SARDIS CITY, Ala. (AP) - A 200-pound tortoise named Sparkplug that escaped from a pen in Alabama is back home after a journey across two counties and at least one soybean field.
EMBDEN, Maine (AP) - A man with a metal detector has found a long-hidden, 222-year-old coin under a few inches of soil outside a church in Maine.
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - In what most people would consider a lucrative mistake, a Detroit-area man who accidentally bought an extra lottery ticket has won two $1 million jackpots.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's a beetle that can withstand bird pecks, animal stomps and even being rolled over by a Toyota Camry. Now scientists are studying what the bug's crush-resistant shell could teach them about designing stronger planes and buildings.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - An obituary for a Minneapolis-area woman who died at age 93 included one specific request for her mourners: Do not vote for Donald Trump.
ISLESFORD, Maine (AP) - A woman has given birth to a baby on Maine's Little Cranberry Island for the first time in more than nine decades.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Volunteers checking sea turtle nests on a South Carolina beach came upon a rare sight: a white sea turtle hatchling crawling across the sand.
ST. STEPHEN, New Brunswick (AP) - With the border closed, a Canadian couple still found a way for their grandparents from Maine to see their waterfront wedding.
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) - Comedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a sign naming a sewage treatment plant in his honor.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police said Friday they arrested a man suspected of stealing a ring-tailed lemur from the San Francisco Zoo, where officials rewarded a 5-year-old boy who helped recapture the endangered primate with a lifetime membership.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andrew Orkin was taking a break from his evening jog to sit by Prospect Park Lake when he turned around and was startled to see a tangle of wriggling snakes.
SAO PAULO (AP) - A Brazilian lawmaker stepped down from his position representing President Jair Bolsonaro's government and was suspended from the senate, after police searched his house and found cash inside the underwear he was wearing.