Council members abstain from vote on abstaining
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Three members of a Michigan city council have abstained from voting on a measure that would have prevented them from abstaining on future votes.
Goat on the lam snarls NJ's Pulaski Skyway traffic
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A goat believed to have escaped en route to a slaughterhouse snarled the morning commute along one of the busiest roadways in northern New Jersey on
Thailand urged to explore edible insect market
BANGKOK (AP) — Researchers say Thailand is showing the world how to respond to the global food crisis: by raising bugs for eating.
Ferris wheel ride world record broken in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — A manager of Chicago's Navy Pier rode the tourist spot's Ferris wheel for more than two days — 384 times, up and around — bringing the world record for the longest
Funeral home has bicycle hearse for 1 last ride
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon funeral home in Eugene offers natural burials where the ride to the person's final resting place is on the back of a three-wheeled bicycle.
Birth of anteater has Conn. zoo staff puzzled
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — An anteater has given birth at a Connecticut conservation center, prompting officials there to wonder how the mother conceived.
Alaska man runs onto frozen lake to avoid jail
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police say a young man who didn't want to return to jail ran out onto the uncertain ice of an Alaska lake to escape officers armed with an
Aussie minister sorry he 'liked' exposed teen pic
SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian politician says he has learned a valuable lesson in social networking after he "liked" a Facebook photo without realizing that it showed a teenage
Coin tossing breaks tie in Philippine mayoral race
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — What do you do when two candidates running for mayor in the Philippines get exactly the same number of votes? You get them to toss a coin.
Fighting eagles crash land on Minn. airport runway
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Two bald eagles locked together by their talons in a midair battle survived a crash landing onto a runway at a northeastern Minnesota airport.
Wisconsin boy gets handwritten response from Biden
MILWAUKEE (AP) — It might not be unusual for schoolchildren to write to the president or vice president. But one Wisconsin boy got an unexpectedly personal response.
NYPD officer tries to help cat in tree, gets stuck
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a New York police officer who went after a cat stuck in a tree got caught himself and needed a little help getting back down to the ground.
Who let the dogs out? Intoxicated woman
Laurel County Sheriff John Root says in a statement that a 47-year-old London woman told deputies she used a blanket to break the glass on her neighbor's front
Ducklings saved with cell phone app
A cell phone app is credited for saving two ducklings. The baby ducks fell into a storm drain in Ontario and wanted nothing to do with their rescuers until one
Woman takes on bear, saves husband
A Wisconsin man is recovering after being attacked by a black bear.
Car smacks into parked car, sends it into pool
Surveillance video catches a wrong way driver in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. careening into a parked car, sending into a hotel swimming pool.