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Oklahoma astronaut corn maze photographed from space
HYDRO, Okla. (AP) It's apt that a maze cut into an Oklahoma cornfield featuring the likeness of a former NASA astronaut can be seen from space and has been photographed by a satellite orbiting Earth.
Sep 21 6:39PM AP

Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore
ATHENS, Greece (AP) It's not quite the World Wide Web but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start.
Sep 21 4:17PM AP

Plants, but no pants: Florida man gardens in the nude
STUART, Fla. (AP) Being in touch with nature is one thing. But gardening au naturel is quite another for some neighbors of a Florida man who's been doing yard work in the nude.
Sep 20 2:45PM AP

Man accused of putting girl in game machine, stealing prizes
SALEM, N.H. (AP) A Massachusetts teacher has been charged with putting his toddler into a game machine at a New Hampshire shopping mall and using her to steal prizes.
Sep 20 2:27PM AP

Fishmonger offers lobsters some herb before the butter
SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (AP) These lobsters are going to pot in more ways than one.
Sep 19 2:38PM AP

Delaware DMV selfie zones aim to discourage license photos
DOVER, Del. (AP) Delaware's Division of Motor Vehicles has installed "Safe Selfie Zones" at its four locations, to allow newly licensed drivers to share the news and not their personal details.
Sep 19 11:52AM AP

Police in New Jersey search for alligator on the loose
MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) Police in New Jersey are warning residents about an alligator that's on the loose.
Sep 19 9:25AM AP

Mountain lion visits Colorado motel but doesn't stay long
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) A mountain lion has been caught on surveillance camera dashing to the doorstep of a Colorado motel office, venturing toward the open doorway and then wandering away.
Sep 19 1:30AM AP

Man who walked near boiling-hot Old Faithful geyser ticketed
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) Yellowstone National Park officials have ticketed a man caught on video wandering close to Old Faithful geyser, where he risked burns from the boiling-hot water that erupts every hour or so.
Sep 18 12:20AM AP

Authorities pull globe, not honey pot, from bear cub's head
BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) A bear cub in Wisconsin had a Winnie the Pooh moment, but it wasn't a honey pot that got stuck on its head. It was a hard plastic globe.
Sep 17 11:16PM AP

Driving lesson ends with car landing in a swimming pool
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) A driving lesson went off the deep end in Maryland when authorities say the car jumped a curb, crashed through a fence and landed in a swimming pool.
Sep 17 12:54PM AP

Huge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers nuts
There's a bumper crop of squirrels in New England, and the frenetic critters are frustrating farmers by chomping their way through apple orchards, pumpkin patches and corn fields.
Sep 16 2:47PM AP

Careless whiskers: Train commuter caught on video shaving
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) A man caught on video lathering up and giving himself a shave while riding on a New Jersey train was violating the agency's rules.
Sep 14 8:18PM AP

Authorities: Empty gas tank foils would-be pharmacy robber
PITTSBURGH (AP) Robbing a Store 101: Take the money and run but not before checking your getaway car's gas tank.
Sep 14 12:28PM AP

Man gets prison for drunkenly shooting at nonexistent clowns
READING, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania man who admitted he drunkenly fired a shotgun inside his apartment because he feared there were clowns inside could spend the next five years in prison.
Sep 13 1:48PM AP

Jaws of Life' used to free bear with head stuck in milk can
ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to help free a black bear whose head was stuck in a milk can in northern Minnesota.
Sep 12 8:35PM AP

Kangaroo gets the jump on Mississippi owners and flees
HARRISVILLE, Miss. (AP) A kangaroo is on the run or maybe the jump in central Mississippi.
Sep 12 3:45PM AP

Suspicious item turns out to be science experiment
PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) Police officers spent two hours investigating a suspicious plastic container found behind a Missouri sandwich shop before determining it was a high school science experiment.
Sep 12 2:13PM AP

Suspicious item turns out to be science experiment
PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) Police officers spent two hours investigating a suspicious plastic container found behind a Missouri sandwich shop before determining it was a high school science experiment.
Sep 12 2:13PM AP