Redheaded reptiles spreading across South Florida, raising concern
The Peter’s rock agama is another non-native reptile species calling South Florida home, and their skills as agile hitchhikers have scientists concerned.
Move over London Eye, world’s first floating pool just opened in the UK
A brand-new one-of-a-kind pool is suspended 115 feet in the air, and is the largest free-standing acrylic pool in the world can be found in London.
Hunt is on for Burmese pythons, Florida natives' arch-enemy
Professional python hunters and amateurs alike can win prizes in Florida’s annual hunt for the Burmese pythons that are ravaging the state’s native species.
China tries to keep elephant herd out of city of 7 million
A herd of 15 wild elephants that walked 500 kilometers (300 miles) from a forest in China’s southwest is approaching the major city of Kunming as authorities rush to try to keep them out of populated areas.
South Florida woman rescued from storm drain rescued underground... once again
A South Florida woman who went missing for several weeks before being discovered naked in a storm drain in Delray Beach has been rescued underground for a second time.
Woman donates kidney to hubby’s ex-wife days after wedding
They aren't supposed to get along, let alone be friends, but this new wife and ex-wife say they're sisters for life after a kidney transplant.
17-year-old girl shoves bear to save her dogs in viral video
Without hesitation, the teenager ran towards the bear that was loudly swinging at her dogs and swiftly shoved the bear off the wall before grabbing her dogs and directing them inside — and the entire confrontation was caught on CCTV video from outside of her home.
Airport changes name after years of fighting over ‘Orlando’
After years of fighting and litigation over who can include “Orlando” in the name of their central Florida airport, Orlando International Airport officials and Orlando Melbourne International Airport officials have tentatively agreed that Orlando Melbourne International Airport will change its name to Melbourne Orlando International Airport.
Big cheese no more: UK drug dealer caught out by cheese pic
A drug dealer in the English city of Liverpool thought he was the big cheese — until police got all the evidence they needed to arrest him from a picture he shared of himself holding a small block of creamy Stilton cheese.
Woman gets back $1M lottery ticket she had thrown away
A Massachusetts woman who accidentally tossed out a $1 million lottery ticket eventually collected her winnings thanks to the kindness and honesty of the owners of the store where she bought it.
Vax and scratch: NY offers $5M lottery for newly vaccinated
Anyone who gets vaccinated at select state-run vaccination sites in New York next week will receive a lottery scratch ticket with prizes potentially worth millions, as the state tries to boost slowing vaccination rates.
Florida couple pleads guilty to attacking bears with dogs
A married couple has pleaded guilty to using doughnuts and pastries to lure black bears in rural Florida, allowing packs of dogs to attack them and then posting the gruesome videos on social media.
Monkey business: Researchers find origins of South Florida colony
A colony of monkeys has lived for about 70 years in urban South Florida, near jets taking off from a nearby airport and next to fuel storage tanks.
Arrest warrant issued for man in Confederate monument theft
Police in Alabama have issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection with the bizarre theft of a Confederate monument that was taken from an Alabama cemetery and found in Louisiana.
Florida man wrestles alligator under water to save his puppy
Mike McCoy was walking with his puppy near a pond right behind Paul R. Smith Middle School when an alligator suddenly popped up out of a nearby pond, pulling the chocolate Labrador underwater.
Ohio's million-dollar idea: Lottery prizes for vaccinations
Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has unrolled incentives including a weekly $1 million lottery prize and drawings for college scholarships to encourage people to get vaccinated.
Dutch club Ajax melts league trophy into star gifts for fans
Ajax has melted down its league trophy to give a tiny silver star to all 42,000 season-ticket holders who were locked out of games during the coronavirus pandemic.
Man arrested after tiger shown in a yard of his Houston home
A Texas man who had been free on bond from a murder charge has been arrested after neighbors found a pet tiger wandering around a Houston neighborhood.
String of satellites baffles residents, bugs astronomers
A string of lights that lobbed across the night sky in parts of the United States over three nights earlier this week had callers frantically calling TV stations from Texas to Wisconsin and speculating that a fleet of UFOs was coming.
Play it again, Sam: Polish city recruits new bugle players
Ready to welcome tourists back, the Polish city of Krakow has recruited two more trumpeters to play the city’s trademark bugle call every hour from the tower in St. Mary’s Basilica.
Detroit pizza man paints street, tries to save people dough
A Detroit pizzeria owner upset over people getting $150 tickets for unwittingly parking in a handicap zone got a bucket of blue paint and marked the street himself.
Miami ranked no. 1 city in the country for naked gardening
If you’ve been gardening in your birthday suit in sunny Miami, first of all, we don’t blame you. It’s hot out. Second of all, it seems you’ve chosen the best place in the entire country to do it.
Feds: Man used fraudulent PPP loan to buy alpaca farm
Federal prosecutors say the owner of a Massachusetts pizza parlor lied about the number of employees he had to fraudulently obtain more than $660,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds, then used some of the money to buy an alpaca farm in Vermont.
Demand for Star Wars gear on Star Wars Day, May 4, up 93% on Amazon
According to a new study by Pattern, single-day demand for Star Wars products on May 4, which is the unofficial “Star Wars Day,” is expected to jump by 93% on Amazon than on any other average day of the year.
Publix chicken-tender sub Twitter account goes silent after store objects
A popular Twitter account that notified followers when Publix chicken-tender subs were on sale has been abandoned after lawyers for the Florida-based grocery chain apparently objected.