Arrest warrant issued in ice cream-licking incident in Texas
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a 24-year-old man who authorities say posted social media video of himself licking ice cream from a carton in Texas and returning it to a supermarket freezer.
Man who recorded pig's treatment banned from Iowa State Fair
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man who recorded what he says was the abuse of a show pig at the Iowa State Fair earlier this month has been banned from the fair for life.
German city offers $1.1M to whoever proves it doesn't exist
BERLIN (AP) — A German city that's been the subject of a long-running online light-hearted conspiracy theory claiming it doesn't really exist is offering big bucks to whoever proves that's true.
Germany: 8-year-old goes on highway joyride with mom's car
BERLIN (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old boy took his mom's car and went for a nighttime joyride on a highway in western Germany. Soest police said the boy's mother called them early Wednesday after she noticed that both her son and her VW Golf had disappeared.
TSA says traveler forgot snake at Newark security checkpoint
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A young girl discovered something slithery at a New Jersey airport security checkpoint: a 15-inch-long snake.
Time capsule from 50 years ago has nothing inside
DERRY, N.H. (AP) — Officials in a New Hampshire town are trying to figure out how a recently opened time capsule from 50 years ago has nothing in it.
Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska.
Officials seize marijuana mixed with jalapeño peppers
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of jalapeño peppers at a Southern California port.
'Miracle house' in Ohio draws pilgrims amid sainthood push
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Late in the summer of 1939, crowds of strangers started showing up at Rhoda Wise's house next to a city dump in Ohio after she let it be known that miracles were occurring in her room.
Woman thought she had kidney stones, gave birth to triplets
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman who recently gave birth to triplets says she didn't find out about her pregnancy until she went to the hospital with what she thought were kidney stones.
Airport worker fired for giving passenger 'You ugly!' note
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An airport security worker in New York has been fired for handing a passenger a handwritten note that said "You ugly!!!" The June incident came to light this week after passenger Neal Strassner obtained security video through a public records request and posted it to YouTube .
Florida vacation home invaded by vomiting vultures
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A New York couple's luxurious vacation house in Florida has been taken over by dozens of black vultures that are vomiting and defecating everywhere.
Sheriff: Trio of thieves thwarted by misleading gas jug
KEAVY, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky say three thieves thought they were stealing gasoline from a property for their broken down car until the car stopped working again.
Officers stake out 2 airports, nab accused turtle trafficker
ATLANTA (AP) — An investigation involving two of the world's biggest airports and hundreds of turtles has led to federal charges that a man illegally shipped the reptiles to China.
Trooper finds parked driver playing Pokemon Go on 8 phones
BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state trooper who pulled over to help what he thought was a disabled vehicle found something else instead: The driver had eight phones simultaneously playing the video game Pokemon Go.
Shark takes bite out of teen's surf board off Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — A teen surfing off the Hawaii island of Oahu escaped a shark encounter uninjured, but his board didn't. KHON-TV reports 16-year-old Max Keliikipi was waiting for a wave Sunday evening near Makaha Beach when he spotted what he thought was a turtle fin.
Residents purr-turbed over cat's ouster from police force
MOCKSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police department is evicting its pet cat named Sgt. Butters, and some residents are mounting a campaign to bring him back.
UK judge sentences Schwimmer lookalike to 9 months in jail
LONDON (AP) — A British judge has sentenced a lookalike of "Friends" actor David Schwimmer to nine months in prison for theft and fraud.
Raccoon freed after being trapped in vending machine
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Police say a raccoon trapped in a vending machine at a Florida high school is now free. Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant says a deputy stationed at Pine Ridge High School was notified of the trapped raccoon Wednesday and called animal control for assistance.
Authorities: Woman pulls gator from pants during stop
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida woman who pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop and illegally possessed numerous other wild animals has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to four charges.
Florida man arrested for threatening others with nunchucks
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say they've arrested a Florida man who's accused of threatening his neighbors with nunchucks and bug spray before cutting his own head when he accidently hit himself with the weapon.
Ohio State University seeks to trademark the word 'The'
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University wants to trademark the word "The" when used as part of the school's name on university merchandise.
Germany: Father jumps on moving train with children on board
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a 42-year-old man jumped on a moving train after its doors closed with his children on board and him standing in a Hamburg station.
NYC funeral home dog is 1 millionth 'canine good citizen'
NEW YORK (AP) — Who's a good dog? The American Kennel Club says there are now a million of them. The club is announcing Wednesday that a Bernese mountain dog named Fiona recently became its 1 millionth "canine good citizen," including dogs past and present.
Scientists say monster penguin once swam New Zealand oceans
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Scientists in New Zealand said Wednesday they've found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago.