- Pig with pink toenails lured from flower bed with dog treats
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A friendly pig with pink toenails was rooting her way through a Florida flower bed when something caught her attention: dog treats.
- Santa obliges dad of sleeping boy with snoozing photo
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — When Donnie Walters took son Zeke to have his picture taken with Santa Claus, the 6-month-old boy couldn't stay awake while they waited in line.
- Suspected burglar dies after getting stuck in chimney
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected burglar has died after getting stuck in a chimney in Central California.
- Missing dog found in storm drain in Maryland
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Officials in Maryland say a 30-pound dog rescued from a storm drain had been missing for over a year.
- Australian Christmas tree sets record with 518,838 lights
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian set his third Christmas-themed world record in as many years Friday by illuminating a tree in downtown Canberra with 518,838 twinkling lights.
- Baby red pandas at Philly zoo named Betsy and Ben, of course
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A pair of baby red pandas at the Philadelphia Zoo have been named after two of the city's most famous residents: Betsy and Benjamin.
- Where's the beef? Trucker steals 40,000 pounds of meat
LOGANTON, Pa. (AP) — Where's the beef? That's what authorities would like to know after someone stole 40,000 pounds of it from a meat plant in central Pennsylvania.
- Fiji sevens team to the rescue as passenger taken ill
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The world champion Fiji sevens rugby team has been praised after stepping in to assist cabin crew during a medical emergency on a flight from Fiji to Brisbane on Thursday.
- Chinese gloat over Obama's turkey named Abe _ not Ah-bay
BEIJING (AP) — President Barack Obama's pardoning of a turkey named "Abe" this Thanksgiving has led some Chinese to gloat at the Japanese prime minister's expense.
- Meet John Howland, a lucky Pilgrim _ and maybe your ancestor
BOSTON (AP) — John Howland may not be as famous as William Bradford, John Carver and Myles Standish, notable passengers on the Mayflower that landed in Massachusetts in 1620.
- Oldest known seabird is back at Midway Atoll near Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal wildlife officials say the world's oldest known seabird has returned to Midway Atoll.
- Winds and high tides damage Alaska beach art installation
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Winds and high tides have seriously damaged most of an Anchorage public art installation that is focusing on mental health.
- Inmate kicks out police window, jumps onto Arizona freeway
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in suburban Phoenix say a handcuffed and shackled inmate was seriously injured after he kicked out a window in a police transport van on a freeway and jumped out of the moving vehicle.
- Police: Man finds skull in front yard of California home
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man bringing in his trash can from the street found a human skull in the front yard of his home and called police.
- Georgia sheriff revels in 'politically incorrect' sign
HAMILTON, Ga. (AP) — If you don't like a Georgia sheriff's political incorrectness, you can leave his county.