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Hog-nosed skunk causes stir at Grand Canyon

Posted: 01/15/2013 - The striped creatures are usually found in southeastern Arizona, Texas and Mexico. But one of them somehow made its way north of the Colorado River last year.

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Germany: Robbers dig 100-foot tunnel to raid bank

Posted: 01/15/2013 - German police say robbers dug a 30-meter (100-foot) tunnel into the safe deposit room of a Berlin bank and escaped with their haul, setting a fire as they left to cover their tracks.

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Passenger has baby aboard flight to Armenia

Posted: 01/14/2013 - A passenger has given birth aboard a plane flying to Armenia and named her daughter after one of the flight attendants who helped with the delivery.

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Fla. 'python challenge' draws about 800 hunters

Posted: 01/14/2013 - Nearly 800 people signed up for the month-long "Python Challenge" that started Saturday afternoon. The vast majority — 749 — are members of the general public who lack the permits usually required

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Obama won't support building 'Death Star'

Posted: 01/14/2013 - More than 34,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the Obama administration to build the "Star Wars" inspired super-weapon to spur job growth and bolster national defense.

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Snake clings to plane wing on Australian flight

Posted: 01/11/2013 - Stunned Qantas Airways passengers watched out their windows as a large python clung to a plane's wing during a two-hour flight from Australia's northeastern city of Cairns to Papua New Guinea.

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Large pet reptile found guarding Calif. pot stash

Posted: 01/11/2013 - Authorities in Northern California made a snappy discovery during a routine probation check: An alligator-like reptile named "Mr. Teeth," who was apparently protecting a stash of marijuana.

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Sweden seeks 2 Britons for smuggling garlic

Posted: 01/10/2013 - Swedish prosecutors have issued international arrest warrants for two Britons suspected of masterminding a smuggling ring involving Chinese garlic.

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Owners try to ID items stolen in NY burglaries

Posted: 01/10/2013 - For five years, someone prowled rural counties in upstate New York, pilfering pearl necklaces, gold chains, bracelets, coins, silverware and other valuables from an untold number of homes.

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VIDEO: Baby Panda cub a day away from public debut

Updated: 01/09/2013 - The San Diego Zoo has a six month old panda cub that will be put on public display, for limited hours, beginning Thursday. Bill Whitaker was the first person allowed with a camera inside the panda's enclosure

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Bobcat that attacked Mass. man had rabies

Posted: 01/09/2013 - Wildlife officials suspected that the bobcat that attacked Roger Mundell Jr. on Sunday was rabid because of its unusually aggressive behavior.

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Swiss court wipes slate clean on ancient farm debt

Posted: 01/08/2013 - The payments had been a tradition since 1357, when a man named Konrad Mueller killed a man named Heinrich Stucki. To atone, Mueller promised to always pay to keep an eternal lamp lit.

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Antique Spitfire plane collapses on UK runway

Posted: 01/08/2013 - Airport officials say an antique Spitfire aircraft owned by engine company Rolls Royce collapsed shortly after landing at East Midlands Airport in central England.

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Oregon beer lover makes brew for dogs: Dawg Grog

Posted: 01/07/2013 - An Oregon man who loves beer and loves his dog has concocted some hooch for the pooch. Daniel Keeton works at Bend's Boneyard Brewery tasting room and calls his canine creation Dawg Grog.

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Fast-food robber suspect returns to eat, is nabbed

Posted: 01/07/2013 - Officials say a suspected robber of a suburban Detroit restaurant who apparently returned months later to get some food is under arrest after being recognized by employees.

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VIDEO: Kangaroo gets loose in Australian parking lot

Posted: 01/07/2013 - The kangaroo started licking his arms, which is a sign of stress, so a wildlife officer was brought in to subdue him. Some onlookers said they were happy that tourists could get a firsthand look at the animal.

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