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WATCH: Hungry bear steals dumpster

Updated: 08/02/2013 - Surveillance video from the Edelweiss Restaurant in Colorado Springs recorded the hungry culprit two nights in a row.

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Grieving dad returns $150K insurance money -- in quarters

Updated: 08/02/2013 - An Illinois businessman outraged by a court order that he return more than $500,000 in insurance money related to a 2001 wreck that killed his teenage son wanted to pay the money back in pennies in protest

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Denver hotel offers pop-up inflatable room

Updated: 07/31/2013 - For a limited time, a Denver hotel is offering a package with a one-night stay in a pop-up, inflatable room that rises 22 feet in the air, thanks to a scissor lift on top of the van on which it sits.

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Turkish officials clear bird of spying for Israel

Posted: 07/29/2013 - Authorities confirmed in a statement that they released the bird into the wild Thursday after x-rays performed at a veterinary hospital found that "there was no other device" attached to the bird aside from the leg band.

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Would-be mermaid banned from Fla. pool

Posted: 07/19/2013 - Jenna Conti, who lives in the FishHawk Ranch subdivision, had been in the Aquatic Club pool with her custom-made tail once before with the staff's approval

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Elderly grocery store owner refuses robber

Posted: 07/18/2013 - A masked robber apparently thought the 96-year-old owner of a neighborhood grocery store in Marshfield would be an easy target for his crime. But, he was so wrong.

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South Dakota's Corn Palace renovations get city OK

Posted: 07/18/2013 - A quirky eastern South Dakota landmark dedicated to all things corn is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, including new lit domes resembling ears of corn.

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Ill. researchers build 'vanishing' tech gear

Posted: 07/18/2013 - That's the idea behind a project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where researchers are investigating how to build electronics that vanish in water.

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Officer uses hotdog bits to rescue dog from roof

Posted: 07/18/2013 - An animal control officer equipped with hotdog bits has managed to rescue a 15-pound dog that somehow found itself stuck on the roof of a Vancouver, Wash., area house.

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Officials: NM mom struck by lightning, gives birth

Posted: 07/12/2013 - Authorities say Kendra Villanueva and the baby's father Ian Gordon were watching fireworks with friends on July Fourth when lightning struck both of them in the front yard of an Albuquerque home.

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China asks if 'happy ending' services are illegal

Posted: 07/01/2013 - China's law enforcers are having an unusually public debate about a delicate topic: Do paid sexual services known as "happy endings" at massage parlors count as crimes if they don't involve actual sexual intercourse?

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911 dispatcher helps Michigan man deliver baby

Posted: 07/01/2013 - A woman who didn't expect to give birth until mid-July delivered a healthy baby girl along a Michigan roadway with help from her husband and coaching from a 911 dispatcher.

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Humerus reunion: Doc returns Vietnamese vet's arm

Posted: 07/01/2013 - Dr. Sam Axelrad brought the skeletal keepsake home to Texas as a reminder that when a badly injured North Vietnamese soldier was brought to him, he did the right thing and fixed him up.

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Two-headed turtle hatches at San Antonio zoo

Posted: 06/27/2013 - A two-headed turtle has hatched at the San Antonio Zoo and officials have named her Thelma and Louise. The female Texas cooter arrived June 18 and will go on display Thursday at the zoo's Friedrich Aquarium.

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