MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A young camel named Scooby is back at home after going on a 90-minute jaunt that blocked traffic and provided an uncommon photo opportunity for motorists in Ohio.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The air crew who used their U.S. Navy warplane to create a vulgar sky writing above the town of Okanogan, Washington, this week have been grounded, the U.S. Navy said Friday.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals.
SARVER, Pa. (AP) — A couple who say they were handcuffed for hours in a police patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana are suing the police and an insurance company.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City cabbies have been called a lot of things over the years ... courteous, reckless, sometimes rude. But sexy?
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train.
PLAINS, Pa. (AP) — A man who always joked that he didn't want to venture into the afterlife hungry got his wish when he was buried with two cheesesteaks from his favorite sandwich shop — Pat's King of Steaks in Philadelphia.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 22-year-old Norwegian student has been handed a 250,000-kroner ($30,400) fine for drunken driving — but can still count herself lucky.
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 12 about the theft of photographs from a museum in New York, The Associated Press erroneously reported where the theft took place. It was at MoMA PS1 in Queens, not the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.
HOUSTON (AP) — A man who led police on a nearly 20-mile chase through Houston was taken into custody only after dancing for a time once he stepped out of his car.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say the same woman led officers on vehicle chases through Southern California on back-to-back days.
BOLTON, Conn. (AP) — An election for the governing board of a small Connecticut town has been decided by a coin toss.
COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — A McDonald's drive-thru window became a squeeze-thru window for a woman who apparently needed a fast food fix.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man authorities dubbed the "spelling bee bandit" because the notes he passed to tellers during multiple bank robberies in the Boston area contained the same spelling error has pleaded guilty.
HOUSTON (AP) — The party game Cards Against Humanity says it's bought U.S.-Mexico border land and hired a lawyer to try to stop President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.
TOKYO (AP) — Haruyuki Sano traveled 1 ½ hours for a taste of the same cheeseburger U.S. President Donald Trump ate with Japan's prime minister during his visit last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had his own water bottle moment.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts town has removed the word "men" from the name of its governing body.
CUSTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 62-year-old man has been arrested after police received a report of someone smeared in blood outside a western Michigan gas station.
BORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man is looking for the woman who busted a move while he danced in a supermarket parking lot.
PRAGUE (AP) — Six Czech tourists who dressed up in skimpy swimsuits made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen's "Borat" have reportedly been detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Police officers in a Massachusetts town jokingly recommend drivers get a little more creative if they make their own illegal license plates.
GRANITE FALLS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman hit the jackpot with two scratch-off lottery tickets, marking the second such instance in three weeks.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark says a man is suspected of stealing 12 of Copenhagen's green public benches that Danes instantly associate with the capital city.
HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — Middle school students in a Virginia home economics class were mistakenly given a worksheet that quizzed them on what an extramarital affair is as well as "boy toy" and "trophy wife."
MIAMI (AP) — A notorious Florida conman will serve his 20-year sentence in solitary at the infamous federal Supermax prison -- at his request.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A novice surfer mastered a pro's move on the first try: He punched a shark on the nose to escape its jaws.
SYDNEY (AP) — A new Sydney Harbor ferry will be christened Ferry McFerryface — Sydney's second favorite choice after the now famous jokey Mc-moniker, Boaty McBoatface.
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont trick-or-treater may have picked up more than candy on Halloween this year.
Carlos Correa seems to have started something.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A man authorities say is the dine-and-dash "sushi bandit" has been cited in eastern Idaho for suspicion of petit theft.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy is investigating a slapping incident near San Diego that left a SEAL candidate in a coma.
MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — Weather observers stationed atop the highest peak in the Northeast are having some fun with a blast of cold wind.
READING, Pa. (AP) — Police captured a big African cat, resembling a cheetah, running loose through the streets of a Pennsylvania city.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A police interrogation of a Kansas City man charged with drug and gun offenses ended prematurely when an investigator was driven from the room by the suspect's excessive flatulence.
EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was in a Colorado court for violating his bond on a drug charge is in even more trouble after a wad of cocaine fell from his hat while he was in front of the judge.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A midmorning chase and shootout involving several police officers on busy Interstate 95 in Providence left one person dead and one injured Thursday.
HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect robbing a Houston doughnut shop handed out doughnuts to customers whose cellphones he stole.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Some Montana drivers got Thanksgiving turkeys instead of tickets when they were pulled over by traffic officers.
NEW YORK (AP) — A British inventor billed as a real-life version of the superhero Iron Man has hit the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit at 32 mph (51 kph), a Guinness world record.
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman tried to sneak more than $1,800 worth of electronics through a Florida Walmart's self-checkout by switching the items' price tags with those from clearance items.
WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey diner is adding an 18 percent gratuity to the bills of children who go there without their parents.
NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — An 800-pound heifer made a big splash when it was found in a North Carolina family's swimming pool.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say they've arrested a man who showed up to an elementary school intoxicated and hoping to vote — on the wrong day.
LONDON (AP) — A new study shows that sheep have the ability to recognize human faces from photographs on computer screens.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A man accused of stealing a motorized shopping cart from an Alaska grocery store didn't get very far or go very fast before his low-speed getaway attempt was foiled by police.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is feeling pretty ... pretty ... pretty ... pretty miffed over a recent traffic ticket.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government is encouraging citizens to go forth and multiply like rabbits.
CLACKAMAS, Ore. (AP) — A deliveryman in Oregon who heard a woman's screams for help had his wife call 911, but when a deputy showed up it turned out the screamer was a parrot, not a woman.