Dozens dressed as Tyrannosaurus rex descend on public square 2018-01-20T22:00:48Z 2018-01-20T21:56:34Z 2018-01-20T22:00:47Z Hundreds of curious people descended on Portland's Monument Square to observe a gathering of people dressed in Tyrannosaurus rex costumes. Meteor credited for bright light, noise rattling Michigan 2018-01-20T22:00:45Z 2018-01-17T04:03:47Z 2018-01-20T22:00:45Z The National Weather Service says the bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky across the Detroit metropolitan area may have been a meteor. Headless chickens found in Connecticut courtroom 2018-01-20T22:00:39Z 2018-01-18T13:24:14Z 2018-01-20T22:00:37Z Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the discovery of two decapitated chickens inside a courtroom. Customer complain that gas station swapped diesel, gasoline 2018-01-20T22:00:37Z 2018-01-17T19:23:43Z 2018-01-20T22:00:36Z Some drivers in Maine say their vehicles were damaged when they purchased fuel that was in the wrong pumps at a gas station.
Russian police face the unexpected: crocodile in basement 2018-01-20T22:00:35Z 2018-01-20T09:46:12Z 2018-01-20T22:00:35Z Russian police have had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg _ a crocodile in the basement. Christie criticizes reports of his airline security handling 2018-01-20T22:00:32Z 2018-01-18T19:54:33Z 2018-01-20T22:00:32Z Republican Chris Christie is learning life as an airline passenger is different when you're no longer governor of New Jersey. 2 men hit each other in consecutive accidents in Germany 2018-01-20T22:00:29Z 2018-01-16T15:05:28Z 2018-01-20T22:00:29Z Police in the eastern city of Dresden say two men suffered minor injuries after backing in to one another in two consecutive accidents.
Umbrella mistaken for weapon causes hospital lockdown 2018-01-20T22:00:28Z 2018-01-18T12:36:33Z 2018-01-20T22:00:28Z An umbrella sparked a scare at a Seattle-area hospital after it was mistaken for a rifle. Cops: Maine man punches self in face to avoid sobriety test 2018-01-20T22:00:26Z 2018-01-19T14:31:16Z 2018-01-20T22:00:26Z Police in Maine have accused a man of punching himself in the face three times to avoid a sobriety test. Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbor Bridge, captured uninjured 2018-01-20T09:47:23Z 2018-01-16T00:43:12Z 2018-01-20T09:47:20Z A wayward wallaby disrupted downtown traffic by bounding across the Sydney Harbor Bridge with police in pursuit.
Motion-activated cameras capture animals being wild, weird 2018-01-19T19:40:32Z 2018-01-17T07:53:57Z 2018-01-19T19:40:32Z As motion-detecting wildlife cameras get smaller, cheaper and more reliable, scientists across the U.S. are using them to document elusive creatures like never before. Russian police in unexpected encounter with crocodile 2018-01-19T17:00:27Z 2018-01-19T11:24:54Z 2018-01-19T17:00:18Z Russian police have had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg _ a crocodile in the basement. Fundraiser saves pony who lost penis to cancer, frostbite 2018-01-19T17:00:22Z 2018-01-17T15:53:39Z 2018-01-19T17:00:14Z A Maine animal rescue group says it has raised enough money to save a 15-year-old pony that lost part of its penis due to cancer and frostbite.
Former Montana lawmaker gets 18 years for drug trafficking 2018-01-19T14:32:51Z 2018-01-18T22:34:29Z 2018-01-19T14:31:25Z A former Montana House majority leader has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for his central role in a methamphetamine trafficking ring. Mom-daughter duo show 2 carjackers crime and cocoa don't mix 2018-01-18T19:58:08Z 2018-01-17T00:53:25Z 2018-01-18T19:58:00Z Police in Washington's Virginia suburbs say two would-be carjackers fled from their intended victims when a splash of hot cocoa entered the mix. Massachusetts police arrest man for stealing manhole covers 2018-01-18T18:29:09Z 2018-01-16T18:06:21Z 2018-01-18T18:28:57Z Massachusetts police arrest a man who they say stole seven manhole covers and put traffic cones in their place. Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F 2018-01-18T16:47:44Z 2018-01-16T13:23:37Z 2018-01-18T16:47:35Z Authorities in the Russian region of Yakutia where temperatures have dropped to record lows are not reporting any disruptions of heating or crucial supplies. Police: Woman tells of body in her home, leads them on chase 2018-01-18T14:08:21Z 2018-01-18T14:04:12Z 2018-01-18T14:08:15Z Police in New Hampshire say a woman told them a man was fatally shot and was in her home, but then led them on a chase into Massachusetts and back before she was arrested.
