BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) - J.R. Smith stepped into a hornets nest in his first college golf tournament and it had nothing to do with his high score.
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - A rare two-headed diamondback terrapin turtle is alive and kicking - with all six of its legs - at the Birdsey Cape Wildlife Center in Massachusetts after hatching two weeks ago.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Billionaire Richard Branson said it was an honor and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to don a drum major's uniform and march ahead of a New Orleans high school band.
PINE, Colo. (AP) - Wildlife officials in Colorado say an elusive elk that has been wandering the hills with a car tire around its neck for at least two years has finally been freed of the obstruction.
CHICAGO (AP) - Al Capone may have died nearly 75 years ago but it's clear interest in the infamous Chicago gangster is very much alive after some of his prized possessions were auctioned off over the weekend for at least $3 million.
KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) - A high school soccer player in northern Michigan broke records for most goals in a game, but not everyone is cheering.
SRBAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - It's not exactly on par with India's Taj Mahal, but a family house in a small town in northern Bosnia is in its own way a monument to love.
NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) - A flood-hit riverside restaurant in Thailand has become an unlikely dining hotspot after fun-loving foodies began flocking to its waterlogged deck to eat amid the lapping tide.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Danish police have confiscated a high-performance luxury car after its new owner was caught speeding as he drove it home from Germany to Norway, a northern Danish newspaper reported Friday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee entrepreneur whose hot tub on wheels is one of downtown Nashville's best-known party vehicles has been told to stop operating a public swimming pool without a permit, a lawsuit says.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A longtime Alabama sheriff removed from office after being convicted of theft and ethics violations is giving five-star reviews to the jail where he spent more than two weeks in custody. Perhaps he should: He ran it for decades.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Two Rhode Island men authorities say touched off a needless and expensive ocean search-and-rescue effort when they fired maritime distress flares to celebrate a friend's wedding have agreed to pay $5,000 each to settle the case, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.