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Scuba-diving Santa brings holiday cheer to fish, museumgoers

Candidate whose missed vote led to tie loses on dice roll

89-year-old Alabama woman jailed over messy appliance store

Motorists nab cash spilled by armored truck, causing crashes

Hung without care? Some say tunnel decor is an eyesore

Customs finds 70 finches in hair rollers

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Crews rescue man stuck in grease vent of empty restaurant

Factory mishap paves street with chocolate in Germany

Man sues after getting finger caught in airplane armrest

Teacher accused of cutting boy's hair pleads not guilty

Moose rings Alaska home's doorbell

Feng shui or in the way? Begrudged boulders won't budge

California teacher arrested for forcibly cutting boy's hair

A high school teacher in central California has been arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment after forcibly cutting the hair of one of her students while singing the National Anthem

It's now or never pedestrians: German town has Elvis lights

Keep your blue suede shoes behind the curb: the German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a soldier in the 1950s has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock icon

New bacon vending machine fuels Ohio State University students

The Ohio State University now has a vending machine that dispenses bacon products to fulfill every student’s dream.

Quackarazzi: Mandarin duck holds NYC in its spell

Quackarazzi: A brightly colored Mandarin duck is holding New York City in its spell, with pink, purple, orange and emerald green colors one admirer called a "living box of crayons."

New study explains creation of deadly California 'firenado'

Dragged carpet roll investigated in Alaska man's death

Police: Man freed from jail steals car from its parking lot

Teacher who spoiled Santa will not return to school

Utah man accused of hammering ice pick through man's penis

Secret Santa pays off nearly $30K in Walmart layaways

CHP may have used Tesla Autopilot to stop speeding car

The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep

Boy hits target, convinces town to scrap snowball fight ban

Boy gets small Colorado town to lift nearly century-old ban on snowball fights

Dutch court rejects man's request to be 20 years younger

A Dutch court has rejected the request of a motivational speaker to shave 20 years off his age, in a case that drew worldwide attention.

Minnesota church ends 70-year tradition of lutefisk dinner

70-year tradition of serving lutefisk dinner ends at a Minnesota church with an obituary penned by the pastor

Saving Clark's neck? Panic at 'Lampoon's Christmas' display

A holiday display meant to re-create a scene from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" looked a little too real and caused a veteran to spring into action

Royal Mail delivers: Postman, can you take this to heaven?

A 7-year-old Scottish boy who sent a birthday card to his father in heaven has received a heart-warming reply, thanks to Britain's Royal Mail

FanDuel pays out bets on Alabama to win title ahead of game

FanDuel sportsbook is paying out bets from people who picked Alabama to win the college football national championship _ over a month before the game is played

DC clerk stalls marriage over 'foreign' New Mexico ID card

A District of Columbia clerk refused to accept a New Mexico man's state driver's license for a marriage license because she and her supervisor believed New Mexico was a foreign country

Court: Man put clothes, ID on stand-in corpse in $2M scheme

Details have emerged about how a Minnesota man allegedly faked his own death seven years ago in Eastern Europe to collect a $2 million life insurance policy

Bradenton man accused of threatening to blow up sheriff’s office

Jamer Lawrence, 28, was taken into custody last week and charged with threat to commit an act of terrorism. Deputies say in March 2018, Lawrence began sending disturbing messages to the sheriff's office on Facebook, identifying himself as "Ljameer Muhammad."

Officials: Woman passes gas, pulls knife on offended man

A Florida woman faces an aggravated assault charge after authorities say she passed gas in line at a dollar store and pulled a knife on a man who complained about it

Parents weigh in after photo captures East AL school bus diagonally parking, blocking traffic during pick up

In a photo, you can see what appears to be a child nearby getting ready to cross the road to get on the bus.

Police: Man shoots son after fight over kneeling NFL players

Cary police say 21-year-old Esteban Marley Valencia and his brother argued during dinner about the athletes' protest of racial injustice. News outlets report 51-year-old Jorge Luis Valencia-Lamadrid told officers Valencia then physically attacked his other son so he retrieved a shotgun.

