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Agency Says Sorry for Saying What Not to Say

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Delaware's Transportation Secretary has apologized after a department newsletter on diversity offended minority employees by spelling out many of the slurs that it advised workers not to use.

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Mannequin Threatens to Bust Ohio BBQ Joint

Posted: 05/01/2009 - A man who runs a Cincinnati-area barbecue joint says the busty mannequin he tethered to the front of the building has been good for business, but city officials say he needs a permit to keep her there.

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Wheels Stolen Off AG's Car

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Even California's top law enforcement official isn't immune to petty crime.

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Diners Report Seeing Virgin Mary on Food Griddle

Posted: 04/30/2009 - The hottest thing on the griddle at the Las Palmas restaurant these days isn't the food - it's the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that a cook says she saw on the griddle.

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Search for a Jellybean Burglar

Posted: 04/30/2009 - Police in northwestern Pennsylvania say a burglar took some jellybeans from a home - but nothing else.

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Girl Beats Back Muggers with Marching Band Baton

Posted: 04/30/2009 - Don't mess with the marching band. That's what California authorities are saying after a 17-year-old girl used her marching band baton to beat back two would-be muggers.

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Cocaine Hidden in Oranges

Posted: 04/30/2009 - The elderly man claimed he needed the oranges in his suitcase to keep up his vitamin C level, but Italian police soon realized the "C" stood for cocaine.

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Mobile loo's winning wacky warning: Stop, then go

Posted: 04/29/2009 - A toilet seat that attaches to a trailer hitch has gained national recognition - for a warning label that says you'd better not use it while the vehicle is moving.

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Flush with Class: Best Bathroom in the U.S.

Posted: 04/28/2009 - The Hermitage Hotel has afternoon tea in the grand lobby. Down-filled duvets (that's a fancy word for comforters). A presidential suite with 2,000 square feet. And a really nice toilet.

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Wind Blows Away Chihuahua

Posted: 04/28/2009 - Tinker Bell has been reunited with her owners after a 70-mph gust of wind picked up the six-pound Chihuahua and tossed her out of sight.

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Israeli official: Swine flu name offensive

Posted: 04/27/2009 - The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed "Mexican" influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, said an Israeli health official Monday.

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Couple Marries at Homeless Shelter

Posted: 04/27/2009 - Two central Illinois volunteers have tied the knot in the place they first met: a homeless shelter.

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Nude Hiking Banned in Switzerland

Posted: 04/27/2009 - Voters in the heart of the Swiss Alps on Sunday passed legislation banning naked hiking after dozens of mostly German nudists started rambling through their picturesque region.

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Swiss Heartland Voters Ban Nude Hiking

Posted: 04/26/2009 - Switzerland (AP) - Voters in the heart of the Swiss Alps on Sunday passed legislation banning naked hiking after dozens of mostly German nudists started rambling through their picturesque region.

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Okla. Governor Intervenes in Flaming Lips Flap

Posted: 04/25/2009 - Oklahoma lawmakers who voted against making a Flaming Lips tune the official state rock song represent a minority of "small-minded religious wackos," the band's lead singer says.

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Douglas High Swimmer Remembered By Friends

Updated: 04/25/2009 - Molly Lahlum died early Thursday morning after collapsing during a swim meet April 7th. After more than a week on a ventilator, the Douglas High Student looked to be making improvements. She seemed responsive and no longer needed the machine. In an unexpected turn, she slipped away early Thursday morning around 3:00 AM. On the family's web page her father wrote, "She went very peacefully, and it was not traumatic for her at all." Her mother was by her side.

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Wandering Gator Winds up on Tampa Doorstep

Posted: 04/24/2009 - Florida alligators are known to roam in springtime when they search for mates, but a Tampa woman was mystified to find one parked on her doorstep.

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Hero Dog's Medal Sold for $35,700

Posted: 04/24/2009 - A medal awarded to a dog who sniffed out scores of survivors in rubble of the Blitz was sold at auction Friday for 24,250 pounds ($35,700.)

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