California police recover lizards stolen from reptile store
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — Police in California announced two arrests and the return of a pair of unique lizards that were stolen from a reptile shop last year.
John Oliver now has a sewage plant named after him
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.
Mailman rescues man in chainsaw accident in Norwalk
NORWALK, Calif. (AP) — A mailman on his route in southern California helped another man who accidentally cut his arm with a chainsaw late last week, authorities said.
'There's a lemur!' 5-year-old helps crack SF Zoo theft case
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.
'Big pile' of eels dumped in NYC park; impact not yet known
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.
Brazil leader's ally suspended after underwear cash jackpot
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.
Lemur located after break-in at San Francisco Zoo
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A ring-tailed lemur stolen from the San Francisco Zoo has been found, police said Thursday. The 21-year-old male lemur named Maki was discovered missing shortly before the zoo opened to visitors on Wednesday.
Rudolph and his nose-so-bright into auction will take flight
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rudolph and his still-shiny nose are getting a new home, and it's bound to be a lot nicer than the Island of Misfit Toys.
Researchers discover fossils of new species in Arizona
PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Researchers have discovered fossils of a tiny burrowing reptile among a vast expanse of petrified wood in eastern Arizona.
Email error: Law school dean sends private bar exam results
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The dean of South Carolina's largest law school is apologizing for forwarding an email that contained the names of students who failed the exam to become a lawyer and the confidential bar exam grades of every student.
A taste for travel? Finnair to sell plane food in shops
HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed and to offer a taste of the airline experience to those missing flying in the COVID-19 times.
Authorities: 37 pounds of meth found in driver's spare tire
FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officers who pulled a driver over for a traffic violation in Mississippi allegedly discovered about 37 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside a spare tire stashed in the vehicle.
Oslo police seize e-scooter that can go 3x the speed limit
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Oslo have seized a tuned, privately-owned electric scooter with a top speed of 58 kilometers per hour (36 mph), which is nearly three times the speed limit for it.
Driverless boat in Florida spins of control, smashing docks
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Three men conducting a photo shoot on a boat in a busy Florida river somehow went overboard, leaving the 24-foot vessel unmanned and out of control.
Rare 1794 silver dollar goes unsold at auction in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 1794 silver dollar believed to be among the first ever minted in the U.S., and the most valuable, went unsold during a public auction in Las Vegas.
Connecticut city OKs renaming sewage plant for John Oliver
It's official. Every time residents of Danbury, Connecticut, flush, they will be sending their special deliveries to the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant.
Young whales looking to dine flock to waters off NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — If you're young and hungry, the place to go is New York City — even if you weigh 25 tons and have a blowhole. Whale watch captains and scientists around America's most populous city say recent years have seen a tremendous surge in the number of whales observed in the waters around the Big Apple.
Large Chinese mitten crab crawls into German woman's home
BERLIN (AP) — Police in southern Germany say a woman got a shock while airing out her home when a 25-centimeter (10-inch) Chinese mitten crab scurried in from the terrace through the open door.
Stolen Mao calligraphy worth millions found cut in half
HONG KONG (AP) — A calligraphy scroll by former Chinese leader Mao Zedong estimated to be worth millions of dollars was cut in half after it was stolen last month in a high-profile burglary in Hong Kong, police said.
Feisty Tasmanian devils roaming Australian mainland again
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tasmanian devils, the carnivorous marsupials whose feisty, frenzied eating habits won the animals cartoon fame, have returned to mainland Australia for the first time in some 3,000 years.