Grinch steals Christmas from nuns, but they get it back

The Little Sisters of the Poor have a theory about how they got Christmas back from the Grinch who stole half the presents intended for hospice residents and employees

Sheriff: Pair killed ex-housemate over stolen PlayStation

Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma said 22-year-old Jake Bilotta and 21-year-old Ian McClurg coaxed the victim to the home they shared in Maitland. Investigators say he was lured under the premise of going to a party, and then stabbed several times with a chef's knife.

Steer too beefy to become burgers reprieved to life on farm

Knickers the steer is too beefy to become burgers, so he's won a reprieve to live out his days on the farm

Video shows Arizona fire started with gender reveal party

Video released by U.S. Forest Service shows how gender reveal led to Arizona wildfire

Florida man accused of stabbing woman over underdone potato

Police say a 36-year-old Florida man is accused of stabbing a woman with a fork over an undercooked potato.

Florida man clings to hang-glider over Swiss mountains after pilot forgets to attach harness

North Port man clings to hang glider over Swiss mountains after pilot forgets to attach harness.

Sleeping pilot overflies Australian island destination

Airline officials say a pilot is under investigation after falling asleep in the cockpit of a freight plane and overflying his Australian island destination by 46 kilometers (29 miles)

Iowa council gives final approval to 'toy' firearms ban

A city council in northwest Iowa has banned people from carrying some types of "toy" firearms

Police officer rescues chicken from fire

A police officer who saved a chicken from becoming a roaster is taking a ribbing from his fellow officers

Houston-area ATM mistakenly dispenses $100 bills, not $10s

A Bank of America ATM in the Houston area was shut down and guarded by law officers after mistakenly dispensing $100 bills instead of $10s and word of the glitch got out on social media

Man charged with attack landlord with machete

Authorities say a Florida man attacked his elderly landlord with a machete after the older man confronted the tenant about unpaid rent.

WATCH: Aggressive shoppers rush into Victoria’s Secret on Black Friday

Shoppers were getting aggressive at the Black Friday store opening at a Victoria’s Secret store in Tennessee.

Sarasota County Sheriff Sgt. helped connect woman with father on Thanksgiving

One woman received a surprise on Thanksgiving that was made possible by a Sarasota County Sheriff Sergeant.

Vermont couple looking for family peacock among the turkeys

A Vermont woman whose family peacock ran off with a flock of turkeys says she's hopeful to get close enough to catch it with a net

Burger joint closes after video appears to show rat cooking

A Hawaii-based burger chain has closed a Honolulu restaurant for cleaning after a video posted to social media appeared to show a rat being cooked on the grill

2 Utah teens accusing of stealing small airplane

Sheriff's deputies arrested two teenage boys they say stole a small airplane at a private airstrip in rural eastern Utah and flew about 15 miles (24 kilometers) before landing successfully at Vernal Regional Airport

Canadian scientist names beetle after Jose Bautista

Entomologist Bob Anderson of the Canadian Museum of Nature has dubbed a newly discovered species of beetle Sicoderus bautistai after former Toronto Blue Jays star Jose Bautista.

People continue to spot a new, furry visitor roaming Sarasota County

People continue to spot a new, furry Snowbird roaming Sarasota County

Money laundering: Dutch police find cash in washing machine

Dutch police who found 350,000 euros ($400,000) hidden inside a washing machine have detained a man on suspicion of _ what else? _ money laundering

19-year-old Yorkshire Terrier retires from 'The Nutcracker'

After more than 125 performances in "The Nutcracker" in Providence, a 19-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Archie is leaving the stage

WATCH: Coyote roams around busy Sarasota street

A viewer sent in video of a coyote roaming around a busy Sarasota street on Monday morning.

Police: Florida man stored stolen gear in car with dead alligators

Police in Florida say a man inadvertently showed officers two dead alligators stored in the trunk of his car when he went to surrender stolen fishing gear.

