Cockroach disrupts pest control chief's testimony

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives.

Squirrel ends up in back seat of police car

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A squirrel that ended up in the back seat of a Michigan police car is out of trouble.

Man fighting charges for painting Main Street

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street.

Darth Vader hopes force with him in Ukraine polls

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

One candidate in Ukraine's parliamentary elections hopes to bring voters to the dark side: Darth Alekseyevich Vader.

Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box.

'Pilfered' pumpkins end up pleasing pigs' palates

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

A pilfered pumpkin caper in New Hampshire was just a misunderstanding that put some pounds on a passel of pigs.

UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

He might have gotten away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.

Nebraska trucker returns bull mastiff to Arizona

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona.

Woman says she sold pot to help raise grandkids

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died.

Man's ashes to be scattered in fireworks display

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway.