ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece — a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 pounds and work its jaw with enough force to crush coconuts.
KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court has deflated a Michigan prisoner's air mattress.
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman who said she sold marijuana to help raise several grandchildren after her daughter died has been sentenced to 15 to 30 months in state prison.
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — State police say DNA taken from an adhesive bandage left at the scene of a Vermont camp break-in two years ago has led to an arrest.
CORNELIUS, Ore. (AP) — It was just the first of Mr. Rooster's problems that he was first believed to be a Ms.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago school building that opened to students in 1890 is now caked in ice after being gutted by fire.
BOSTON (AP) — Whoever opens Boston's time capsule in 2114 will find a David Ortiz bobblehead doll and a medal from last year's Boston Marathon.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A group of pit bull lovers plans to hold a pit bull parade to celebrate after a judge threw out a 10-year-old ban on the dogs in a Rhode Island city.
BAINOA, Cuba (AP) — Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets.
SEATTLE (AP) — A small museum in Washington state is removing World War II-era weapons from an exhibit to avoid having to comply with a new voter-approved law requiring background checks on gun transfers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pet owners looking to launch the next Internet sensation or just longing for a new view of their dog's dashing and digging won't have to shop for long to find the perfect holiday gift. Wrap up a dog harness that holds GoPro's durable cameras and watch Frisbee fetch, lazy l…
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man says he was working in his garage when a groundhog he had seen in his backyard charged at him.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday displayed thousands of items confiscated from carry-on bags over three months at Kennedy Airport. As the chaotic holiday travel season approaches, the agency wanted to remind the public what carry-on items are no-nos.
UNION CITY, Calif. (AP) — Sanitation workers have returned an heirloom diamond and sapphire ring to a San Francisco Bay Area family whose 3-year-old son flushed it down the toilet.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? High in the Andean mountains, some locals believe putting frogs in a blender is the answer.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say they have detained a man suspected of stealing women's underwear during burglaries in Kodiak.
YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — Call it "19 Pups and Counting."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parent company and owner of a now-closed Southern California restaurant have pleaded guilty to serving meat from an endangered whale.
DUBLIN (AP) — He faced execution for failure to perform. But Benjy, the gay bull of Ireland, has been saved following a worldwide appeal backed by "The Simpsons" co-creator Sam Simon.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man who was drunk stole a bulldozer in order to get a ride home.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver's license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a woman suspected of stealing a vehicle tried to escape from custody by climbing through ceiling tiles at a hospital where she was being treated.
SYDNEY (AP) — The male co-host of an Australian TV program is finally getting some attention for his fashion sense. And that's his point.
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old Maine man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two homes while naked, at about the same time his own home was destroyed in a fire.
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a New Mexico city.