Woman stuck in swimming pool turns to Facebook for help

EPPING, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who became stuck in a swimming pool after the ladder broke turned to Facebook to ask for help getting out.

Golden retriever digs up heroin in Oregon backyard

An Oregon family's golden retriever has been honored by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a family's backyard...

Men say they've set record for traversing Boston's subway

REVERE, Mass. (AP) — Two Boston-area residents say they've set the world record for travelling to every stop on the city's subway system in about 7 1/2 hours.

Big catch! Drunken woman allegedly bites fisherman's line

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — It wasn't exactly the catch a Florida man was hoping for while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Instead, deputies say a drunken 22-year-old woman cursed at him before swimming up to his fishing line, biting it and swimming away with the rigging.

Constipated gorilla in Kansas zoo recovering after surgery

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A constipated 49-year-old lowland gorilla at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas is recovering after having surgery.

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Man denies purposely spraying manure on border patrol car

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about why he wasn't doing more to arrest people in the country illegally.

Bavarian black swan finds companion through lonely hearts ad

BERLIN (AP) — A black swan in Bavaria is no longer alone after finding a mate thanks to a lonely hearts ad.

Are you for real? Police check out man looking for dentures

BERLIN (AP) — A wary woman in southern Germany alerted police after a man buzzed on the door and asked for permission to search her balcony for his false teeth.

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The Latest: Nude suspect sits on Los Angeles harbor crane

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a car theft suspect perched on a crane in Los Angeles harbor (all times local):


German customs intercepts package with 20 snake heads

BERLIN (AP) — German customs officers say they have found and destroyed 20 rotten snake heads found in a package that had arrived from Nigeria.

Call the fashion cops: 'Jorts-wearing bandit' hits St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing stores in the St. Louis area while wearing jean shorts is being urged to call "the fashion police."

Escape artist llama makes bid for freedom on golf course

JACKSON, N.H. (AP) — Maybe these golfers in New Hampshire didn't yell "fore" but they might have considered "llama on the links."

German police hunt stolen trailer full of chocolate

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a semi-trailer full of chocolate has been stolen in a small central German town and are calling on witnesses who may have seen the sweet-toothed thieves.

Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping on her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent.

Police arrest man accused of ramming Bentley, Rolls-Royce

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Police say a 32-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly rammed his car into two luxury vehicles at a Washington car dealership, causing more than $500,000 in damage.

Wayward alligator found in swimming pool at New Jersey motel

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An alligator has been found in a swimming pool at a motel at the New Jersey shore.

2 accused of theft get locked in store, break glass to flee

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut woman and her 12-year-old daughter were locked inside a convenience store by an employee who suspected them of stealing, and they kicked out the store's glass doors to escape.

Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping on her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent.

Wisconsin man drives to hospital after nail shot into heart

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man who doctors say came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to the hospital and even parked his pickup truck in the lot before walking into the emergency room.