- Tourists use Alaska homeless shelter to grab coffee, snack Updated: May-05-16 5:03 pm
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Cruise ship passengers have been hanging out at an Alaska homeless shelter to get free coffee and a bite to eat, but few have bothered making a donation, said one of the nonprofit's board members.
- Officer rescues deer that had its head caught in light globe Updated: May-05-16 4:13 pm
CENTEREACH, New York - It was a deer caught in the ... light globe.
- No fries with that: Call city residents Hattiesburgers Updated: May-05-16 3:56 pm
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Call them Hattiesburgers, even if historians are choking on that mouthful.
- Political change: Mayor forced to count pennies to pay fine Updated: May-05-16 3:05 pm
MIAMI - A Miami-area mayor won his bid to pay a $4,000 ethics fine with pennies and nickels, but only after he agreed to count and box the coins himself.
- Governor's adoption of Veto the dog violated shelter rules Updated: May-05-16 1:38 pm
LEWISTON, Maine - A woman who had her heart set on taking home the same stray dog that Republican Gov. Paul LePage adopted is angry that the animal shelter broke its own rules by making the canine available to him a day before it was available to the public.
- NYPD boogies down for Running Man Challenge dance-off Updated: May-05-16 11:37 am
NEW YORK - Officers from the New York Police Department are shaking their booties in response to a challenge to participate in the Running Man Challenge dance-off.
- Michigan couple avoids jail over lost Dr. Seuss library book Updated: May-05-16 11:01 am
TECUMSEH, Michigan - A Michigan couple who faced jail after they borrowed a novel and a Dr. Seuss book from a local library and held onto them long past their return dates will remain free.
- Woman arrested for staying silent during traffic stop sues Updated: May-05-16 10:57 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - A Philadelphia woman who was arrested after she refused to answer questions during a traffic stop in New Jersey has sued state police, claiming troopers violated basic rules by arresting her for remaining silent.
- Spanish town entertained by escaped hippopotamus Updated: May-05-16 7:48 am
MADRID - Officials say a hippopotamus that escaped from a visiting circus caused some traffic chaos and not a little diversion when he strolled easily along a street in the southwestern town of Palos de la Frontera.
- Driver had a monkey on his back even before he got arrested Updated: May-04-16 6:31 pm
BURIEN, Washington - A Washington state driver who had a monkey on his back wound up with handcuffs on his wrists.
- Ex-candidate for NY governor survives school board challenge Updated: May-04-16 3:43 pm
BUFFALO, New York - A wealthy developer and Trump campaign co-chair in New York has been re-elected to a school board by narrowly defeating his 18-year-old student challenger.
- Utah school district pays $10K for 'drunk goggles' injury Updated: May-04-16 3:33 pm
FARMINGTON, Utah - Court documents show that a Utah school district paid more than $10,000 for a student's medical expenses after she was injured while wearing so-called drunk goggles in a 2014 exercise.
- Bibles taken from Christian store, 8th Commandment be damned Updated: May-04-16 2:58 pm
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts - Police say two men were caught flouting the Eighth Commandment when surveillance video captured them stealing nearly $500 worth of Bibles from a Christian store in Massachusetts.
- The fireman's pole is history - at least in Vienna Updated: May-04-16 8:50 am
VIENNA - The fireman's pole is history - at least in Vienna.
- The Latest: San Francisco protects disputed tree in backyard Updated: May-03-16 5:38 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The Latest on the landmark status of a tree in a San Francisco backyard (all times local):
- Maine's GOP governor, veto record-holder, names new dog Veto Updated: May-03-16 5:29 pm
LEWISTON, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage, the state's all-time veto champion, has named his new dog Veto.
- It takes a village to corral a loose llama in Colorado Updated: May-03-16 4:55 pm
BOULDER, Colorado - It took a village and two hours to corral an uncooperative llama named Ethel who escaped from her pasture in rural Colorado and wandered near some busy roadways.
- Cross-bearing 'Jesus' arrested at Apple store for trespass Updated: May-03-16 9:05 am
PHILADELPHIA - A man who calls himself "Philly Jesus" has a new cross to bear: He was arrested at a Philadelphia Apple store on a trespassing charge.
- Vermont family to keep wood duck after state issues permit Updated: May-02-16 5:31 pm
MIDDLESEX, Vermont - State game officials have backed down and allowed a woman to keep a 3-year-old wood duck that was brought home by one of her dogs when it was a chick.
- Duck leads ducklings on annual waddle through school's halls Updated: May-02-16 5:11 pm
HARTLAND, Michigan - A mother duck has grown attached to a Michigan elementary school's courtyard, returning each year to lay her eggs and then walk the hallways with her ducklings - with the help of students and staff - to safely get to a nearby pond.
- Give peace a chance? Say it, don't spray it, tagger told Updated: May-02-16 3:37 pm
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh police are fine with giving peace a chance, as long as you say it and don't spray it.
- No-selfie zone: Not OK in voting booth, West Virginia says Updated: May-02-16 9:00 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - If you want to share your voting experience on social media, you'll have to find some way other than taking a photo in the voting booth. West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant says it's forbidden.
- Great Escape: 19 lab monkeys escape, all recaptured Updated: May-02-16 8:05 am
YEMASSEE, South Carolina - Nineteen monkeys made a break from a compound on the South Carolina coast, but freedom was fleeting.
- College student starts business recycling dorm fridges Updated: May-01-16 3:54 pm
LEWISTON, Maine - A college student appalled at the dorm furnishings his roommates were leaving behind his freshman year has started a booming business recycling mini refrigerators.
- Skeletal human remains found at 100-year-old music venue Updated: May-01-16 12:13 pm
CINCINNATI - Workers renovating a century-old performance hall discovered human remains under the orchestra pit and now archeologists are planning to analyze the bones.