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Officials: Missing dog was dyed to deceive

SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — Coco, a reddish-brown pit bull with white markings, went missing from her Southern California home on Thanksgiving. Nearly a month later, she was found and reunited with her owners — but she was a different color.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 10:35 pm

Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat

This Dec. 19, 2014 photo provided by the Fort Worth Texas Fire Department shows a firefighter providing oxygen to rescued cat from a house fire in Fort Worth, Texas. The Fort Worth Fire Department announced Saturday, Dec. 20, that the pet, named Stubby, survived. No one was hurt in Friday's fire, which heavily damaged a home. Authorities are trying to determine what sparked the fire. (AP Photo/Fort Worth Texas Fire Dept.)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 9:32 pm

Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWI

In this image taken from video and provided by the Riverdale, N.J. Police Department, Brian Chellis, 23, of Cedar Grove, N.J. talks with a Riverdale police officer after being found passed out in a car early Dec. 20, 2014. Police say that they found the man, who dressed as an elf, asleep behind the wheel of a van with its engine running, lights on and music blaring. Chellis, who faces drunk driving charges, was issued a summons and released to a family member. (AP Photo/Riverdale Police Department)RIVERDALE, N.J. (AP) — Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunken driving charges in New Jersey.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 9:14 pm

Soviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK in 1961

BOSTON (AP) — The Kennedy Presidential Library wants to remind the world that not even the threat of thermonuclear conflict can stop Santa Claus from making his rounds.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 5:12 pm

Man without use of arms facing gun charge released

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can’t use his arms because of a spinal condition and faces a gun possession charge was released from jail without having to pay bail on Friday.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 10:56 pm

Judge says pet bobcat Rocky must live at the zoo

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat that has escaped from its owner’s home multiple times since April will be made to live at a zoo, a judge ruled Friday, and its owner will be fined for letting it run free.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 7:56 pm

Boy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB football

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the scuttled football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham thought more cash might be the solution, so he sent his entire allowance — a $1 bill — with a handwritten note of support.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 2:50 pm

Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:42 pm

Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor

INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:24 pm

Police: Drunk man shot while entering wrong house

BENICIA, Calif. (AP) — Police say an intoxicated man was shot by a suburban San Francisco homeowner after breaking into a house he thought was his own.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 7:39 pm

Weird News – Funny and strange news – How About That

Watch: Man rescued after being trapped in well for three days in China

An elderly man is rescued by emergency services after spending three days trapped in a dry well in east China’s Jiangsu Province

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 4:20 pm

Watch: Sweden holds festive gingerbread competition

A Swedish Christmas competition to build a gingerbread house with “room for all” attracts over 130 entries from all age groups

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 2:05 pm

Christmas in London Past and Present: In pictures

Digitally merged capital Christmas scenes

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 12:05 pm

Watch: Monkey saves ‘dying’ friend at train station in India

A monkey saves the life of another monkey who fell unconscious after being electrocuted in India’s northern city of Kanpur on Saturday

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:50 am

International rugby star ‘blacks up’ for Wilfried Bony costume

Liam Williams, 23, the Wales rugby international, faced a barage of criticism after posting a picture of himself dressed up as Premier League star Wilfried Bony

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:51 am

Fancy dress fans at the PDC World Darts and weekend football fixtures: In pics

In pics: Spacemen to Santas at the weekend’s sporting fixtures

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 4:20 pm

Salisbury Cathedral climbers film spectacular views from Britain’s tallest spire

Daredevil climbers scale Salisbury Cathedral – the highest medieval spire in Europe, to change a wind metre 400 feet above the ground

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 12:55 pm

‘Dear Santa… I’d like a picture of a howling wolf for my dad’

Inside Royal Mail’s secret grotto, Sarah Rainey gets an exclusive look at this year’s funniest and most heartwarming letters to Father Christmas

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 8:37 am

Watch: Poodle bares teeth for electric toothbrush

Dog could not look happier at the prospect of having his teeth cleaned

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 5:09 pm

Hero police officer praised after sprinting to hospital with sick baby in his arms

Pc Steve Norton is reunited with baby Harrison Paine, whose life he saved, when he dashed to hospital carrying the sick child in his arms

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 4:23 pm

Reuters Video: Oddly Enough

Earthworms provide cancer-fighting bacteria

Polish scientists isolate bacteria from earthworm intestines, which they say may be used in antibiotics and cancer treatments. Suzannah Butcher reports.

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:35 am

Pie-size blunder doesn’t deter contestants at World Pie Eating Championships

Despite a size mix-up that led to the winner’s title being nullified, a humble pub in Wigan, Northern England hosts the 2014 World Pie Eating Championships. Elly Park reports.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 9:19 pm

Bad bear to attack Santa!

A photographer in Glendora, California catches a black bear attacking a Santa Claus statue in the Angeles National Forest. Tara Cleary reports.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:38 pm

Navy unveils robot fish

The U.S. Navy unveils an underwater device that mimics the movement of a fish. Tara Cleary reports.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 5:18 pm

Giant robots make for unusual holiday display

Using over eight million twinkling lights, the ‘Robolights’ display in Palm Springs lights up the desert with an unusual tribute to the holiday season. Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 7:57 pm

French students dig WWI trench to relive warfare

A group of French students dig a WWI-style trench and spend a night in the life of a soldier, fending off waves of attacks from their teachers. Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 7:10 pm

Daredevil wingsuit flyer performs "high five" stunt in French Alps

Australian wingsuit flyer pulls off death-defying stunt, completing the world’s first air-to-ground high five. Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 6:14 pm

Engagement photographer captures a couple’s most precious moment

New York student offers “covert proposal photography” so couples can remember the big moment. Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 7:43 pm

Santa’s Christmas wish: the best education for children around the world

From his home in the Arctic Circle, Santa Claus calls for better education for children and peace after a difficult year around the world. Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 6:45 pm

Peruvians settle old scores before the new year

Peruvian men, women and children, dressed in colourful costumes, fight each other in an annual tradition to settle old scores before the start of the new year. Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 5:24 pm