Arizona police arrest 80-year-old man in armed bank robbery 2018-01-18T12:36:59Z 2018-01-15T21:23:18Z 2018-01-18T12:36:56Z Police in Tucson have arrested an 80-year-old man they say robbed a credit union at gunpoint.
A lofty proposal: 'Marry Me' etched in snow, seen from above 2018-01-18T00:05:07Z 2018-01-11T19:10:46Z 2018-01-18T00:05:06Z An aviation student in Minnesota pulled off a sky-high marriage proposal by writing "Marry Me" in the snow, then flying his long-time girlfriend over his handiwork. Spain, Portugal seize cocaine hidden in shipped pineapples 2018-01-17T19:29:21Z 2018-01-17T17:51:10Z 2018-01-17T19:29:21Z Spanish and Portuguese police say a joint operation resulted in the seizure of 745 kilograms (1,600 pounds) of cocaine, much of it allegedly concealed inside pineapples shipped from Latin America.
Shiver me timbers! New signs pirates liked booty _ and books 2018-01-17T19:29:15Z 2018-01-15T18:53:04Z 2018-01-17T19:29:13Z Dead men tell no tales, but there's new evidence that somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard's flagship harbored books among the booty. Butcher trapped in freezer uses sausage to bash his way out 2018-01-17T16:09:57Z 2018-01-12T13:23:21Z 2018-01-17T16:09:54Z A British butcher who got locked in a freezer says he was saved by a frozen sausage that he used as a battering ram. Tattoos lead Thai police to arrest Japanese gang member 2018-01-17T14:58:35Z 2018-01-11T10:30:29Z 2018-01-17T14:58:33Z Thai police have arrested a 72-year-old Japanese fugitive who was recognized when his full-body tattoos were circulated online. German linguists: 'Alternative facts' the non-word of 2017 2018-01-17T12:21:26Z 2018-01-16T12:43:34Z 2018-01-17T12:21:10Z German linguists have declared the phrase "alternative facts" _ popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway _ the non-word of 2017. Ritz Carlton, a luxury Saudi prison, takes Feb. 14 bookings 2018-01-17T12:21:09Z 2018-01-15T11:52:54Z 2018-01-17T12:21:00Z Ritz Carlton in Riyadh, which has served as luxury Saudi prison, now accepting Valentine's Day bookings. Storm blew historic building to Canada; Maine wants it back 2018-01-16T16:27:04Z 2018-01-11T23:12:34Z 2018-01-16T16:26:59Z A fishing-industry building on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places is half-submerged on a Canadian island _ and could disintegrate before legal tangles are resolved.
Baby sloth ready for visitors at Pittsburgh National Aviary 2018-01-16T12:46:32Z 2018-01-10T14:19:58Z 2018-01-16T12:46:18Z Pittsburgh's indoor zoo dedicated to birds has an adorable new member: a baby two-toed sloth. Couple embrace before surrendering to pursuing officers 2018-01-16T03:54:27Z 2018-01-11T17:30:52Z 2018-01-16T03:54:27Z A couple got out of an SUV and then embraced before surrendering to pursuing sheriff's deputies after a chase for miles across part of metro Phoenix. Rapper with song 'Sell Drugsz' gets prison for selling drugs 2018-01-15T21:26:58Z 2018-01-10T21:40:06Z 2018-01-15T21:26:54Z A Rhode Island rapper whose songs include "Sell Drugsz" has been sentenced to three years in prison for doing just that.