Texas doctor fights to keep dinosaur skull seized by feds

A doctor in Texas with a passion for paleontology is challenging the federal government after authorities seized a 70 million-year-old dinosaur skull that was part of his fossil collection

THEY CLEANED UP: New Orleans couple finds $1.8 million Lotto ticket

A Mandeville couple found $1.8 million while cleaning their house for the holidays.

Dog snarls Phoenix freeway traffic, bites state trooper

A German shepherd snarled traffic as it loped on and off two Phoenix freeways during Tuesday morning's commute before it was captured by a state trooper who was bit on the hand while grabbing its collar

Allegedly drunken and disorderly curling team gets booted from tournament in Canada

Video captured by a spectator Saturday shows Northwest Territories curler Jamie Koe appearing to be intoxicated before the team’s 4:30 p.m. game. The skipper, sitting on the ice, begins crawling.

Thanksgiving-themed ice cream arrives just in time to replace turkey with dessert

The company’s artisanal ice cream is handcrafted and using what may seem like strange flavors is its signature.

Officials: Man caught fire trying to siphon gas from U-Haul truck

Investigators are working to identify and locate the suspect.

26 students hospitalized after exposure to unknown substance

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials say students began feeling ill Monday after being in the gym at Cardinal Gibbons High School, a private Roman Catholic school. Some students experienced seizures, others had nosebleeds or shortness of breath and some passed out.

Giant wooden troll removed in Colorado could get new home

A huge wooden troll that proved to be too popular in a Colorado ski resort town is gone, but it's possible the artwork could find another home

Homeless Aussie who helped thwart attack charged with theft

A homeless Australian man who used a shopping trolley to help police thwart last week's militant attack in Melbourne has been charged over a series of burglaries

Alabama women’s prison opens first-of-its-kind lactation room

Women incarcerated at Tutwiler prison now have a place to express breast milk.

Deputies: Man arrested for throwing slice of pizza, screwdriver at vehicle

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested Taylor Bailey, 22, for allegedly throwing a slice of pizza and a screwdriver at a vehicle.

Stranded camel entertains motorists along snowy roadway

The surprisingly powerful storm that swept across Pennsylvania brought some surprising sights, including a camel stranded along a snowy roadway

$500 million worth of cocaine seized by the United States Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard seized cocaine with an estimated street value of around $500 million during a series of interdictions in international waters.

Wildlife officials seize mountain lion kitten fed bratwurst

Wildlife officials who seized a mountain lion kitten from a southern Colorado home say the feline fell ill after the residents fed it bratwurst

FBI re-creates decoy heads Alcatraz inmates used in escape

The FBI has created replicas of decoy heads used by prisoners to mount their infamous escape from Alcatraz Island in 1962

Breckenridge, Colorado, removing divisive giant wooden troll

The town of Breckenridge in central Colorado is removing an art piece of a troll that has become a tourist attraction but also rankled nearby residents

Police capture 'unruly' and 'uncooperative' runaway pig

Babe on the run: Maine State Police capture runaway pig along Interstate 95

Tiny Rhode Island polling place saw 1 voter after all

A polling place that Rhode Island elections officials initially said did not get a single voter during the midterm elections did get one voter after all

NTSB: 5 people died in plane that went missing off Charleston coast; pilot made transmission

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board released a report in the Piper PA-31 aircraft that went missing 100 miles east of Charleston’s coast on Oct. 25.

Florida man accused of poisoning co-worker’s drink with bodily fluid

The charges stem from multiple incidents where the man was caught on camera allegedly putting a white bodily fluid into his co-worker's water mug.

Florida woman steals live lobster from Red Lobster, sheriff says

Live lobster stolen by woman kicked out of restaurant

Cookie-dunking for your convenience: Oreo releases Ultimate Dunking Set just in time for the holidays

The set, which sells for $17.98 at Walmart, features two mugs with a place to stack your Oreos, and two red tongs to dunk them in your milk.

Police: Woman beat McDonald's manager over ketchup

Police are seeking a woman who pushed, punched and choked a McDonald's manager because she wanted ketchup