12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000
12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000

A 12-pound chunk of the moon that fell to the Earth as a lunar meteorite has been sold at auction for more than $600,000.

Motorists stunned as metal balls roll down Seattle street
Motorists stunned as metal balls roll down Seattle street

Seattle authorities temporarily closed a street after motorists were stunned by dozens of large metal balls that spilled out of a truck and cascaded down the street, damaging several cars.

October 18th, 10:59 AM
$1,000 reward to nail thieves of California hammer sculpture
$1,000 reward to nail thieves of California hammer sculpture

The artist who created an 800-pound (363 kilograms) sculpture of a hammer stolen from a Northern California community center is offering a $1,000 reward to nail the thieves.

October 16th, 12:21 PM
Police find stolen doughnut van, share treats with homeless
Police find stolen doughnut van, share treats with homeless

It was a lucky day for some Florida police officers who recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

October 17th, 4:58 AM
'Call my lawyer,' says sweater seized with stolen sneakers
'Call my lawyer,' says sweater seized with stolen sneakers

A Virginia store has had 20 right-foot shoes stolen over the course of three break-ins this year.

October 18th, 11:18 AM
Man finds congressman's documents in abandoned storage unit
Man finds congressman's documents in abandoned storage unit

An Arizona man stumbled upon a trove of historical documents possibly worth thousands of dollars after purchasing an abandoned storage unit for $20 in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria.

October 18th, 7:50 AM
Man rescued from Arizona mine lucky to survive fall, snakes
Man rescued from Arizona mine lucky to survive fall, snakes

The head of a rescue team says an Arizona man is lucky to be alive after he fell to the bottom of an abandoned mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water.

October 18th, 6:11 PM
Hi Mickey, 'Bye Mickey: 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day
Hi Mickey, 'Bye Mickey: 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

A Tennessee couple dreamed of visiting six Disney theme parks on two coasts in one day, and they made their dream come true.

October 18th, 10:18 AM
Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch? Doritos lure rogue pig back home
Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch? Doritos lure rogue pig back home

Deputies in California used Doritos to lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home.

October 15th, 4:18 AM
Putin's ex-bodyguard rejects TV debate after duel challenge
Putin's ex-bodyguard rejects TV debate after duel challenge

President Vladimir Putin's former bodyguard has rejected an opposition leader's invitation for a television debate after challenging him to a duel.

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Home where witch trials victim John Proctor lived for sale
Home where witch trials victim John Proctor lived for sale

A house where a victim of the Salem witch trials once lived is on the market for $600,000 just in time for Halloween.

October 12th, 8:43 AM
Oink oink, honk honk: Rogue pig goes hog wild in traffic
Oink oink, honk honk: Rogue pig goes hog wild in traffic

Police in Maine's capital city are looking for the owner of a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out while dodging traffic on Saturday evening after presumably escaping.

October 14th, 1:54 PM
Couple plans to visit 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day
Couple plans to visit 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

A couple from Tennessee plans to visit Disney World's four theme parks in Florida, hop a cross-country plane and then end the night at Disney's two California parks.

October 16th, 9:35 AM
Man nicknamed 'Willy Wonka' pleads guilty to multiple crimes
Man nicknamed 'Willy Wonka' pleads guilty to multiple crimes

The leader of a multistate ATM and vehicle burglary ring known as Willy Wonka or the "Chocolate Man" has pleaded guilty to 60 charges.

October 12th, 8:13 AM
World War II explosive was being used as a garden decoration
World War II explosive was being used as a garden decoration

Air Force explosive experts removed a World War II-era artillery rocket that was being used as a garden decoration in a Florida neighborhood.

October 12th, 8:13 AM
Police say teenager baked grandfather's ashes into cookies
Police say teenager baked grandfather's ashes into cookies

Police say a Northern California high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade cookies and shared them with several classmates.

October 17th, 12:18 PM
Nobel Prize winner honored with dedicated campus bike rack
Nobel Prize winner honored with dedicated campus bike rack

The University of Missouri is honoring its Nobel Prize-winning scientist with an unusual accolade: a dedicated bicycle rack slot.

October 17th, 8:28 AM
Naming Rights: Orlando's new police chief is named Orlando
Naming Rights: Orlando's new police chief is named Orlando

Orlando's newest police chief is named Orlando Rolon.

