Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets.

Golf ball pieces from harvest cause hash brown recall

A food company is recalling frozen hash browns from stores in nine states because the potatoes may have pieces of golf balls in them....

Puerto Rico bank robber flees on bicycle, eludes police

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — It wasn't a 10-speed, but a bank robber in Puerto Rico was still able to elude police Friday by fleeing on a bicycle.

Vienna bartender appeals fine for public belching _ and wins

VIENNA (AP) — He who burps loudest laughs best — at least in this case.

Cops: 10 pounds of pot wrongly sent to Pennsylvania pastor

YEADON, Pa. (AP) — Police are trying to determine who shipped 10 pounds of marijuana from California to a pastor in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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Massachusetts man sentenced for burial plot sale scam

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to selling unused burial plots that had already been purchased by other people and pocketing the cash.

Coin flip decides new president of southern Illinois village

MARION, Ill. (AP) — A coin flip has decided who will lead a tiny southern Illinois town after an election this month ended in a tie.

Chilly justice: Man ticketed for warming up car loses case

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Warming up your car in the driveway might be a Michigan winter tradition, but a judge says it's not legal in a Detroit suburb if no one's behind the wheel.

Starbucks barista has meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino

SEATTLE (AP) — A Starbucks barista has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the coffee chain's much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear.

Man in bunny suit who blew air horn at police pleads guilty

SPARTA, N.J. (AP) — A man who wore a bunny costume and repeatedly blew an air horn inside a New Jersey police station has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.


Who stashed gold inside a British piano? It's a mystery

LONDON (AP) — British officials say they have been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a "life-changing" amount of money.

Police detonate 19th-century cannonball found among antiques

An antiques collector in Massachusetts says he didn't realize he had an explosive 19th-century cannonball sitting in his home until a bomb squad detonated the device...

Testing begins after brown spots appear in 2 Florida cities

SPRINGFIELD, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is looking into complaints about brown spots that are appearing on cars, boats, air conditioning units and other objects in a couple of cities.

Indian officials to lose red beacon lights atop their cars

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's officialdom is set to come down a notch.

Oklahoma police chief issues himself a speeding ticket

SPERRY, Okla. (AP) — The police chief of a small northeast Oklahoma community says he issued himself a citation for speeding, but only after being caught on video.

Audubon: First spotting of vermillion flycatcher in Maine

BREMEN, Maine (AP) — The National Audubon Society says a web camera has captured the first confirmed sighting in Maine of a colorful species of bird typically seen in the southwestern part of the country.

Danish diplomat chases off burglar from Manhattan apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — A Danish diplomat put aside diplomacy for the night — chasing away a burglar who broke into her Manhattan apartment.

Alligator crawls out of Louisiana storm drain

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — An alligator has been wrangled after crawling out of a storm drain in Louisiana.

Massive flooding turns a New York park into small lake

STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) — A park in upstate New York has been flooded by 1 million gallons of water and turned into a lake.

Professor sues Wal-Mart over 'clean toilets' description

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a "toilet cleaner."