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Moose shows up at German office canteen

BERLIN — Maybe he got hungry? A moose on the loose in the eastern German city of Dresden evaded capture before getting stuck inside an office building, tantalizingly…

Colorado marshal can’t adjust to high altitude

NEDERLAND, Colo. — Nederland, Colorado’s town marshal says he is resigning after just six months because he can’t adjust to the altitude. The Daily Camera (http://bit.ly/1l8PgwY) reports Monday…

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Garden gnome alert: 400 missing in Austria

VIENNA — A leading Austrian political party has issued a garden gnome alert after 400…

Mom of boys with Lyme disease fights for chickens

BRIDGETON, N.J. — A New Jersey woman is fighting to keep the chickens she bought…

Coffee shop on honor system works in North Dakota

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — According to the owner, small-town living is what allows a North…

Farmers’ Almanac predicts another nasty winter

LEWISTON, Maine — The folks at the Farmers’ Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug:…

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Stolen shopping scooter ride leads to jail

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man is facing charges after police say he drove a stolen electric shopping cart to meet with his probation officer. KOAT-TV…

111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man

TOKYO — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world’s oldest living man. Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records…

George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next. The challenge has caught on…

Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

LONDON — Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want to have a word with you. A new interactive arts project is giving a…

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Maserati patrol car raises police suspicions

BRAINTREE, Mass. — Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers, not Maseratis. So when a patrolman in Braintree, Massachusetts, spotted a Maserati resembling a police cruiser…

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Woman attacked at party for too-short shorts

EVERETT, Wash. — Prosecutors say a 25-year-old Washington state woman attacked another woman at a barbecue because she thought her shorts were too short. Papers filed in…

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Flea infestation shuts down New York courthouse

ALBION, N.Y. — A western New York courthouse is closed for a second consecutive day because of an infestation of fleas. New York state court officials tell…

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New Mexico man blames robbery on stomach scratch

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque man facing robbery and larceny charges says he merely scratched his stomach and didn’t pull a gun when a grocery store clerk…

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Swiss Parliament suspends woman over naked selfie

BERLIN — The Swiss Parliament says it has suspended an employee after a naked picture she took of herself at work found its way into the media.…

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Wanted: Repeat bank robber with fondness for hats

MINEOLA, N.Y. — Police in New York are on the hunt for a prolific bank robber who wears many hats. Police say the man donned a range…

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Boulder fair closes ‘Smallest Woman’ sideshow

LONGMONT, Colo. — A sideshow at the Boulder County Fair advertising “Little Liz, the World’s Smallest Woman” has been shut down after complaints. The show featuring a…

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Woman, 78, caught with cash in girdle at airport

ROMULUS, Mich. — A 78-year-old Florida woman tried to fly on an international trip from Detroit Metropolitan Airport with almost $41,000 in cash hidden inside her girdle,…