Cuteness alert: Zoo Miami shows off clouded leopard kittens
MIAMI (AP) — Providing exactly what's needed in these trying times, Zoo Miami has shared images of two clouded leopard cubs. The male and female have been secluded in a den with their mother, Serai, since their Feb.
Dr. Fauci's face will soon be on a bobblehead
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The United States' top infectious disease specialist is getting his own bobblehead. The creation from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee features Dr.
Cardboard cutouts pose as guests for wedding amid COVID-19
DOWAGIAC, Mich. (AP) — Cardboard cutout wedding guests will make for a not-so-cookie-cutter wedding as a Michigan couple prepares to tie the knot during the coronavirus pandemic.
Fire officials save cold kitten that was stuck on a roof
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A kitten stuck on a roof in the cold was saved by firefighters in Georgia. The 6-week-old kitten was nursed back to health Wednesday after her rescue, Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services said in a post on Facebook.
British man runs marathon in backyard during lockdown
CHELTENHAM, England (AP) — Being stuck at home didn't stop a British man from running an outdoor marathon. James Campbell, a former professional javelin thrower, spent his 32nd birthday on Wednesday doing 6-meter (20-foot) shuttles from one end of his small backyard to the other after promising to run a marathon if one of his Twitter messages received 10,000 retweets.
Truck hauling toilet paper catches fire on Texas interstate
HUTCHINS, Texas (AP) — A tractor-trailer hauling toilet paper crashed and caught fire near Dallas early Wednesday, spilling the hot commodity all over an interstate.
Boat does doughnuts after hitting wave, throws man overboard
WASHINGTON (AP) — A boat that started doing doughnuts after hitting a wave in the Potomac River tossed the driver overboard. It happened around noon Sunday near Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood, WTOP-FM reported.
Deputies: Teen wrestling champ stops kidnapping of children
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 16-year-old wrestling champion helped stop a kidnapping and assault near Las Cruces, New Mexico, by pinning a man to the ground until deputies arrived, authorities said.
Customers cheer after woman gives birth at Missouri Walmart
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Customers cheered at a Walmart in Missouri after a woman gave birth to a baby girl in the store's toilet paper aisle.
'Sea calf' born to cow that swam to shore after hurricane
BEAUFORT, N.C. (AP) — A pregnant cow who swam 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) to shore after being swept away by Hurricane Dorian in September has given birth to a “miracle” calf.
Public debut without public for polar bear cubs at Dutch zoo
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A pair of twin polar bear cubs have made their public debut at a Dutch zoo -- but without the public because of coronavirus restrictions.
Cheap fares luring travelers to fly despite pandemic
With the coronavirus pandemic escalating in the U.S. and overseas, Dylcia McBlackwell couldn't justify taking a single spring vacation.
Miami crime expert to plead guilty in Venezuela graft case
MIAMI (AP) — A University of Miami professor who is a top expert on money laundering in Latin America is scheduled to plead guilty for trying to hide $3 million in proceeds from a corruption scheme with Venezuela's socialist government.
It's cloudy with a chance of iron rain at hot, faraway world
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — At one hot, faraway world, it's always cloudy with a chance of iron rain. That's the otherworldly forecast from Swiss and other European astronomers who have detected clouds full of iron droplets at a hot Jupiterlike planet 390 light-years away.
A cow is on the loose and wanted by police in South Florida
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A cow is on the loose in South Florida. Not considered dangerous, but police have been trying to corral it for weeks.
Louisiana couple accused of stealing $1,000 worth of beer
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana couple accused of swiping more than $1,000 worth of beer from the shelves of Target stores was arrested on theft charges Sunday, sheriff's office records show.
South Africa's 'upside down' house attracts tourists
HARTEBEESTPOORT, South Africa (AP) — With its roof on the ground and its floor in the air, an upside down house is attracting tourists who want to see the world from different perspective.
Police jail woman who paid bail with marijuana-scented cash
ASHLAND, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman was arrested on drug charges after police determined the $5,000 cash she used to post an inmate's bail had a “strong odor of marijuana.” Authorities began investigating Stormy Lynn Parfait, 33, on Friday, shortly after she showed up at the Ashland jail to pay the bond fee for an inmate being held there on drug charges, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement obtained by news outlets.
Seeking trial delay, sheriff makes false COVID-19 claim
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers for a longtime Alabama sheriff seeking a delay in his Monday theft trial wrongly claimed the officer was being tested for the illness caused by a new coronavirus.
Golf's famous 'Hinkle Tree' from '79 Open uprooted by wind
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A tree that appeared overnight during the 1979 U.S. Open to become a part of golf lore has met its end. The Black Hills spruce known as “The Hinkle Tree” was partially uprooted by a gust of wind this week at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, and was cut down.
Swiss gruyere named best in world cheese competition
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A gruyere from Switzerland has been named the world's best cheese, chosen from a record number of entrants from 26 nations in the World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin.
North Carolina woman goes to jail for 100th birthday
ROXBORO, N.C. (AP) — For her 100th birthday, Ruth Bryant crossed a significant item off her bucket list. She went to jail. The Person County Sheriff's Office helped fulfill Bryant's unusual wish when two deputies showed up at her assisted living facility to serve her a warrant charging her with indecent exposure, news outlets reported.
Man gets jail for video of himself licking ice cream tub
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — A 24-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail for posting on social media a video last August of himself removing an ice cream container from a Texas market freezer, licking the contents and returning the container to the freezer.
Accent mark in official Santa Fe seal in wrong spot
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An accent mark on the official seal of the capital city of the nation's most Hispanic state is in the wrong spot.
After 2 weeks of pounding, Leaning Tower of Dallas is down
DALLAS (AP) — The Leaning Tower of Dallas, the nearly iconic remnant of a high-rise building implosion gone awry, finally collapsed in a cloud of dust Monday after two weeks of being whacked with a headache ball.