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US science agency: Selfies with seal pups a no-no

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Federal officials are warning people not to take selfies with seals, no matter how tempting. More>>

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Renovation on New Mexico church finds new visitors _ bees

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Two pastors renovating and working to reopen a historic New Mexico church found out they already had visitors _ bees. More>>

$10,000 bill for getting car stuck in newly poured concrete

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A driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska, and became stuck. More>>

Ohio hospital drops rule requiring women to wear pantyhose

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An Ohio hospital system has rewritten its dress code to allow women to go pantyhose-free while wearing dresses and skirts at work. More>>

Cops put parking lot crack cocaine in 'lost and found'

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Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they're looking to reunite about $1,600 worth of crack cocaine with its rightful owner. More>>

Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found in Florida

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Surveillance video shows a naked man driving away from a Florida storage center in a stolen pickup truck loaded with a large, black and white checkered swan. More>>

New North Carolina restaurant deluged by $300,000 water bill

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The operators of a new restaurant in North Carolina have been told their water worries are over. More>>

'Bad neighbor' unplugs bounce house at girl's birthday party

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A Florida woman wants to know why someone unplugged a bounce house, causing it to deflate with nearly a dozen young children inside during her daughter's first birthday party. More>>

No Joke: Unconscious man rode on car's trunk for miles

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When police pulled over a Memphis, Tennessee, couple and told them they had a body on the trunk of their car, they thought it was a joke _ until they got out to look. More>>

Trial set for Amish community members over horse droppings

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A trial date has been set for members of an Amish community in Kentucky cited for violating an ordinance requiring horses to wear bags to catch their droppings. More>>

Wisconsin woman jumps on hood of her SUV to prevent theft

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A Wisconsin woman pumping gas near downtown Milwaukee stopped a thief from stealing her SUV by jumping on its hood and clinging to the windshield wipers as the man tried to drive away in her vehicle. More>>

Brewing company creates beer in honor of baby hippo Fiona

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A prematurely born baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is getting a new beer in her honor. More>>

Florida student accused of changing grade from F to B

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A 22-year-old student is accused of sneaking into a building and illegally logging into a Florida university's grading system to change his failing grade to a B. More>>

Florida woman finds python while doing laundry

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A Florida woman found a python wrapped around her pet rat's blanket while she was doing laundry. More>>

Dog stuck on 400-foot cliff rescued by cop using ropes

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A dog stuck about half-way down a 400-foot cliff in a western New York gorge has been rescued by a police officer who had to use ropes to reach the stranded canine. More>>

Tattooed 'Joker' accused of pointing gun at traffic

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Police in Florida managed to arrest the Joker without Batman's help following reports of a green-haired man with tattoos on his face pointing a gun at traffic. More>>

Bear trying to get doughnuts tears off Colorado car bumper

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A bear trying to get doughnuts has ripped off the bumper of a car used to deliver doughnuts in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. More>>

New York City mayor still won't cheer for hometown Yankees

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Despite serving a full-term as New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio has never attended a New York Yankees game during his tenure and doesn't plan to break the streak now. More>>

Large inflatable obstacle course stolen in Phoenix burglary

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Phoenix police are investigating the theft of a large multi-colored inflatable obstacle course. More>>

Student's service dog gets own headshot in class yearbook

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A Virginia high school student who attends school with a service dog found himself side-by-side with his canine in the school's yearbook photos. More>>

Governor says no road sign for monument? Fans hang 1 instead

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Maine's governor is refusing to allow road signs to be installed for a new national monument, so supporters of the park are taking matters into their own hands. More>>

How do you move 40,000 bees? Carefully, with just 3 stings

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With only three stings and no serious injuries, two beekeepers safely remove swarm of estimated 40,000 bees troubling a Virginia townhouse community. More>>

What's that fowl smell? Truck spills chicken parts in Maine

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Police say a truck carrying chicken parts malfunctioned, spilling gallons of poultry bits onto a street in Maine. More>>

Missing earring halts Philadelphia TV weather forecast

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A Philadelphia meteorologist has a TV news anchor to thank for finding an earring that fell off during her live forecast. More>>