Holiday decor to park chalet? Capitol tree heads to Montana 2018-01-15T21:16:34Z 2018-01-10T20:30:06Z 2018-01-15T21:16:33Z Some critics questioned the fuel being used to truck the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree back to Montana in the hope it can be used to help rebuild a famous chalet in Glacier National Park. Police: Hand grenade disarmed after being found in trash 2018-01-15T12:25:06Z 2018-01-12T12:01:12Z 2018-01-15T12:25:02Z Hand grenade found alongside garbage in Connecticut disarmed. Beach blades! Maine teen glides over frozen sand, surf 2018-01-12T13:25:55Z 2018-01-11T15:13:58Z 2018-01-12T13:25:48Z Beachgoers in Maine capture ice skater's blades gliding over frozen sand, surf. Say Cheese! Young chefs spar in grilled cheese challenge 2018-01-12T12:03:28Z 2018-01-11T11:20:30Z 2018-01-12T12:03:26Z The youngest of three Maine chefs has taken first place in the inaugural Augusta Agricultural Trades Show gourmet grilled cheese sandwich contest. Outdoor center warns skiers of dive-bombing owl 2018-01-12T00:55:24Z 2018-01-11T17:20:35Z 2018-01-12T00:55:23Z Maine outdoor center warns skiers to watch out for an "aggressive dive-bombing" owl that recently struck a man. Guam's governor fooled by Russian comedians via phone call 2018-01-12T00:55:23Z 2018-01-11T07:40:23Z 2018-01-12T00:55:22Z Guam's governor was duped by a pair of Russian comedians who pretended to be officials from Ukraine. Maine whale biologist says whale protected her from shark 2018-01-11T19:24:22Z 2018-01-09T13:09:02Z 2018-01-11T19:24:17Z A Maine marine biologist says footage of her swimming with a humpback whale shows the large mammal protecting her from a tiger shark. Hoo is next? Man says he's latest victim of owls in Georgia 2018-01-11T17:25:50Z 2018-01-11T15:13:56Z 2018-01-11T17:24:48Z A spate of recent owl attacks has ruffled the feathers of metropolitan Atlanta's denizens.
Florida man calls 911 to report himself drunk driving 2018-01-11T15:45:35Z 2018-01-06T18:47:31Z 2018-01-11T15:44:52Z Authorities say a Florida methamphetamine user called 911 on New Year's Eve to report himself driving drunk. Principal parodies Mariah Carey to announce school's out 2018-01-11T15:25:35Z 2018-01-08T19:58:57Z 2018-01-11T15:25:06Z A Kentucky principal has posted a musical message for parents to let them know classes were canceled due to icy roads. Swiss police arrest 80-year-old man for masked bank robbery 2018-01-11T14:34:02Z 2018-01-09T15:49:06Z 2018-01-11T14:33:45Z Swiss authorities say they have apprehended an 80-year-old man on allegations he robbed a bank near the city of Lucerne. Police: Woman was topless during attempt to rob Uber driver 2018-01-11T10:53:13Z 2018-01-09T15:03:56Z 2018-01-11T10:52:59Z A Louisiana couple is accused of attempting to rob an Uber driver that the woman distracted by being topless. Good Samaritans rescue moose calf trapped in snow 2018-01-11T07:43:26Z 2018-01-09T16:40:18Z 2018-01-11T07:42:14Z A group of concerned citizens in Maine saved a young moose that was trapped in the snow.
Rome's mangy Christmas tree to be carved up into souvenirs 2018-01-11T00:23:08Z 2018-01-09T18:39:28Z 2018-01-11T00:23:03Z Rome's pathetic Christmas Tree, so droopy and dried out it was nicknamed "Mangy" by Romans, is set to be carved up and made into souvenirs and a lactation hut for mothers and babies.
