SAINT HILAIRE DU TOUVET, France (AP) — In wild costumes, wingsuits and even home-made flying machines, thousands of people are gliding through the French Alps in the world's oldest free-flight festival.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is blooming at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011.
BREA, Calif. (AP) — A California driver has been cited for using a mannequin — not the required human being — to drive in the carpool lane.
POTTERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Three 18-year-old brothers and their two 18-year-old sisters have landed their first jobs, together, at a McDonald's in Michigan.
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a missing 14-year-old girl has turned up safe and sound in Poland, after bicycling and hitchhiking some 400 kilometers (250 miles) to see her grandmother.
By Scott Malone CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientific research into how polyester pants affect the sex life of rats, what it's like for a human to live like a badger and how different the world looks when viewed through your legs was honored at this year's Ig Nobel spoof awards. The group
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police are encouraging caution amid a rash of public complaints and social media reports in a number of states of people dressed like clowns and acting suspiciously, even if they think many are knucklehead pranksters or simply bogus.
BOSTON (AP) — A Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs, an Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives and a British researcher who lived like an animal have been named winners of the Ig Nobels, the annual spoof prizes for quirky scientific achievement.
RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — A dilapidated New York mansion believed to have inspired the phrase "Keeping up with the Joneses" has sold at auction for $120,000.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A dog who rooted through the trash from a family dinner and ate seven corncobs is recovering after a charity raised money for surgery.
BERLIN (AP) — A German teenager has suffered serious injuries after accidentally creating an explosion in the family car with air freshener.
BORYSEW, Poland (AP) — Seven rare white wild cats — four lions and three tigers — have been born in the past week in a private zoo in central Poland.
RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — A dilapidated mansion in New York believed to have inspired the phrase "Keeping up with the Joneses" is on the auction block.
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Police in Barnstable, Massachusetts, were stumped when a woman from a nearly identically named town in the United Kingdom called to report a car crash.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young black bear led police on a two-hour chase through the streets of downtown Anchorage, Alaska — scurrying down sidewalks and across lanes of traffic and even ducking behind a Pizza Hut along the way.
By Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco's city attorney on Tuesday issued a subpoena to the developers of a luxury condominium high-rise that is tilting and has sunk more than a foot (30 cm), to determine if structural issues were appropriately conveyed to purchasers. Some 400
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania drug suspect who dropped his cellphone while running away from police took to Facebook to warn his friends not to call that phone number.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A flower that smells like a cross between a decaying animal and urine is set to bloom later this week at Dartmouth College.
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Visitors to a central Kentucky farm may do a double-take when they see the newest addition: a two-faced calf.
SUDBURY, Mass. (AP) — A historic Massachusetts inn that inspired poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and was once owned by automotive pioneer Henry Ford wants its stuff back — no questions asked.
Ahead of the Jewish new year next month, the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv sent gift baskets to a number of Israeli organizations, as it does every year. Among the recipients was Peace Now, a group opposed to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. There was only one problem - among the gifts in
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — A man who got stuck head-first between two rocks on a Rhode Island jetty while trying to retrieve his cellphone has been rescued with the help of olive oil.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a robbery suspect somehow made off with a Terre Haute police car despite being handcuffed behind his back.