October 12th, 6:43 AM
Gecko butt-dials 'bazillion' times from Hawaii seal hospital
Gecko butt-dials 'bazillion' times from Hawaii seal hospital

If you got incessant phone calls last week from a hospital that cares for Hawaiian monk seals: You were butt-dialed by a gecko.

October 9th, 1:31 PM
Giant hammer artwork stolen in Northern California
Giant hammer artwork stolen in Northern California

Authorities in Northern California are looking for a hammer.

October 10th, 6:51 PM
Inflatable sea monster takes over a rusting warehouse
Inflatable sea monster takes over a rusting warehouse

A giant sea monster has taken over a building at Philadelphia's Navy Yard, but only temporarily.

October 9th, 1:32 PM
Cattle roundup over: Last cow caught weeks after truck crash
Cattle roundup over: Last cow caught weeks after truck crash

Authorities say last escaped cow on the lam after a tractor-trailer overturned two weeks ago near Atlanta has been captured in some woods.

October 15th, 2:25 PM
Woman with 'emotional support squirrel' removed from plane
Woman with 'emotional support squirrel' removed from plane

Police had to remove a woman who brought an "emotional support squirrel" on a Frontier Airlines flight headed from Orlando, Florida, to Cleveland.

October 10th, 4:58 AM
For sale to the highest bidder: A 12-pound chunk of the moon
For sale to the highest bidder: A 12-pound chunk of the moon

A 12-pound lunar meteorite discovered in northwest Africa last year is up for auction by Boston-based RR Auction and could sell for $500,000.

October 10th, 11:56 AM
Restaurant offers free steak tips for tips on burglar
Restaurant offers free steak tips for tips on burglar

New Hampshire restaurant offers free steak tips to anyone with tips on a recent burglary at their location.

October 10th, 8:41 AM
Determined runner struck by deer finishes half marathon
Determined runner struck by deer finishes half marathon

A runner who was struck by a deer during a half marathon in New Jersey still managed to cross the finish line.

October 9th, 1:01 PM
Animal sanctuary, farm team up to save pig from slaughter
Animal sanctuary, farm team up to save pig from slaughter

An animal sanctuary and a farm are working together to spare a young slaughterhouse-bound pig to promote local agriculture in New Hampshire.

October 9th, 1:01 PM
Investigators want to know who left gator in Lake Michigan
Investigators want to know who left gator in Lake Michigan

Authorities don't yet know who dumped the four-foot long animal in Lake Michigan but they now know the kind of animal it is.

October 9th, 11:47 AM
Man allegedly posts video of how to remove an ankle monitor
Man allegedly posts video of how to remove an ankle monitor

A Missouri man is charged with a felony after he allegedly filmed himself removing an ankle monitor and then posted the video on Facebook.

October 8th, 2:27 PM
From 'special seed' to 2,170-pound winning pumpkin
From 'special seed' to 2,170-pound winning pumpkin

A commercial pilot from Oregon says "one special seed" and months of care produced a massive pumpkin that tipped the scales at a contest in Northern California.

October 8th, 4:37 PM
Walk on the wild side: Dutch jogger runs into lion cub
Walk on the wild side: Dutch jogger runs into lion cub

A jogger's run through the Dutch countryside turned into a walk on the wild side when he discovered a lion cub in a field.

October 8th, 3:17 AM
How many squirrels in Central Park? Count aims to find out
How many squirrels in Central Park? Count aims to find out

Counters start roaming NYC's Central Park for its first ever Squirrel Census.

October 6th, 11:45 AM
Man wins woman's weight in beer at wife-carrying contest
Man wins woman's weight in beer at wife-carrying contest

A Maine ski resort hosts 'wife-carrying contest'; winner gets the woman's weight in beer.

October 6th, 12:55 PM
Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K
Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

A Michigan man has discovered that what he'd been using as a doorstop for decades is actually a meteorite worth $100,000.

October 5th, 8:45 AM
Good Samaritan driver revives squirrel after car scare
Good Samaritan driver revives squirrel after car scare

A motionless squirrel lying spread-eagled on its back has been coaxed back to life by a concerned driver who performed chest compressions beside a Minnesota road.

October 5th, 7:35 AM
Lottery ticket leads FBI to Illinois bank robbery suspect
Lottery ticket leads FBI to Illinois bank robbery suspect

Authorities say a dropped lottery ticket led investigators to the man who robbed a suburban Chicago bank last month.

October 6th, 10:26 AM

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