- 31-pound hotel cat loved by guests despite its weight battle
WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (AP) â A 31-pound cat who greets visitors at a New Hampshire resort is winning over guests and internet viewers alike as he deals with a metabolism issue.
- Fan drops ring during televised Yankee Stadium engagement
NEW YORK (AP) — In the end, Andrew Fox wasn't charged with an error.
- Driver uses cardboard Trump head in carpool lane
SEATTLE (AP) — A cardboard cutout of a head in a passenger seat definitely caught the attention of a Washington State Patrol trooper Tuesday morning.
- NY: Utilities can't charge termination fees after death
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Phone, cable and utility companies in New York may no longer charge early termination fees when service has been discontinued due to the death of a customer.
- Bear at Polish zoo finds WWII mortar grenade
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Taking a toy from a bear can be dangerous, especially when the toy is a mortar grenade.
- Drone to the face doesn't stop Bone Thugs-n-Harmony show
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The hip-hop rhythms of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony are too fierce to be stopped. Even by a drone to the face.
- Al Capone letter showing his soft side sells for $62,000
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — An intimate letter gangster Al Capone wrote while imprisoned at Alcatraz has sold at auction in Massachusetts for $62,500.
- Austrian customs officials find human intestines in luggage
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian customs officials are used to finding unusual items in travelers' luggage. But human intestines were not on their list — until now.
- Forever with Fido: NY to allow people to be buried with pets
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will now allow people to be buried with the cremated remains of their pet.
- Python wrapped around armrest halts Japanese 'bullet' train
TOKYO (AP) — A passenger spotted a python curled around the armrest of another passenger's seat on a Japanese high-speed Shinkansen "bullet" train, forcing the train to make an unscheduled stop.
- MIT's flea market specializes in rare, obscure electronics
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) — Once a month in the summer, a small parking lot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's campus transforms into a high-tech flea market known for its outlandish offerings. Tables overflow with antique radio equipment, some of it a century old. Visitors can buy a telescope that's the size of a cannon. One man has hauled in a NASA space capsule he owns.
- Swooping, gliding over the Alps at free-flight festival
SAINT HILAIRE DU TOUVET, France (AP) — In wild costumes, wingsuits and even home-made flying machines, thousands of people are gliding through the French Alps in the world's oldest free-flight festival.
- Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower blooms in New Hampshire
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is blooming at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011.
- Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower opens in New Hampshire
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is started to bloom Friday at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011.
- German girl bicycles to Poland to see her grandmother
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a missing 14-year-old girl has turned up safe and sound in Poland, after bicycling and hitchhiking some 400 kilometers (250 miles) to see her grandmother.