Guards thought there was something suspicious about a little white cat slipping through a prison gate in northeastern Brazil. A prison official says that when they caught the animal, they found a cellphone, drills, small saws and other contraband taped to its body.
Posted: 11:09 AM
Five inmates at the Idaho State Correctional Institution south of Boise are suing a handful of major beer and wine companies, contending that alcohol led to their crimes and that they should have been warned that the beverages can be addictive.
Posted: 6:35 AM
For the first time in decades, a river otter has made San Francisco its home, taking up residence in the ruins of a 19th Century seaside bath near the Golden Gate Bridge.
Posted: 1:51 PM
Authorities say no one was injured when two airplanes got into a sort of fender-bender at a Florida airport.
Updated: 10:24 PM
Lake Superior State University's 38th annual list of banished words
Updated: 12:32 PM
Germany's respected news weekly Der Spiegel has mistakenly published an obituary for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush.
Posted: 2:26 PM
A Southern California man's tradition of handing out cash totaling $1,000 to homeless men was broken when he was turned away by a shelter on Christmas Day.
Updated: 11:26 AM
A Pennsylvania beauty queen who resigned after alleging that the Miss USA pageant had been fixed says she is stunned by an arbitrator's ruling that she must pay the pageant organization $5 million for defamation.
Updated: 12:23 AM
Experts say two rocket launchers turned in during a one-day gun buyback program in Los Angeles appear to be antitank weapons from the military.
Posted: 2:45 PM
As New Year's Day approached 150 years ago, all eyes were on President Abraham Lincoln.
Posted: 1:36 PM
NASA's newest Mars rover is gearing up for a road trip. But first, it has to drill into a rock.
Updated: 9:43 AM
A Wisconsin couple says fire clucks, not trucks, helped them escape a blaze at their home.
Posted: 5:22 PM
China requiring people to visit their aged parents or they could be sent to court for neglect
Posted: 6:12 AM
Chicago soon will have the nation's most expensive downtown parking meters.
Posted: 11:40 PM
A Northern California animal rescue group is trying to help an orphaned bobcat kitten with a problem: She's too nice.
Updated: 11:54 AM
A Las Vegas resort made the list of the top-five outrageous vacation rental properties where you can ring in the New Year, according to TripAdvisor.
Updated: 4:37 PM
Author Dennis Lehane is offering an unusual reward for the person who finds his family's beloved missing beagle.
Posted: 10:09 AM
Sweden's royal family says Princess Madeleine's wedding will take place on Saturday, June 8, at the Royal Palace chapel in downtown Stockholm.
Posted: 1:47 PM
An Iowa dentist was within his legal rights when he fired a longtime employee he found to be “irresistible” and a threat to his marriage, the State Supreme Court unanimously ruled.
Updated: 6:29 AM
International fishing authorities say a Dana Point man has broken a world record with a 427-pound yellowfin tuna caught earlier this year off the Mexican coast.
Updated: 4:03 PM
The Iowa Supreme Court says a dentist did not commit gender discrimination when he fired an attractive female assistant he viewed as a threat to his marriage.
Posted: 12:59 PM
A Pennsylvania man who spent some good cheddar on a burger faces charges after allegedly throwing a tantrum because his order included cheese.
Updated: 10:05 PM
Police in Canada say three people have been arrested in connection with a massive maple syrup heist from a Quebec warehouse, which put a dent in the global supply.
Posted: 8:56 AM
Chinese police have detained more than 500 people from a fringe Christian group for spreading rumors about the world's impending end, state media reported Tuesday.
Posted: 6:33 AM
Pepsi-Chicken Potato Chips are a hit in China.
Updated: 8:11 AM
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