California Burger King employee finds $100,000

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

An assistant manager at a Northern California Burger King found a backpack loaded with about $100,000 in a booth, but so far no one has come forward to claim it.

City's ugly Christmas tree getting single red bulb

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A much-maligned public Christmas tree in Pennsylvania is getting the Charlie Brown treatment.

Who's behind Christmas tree at Paris' Notre Dame?

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government.

Putin's tiger ravages goat farm in northeast China

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China.

Trooper: Driver is lucky dog food didn't crush him

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Authorities in Washington state say a semitruck driver is lucky he wasn't crushed by 50-pound bags of dog food when he fell asleep at the wheel, crashed into a ditch and spilled the kibble.

Brawny bearded brewers bare nearly all for charity

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

If hops make you hot, and you like your men like your beer — stout — these guys have just the thing for you.

Turkey's great escape foils my Thanksgiving plans

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Two Sundays before Thanksgiving, my farming partner and I brought a live turkey in a burlap sack to our urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. The lanky brown-feathered bird quietly took her place in our chicken coop.

Dispute over 9-point buck settled with coin flip

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

A dispute over a nine-point buck in Wisconsin was settled with a coin flip.

See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting.

Residents asking why city smells like cat urine

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Residents are hoping tests on air samples can explain why their western Pennsylvania city smells like cat urine.