More condoms, fewer cigarettes found in annual beach cleanup

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — Volunteers cleaning up New Jersey beaches last year found everything but the kitchen sink. Oh wait, they found one...

Lithuanian man flies alone on commercial plane to Italy

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A Lithuanian man flying to Italy got a pleasant surprise when he boarded the plane: He was the only passenger...

2 teenage boys electrocuted while rescuing dog from canal

DIXON, Calif. (AP) — Two 17-year-old boys who jumped into a Northern California irrigation canal to rescue a dog were killed when they grabbed...

Creepy cargo: Philippines seizes 757 tarantulas from Poland

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine customs officials were astonished when they opened nicely gift-wrapped boxes of cookies and oatmeal flown in all the way...

English-speaking men can face arrest for antics in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police in southern Poland say they are investigating four English-speaking tourists spotted last week in the historic city of Krakow...

Judge: Animal shelter to keep tiger seized from Houston home

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has ruled that an animal shelter can keep a tiger that was rescued from an abandoned Houston home.The Cleveland...

Yabba dabba don't: California town rejects Flintstones house

HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) — Towering dinosaurs stand among fanciful mushrooms in the sloping backyard. A life-sized Fred Flintstone welcomes visitors near the front door....

Cats actually understand their own name

When Felix is called, Felix actually comes. At least when there's something to eat, or an offer of a cuddle with its owner. And,...
Pipe dream turns nightmare for pit bull chasing opossum

Pipe dream turns nightmare for pit bull chasing opossum

CLAREMONT, N.C. (AP) — A pit bull intent on chasing down an opossum was foiled when he ended up wedged around 100 feet (30...
New York City councilman named as world's tallest politician

New York City councilman named as world's tallest politician

NEW YORK (AP) — A 6-foot-10 (208 centimeters) New York City councilman from Brooklyn has been named tallest politician in the world.Robert Cornegy Jr....

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