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Mom gives birth in minivan in hospital driveway

Posted: 06/10/2013 - The suburban Chicago mom was heading to the hospital to give birth. She got as far as the hospital's driveway, but her daughter just wasn't going to wait any longer to come into the world.

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Alligator takes pit stop near Calif. intersection

Posted: 06/07/2013 - A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was suspicious. When he heard two women were spotted near a Lancaster, Calif., intersection, and one of them was holding an alligator, he didn't buy it.

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Doctor, guide rescue baby moose from Montana river

Posted: 06/07/2013 - A Pennsylvania doctor on a guided fishing trip in southwestern Montana went home with an amazing tale of hauling in a 25-pound lunker — a baby moose she helped rescue from a rushing river.

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Runner's pain is no pulled muscle; it's a baby

Posted: 06/06/2013 - An aspiring half-marathon runner in Minnesota attributed her unbearable back pain to a two-hour training session. A day later, she was cradling a newborn.

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Gator taken from Ohio home, video showed taunts

Posted: 06/05/2013 - A 7-foot alligator found in an Ohio man's basement is malnourished, has bone disease from a lack of sun for 15 years and was being taunted by teenagers on a regular basis, authorities said Tuesday.

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Cat detained on illegal mission at Russian prison

Posted: 06/05/2013 - Guards patrolling a prison colony in Russia's north saw a feline on the fence and it seemed to be carrying something. On a closer look, they found a few cellphones and chargers taped to the cat's belly.

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Law change kills German's longest word

Posted: 06/03/2013 - A tweak to state laws in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to conform with current EU regulations has caused an unexpected casualty: the longest word in the German language.

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'Bucket list' item leads to women's arrest in Fla.

Posted: 06/03/2013 - Police say 36-year-old Andrea Mobley and 38-year-old Jennifer Morrow face petty theft charges after stealing bathing suits and beef jerky during a trip to Wal-Mart on Wednesday.

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US Marshals auction scammer's diamond, other loot

Posted: 05/31/2013 - Want to own a 5-carat diamond from a Texas scammer? The jumbo jewel and other treasures confiscated by the U.S. Marshals Service are up for auction in Las Vegas this weekend.

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Mammoth carcass found with liquid blood

Posted: 05/30/2013 - A perfectly preserved woolly mammoth carcass with liquid blood has been found on a remote Arctic island, fueling hopes of cloning the Ice Age animal, Russian scientists said Thursday.

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"French kiss" finally enters French dictionary

Posted: 05/30/2013 - After centuries of lacking a French word for the sloppy Gallic export "to French kiss," a verb has finally been given its rightful place in the French dictionary.

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Engineering students use dance to solve problems

Posted: 05/30/2013 - Engineering students at Northwestern University are getting a leg up on the competition. They're learning to swing dance in a for-credit class called Whole Body Thinking.

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German clinic: Man had pencil in head for 15 years

Posted: 05/29/2013 - Aachen University Hospital says the 24-year-old man from Afghanistan sought help in 2011 after suffering for years from headaches, constant colds and worsening vision in one eye.

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South Africa: Soweto resident shows off her snakes

Posted: 05/28/2013 - Tourists have long flocked to the home-turned-museum of former President Nelson Mandela on Vilakazi Street, a lively strip of restaurants, curio sellers and street performers in the South African township of Soweto

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Vintage Apple computer auctioned off for $668,000

Posted: 05/27/2013 - German auction house Breker said Saturday an Asian client, who asked not to be named, bought the so-called Apple 1, which the tech company's founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built in a family garage.

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