Dead snakes are shown at the home of William Buchman, Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, Calif. Buchman has been arrested for investigation of neglect in the care of animals, after authorities found at least 300 living and dead pythons in plastic bins inside Buchman's stench-filled suburban home. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Hundreds of living, dead pythons found in home

A California schoolteacher was arrested Wednesday after at least 300 living and dead pythons were found in plastic bins inside his stench-filled home in suburban Orange County, police said.…
A drug-sniffing dog helped uncover 31 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a suitcase during a traffic stop on Oregon's Interstate 84 near Portland. (Courtesy:    KGW-TV)

Police seize 31 pounds of meth from car

Police in Oregon say a drug dog led them to 31 pounds of methamphetamine packed in a suitcase in a car that officers stopped on Interstate 84.…
In this undated photo courtesy of Susan Lawson shows Eric Lawson with his grandchildren. Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died.  (AP Photo/Lawson Family)

Ex-Marlboro man dies from smoking-related disease

When it came to portraying the rugged western outdoorsman who helped transform a pack of filtered cigarettes into the world's most popular brand, Marlboro Man Eric Lawson was the real deal.…
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Maine mom gives birth in driveway

Abigail Cain was in labor and about to leave for the hospital early Friday morning when she had no choice but to give but to give birth while standing in the driveway of her Gray home — in wind chills that reached minus-13 degrees.…

Kansas man is hit by train, gets up and walks away

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas man who was walking along railroad tracks wearing headphones was hit by a train that he didn’t hear approaching behind him — but that he got back up and kept…

W. Pa. man upset over $100 fee for road kill bear

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man is upset that he had to pay $100 to claim the carcass of a bear he killed with his truck — but the Pennsylvania Game Commission routinely charges fees for…

GA school cancels classes because of great weather

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — The headmaster of a school in Columbus says he plans to cancel classes Friday because of great weather. The off day at Calvary Christian School is the result of a commitment headmaster Len McWilliams…

Car hauled from depths of Mass. reservoir

WEST BOYLSTON, Mass. (AP) — State police have hauled a submerged car from the second largest body of water in Massachusetts that may have been there since the 1970s. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was discovered Wednesday in an…

Packwood woman stung by bee runs over self

PACKWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A Packwood woman was stung by a bee as she was getting into her SUV, and then while trying to get away from the bee she fell to the ground and the car ran…

Old cast-off: Mastodon tooth found in donation box

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan charity that collects donated clothing, shoes and other items for low-income residents got a really old cast-off in a donation box: A mastodon tooth. The remains of the extinct relative of…