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Cops: Goldilocks intruder lived in people's homes

Posted: 01/28/2009 - There wasn't any porridge to be too hot or too cold, and the homeowners weren't three bears, but a burglar emulating Goldilocks enjoyed other food and found the chairs and beds to be just right.

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Sheriff: Mich. man stages break-in, then calls 911

Posted: 01/28/2009 - Authorities in Michigan say a 24-year-old man broke into a gas station and called 911 on himself, claiming he wanted to go to jail to be with his incarcerated brother.

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One for the books: Baby born in Denver library

Posted: 01/28/2009 - There wasn't time to look up any books on obstetrics before a woman gave birth in the Denver Public Library. Library spokeswoman Celeste Jackson said the woman walked into the library Tuesday, said she had been riding a city bus and was in labor. She gave birth just inside the library entrance.

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Presumed mammoth tusk is actually a whale jawbone

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Earlier this month, a graduate student photographed what some thought was a remarkable find: A complete tusk of a prehistoric pygmy mammoth. Fortunately, it didn't turn out to be a mammoth - it was something even far older.

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Mexican chefs make world's biggest cheesecake

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Mexico has long been known for tacos and tequila - but cheesecake? Chef Miguel Angel Quezada says 55 cooks spent 60 hours making the world's biggest cheesecake - a 2-ton calorie bomb topped with strawberries.

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Wis. school's epic snowball fight flakes out

Posted: 01/26/2009 - When a whistle blew Saturday afternoon, two teams of University of Wisconsin-Madison students pelted each other with snowballs, but the 45-minute battle won't be going down in history.

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Plumber finds woman's diamond in the rough

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Just a case of plumb luck. It took a plumber to retrieve a woman's 7-carat diamond ring after city workers failed in efforts to flush the gem out of the pipes of a restaurant toilet.

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Looking for trash, workers find cash

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Three state highway workers cleaning up litter picked up an abandoned tire - and found about $100,000 inside.

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CHP: Bolinas man drove with Caltrans worker on car

Posted: 01/23/2009 - A Bolinas man is facing assault charges after deputies say he hit a state transportation worker and continued driving several miles while the man clung to the hood of the car.

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Soccer club mistakenly mourns 'death' of ex-player

Posted: 01/23/2009 - An English amateur soccer team mourning the death of one of its greatest players discovered an important error in the tributes by the club and local press to the 86-year-old man - he's still alive.

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Nebraska lottery draws same numbers twice in row

Posted: 01/22/2009 - The odds are against something this odd. A Nebraska Lottery official says the winning numbers for the state's Pick 3 lottery on Tuesday were exactly the same as the winning combination from the night before.

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NC campus police arrest 1 during snowball melee

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Authorities at a North Carolina college say a huge snowball fight got out of control, forcing campus police to use pepper spray on some students to contain the rowdy crowd.

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Buried box yields Texas treasures after hurricane

Posted: 01/21/2009 - A contractor helping clear debris from Hurricane Ike is looking for the owner of an ammunition box he found buried in sand that contained keepsakes, including an 1863 Confederate $50 bill, war medals and diamond earrings.

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Texas boys find 95-year-old's long-lost class ring

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Franklin Weeks figures he lost his college class ring sometime in the 1980s while helping his church put in new playground equipment. Luke and Sam Lytle can vouch for the 95-year-old Lufkin man's theory. They found the missing ring - Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College, Class of 1937 - on Monday while testing their new metal detector at the Ryan Chapel Church playground in Diboll.

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