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Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in San Francisco suburbs

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:59:36 GMT2017-11-19T20:59:36Z

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) -- Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away....

Scooby the camel returned to Ohio owners after getting loose

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:11:57 GMT2017-11-18T18:11:57Z

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- A young camel named Scooby is back at home after going on a 90-minute jaunt that blocked traffic and provided an uncommon photo opportunity for motorists in Ohio....

100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:13:44 GMT2017-11-18T15:13:44Z

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite....

'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:28:57 GMT2017-11-17T20:28:57Z

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals....

Navy grounds air crew that made vulgar drawing in sky

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:05:24 GMT2017-11-17T23:05:24Z

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The air crew who used their U.S. Navy warplane to create a vulgar sky writing above the town of Okanogan, Washington, this week have been grounded, the U.S. Navy said Friday....

Suspect dances for Texas officers before police dog ends jig

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:55:51 GMT2017-11-16T23:55:51Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- A man who led police on a nearly 20-mile chase through Houston was taken into custody only after dancing for a time once he stepped out of his car....

NYC taxi drivers camp it up in playful pinup calendar

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:15:48 GMT2017-11-17T19:15:48Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City cabbies have been called a lot of things over the years ... courteous, reckless, sometimes rude. But sexy?...

Lawsuit: Couple detained after hibiscus mistaken for pot

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:02:00 GMT2017-11-17T20:02:00Z

SARVER, Pa. (AP) -- A couple who say they were handcuffed for hours in a police patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana are suing the police and an insurance company....

Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway train

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:56:45 GMT2017-11-17T17:56:45Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train....

McDonald's drive-thru window break-in: Suspect surrenders

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:09:04 GMT2017-11-16T20:09:04Z

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) -- A suspect has surrendered in a McDonald's break-in in which a woman squeezed her way through a drive-thru window....