- Ho ho? Oh, no! It's too warm for Boston holiday wonderland
BOSTON (AP) — Santa Claus or Santa Thaws?
- Macaw poses in man's mug shot after unlucky court appearance
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 4-year-old macaw named "Bird" is an instant celebrity after appearing in a posed booking mug shot in Oregon with his unfortunate owner.
- Man charged with burglary after being stuck in pizzeria vent
PENFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — A man rescued from an oven vent at a western new York pizzeria is now facing burglary charges.
- For environmental dogs, sniffing out doody is their duty
FAIR HAVEN, N.J. (AP) — Some pollution-sniffing dogs at the Jersey shore have shown they're No. 1 at sniffing out No. 2.
- Friendly otter jumps onto kayak, joins birthday celebration
MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — A friendly otter joined a couple celebrating a birthday in Northern California by jumping into one of their kayaks and making itself at home, rolling around and even nibbling on some shoes.
- Retiring worker sends exit survey complaints to 2K employees
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A retiring Pennsylvania Turnpike worker decided brutal honesty was the way to go when he filled out an exit survey after a 35-year career.
- Police: Thief stole 86 lb. bucket of gold flakes worth $1.6M
NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City are looking for a quick-thinking thief who stole an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes worth nearly $1.6 million off an armored truck in Manhattan.
- Homeowner's sign to prostitutes: 'Do not walk by this house'
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Frustrated with the prostitutes who he says walk in front of his home day and night, a West Virginia man has put up signs urging them to take their business elsewhere.
- New York-made beer to be sold in China starting next year
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Beer brewed in New York and bearing the iconic "I Love NY" logo will be distributed in China starting next year.
- New York man caught speeding had license suspended 46 times
CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man whose driver's license has been suspended nearly four dozen times was arrested for speeding on Interstate 81 south of Syracuse.