Police: Woman caused $350K in damage at ex-husband's home

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State police have charged a 61-year-old New York woman with causing more than $350,000 in damage to artwork, antiques and other personal property at her ex-husband's home. More>>

Used clothing store gets surprise donation of marijuana

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Suburban Minneapolis used clothing store gets surprise donation of more than 100 grams of marijuana. More>>

Woman trying to buy birthday card trapped inside CVS

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A woman trying to buy a birthday card called police when she was accidentally barricaded inside a central Florida CVS store. More>>

8-foot python startles man and dog in Florida garage

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An 8-foot python slithered into a Florida garage, where it was spotted by the homeowner taking his dog for a walk. More>>

Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier

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A sea lion snatched a girl off a dock and yanked her into the water on Canada's West Coast, where a bystander caught the startling encounter on video. More>>

Human leg in a fishing boot washes up on Alaska beach

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A human leg with a fishing boot still on was found in a debris pile that collected in the waters near Alaska's capital city. More>>

Man left trying to explain how car ended up in swimming pool

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A North Carolina man is trying to explain how his car ended up in a swimming pool. More>>

Wayward humpback whale stuck in California harbor

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Wayward humpback whale swims into Southern California harbor and gets stuck there, prompting rescue effort. More>>

Talking turkey: NC firefighters rescue baby birds from drain

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Some North Carolina firefighters were put to a new test when they were called to rescue eight baby turkeys stuck in a storm drain. More>>

Pennsylvania woman makes dress from Starburst candy wrappers

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A Pennsylvania woman has made a dress from more than 10,000 Starburst candy wrappers given to her by her high school sweetheart-turned-husband. More>>

Appearance of young bear puts kibosh on high school game

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The appearance of a bear cub _ a real one, not a mascot _ forced the cancellation of a pair of baseball and softball games in Vermont. More>>

'Costume jewelry' diamond really worth hundreds of thousands

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Consider the person who dropped about 10 pounds ($15) around 30 years ago on what was thought to be a piece of costume jewelry _ it turned out to be a 26.27 carat white diamond. More>>

Oklahoma school apologizes for Hitler yearbook quotation

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The principal of an Oklahoma high school is apologizing to parents after its yearbook featured senior quotes by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and Holocaust diarist Anne Frank on the same page. More>>

Woman calls cops worried semen in thermos might explode

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A Florida woman who was trying to get pregnant via artificial insemination called police because she feared the thermos she was using to store sperm and dry ice might explode. More>>

Police department names new K-9 after Patriots' Gronkowski

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A Massachusetts police department has named its new K-9 Gronk after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. More>>

Oil company watches over pregnant polar bear under bridge

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A pregnant polar bear seeking to dig her maternity den chose an unlikely spot: a snow drift along a bridge leading to an artificial production island off the north coast of Alaska. More>>

Oregon governor forgives boy for swiping hazelnut, pen

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she accepts the apology from a fourth-grade boy who swiped a hazelnut and a blue pen during a recent tour of the state Capitol. More>>

Chief: Boy called police to say father had drugs in luggage

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Authorities in Massachusetts say an 11-year-old boy called police to report his father after finding drugs in his luggage. More>>

Harvard student submits rap album as his senior thesis

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A senior at Harvard University is earning praise _ and an honor's degree _ for his debut rap album. More>>

Unsuspecting Walmart customer takes down startled deer

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A confused white-tailed deer that wandered into a Walmart store in Minnesota ran into a startled customer who tackled the animal to the ground. More>>

Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

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A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda from tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet. More>>

Dump truck overturns onto car, burying it in stones

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Authorities say a dump truck overturned and spilled its load of stone on top of a car in New Jersey and two people inside had to be rescued. More>>

Owner: No flak from the law for floating Alaska strip club

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An Alaska man says he didn't have problems with authorities after he reopened a strip club on his converted crabbing boat as a way to protest his conviction on federal charges. More>>

