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Russian police face the unexpected: crocodile in basement
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Russian police had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg - a crocodile in the basement....



Cops: Maine man punches self in face to avoid sobriety test
BELFAST, Maine (AP) -- Police in Maine have accused a man of punching himself in the face three times to avoid a sobriety test....



Paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley up for auction
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley six decades ago in Oklahoma is up for auction, and bids have already surpassed $1,200....



Headless chickens found in Connecticut courtroom
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the discovery of two decapitated chickens inside a courtroom....



Christie criticizes reports of his airline security handling
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Chris Christie is disputing reports suggesting he tried to get special treatment that he enjoyed while he was governor....



Umbrella mistaken for weapon causes hospital lockdown
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) -- An umbrella sparked a scare at a Seattle-area hospital after it was mistaken for a rifle....



Customer complain that gas station swapped diesel, gasoline
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) -- Some Maine drivers say their vehicles were damaged when they purchased fuel at a gas station where the diesel and gasoline were in the wrong pumps....



Meteor credited for bright light, noise rattling Michigan
DETROIT (AP) -- Experts say a bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky above Michigan was a meteor....



2 men hit each other in consecutive accidents in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Police in the eastern German city of Dresden say two men suffered minor injuries after backing in to one another in two consecutive accidents....



Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbor Bridge, captured uninjured
SYDNEY (AP) -- A wayward wallaby disrupted downtown traffic by bounding across the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Tuesday with police in pursuit....