PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 4-year-old macaw named "Bird" is an instant celebrity after appearing in a posed booking mug shot in Oregon with his unfortunate owner.
By Amr Abdallah Dalsh SHIBIN EL KOM, Egypt (Reuters) - Mohamed Hagras stands barechested as dozens of honeybees congregate around his face, eventually forming what he calls the "Beard of Bees". "The goal is to show that bees are not aggressive," he told Reuters at his farm in Shibin
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A retiring Pennsylvania Turnpike worker decided brutal honesty was the way to go when he filled out an exit survey after a 35-year career.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Beer brewed in New York and bearing the iconic "I Love NY" logo will be distributed in China starting next year.
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Frustrated with the prostitutes who he says walk in front of his home day and night, a West Virginia man has put up signs urging them to take their business elsewhere.
CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man whose driver's license has been suspended nearly four dozen times was arrested for speeding on Interstate 81 south of Syracuse.
NEW YORK (AP) — It took two hours of sifting through more than 200 bags of garbage at a New Jersey trash-transfer station before a New York City woman was reunited with three rings she mistakenly discarded.
HOUSTON (AP) — A 53-pound snapping turtle is recovering at a Houston wildlife rehabilitation center after fire-rescue crews saved it from a drainage pipe.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The slow recovery of the U.S. economy is continuing to keep the cost of Christmas — or at least the gifts listed in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" — from spiraling out of control.
MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — A friendly otter joined a couple celebrating a birthday in Northern California by jumping into one of their kayaks and making itself at home, rolling around and even nibbling on some shoes.
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England's new plastic 5-pound note is stronger, cleaner and safer — but apparently not suitable for vegetarians.
New York police are searching for a green-clad man who swiped an 86-pound (39 kg) pail of gold flakes off an armored truck two months ago and disappeared with the estimated $1.6 million in treasure. The city's police department late Tuesday released photos and video of the suspect, who was lingering
NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City are looking for a quick-thinking thief who stole an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes worth nearly $1.6 million off an armored truck in Manhattan.
You too may soon be able to feel what it was like to hit an iceberg on the Titanic. Construction of a life-size replica of the doomed passenger ship began in China's southwestern Sichuan province on Wednesday with a keel-laying ceremony and fireworks to mark the occasion. It is part of Star Energy
MOSCOW, Pa. (AP) — Police are searching for two people they say stole a dump truck from a housing development then used it to drag an automatic teller machine out of a grocery store in northeastern Pennsylvania.
EXETER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire town that said it wouldn't be decorated with holiday lights this season because of code issues with a utility now has a glimmer of hope.
GARDNER, Kan. (AP) — Motion-activated cameras intended to capture images of mountain lions in a Kansas park have instead snapped pictures of pranksters dressed as animals, monsters and Santa Claus.
Shmaltz Brewing Co says some of its beer names, including several with Jewish themes, "can be a bit unorthodox." Now a large California winery wants one of those names to be reformed. Sutter Home Winery Inc sued Shmaltz late on Monday, accusing the brewery of infringing its "Menage a
Britain's new plastic five-pound notes, bearing the portrait of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, have fallen foul of thousands of people who object to the use of animal fats in their manufacture. An online petition against the notes, started by campaigner Doug Maw, was signed by more than
VIENNA (AP) — In a story Nov. 25 about the delivery of a trail groomer to an Austrian resort, The Associated Press, citing local officials, reported erroneously that the vehicle had initially been sent to the wrong town. The town's tourism office acknowledged Monday that it had made the story up.