A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste.
Big avocado earns Hawaii family Guinness World Records honor
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii family has won a place with the Guinness World Records for the world's heaviest avocado.
The Pokini family from the island of Maui received the Guinness...
Dog lost since 2007 found over 1K miles away in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A toy fox terrier that disappeared from its family's south Florida home in 2007 was found this week over a thousand miles away in Pittsburgh and reunited with its owner on...
Beer all over Mormon church parking lot after truck crashes
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Cans of beer have littered the parking lot of a church of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a Salt Lake City suburb after a semi-trailer crashed that was...
Raging Bullies: Flyers give fans room to break stuff for fun
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers have turned their fans into Raging Bullies.
Philadelphia sports fans have been implicated in the sports crimes of throwing snowballs and batteries and of late,...
‘No human is limited’: Kipchoge runs sub-2 hour marathon
VIENNA (AP) — Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019?
Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But this time...
‘Is this your turd?’: Missouri city’s cleanup flags dog poop
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Officials in a southwest Missouri city are planting small flags in piles of abandoned dog poop as part of a campaign to get residents to clean up after their pets...
Good Grief: Owners of Charlie Brown song sue Dollywood
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The copyright owners of the "Charlie Brown Christmas" theme song have sued Dollywood in federal court for copyright infringement.
Police: High school coach lifted $40 from player’s wallet
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico football coach has been fired and faces criminal charges after authorities said a student used a cellphone video to capture the coach on video taking money from a...
Florida man accused of forcing small alligator to drink beer
PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a Florida man who provoked a small alligator into biting his arm and poured beer into the animal's mouth.
Squirrels hide more than 200 walnuts under SUV’s hood
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh area couple found out where all their walnuts have gone.
It turns out squirrels stored more than 200 of them under the hood of the couple's SUV.
Family on SC vacation pulls 44 pounds of cocaine from ocean
FRIPP ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A family visiting South Carolina fished a big package from the ocean, took it to their rental home and opened it up, finding about 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of...
Goat rams through sliding glass door, naps inside bathroom
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio homeowner never envisioned becoming semi-famous because of a goat butting its way into her home and taking a nap in her bathroom.
Good boy! Dog saves South Carolina veteran during house fire
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man says a house fire would have ended his life if it weren't for his four-legged friend.
News outlets report that Curly the dog saved Brian Rand on...
California crooks steal duffel bag full of snakes
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Call it serpent surprise. Or a snake mistake.
A California reptile lover says thieves who made off with his duffel bag probably thought they were taking...
Woman hides in store’s ceiling to avoid shoplifting arrest
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman faces multiple charges after authorities say she climbed into the ceiling of a Big Lots store to avoid a shoplifting arrest.
Deer crashes through window of Long Island hair salon
LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — A deer crashed through the window of a Long Island hair salon Saturday and ran amok before breaking out the front door with a straightening iron in tow.
Grizzly moved likely daughter of famous bear No. 399
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Wyoming have trapped and relocated a grizzly bear thought to be the offspring of a well-known grizzly.
Un-bear-able! Cubs get locked in van, honk horn to get out
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Two bear cubs were rescued after they locked themselves in a van and then honked the horn for help.
News reports say security technician Jeff Stokely had parked his...
Woman shot when dog jumps onto car console, causes gunfire
ENID, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman was shot in the thigh when a dog inside the vehicle with her jumped onto a back seat console, causing a gun under the console to fire.
Cone or scoop: Guinea pig ice cream for sale in Ecuador
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — It’s a real ice cream flavor: guinea pig.
Anyone who thinks of guinea pigs as pets _ cute, squishy, squeaking bundles of fur _ might find that idea hard to...
Police: Power tool used to vandalize ‘America’s Stonehenge’
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say it appears someone used a power tool to vandalize a stone at group of rock configurations called America’s Stonehenge.
The search is over: Dog turns up a year after gas explosions
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — A dog that disappeared after the chaos of the natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts a year ago is back in the arms of its owner.
Loosey-moosey: Stuck bull needs stairs to escape home’s pool
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — A young moose that got stuck in a New Hampshire swimming pool has been successfully coaxed out.
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department biologists and conservation...
Jumping the shark? Kiss will play for them in the ocean
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Having played nearly every corner of the Earth in a nearly 50-year career, the rock band Kiss is taking its show to a new place _ under the sea, where they will perform...
5 bulls found dead in Oregon; then the story gets weird
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The first dead bull was found in a timbered ravine in eastern Oregon. There was no indication it had been shot, attacked by predators or eaten poisonous plants.
Yuengling, Hershey collaborate on chocolate-infused brew
POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Soon on tap: a new brew featuring Yuengling's nearly 200-year-old porter recipe and Hershey's chocolate.
The two Pennsylvania companies are teaming up on a...
San Francisco residents use rocks to block homeless camping
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of San Francisco neighbors said they had to do something to make their street safe. Their answer? Some giant rocks.
Javelina rescued after stopping traffic on Phoenix freeway
PHOENIX (AP) — A baby javelina is recovering after a jaunt on a Phoenix freeway.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the young javelina was one of two that brought traffic on State...
Dazed and confused deer gets trapped in Italy’s resort shop
ROME (AP) — A dazed and confused deer has stormed into a clothing store in the fashionable mountain resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo, on the Italian Dolomites, blocking the local shopping street for a...
Germany: Hunter helps free deer from swimming pool
BERLIN (AP) — Firefighters have freed a deer that got stuck in an empty swimming pool in a German town, with a little help from a hunter.
The fire service in Wetter an der Ruhr, in western...
Motorists get eyeful as porn plays on electronic billboard
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Motorists traveling through a Detroit suburb were stunned to see a pornographic video playing on an electronic billboard.
Thief nets $4K worth of ornamental fish from New Mexico pond
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It's a fishy mystery caught on camera.
KOB-TV reports authorities say fish worth thousands of dollars recently were stolen from a Santa Fe, New Mexico, business and the...
Oh deer! Georgia woman pumping gas kicked in head by deer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Georgia woman went to fill up her gas tank before work when a deer leaped over her head, kicking her in the process.
Virginia woman praised for saving injured baby squirrel
PULASKI, Va. (AP) — Police are praising a Virginia woman who says a squirrel led her down a trail and tugged at her leg to help its injured baby, earning her the nickname "squirrel...
Delaware school sorry for serving Roseanne anthem rendition
SEAFORD, Del. (AP) — "The Star-Spangled Banner" isn't an unusual feature of high school pregame festivities, but Roseanne Barr's screeching 1990s rendition surprised spectators at one Delaware...
Stomp and squish: Pennsylvanians battle ‘nightmare’ bugs
KUTZTOWN, Pa. (AP) — In the Great Spotted Lanternfly War, Pennsylvania's citizen-soldiers are fighting back with fly swatters and vacuums, dish soap and sticky tape. They're stomping and spraying...
Authorities: Clerk forces suspected shoplifter to strip
SALEM, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a store clerk at a New Jersey gas station pointed a gun at a suspected shoplifter and forced him to strip naked.
Ancient gilded coffin is returned to Egypt government
NEW YORK (AP) — A gilded coffin that was featured at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is on its way back to Egypt after it was determined to be a looted antiquity.
Egg roll: Over 136K eggs fall off semitrailer onto roadway
HEGINS, Pa. (AP) — Police say more than 136,000 eggs splattered on a road when they shifted and fell out of a tractor-trailer driving through Pennsylvania.
Health care company sends woman over 500 letters in 5 days
WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman says she received more than 500 letters from UnitedHealthcare in five days.
The letters were sent to Stephanie Lay's 19-year-old son Bryce in Windham, but...
Bottoms up, fire’s out: German man douses fire with beer
BERLIN (AP) — A German motorist is being credited for his quick thinking after his engine caught fire on the Autobahn. He turned to a slightly different foam extinguisher to douse the flames:...
Medieval masterpiece by Cimabue rediscovered in French house
PARIS (AP) — A masterpiece attributed to 13th century Italian painter Cimabue has been discovered in a French woman's kitchen —and it's expected to sell for millions of euros at an upcoming...
Truck stop camel prescribed antibiotics after woman bites it
GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) — A veterinarian has prescribed antibiotics to a camel owned by a Louisiana truck stop petting zoo after a woman bit the 600-pound (272-kilogram) animal to free herself from...
After Amazon packages found in cemetery, police deliver them
BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Officers in a Massachusetts police department briefly turned into Amazon drivers after a stash of undelivered packages was found in a cemetery.
Authorities: Truck stop camel sits on woman who then bites
GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say a camel at a truck stop petting zoo sat on a woman after she crawled into its enclosure.
Woman runs own half marathon after mix-up with UK race
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman thought she was signing up to run a half marathon near her home, not across the Atlantic Ocean.
Dozens of dead cats found in NY home after eviction
MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of dozens of cats found at an upstate New York home after the former owner was evicted.
Area 51 events mostly peaceful; thousands in Nevada desert
HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Events involving thousands of Earthlings answering an internet buzz about an invitation to "Storm Area 51" in the Nevada desert have been mostly festive, with crowds numbering in...