'Are you kidding me?' says woman who hit alligator on I-75

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An attorney escaped serious injury when her SUV hit a nine-foot alligator that was apparently trying to cross Interstate 75 in southwest Florida. More>>

Oil company watches over pregnant polar bear under bridge

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An oil company took vigorous steps to protect a pregnant polar bear after she dug a maternity den near company infrastructure off the north coast of Alaska. More>>

Grown-ups brawl at high school graduation in Tennessee

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Graduation caps weren't the only things flying at one high school commencement in Tennessee after some adults in the audience started throwing punches. More>>

Cops: Man drives drunk in state police academy's parking lot

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Authorities say a 49-year-old man has been charged with driving drunk in the parking lot at the New York State Police Academy. More>>

Florida woman finds iguana in toilet bowl, calls 911

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South Florida woman finds iguana in toilet, calls 911. More>>

105-year-old woman receives honorary high school diploma

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Pennsylvania woman whose only regret in life was not finishing high school receives honorary diploma _ at age 105. More>>

Salem congressman responds to Trump's 'witch hunt' tweet

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A Massachusetts congressman is taking issue with President Donald Trump's claim that he is the target of "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.". More>>

Man sues woman for $17.31 movie ticket after bad date

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A Texas man is suing a woman he went on a date with for the price of a movie ticket after he says she texted through the film and left him at the theater. More>>

Jury rules UK man was hiring killer, not writing thriller

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A retired television producer has been convicted of trying to hire hit men to kill his partner, after a jury rejected his claim that he was merely conducting research for a thriller. More>>

Plant with rotting flesh smell blooms in California

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Fullerton Arboretum's Nature Center has a flower that smells like rotting flesh. More>>

Brazilian judge demands to be called 'Your Honor' at bakery

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Brazil's top judicial oversight board has decided it won't sanction a judge who allegedly got angry at a bakery cafe waiter and demanded the man address him as "Your Honor.". More>>

Cheers! Bartender wins lottery, says he'll care for family

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Maybe the next round is on him: Bartender who hit a $7 million lottery prize says he has "no clue" what he'll do with his winnings. More>>

Alaska owner plans to resurrect strip club boat for summer

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An Alaska man is resurrecting a controversial strip club on board his boat, billing the enterprise as a nightly protest months after he was sentenced to probation for dumping human waste from the vessel. More>>

Police: Drunken driving suspect had lizard in bra

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Police in Massachusetts say a bearded dragon lizard was turned over to animal control after a woman suspected of drunken driving revealed she had the animal stuffed in her bra. More>>

Sinking feeling: SUV gets stuck in surf at New Jersey beach Video included

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A man's plans to take photos of his SUV by the Atlantic Ocean on a New Jersey beach did not turn out as planned. More>>

Come fly with me: Dutch king was guest pilot for 21 years

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Some Dutch travelers taking KLM flights might have recognized the co-pilot's voice when he introduced himself on the airline's Cityhopper services _ it was their king. More>>

Love bite? Snake bites Florida man who tries to kiss it

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Authorities say a Florida man leaned in to kiss a rattlesnake _ but got bitten instead. More>>

Head in the clouds: Dutch king was guest pilot for 21 years

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Dutch passengers on KLM flights might have recognized the co-pilot's voice when he introduced himself on the airline's Cityhopper services. More>>

Ex-judge sentenced for seeking wife's texts for beer, money

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A former North Carolina trial judge has been sentenced for illegally offering a law enforcement officer beer and money to produce text messages he believed would show his wife was having an affair. More>>

Maine lobsterman's buoy found 2,500 miles away _ in France

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A Maine lobsterman's buoy has been found 2,500 miles away from his boat. More>>

Iconic Hoover Dam lights up in turquoise for lung health

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The iconic Hoover Dam near Las Vegas was lit up in turquoise in honor of National Women's Lung Health Week. More>>

Police: Man dons Home Depot apron to steal air conditioners

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Police say a man donned an orange Home Depot apron and posed as an employee to steal air conditioners in New Hampshire. More>>

Social media abuzz as flying insects swarm part of London

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Social media users in London are buzzing about an apparent swarm of flying insects that has descended on one part of the city. More>>

