Alligator causes scare, then a laugh, in Minnesota

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A 2-foot-long alligator caused a scare — and then a laugh — in Stearns County this week.

Farmer: Missing bull flipped over fence by buffalo

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A western Pennsylvania dairy farmer says a 2-year-old bull that went missing for a month was likely pushed over a fence by a friend's pregnant buffalo.

The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King Japan is going black on black.

Winners of the 2014 Ig Nobel Awards

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

The 2014 Ig Nobel winners, awarded Thursday at Harvard University by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine:

Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center.

Jeter corn maze set to open as his career wraps up

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

As Derek Jeter plays his final regular-season home stand with the Yankees, a New Jersey farm is preparing to welcome guests to a 5-acre corn maze carved in his honor.

Leaking lime juice sends responders to cargo jet

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

A mysterious liquid leaking on a cargo jet sent emergency responders to the island that is home to the Ketchikan, Alaska, airport.

Police: Man caused $14K damage by doing doughnuts

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Police say a Pennsylvania man caused more than $14,000 damage to several other vehicles when he took a dare to do a "doughnut" with his pickup truck in a bar parking lot.

Police: Lonely man made repeated 911 calls

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

A Pennsylvania man has been charged with making three 911 calls to report bogus emergencies simply because he was lonely and wanted paramedics to show up.

Hearses to parade through Hell (Michigan)

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Dozens of Michigan hearse enthusiasts will show off their casket-carrying cars during a parade through Hell.