FBI re-creates decoy heads Alcatraz inmates used in escape
FBI re-creates decoy heads Alcatraz inmates used in escape

The FBI has created replicas of decoy heads used by prisoners to mount their infamous escape from Alcatraz Island in 1962.

'Unusual air activity' over Ireland sparks investigation
'Unusual air activity' over Ireland sparks investigation

Irish aviation officials are investigating reports of bright lights moving quickly in the skies over Ireland.

November 13th, 7:48 AM EST
Tiny Rhode Island polling place saw 1 voter after all
Tiny Rhode Island polling place saw 1 voter after all

A polling place that Rhode Island elections officials initially said did not get a single voter during the midterm elections did get one voter after all.

12 hrs 7 mins ago
Missing zoo meerkat case solved with 3 charged in Australia
Missing zoo meerkat case solved with 3 charged in Australia

Three people have been charged over the September theft of a baby meerkat from a zoo in Perth, Australia, in a case which has become a big media story in the city.

November 14th, 3:28 AM EST
Police capture 'unruly' and 'uncooperative' runaway pig
Police capture 'unruly' and 'uncooperative' runaway pig

Babe on the run: Maine State Police capture runaway pig along Interstate 95.

11 hrs 7 mins ago
Pancake stop snags inmate who fled jail with help from mom
Pancake stop snags inmate who fled jail with help from mom

A pancake pitstop snagged a fugitive from a Georgia jail whose mother drove the getaway car.

14 hrs 47 mins ago
Rolling in toilet paper: Sheriff buys 24K extra rolls of TP
Rolling in toilet paper: Sheriff buys 24K extra rolls of TP

Officials in an Alabama county have a financial mess to wipe up after the sheriff's department mistakenly ordered 24,000 extra rolls of toilet paper.

10 hrs 37 mins ago
Football fan charged with DWI blames team's performance
Football fan charged with DWI blames team's performance

Authorities say a pro football fan charged with drunken driving after a crash told police he drank too much because his favorite team isn't any good.

November 14th, 8:08 AM EST
Man crashes pickup truck into Mississippi courthouse
Man crashes pickup truck into Mississippi courthouse

A man has been arrested after he drove his pickup truck into a courthouse in Mississippi.

November 13th, 8:50 AM EST
Syracuse profits by handwriting thousands of late-tax notes
Syracuse profits by handwriting thousands of late-tax notes

The city of Syracuse has found that sending personal notes to residents who owe taxes is more successful than the typical, computer-generated letter demanding payment.

November 13th, 12:18 PM EST
National Grid to use 'noise cannon' to scare away crows
National Grid to use 'noise cannon' to scare away crows

National Grid is bringing in a cannon to scare away the hundreds of crows that have been hanging around an electrical substation in Massachusetts.

November 13th, 9:19 AM EST
Trapper captures record-setting python in Everglades
Trapper captures record-setting python in Everglades

Officials say a Florida trapper has captured a record-setting python as part of a program to remove the invasive species from the Everglades.

November 10th, 9:17 AM EST
France seizes jet at takeoff after Ryanair doesn't pay bill
France seizes jet at takeoff after Ryanair doesn't pay bill

French authorities have seized a Ryanair plane and forced 149 passengers to disembark because of a dispute over subsidies to the Irish airline.

November 9th, 8:47 AM EST
Animal control officers, nearby helpers catch loose chicken
Animal control officers, nearby helpers catch loose chicken

A Maine animal control officer had been on a mission to find a loose chicken when he decided to whack a few branches, exposing a black fowl lurking below.

November 9th, 5:27 PM EST
What's in a number? Dutchman, 69, seeks age change to 49
What's in a number? Dutchman, 69, seeks age change to 49

Self-styled positivity guru Emile Ratelband says age is just a number and he wants his changed.

November 8th, 11:57 AM EST
Officers catch huge lizard that terrified Florida neighbors
Officers catch huge lizard that terrified Florida neighbors

Florida authorities have caught a huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighborhood for months.

November 8th, 3:07 PM EST

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