Jaguar escapes enclosure, attacks monkey at Texas zoo

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Officials insist there was no risk to the public when a jaguar escaped its enclosure and attacked a monkey at a Texas zoo, even though they don't know how the big cat got loose. More>>

British WWII veteran, 101, breaks skydiving record

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A 101-year-old D-Day veteran has become the oldest person in the world to skydive. More>>

School district opens doors amid declining enrollment

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A Rhode Island school district with a shrinking student body is opening its doors to out-of-town kids _ for a price. More>>

Man thanks iPhone's Siri for saving his life in explosion

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A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking "Siri" for saving his life. More>>

Not diplomatic: Boar chases British ambassador in Austria

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British ambassador to Austria left shaken after being chased by wild boar. More>>

Marathon mistake sends some runners an extra half-mile

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Organizers of a Maine marathon are apologizing for a course error that caused many runners to go an extra half-mile, costing some a chance to run in next year's Boston Marathon. More>>

12-year-old wins 3rd straight California State Spelling Bee

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Dipsomaniac was the winning word for a 12-year-old girl from Central California who won the State Spelling Bee for the third year in a row. More>>

Deliveryman takes pizza to riders on stalled Amtrak train

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A veteran pizza delivery man in Delaware got an order from an unusual address: a stalled Amtrak train traveling from New York to Washington. More>>

Undercover agents find registered church to be sex club

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Undercover inspectors have determined that a building registered as a church was being operated as a sex club. More>>

Graduate, 14, youngest ever at Texas Christian University

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A 14-year-old physics major has become the youngest person ever to graduate from Texas Christian University. More>>

Phillies beer vendor no longer shouting Brando-esqe Stella!

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A beer vendor at Philadelphia Phillies games no longer sounds like Marlon Brando in "A Streetcar Named Desire.". More>>

Stray emu lassoed on highway by New Mexico authorities

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A stray emu that had become notorious throughout a three-day span in New Mexico has been reunited with its owner after being lassoed by authorities. More>>

Suit: Woman attacked by camel at Jefferson Davis' last home

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A Florida woman claims in a lawsuit that a camel at Beauvoir, the last home of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, attacked her at the Mississippi tourist attraction. More>>

'Sting' operation leads to recovery of stolen bees

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A Montana beekeeper has recovered hives that were stolen from him in California, thanks to an agricultural sting operation. More>>

United flight delayed after scorpion reported aboard

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A United flight from Houston to Ecuador was delayed Thursday night after a scorpion was spotted aboard the plane. More>>

Malaysia firefighters rescue turtle trapped in power station

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Malaysian firefighters have rescued a 60-kilogram (132 pounds) turtle found firmly stuck to a flood gate at a power station near the Malacca Strait. More>>

Man uses plastic bat to defend son from goose, gets ticket

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An Indianapolis man says he shouldn't have been ticketed for using a plastic bat to protect his 4-year-old son from an aggressive Canada goose. More>>

Looking for treats, black bear gets stuck in car, honks horn

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Roanoke County police say a young black bear managed to climb into a car, where it got stuck and honked the horn, rousing the car's owners. More>>

Inflatable sculpture of ballerina by Jeff Koons unveiled

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A massive inflatable ballerina created by artist Jeff Koons is the latest public art installation at New York's Rockefeller Center. More>>

Stolen trailer with $5,000 worth of snacks found in Arkansas

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Police in Arkansas have arrested two people for stealing a 16-foot trailer that contained thousands of dollars' worth of Little Debbie snack cakes. More>>

Topless cleaning service owner arrested for underwear theft

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In a misstep that would seem to run counter to her business model, a woman who offers a semi-nude cleaning service was arrested for stealing underwear. More>>

Calf born at North Dakota ranch has 2 extra limbs

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A calf born seemingly healthy at a North Dakota ranch has an extra set of limbs hanging off its neck. More>>

'It takes up the whole river!' US ports welcome giant ship

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'It takes up the whole river!' Largest cargo ship to visit U.S. East Coast is longer than an aircraft carrier. More>>

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