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Boat filled with protected species hits coral reef

Posted: 04/15/2013 - A Chinese vessel that ran into a protected coral reef in the southwestern Philippines held evidence of even more environmental destruction inside: more than 22,000 pounds of meat from a protected species

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Swallowed ring recovered by NH police

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Authorities charged 52-year-old Ronald Perley with theft and falsifying physical evidence after they say X-rays showed the 14-karat white-gold ring with princess-cut diamonds inside him.

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Lithuanian woman shares home with 3 puma cubs

Posted: 04/12/2013 - Rasa Veliute, a 23-year-old volunteer at the zoo in Klaipeda, a Baltic Sea port town, says she took the cubs home four months ago after their mother began neglecting them.

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Chicago woman fighting $100,000 parking fine

Posted: 04/12/2013 - The car was left for nearly three years in an O'Hare International Airport parking lot. WBBM says a judge dismissed the lawsuit Wednesday and pressed the parties to try to reach a settlement.

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Bullet hits Philadelphia shop worker's belt buckle

Posted: 04/12/2013 - A grocery store employee said Thursday that he is thanking God and his belt buckle for saving him from a stray bullet that smashed through the market's front door.

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Honolulu court screeners find pet duck in bag

Posted: 04/12/2013 - Security screeners at a Honolulu courthouse noticed something moving inside a defendant's bag as it passed through an X-ray machine earlier this week.

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Giant John Paul II statue readied for unveiling

Posted: 04/10/2013 - Workers are putting the finishing touches on a new statue of the late Pope John Paul II that its backer is calling the tallest one of the pontiff in the world.

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Frog-phobic man awarded $1.6M over runoff flooding

Posted: 04/09/2013 - Paul Marinaccio Sr. traces his fear of frogs to a childhood incident in Italy when a man holding bullfrogs chased him away after he'd wandered from the vineyard where his parents worked.

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Frog-phobic man awarded $1.6M over runoff flooding

Posted: 04/08/2013 - He found himself describing his phobia to a jury, calling himself "a prisoner in my own home" after runoff water from a nearby development turned his 40-acre property into wetlands and inundated it with frogs.

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Video of Volkswagen concept "Hover Car"

Posted: 04/08/2013 - Concept cars never really reflect the vehicles that end up driving on the road. They overreach. They show us what cars could, conceivably, be one day. So don't get too excited about this Hover car Concept from Volkswagen.

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Baby leopard rescue caught on tape

Updated: 04/08/2013 - Forest officials safely rescued a three-year old leopard cub, which fell in an open well in Aambaliya village of Veraval in Junagadh district of Western India's Gujarat state on Saturday

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5,000 NYC pay phones will take you back to 1993

Posted: 04/08/2013 - A project designed to promote an art exhibit has turned 5,000 Manhattan pay phones into time machines that take callers back to 1993, a pivotal year in the city's art, culture and politics.

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Lockup recommended for man who sneaked into jails

Posted: 04/08/2013 - Prosecutors told a judge on Thursday that they want Matthew Matagrano to be locked up for 10 years. Matagrano, a former inmate, pleaded not guilty to felony burglary in Manhattan Supreme Court.

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Iowa museum says tortoise was never stolen

Posted: 04/08/2013 - An African leopard tortoise thought to be stolen from an Iowa museum was actually trapped behind paneling in her enclosure, and a misguided employee who found her lied to keep up the story about her theft.

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NYC 'zombie' finds Long Island cat in Times Square

Posted: 04/05/2013 - Two years after he disappeared from his Long Island home, Disaster the cat was found this week in the heart of Manhattan — by a Times Square haunted house promoter dressed up as a zombie.

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Philadelphia gets ready to play Pong on a building

Updated: 04/05/2013 - The classic Atari video game will come to life on the facade of a 29-story skyscraper. Hundreds of built-in LED lights at the Cira Centre will replicate the familiar paddles and ball.

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Goat that walked into Mont. bar was taken from zoo

Posted: 04/04/2013 - Fairmont Hot Springs Resort general manager Steve Luebeck says staffers knew the goat was missing but didn't realize it had been stolen until they saw a story in The Montana Standard on Wednesday

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Pa. inmate denies hiding phone in prosthetic leg

Posted: 04/03/2013 - A former Pennsylvania jail inmate says he didn't sneak a cellphone into the lockup in his prosthetic leg, though he acknowledged having it for a year as he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

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All 18 taxis in NH's largest city pulled off road

Posted: 04/03/2013 - Odds are you won't get a cab in New Hampshire's largest city after police sidelined all 18 licensed taxis for inspection failures or failing to show up for inspection.

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