A devoted dog has spent days waiting outside a hospital in northern Turkey where his sick owner was receiving treatment.
Jeanne Pouchain has a problem.
A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor of a Vermont town have helped raise money to renovate a community playground.
New research suggests that some beetles are adept at hiding their food from competitors.
An animal protection group says nearly 100 cats have survived a house fire in a town outside Rochester, New York.
A pigeon that Australia declared a biosecurity risk has received a reprieve after a U.S. bird organization declared its identifying leg band is fake.
A pet cat believed killed along with her owner in a huge mudslide has been found three years later.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say the aquatic mammal was spotted over the weekend in the Homosassa River in...
A surrealist painting worth more than a quarter million euros (dollars) that was forgotten by a businessman at Duesseldorf’s airport has been recovered from a nearby dump...
The names of America’s preeminent infectious disease expert and its incoming vice president have topped this year’s list of most mispronounced words.
The man told the Manatee County Sheriff’s office he’d been holding the 55-gallon container for a friend who promised to retrieve it later.
More than 60 years after Mal Osborn earned a varsity letter jacket from the University of Maine as a track runner, he still wore it.
The story of Buddy the Elf meeting his biological father has come to life, just in time for the holidays.
The first commercially printed Christmas card is up for sale, but it wasn't universally greeted as a merry scene when it first appeared in 1843.
Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths half a world apart, another towering structure has popped up and then quickly vanished, th...
A judge has denied a request to dig up the remains of President Warren Harding.
Ariel Cordova-Rojas went to New York’s Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last week to celebrate her 30th birthday.
A cat who patrolled the U.S. Northeast’s highest peak for a dozen years as its weather observatory’s mascot has died.
A Michigan couple whose large family attracted attention by growing to include 14 sons has welcomed their first daughter nearly three decades after the birth of their fir...
The Wisconsin State Patrol had a little advice for a guy who transported a snowmobile by strapping it to the roof of his Toyota Corolla: Bad idea.
A salvage operation is underway to lift a runaway metro train off a sculpture of a whale’s tail, where it landed after plowing through the end of an elevated section of r...
This really was a fluke.
McRib, the fast food sandwich that went viral before viral was a thing, is back.
Scientists say they have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago.
An obituary for a Minneapolis-area woman who died at age 93 included one specific request for her mourners: Do not vote for Donald Trump.
Police in California have announced two arrests and the return of a pair of unique lizards that were stolen from a reptile shop last year.
Comedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a new sign naming the city's sewage treatment plant in his honor.
San Francisco police say they arrested a man suspected in the abduction of a ring-tailed lemur from the city’s zoo, where officials rewarded a 5-year-old boy who helped r...