A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste.
'No human is limited': Kipchoge runs sub-2 hour marathon
VIENNA (AP) — Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019? Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday.
Dog lost since 2007 found over 1K miles away in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A toy fox terrier that disappeared from its family's south Florida home in 2007 was found this week over a thousand miles away in Pittsburgh and reunited with its owner on Friday.
Big avocado earns Hawaii family Guinness World Records honor
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii family has won a place with the Guinness World Records for the world's heaviest avocado. The Pokini family from the island of Maui received the Guinness certificate this week for the avocado weighing 5.6 pounds (2.54 kilograms), The Maui News reported Thursday.
Beer all over Mormon church parking lot after truck crashes
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Cans of beer have littered the parking lot of a church of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a Salt Lake City suburb after a semi-trailer crashed that was carrying cases of brew banned by the faith.
Good Grief: Owners of Charlie Brown song sue Dollywood
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The copyright owners of the "Charlie Brown Christmas" theme song have sued Dollywood in federal court for copyright infringement.
'Is this your turd?': Missouri city's cleanup flags dog poop
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Officials in a southwest Missouri city are planting small flags in piles of abandoned dog poop as part of a campaign to get residents to clean up after their pets downtown.
Florida man accused of forcing small alligator to drink beer
PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a Florida man who provoked a small alligator into biting his arm and poured beer into the animal's mouth.
Raging Bullies: Flyers give fans room to break stuff for fun
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers have turned their fans into Raging Bullies. Philadelphia sports fans have been implicated in the sports crimes of throwing snowballs and batteries and of late, haymakers at horses and athletes , so why not let them smash and bash inanimate objects for cash inside a controlled environment? Grab a helmet and baseball bat and step up to the plate — Flyers fans can take a swing for fun or just to take out frustrations on bottles, dishes or even a fishbowl stamped with the visitor's logo.
Squirrels hide more than 200 walnuts under SUV's hood
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh area couple found out where all their walnuts have gone. It turns out squirrels stored more than 200 of them under the hood of the couple's SUV.
Police: High school coach lifted $40 from player's wallet
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico football coach has been fired and faces criminal charges after authorities said a student used a cellphone video to capture the coach on video taking money from a player's wallet.
Family on SC vacation pulls 44 pounds of cocaine from ocean
FRIPP ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A family visiting South Carolina fished a big package from the ocean, took it to their rental home and opened it up, finding about 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of cocaine.
Goat rams through sliding glass door, naps inside bathroom
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio homeowner never envisioned becoming semi-famous because of a goat butting its way into her home and taking a nap in her bathroom.
Good boy! Dog saves South Carolina veteran during house fire
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man says a house fire would have ended his life if it weren't for his four-legged friend. News outlets report that Curly the dog saved Brian Rand on Monday morning by waking him during a house fire.
California crooks steal duffel bag full of snakes
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Call it serpent surprise. Or a snake mistake. A California reptile lover says thieves who made off with his duffel bag probably thought they were taking swag.
Woman hides in store's ceiling to avoid shoplifting arrest
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman faces multiple charges after authorities say she climbed into the ceiling of a Big Lots store to avoid a shoplifting arrest.
Deer crashes through window of Long Island hair salon
LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — A deer crashed through the window of a Long Island hair salon Saturday and ran amok before breaking out the front door with a straightening iron in tow.
Grizzly moved likely daughter of famous bear No. 399
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Wyoming have trapped and relocated a grizzly bear thought to be the offspring of a well-known grizzly.
Un-bear-able! Cubs get locked in van, honk horn to get out
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Two bear cubs were rescued after they locked themselves in a van and then honked the horn for help. News reports say security technician Jeff Stokely had parked his van outside a customer's home in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and went to work.
Woman shot when dog jumps onto car console, causes gunfire
ENID, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman was shot in the thigh when a dog inside the vehicle with her jumped onto a back seat console, causing a gun under the console to fire.
Cone or scoop: Guinea pig ice cream for sale in Ecuador
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — It’s a real ice cream flavor: guinea pig. Anyone who thinks of guinea pigs as pets _ cute, squishy, squeaking bundles of fur _ might find that idea hard to digest.
Police: Power tool used to vandalize ‘America’s Stonehenge’
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say it appears someone used a power tool to vandalize a stone at group of rock configurations called America’s Stonehenge.
The search is over: Dog turns up a year after gas explosions
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — A dog that disappeared after the chaos of the natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts a year ago is back in the arms of its owner.
Loosey-moosey: Stuck bull needs stairs to escape home’s pool
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — A young moose that got stuck in a New Hampshire swimming pool has been successfully coaxed out. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department biologists and conservation officers were called to a Bedford home Tuesday to help remove the young bull.
Jumping the shark? Kiss will play for them in the ocean
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Having played nearly every corner of the Earth in a nearly 50-year career, the rock band Kiss is taking its show to a new place _ under the sea, where they will perform for great white sharks and eight fans separated from them by a small submarine.