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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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Cat used in Brazil prison smuggling try

Updated: 01/07/2013 - Alagoas state prisons spokeswoman Cinthya Moreno says that the cat was caught New Year's Eve at the medium-security prison in the city of Arapiraca.

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Vt. town says woman's pigs in home must go

Updated: 01/07/2013 - A Vermont woman considers her pigs to be pets, but town officials say they're farm animals and have no business living in a residential neighborhood.

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Family reunited with stolen 1938 heirloom telegram

Posted: 01/07/2013 - The Western Union telegram is described as the opening page of the love story of now-deceased Minnie and Fred Ciolino, who sent the message 74 years ago after their Reno wedding on Christmas Eve.

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Berlin elephants feast on tasty Christmas trees

Posted: 01/07/2013 - The zoo treated its elephants and some of its other animals to the trees for lunch Friday. Before gobbling the greenery, elephants young and old played with the trees, whose strong smell attracts them.

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Utah city renames street due to sexual connotation

Posted: 01/07/2013 - The Lehi City Council has renamed Morning Glory Road after a technology company planning to relocate to the street raised concerns about the name's sexual connotation.

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Zoo count begins: No creature too small to count

Posted: 01/04/2013 - he same scene was being repeated at zoos throughout Britain Thursday — the census is nationwide. No stone is left unturned, lest there be a beetle below.

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