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Off-duty officer scares Massachusetts pranksters

|Friday, Sep. 05, 2014

Two Massachusetts men planning to prank a stranger by springing from a box in a scary mask were thwarted by an alert off-duty police officer and are now facing charges.

Maserati driver has impersonation charge dismissed

|Friday, Sep. 05, 2014

A Massachusetts man charged with impersonating a police officer for driving a Maserati that resembled a police cruiser is off the hook.

Oklahoma jail adds 2 show goats to atrium

|Friday, Sep. 05, 2014

An Oklahoma jail has unveiled its latest landscaping method — goats.

Wanted: Media directors for ancient Chinese temple

|Friday, Sep. 05, 2014

Help wanted: Ancient Buddhist temple famed for its kung fu monks seeks media directors to build brand. English and social media skills required. Not necessary to be a monk, practice martial arts or eat vegetarian.

Texas Komodo dragon gets acupuncture therapy

|Friday, Sep. 05, 2014

Texas veterinarians have turned to acupuncture to treat the aching joints of a Komodo dragon at the San Antonio Zoo.

Oops: College exams already had all the answers

|Thursday, Sep. 04, 2014

Students in Austria sitting down to take university entrance exams this week found themselves with a guaranteed pass — at least for a minute or two. The answers were already filled in.

Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks

|Thursday, Sep. 04, 2014

The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital.

Woman accused of shoplifting $144 in eye shadow

|Wednesday, Sep. 03, 2014

An Arkansas woman whose mug shot shows her in heavy aqua and maroon eye shadow is accused of shoplifting $144 in makeup.

Cobra loose in Los Angeles suburb can be deadly

|Wednesday, Sep. 03, 2014

Southern California animal control officers hunted Wednesday for a highly venomous cobra that bit a dog and then slithered off into a suburban Los Angeles neighborhood.

Judge orders attorney to wear socks in courtroom

|Wednesday, Sep. 03, 2014

An attorney who habitually appears in court without socks faces sanctions including possible fines if he shows up without them again in one Indiana courtroom.