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Police in New Jersey search for alligator on the loose

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Police in New Jersey are warning residents about an alligator that's on the loose. More>>

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Too soon? Fans find Red Sox division title banner in street

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The Boston Red Sox have not yet clinched this year's American League East division championship, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled. More>>

Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

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It's not quite the World Wide Web _ but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start. More>>

Delaware DMV selfie zones aim to discourage license photos

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Delaware's Division of Motor Vehicles has installed "Safe Selfie Zones" at its four locations, to allow newly licensed drivers to share the news _ and not their personal details. More>>

Plants, but no pants: Florida man gardens in the nude

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A Florida man is angering many of his neighbors by doing yard work and chores in the nude. More>>

Get ready for 'Bongzilla,' selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

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A museum celebrating all things cannabis with displays that include a glass bong taller than a giraffe and huggable faux marijuana plants is the newest tourist attraction in Las Vegas. More>>

Too soon? Fans find Red Sox division title banner in street

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The Boston Red Sox have not yet clinched this year's American League East division championship yet, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled. More>>

State investigating restaurant that calmed lobsters with pot

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State health inspectors are investigating a Maine lobster restaurant that tried to mellow out lobsters with marijuana. More>>

Oklahoma astronaut corn maze photographed from space

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It's apt that a maze cut into an Oklahoma cornfield featuring the likeness of a former NASA astronaut can be seen from space _ and has been photographed by a satellite orbiting Earth. More>>

Driving lesson ends with car landing in a swimming pool

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A driving lesson went off the deep end in Maryland when authorities say the car jumped a curb, crashed through a fence and landed in a swimming pool. More>>

Fishmonger offers lobsters some herb before the butter

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A lobster pound in Maine is banking on using marijuana to try to make cooking the crustaceans a little more humane. More>>

Man who walked near boiling-hot Old Faithful geyser ticketed

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Yellowstone National Park officials say they have ticketed a man caught on video walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser. More>>

Huge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers nuts

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Farmers in New England are getting harassed by bumper crop of squirrels. More>>

Missouri town gets new newspaper, The Uranus Examiner

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Cue the giggling: A small Missouri town has a new newspaper called The Uranus Examiner. More>>

Kentucky town mourns its first female mayor, Lucy Lou, a dog

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The town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is known for a string of highly esteemed mayors, one of whom died this week. More>>

Careless whiskers: Train commuter caught on video shaving

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A man caught on video lathering up and giving himself a shave while riding on a New Jersey Transit train was violating the agency's rules. More>>

'Jaws of Life' used to free bear with head stuck in milk can

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Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to help free a black bear whose head was stuck in a milk can in northern Minnesota. More>>

Suspicious item turns out to be science experiment

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Police officers spent two hours investigating a suspicious plastic container found behind a Missouri sandwich shop before determining it was a high school science experiment. More>>

Kangaroo gets the jump on Mississippi owners and flees

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A kangaroo is on the run _ or maybe the jump _ in central Mississippi. More>>

Labrador dog named Lucy saves Oregon man from sex conviction

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The discovery of a black lab named Lucy led to the unravelling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence. More>>

Authorities pull globe, not honey pot, from bear cub's head

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Authorities in Wisconsin have rescued a bear cub with a hard plastic globe stuck on its head. More>>

Man buys Slim Jims for his dog, lottery ticket, wins $10M

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A New York man will be living large thanks to his decision to buy some Slim Jims for his dog. More>>

Hundreds of fun-loving Philadelphia bicyclists ride nude

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Hundreds of fun-loving bicyclists who had been gearing up for a ride around Philadelphia have taken off _ their clothes. More>>

Argentina seizes costly film equipment stolen from Hollywood

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Argentine authorities say they have seized about $3 million in cameras, lenses and other film equipment stolen in Hollywood and New York. More>>

A traffic stop, and a proposal: She said yes in Miami Beach

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A woman's boyfriend conspired with police to surprise her with his marriage proposal during a traffic stop in Miami Beach (she said yes!). More>>

Man fined $124 for kicking seagull that ate cheeseburger

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A man accused of kicking a seagull that started to eat his cheeseburger at a New Hampshire beach has been fined $124. More>>

Connecticut restaurant owner fined over no dog pee sign

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A sarcastic sign in the window of a Connecticut restaurant asking people not to let their dogs pee on the eatery's outside flower pot has earned the owner a $250 fine. More>>

Texas animal control seizes hundreds of snakes, rodents

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Animal control officials have removed more than 100 snakes from a San Antonio home following concerns about the reptiles' living conditions. More>>

St. Louis apartment with kitchen-bathroom combo creates stir

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A St. Louis man is the new tenant of a tiny apartment with a unique layout _ the kitchen and bathroom are in the same place. More>>

Smallest North Dakota city to double in population _ to 4

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North Dakota's smallest incorporated city is rebounding, with expectations to double its population _ from 2 residents to 4. More>>

Sprinting naked man leads LA police on lengthy pursuit

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A naked man is in custody after leading Los Angeles police officers on a long foot chase. More>>

Thief in Mexico tries to steal hearse, with body inside.

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Police in central Mexico they've caught a man who made off with a hearse _ complete with a corpse inside. More>>

Wisconsin pilot flees officers, later crashes into cornfield

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Authorities say they were trying to arrest a Wisconsin man on a domestic abuse-related charge when he fled in an airplane before crashing into a cornfield. More>>

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