Jan 10, 2017

A moo-ving rescue: Stranded cow winched across frozen pond

A cow stranded on ice in western Oregon experienced what might be called a moo-ving rescue. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office got a report last Friday about a cow that had ventured onto a frozen pond, fallen and couldn’t get back up. A sheriff’s ...

Prankster arrested in case of the 'HOLLYWeeD' sign

Jan 10, 2017

Prankster arrested in case of the 'HOLLYWeeD' sign

Los Angeles police have made a “Hollyweed” bust. Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, was arrested Monday, just over a week after a prankster used white tarps to make the Hollywood sign read “HOLLYWeeD,” the LAPD said in a statement. Fernandez turned himself in with his ...

It's gonna be huge: China factory hatches giant Trump chickens

Jan 9, 2017

It's gonna be huge: China factory hatches giant Trump chickens

A Chinese factory is hatching giant inflatable chickens resembling Donald Trump to usher in the Year of the Rooster. The five-meter (16-foot) fowls sport the distinctive golden mane of the U.S. president-elect and mimic his signature hand gestures with their tiny wings. Cartoon figures ...

Jan 4, 2017

Ghosts haunt our palace, says Swedish queen

Queen Silvia of Sweden says the royal palace where she resides is haunted, according to a documentary to be aired on public television on Thursday. “There are small friends …ghosts. They’re all very friendly but you sometimes feel that you’re not completely alone,” Queen ...

Pheasant-elect: Bird with Trump's quiff draws crowds in China

Nov 19, 2016

Pheasant-elect: Bird with Trump's quiff draws crowds in China

A pheasant has become a star attraction at a Chinese safari park after visitors said its golden head feathers resembled U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s famous blond quiff. A picture of a 5-year-old golden pheasant called “Little Red” went viral this week after a journalist ...

Bikini-clad models surround fake Trump in New York stunt

Oct 26, 2016

Bikini-clad models surround fake Trump in New York stunt

A Donald Trump impersonator appeared Tuesday outside New York’s Trump Tower accompanied by two bikini-clad models, causing a stir in a staged promotional event for a British artist. British photographer Alison Jackson became famous for using body doubles of famous people and setting them ...

Trump's debate sniffs take off on social media

Sep 27, 2016

Trump's debate sniffs take off on social media

Republican White House candidate Donald Trump stole the social media spotlight during Monday night’s U.S. presidential debate on at least one count — what Twitter users branded his #Trumpsniffle. The wealthy businessman sniffed repeatedly as he faced off against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in ...

Cuban rolls record 90-meter cigar ahead of Castro's 90th birthday

Aug 13, 2016

Cuban rolls record 90-meter cigar ahead of Castro's 90th birthday

A Cuban cigar-maker broke his own record on Friday by rolling the world’s longest cigar, dedicating the 90-meter (295-foot) smoke to Fidel Castro ahead of the retired leader’s 90th birthday. Castro, who took power in Cuba’s 1959 revolution and ruled for nearly half a ...