A friendly Super Bowl bet between the Seattle and Denver mayors is causing a stir in New Mexico.
A California schoolteacher was arrested Wednesday after at least 300 living and dead pythons were found in plastic bins inside his stench-filled home in suburban Orange County, police said.
Authorities say a New Mexico woman called in a fake report of a gunman near a convenience store to help a friend avoid a traffic ticket over a taillight.
A Chicago alderman, citing a recent Capone biography, concludes that Eliot Ness had about as much to do with putting gangster Al Capone behind bars as Mrs. O'Leary's cow had to do with starting the Great Chicago Fire.
A herd of dairy cows nearly lifted the roof off their barn in central Germany when methane released by the animals caused an explosion.
When the nation's foremost dog show added an event open to mixed breeds, owners cheered that everydogs were finally having their day.
A thief in Puerto Rico has gotten away with the makings for one giant omelette.
When a brain tumor took away Dorothy Holm's ability to speak, she picked up index cards and began filling them, edge to edge, with seemingly random, indecipherable sequences of letters. Her grandchildren saw her scribbling and thought she was leaving them a code - but it was one the preteens couldn't crack.
It's windy in Wyoming, but still. Gusts of 355 mph and more?
A new 29.5-foot sculpture of Nelson Mandela is billed as the biggest statue of the South African leader. It also has a tiny, barely visible quirk: a sculpted rabbit tucked inside one of the bronze ears.
When BBC reporter Steve Rosenberg went to use the bathroom at the cross-country skiing and biathlon center for next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, he found two toilets but only one stall. His tweeted picture instantly became a national joke.
When it comes to curling, there's no doubt what the show-stopper will be.
Correctly predicting the outcome of every game in the NCAA men's basketball tournament is no layup. There's now a $1 billion prize waiting for anyone able to pull off the feat this spring.
Police in one northeastern Pennsylvania town really "liked" this Facebook post.