Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.
A 16-year-old boy is in custody in northeast Kansas, suspected of causing sporadic outages in a school district’s computer network since mid-February.
A man accused of using a cutting torch on a Portland ATM was wearing armored underwear when he was arrested.
Word last week that a California couple found $10 million in gold coins on their property has set off a Gold Rush of theories over who left behind all that cash.
The town of Ipswich, Massachusetts is considering a dog DNA database that could result in fines for owners who don’t clean up their pet’s poop.
Students at a central Florida high school decide to give money raised for their prom to a teacher with cancer.
Parakeet survives being sucked into her owner’s vacuum cleaner.
Newly released lapel video shows an Albuquerque officer shooting at suspected carjacker eight times as the armed suspect was running from police.
A Philadelphia television news reporter covering the aftermath of a snowstorm in New Jersey has gotten pelted by snow from a passing plow.
A Florida teenager’s Facebook post has cost her father an $80,000 legal settlement.
An Ohio boy dies of a heroin overdose and his friends take pictures of him and post on Facebook.
Kentucky school forces wrong third grader to take prescription medication, despite his objections.
A Colorado man, competing in his late father’s honor, is the winner in the men’s division of the 52nd annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest in Key West.
Hundreds of runners dressed like superheroes raced down the final 18 miles of the Boston Marathon course Saturday.
Heavy rains hit Southern California, increasing fear of mudslides.