to steal a commercial jet told investigators he thought piloting the plane would involve little more than pushing buttons and pulling levers. More>>

Patriots fan turns Tom Brady's autograph into a tattoo

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A young Connecticut woman didn't want to ever lose the autograph she got from Tom Brady, so she turned it into a permanent tattoo. More>>

NYC twister: Queens tornado knocks down trees, crushes car

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A tornado that touched down in Queens felled at least 50 trees, crushed a car and broke a limb that hit a man. More>>

Colorado man fined $1K for repeatedly feeding bears

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A Colorado man has been fined $1,000 for intentionally feeding bears for the third time in the past eight years. More>>

Couple thinks they found Prohibition-era booze in new home

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A couple moving into a Massachusetts home have uncovered what they believe is a stash of Prohibition-era booze. More>>

Grieving orca highlights plight of endangered whales

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Whale researchers are keeping close watch on an endangered orca that has spent the past week carrying and keeping her dead calf afloat in Pacific Northwest waters. More>>

National Comedy Center opens in 'I Love Lucy' star's town

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The National Comedy Center is open for laughs in "I Love Lucy" comedian Lucille Ball's hometown, with Amy Schumer, Lewis Black and Dan Aykroyd among comedians set to appear during this week's grand opening celebration. More>>

New Delhi robbers escape with valuable commodity: Hair

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Police say three men posing as customers robbed a small New Delhi workshop late last week and fled with a valuable commodity: Hair. More>>

Python that went missing during California fire is found

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A 14-foot python that went missing after a pet store was evacuated during a Northern California wildfire has been found safe. More>>

Injured Chicago Cubs fan feels 'lucky to be alive'

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A man, who was wearing a plastic bucket on his head when a large metal pin fell from Wrigley Field's centerfield scoreboard during a Chicago Cubs game, says he feels lucky to be alive. More>>

Two love: Identical twin brothers to wed identical sisters

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Two sets of 24-year-old identical twins had their first date together, became engaged at the same time and are now preparing to tie the knot in Michigan this weekend. More>>

Marilyn Manson handcuffed in Maine, but it's just a joke

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No, Marilyn Manson didn't get arrested in Bangor, Maine. More>>

Out of line: New Zealand girl gets sexist road signs changed

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New Zealand road signs will now acknowledge work crews can include women as well as men, thanks to a 7-year-old girl. More>>

2 drivers cited for going too slow under Idaho's new law

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Idaho police are starting to enforce a new law that targets slow drivers using the passing lanes of highways. More>>

San Antonio Aquarium recovers shark stolen in baby stroller Video included

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A shark police say was snatched from a petting tank at the San Antonio Aquarium and wheeled out in a baby stroller is back home alive after investigators said a person confessed to the deed. More>>

Highway Patrol officer rescues fawn from California wildfire

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A CHP officer who rescued a month-old fawn from a Northern California wildfire has become an internet sensation. More>>

New England senators seek to designate National Lobster Day

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U.S. senators from New England want to grant the lobster another national day of celebration. More>>

Airport uses massive maple syrup jugs to pitch food website

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A Vermont airport is displaying 7-foot-tall maple syrup jugs to remind travelers they can buy the state staple online instead of losing it at security when their liquids get confiscated. More>>

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