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Hallmark's ugly sweater ornament stirs controversy

Posted: 11/01/2013 - Greeting card giant Hallmark said Thursday that it shouldn't have changed the lyrics to "Deck the Halls" on a new holiday ornament that stirred a backlash from customers online.

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School to unveil writer's 'Death Collection'

Posted: 10/31/2013 - He collected photographs of people after their demise, whether from natural causes or after crossing paths with someone with a noose, knife or a gun.

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Indonesian city trying to end masked monkey shows

Posted: 10/28/2013 - Indonesia's capital is getting rid of the monkey business. Security forces are conducting raids to rescue macaques used in masked monkey performances on Jakarta's streets.

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Indiana dog that crashed half-marathon gets medal

Posted: 10/09/2013 - An Indiana dog who became an Internet sensation after crashing a half marathon has won a medal — and an appointment with a veterinarian to nip his wandering ways in the bud.

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Spanish shepherds guide 2,000 sheep through Madrid

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Shepherds led a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid on Sunday in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices.

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Oregon bartender gets $17,500 tip

Posted: 10/08/2013 - One of Aurora Kephart's regulars at Conway's Restaurant and Lounge in Springfield often tips her with Keno tickets from the Oregon Lottery.

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Suburban Dallas cop helps deliver surprise baby

Posted: 09/30/2013 - Gene Kimpton says he entered a home in Carrollton Wednesday morning with his weapon drawn. All he knew is there was some sort of emergency situation in the house.

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Abandoned gold bars baffle German police

Posted: 09/30/2013 - Attention all passengers: could the person who left a stash of gold bars and a pile of banknotes in the luggage deposit at Cologne's main railway station kindly contact German police?

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Cameras capture eagle killing deer in Russia

Posted: 09/27/2013 - Remote cameras intended to monitor Siberian tigers in Russia instead caught a golden eagle's fatal attack on a deer, snapping three photos as the massive bird dug its talons into the distressed animal's back.

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99-year-old Iowa woman gets high school diploma

Posted: 09/25/2013 - A 99-year-old Iowa woman who dropped out of a high school more than 80 years ago despite needing only one credit to graduate has finally received her diploma.

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Austria: Catholic church fined for phone texting

Posted: 09/25/2013 - A diocese says it has been found guilty of contravening Austria's telecommunications law by sending mass texts to the cellphones of followers asking them to pay overdue membership fees.

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14 panda cubs make public debut in China

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Fourteen baby pandas born in a southwest China breeding center were gathered together for their first public viewing on Monday (September 23), state media reported.

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Anti-social Dallas Zoo gorilla being shown door

Posted: 09/24/2013 - There will be no rose ceremony for a 430-pound bachelor gorilla that failed to form any meaningful relationships with fellow apes during an 18-year stay at the Dallas Zoo.

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Pipe had leak months before Hawaii molasses spill

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Department of Transportation Deputy Director Randy Grune told a news conference Friday he sent a letter in July 2012 to Matson Navigation Co. notifying the company of the leak.

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Russian shot in quarrel over Kant's philosophy

Posted: 09/17/2013 - An argument in southern Russia over philosopher Immanuel Kant, the author of "Critique of Pure Reason," devolved into pure mayhem when one debater shot the other.

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Boston homeless man glad to turn in lost money

Posted: 09/17/2013 - A homeless Boston man who police said turned in a backpack containing tens of thousands of dollars in cash and traveler's checks said even if he were desperate he wouldn't have kept "even a penny."

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Orlando station explains why it has to show Jags game

Posted: 09/16/2013 - WKMG TV issued the scrolled message on Sunday. It read that NFL policy states the station must carry all Jags away games. At the end the message said: "We apologize for any inconvenience."

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