Funeral and casket outlets are heading to the mall

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - We eat there, buy our clothes there and some people suspect teenagers may actually live there. So perhaps it was just a matter of time until funeral homes began ..
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Homeless man 'lucky to be alive' after lion attack

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) - A homeless man was repeatedly bitten and clawed by a mountain lion at a Southern California encampment, but was expected to survive, state game wardens said S..
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Google tries ferry service for workers in East Bay

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google workers who live in the East Bay can now make the commute to the company's Silicon Valley campus by sea.    For a week, anyway. &nbs..
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Ohio man buried astride beloved Harley motorcycle

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MECHANICSBURG, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man's family has fulfilled his dying wish - that he be buried astride his beloved Harley-Davidson motorcycle.    But it wasn't eas..
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'House of horrors' loaded with live, dead pythons

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The smell wafting from the house was bad, to put it mildly. It was the result of more than 200 dead pythons, 200 still-living snakes, and a rodent infestat..
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After threat, NY rep. faces temperament questions

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm has never been shy about promoting himself as a tough guy.    When he ran for Congress in 2009, he highlighted his service in..
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Panhandle schools close for possible ice and snow

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Schools, courts and government offices throughout the western Panhandle plan to close because of anticipated snow and ice.    The National Wea..
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Drunk woman drives wrecked car to jail

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Police say a 33-year-old woman did them a favor when she drove her badly damaged car that was missing a tire onto Alachua County Jail property.  ..
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Google contact lens could be option for diabetics

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Brian Otis gingerly holds what looks like a typical contact lens on his index finger. Look closer. Sandwiched in this lens are two twinkling glitter-sp..
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Congress wants more potatoes in gov't program

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nutritionists say Americans don't need more white potatoes. Congress disagrees - again.    Lawmakers are encouraging the agriculture secretary to a..
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Woman to testify against Google Glass citation

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California woman believed to be the first cited for wearing Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass while driving says she was within her rights and violated no law.&nb..
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Utah mom to give birth to daughter's daughter

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

PROVO, Utah (AP) - A 58-year-old Utah woman is set to give birth in a few weeks - to her granddaughter.    Julia Navarro is serving as a surrogate for her daughter a..
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Wal-Mart eyes legal action over donkey meat recall

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it's considering taking legal action against "responsible parties" after DNA testing showed traces of fox meat in the donkey meat it sold ..
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Guns, gators, Festivus part of Fla.'s weird year

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - You know you're living in a weird state when there's a Festivus pole made out of beer cans displayed in the Capitol, a man offers to trade a live alligator..
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Python kills security guard near Bali luxury hotel

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Lenny Smith

A python strangled a security guard near a luxury hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Friday, and then escaped into nearby bushes following the deadly attack, police and ..
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Zimbabwe man fistfights crocodile to save child

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - State media in Zimbabwe says a villager fought a crocodile with his bare hands to free his son from its jaws in northeastern rural Mutoko.    ..
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Some speeding Fla. drivers issued lottery tickets

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Police in a central Florida city have been issuing scratch-off lottery tickets instead of speeding tickets to Christmas Day travelers.    By e..
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Man in Santa Claus suit shot in DC with pellet gun

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Police say a man dressed as Santa delivering toys in southeast Washington, D.C., was popped in the back with a pellet gun as he walked down the street and is reco..
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N. Fla. couple's baby weighs in at 14+ pounds

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The third baby may very well be the last for a north Florida couple.    Son Isaiah Lawrence Johnson was born Friday at Gainesville's UF Shan..
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Dial-a-Carol a holiday tradition at U of Illinois

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - The phones are jingling off the hook at Dial-a-Carol, a student-run project on the University of Illinois' Champaign campus. It's a hotline of sorts for people who p..
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