Judge spins rhymes in puppy-napping case
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint was convicted of the crime by a judge who left him with a rhyme.
George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles.
Hunt on for possible anaconda in New Jersey lake
JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — Reports of a 16-foot-long exotic snake — possibly an anaconda — slithering through New Jersey's largest lake have stoked fears among residents and led to searches and questions about what exactly is in the water.
170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money.
Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy
HOUSTON (AP) — A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor a decade ago in Texas is facing a new charge in Houston that accuses him of urinating on candy at a drug store.
Police probing Brooklyn Bridge flag switch
NEW YORK (AP) — Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge — one of New York City's most heavily secured landmarks — were replaced sometime during the night with white banners that were spotted Tuesday morning fluttering in the wind.
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