Portuguese town encourages children to smoke at Epiphany 2018-01-10T22:13:39Z 2018-01-07T18:38:21Z 2018-01-10T22:13:39Z The Epiphany celebrations in the Portuguese village of Vale de Salgueiro feature a tradition that each year causes an outcry among outsiders: parents encourage their children, some as young as 5, to smoke cigarettes. Arizona high school put on lockdown as 4 bobcats are rescued 2018-01-10T15:02:55Z 2018-01-09T00:48:44Z 2018-01-10T15:02:48Z A high school north of Phoenix was put on lockdown for several hours as authorities rescued four bobcats from a drainage pipe. Postal carriers say aggressive turkeys stopping mail service 2018-01-10T13:04:47Z 2018-01-07T20:18:02Z 2018-01-10T13:04:47Z Postal carriers say a rafter of aggressive wild turkeys have prevented them from delivering mail to more than two dozen homes in a Cleveland suburb.
Man alleges bobcat attack; condo owner says it was housecat 2018-01-09T17:06:06Z 2018-01-05T19:17:05Z 2018-01-09T17:05:57Z A Florida contractor says he was attacked by a bobcat inside a woman's condo, but the animal's owner says her feline is no predator, just a 10-pound domestic longhair kitty named Calli. Police: Snow thwarts shoplifter in North Dakota 2018-01-09T16:25:22Z 2018-01-06T19:01:11Z 2018-01-09T16:25:21Z Authorities say a North Dakota man who wheeled a shopping cart with stolen merchandise out of a Hobby Lobby craft store was thwarted by snow. Just shy of her 100th birthday, Mississippi woman bags deer 2018-01-09T15:04:12Z 2018-01-05T21:47:15Z 2018-01-09T15:04:04Z A 99-year-old hunter in Mississippi wants to know why people are making a big fuss about her recent kill _ it was a doe after all, not a prized buck. Kid wit: Dad measures baby's growth with cheesesteaks 2018-01-09T14:12:07Z 2018-01-04T22:29:52Z 2018-01-09T14:11:13Z Here's a uniquely Philadelphia way to keep track of your kid's size: cheesesteaks.
English boy is reunited with camera that drifted to Germany 2018-01-09T12:42:23Z 2018-01-06T17:57:25Z 2018-01-09T12:42:18Z An English boy has been reunited in Germany with a video camera he lost four months ago on the other side of the North Sea.
Thai leader tells reporters to quiz cardboard mock-up 2018-01-09T08:40:43Z 2018-01-09T00:29:01Z 2018-01-09T08:40:36Z Thailand's prime minister evades journalists' questions by bringing out a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself and telling the reporters to quiz it instead.
Frosty feelings: Browns fans protest 0-16 season with parade 2018-01-08T20:03:49Z 2018-01-06T19:00:53Z 2018-01-08T20:03:49Z Thousands of Browns fans braved sub-zero wind chills to protest the team's winless season on Saturday. Merchandise featuring Fiona the hippo brings in big bucks 2018-01-07T20:18:50Z 2018-01-04T21:11:09Z 2018-01-07T20:18:47Z Merchandise inspired by Ohio's famous baby hippo, Fiona, has returned nearly half a million dollars to the Cincinnati Zoo.
Half-ton butter sculpture unveiled at Pennsylvania Farm Show 2018-01-07T18:42:19Z 2018-01-04T20:49:37Z 2018-01-07T18:42:15Z Half-ton of butter transformed into sculpture celebrating Pennsylvania's dairy industry, heralding start of state's 102nd Farm Show. Man says warrant for not paying dog license fee unfair 2018-01-07T00:19:22Z 2018-01-05T18:37:47Z 2018-01-07T00:19:21Z A Massachusetts man admits he was late renewing his dog license, but said issuing a warrant for his arrest over the matter was "extreme".
Misery march: Browns fans facing bitter cold for 0-16 parade 2018-01-06T18:50:59Z 2018-01-05T15:36:51Z 2018-01-06T18:49:57Z Browns fans set to brave bone-chilling weather to parade after 0-16 season. Police: Man breaks into evidence undetected, takes back bike 2018-01-06T18:00:05Z 2018-01-05T13:16:48Z 2018-01-06T18:00:03Z Provo police say a man broke into the department's evidence room undetected and took back his bike.
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