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Police: NY man with chain saw cuts through door, hurts boss

State police say a 29-year-old man used a chain saw to cut through a door at his boss's upstate New York home, causing severe injuries to the employer's hand. Troopers say Kyle Poore, of Lyons Falls, used a running chain saw late Sunday night to cut through a bedroom door ...

Rescuers at the site where an avalanche passed road 228 and hit at least one building, in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Tuesday's avalanche in Longyearbyen, the main settlement in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, struck near area where two people were killed in a 2015 avalanche. (Scanpix Norway via AP)

Avalanche in Arctic Norway tosses kids around, no injuries

A resident in Arctic Norway says four adults and two children were inside a house when an avalanche hit, knocking the building off its foundations, but all managed to get out safely. Tuesday's avalanche in Longyearbyen, the main settlement in Norway's Svalbard archipelago, struck near area where two people were ...

2nd orange alligator pops up in the Carolinas

For the second time this month, a rust-colored alligator has turned up in the Carolinas. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/2mhVXP1 ) Tuesday that some residents of a Calabash, North Carolina, neighborhood have named the pumpkin-colored alligator "Donny." Earlier this month, residents joked that an orange alligator that ...

A man stands on the scaffolding of the local cafe "Le Bouche à Oreille" restaurant Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 in Bourges, central France. The Michelin Guide has accidentally awarded one of its coveted stars to the cafe that shares its name with a gastronomic restaurant 150 kilometers (93 miles) away. (AP Photo/Milos Krivokapic)

Michelin Guide misguided as local cafe gets star in error

It's a case of culinary mistaken identity. The Michelin Guide has accidently awarded one of its coveted stars to a lowly local cafe that shares its name with a gastronomic restaurant 150 kilometers (93 miles) away. In the annual restaurant list unveiled Feb. 9, the publishers confused "Le Bouche a ...

Mom mails garbage to college student who didn't empty trash

A Pennsylvania college student got a reminder to take out the trash when his mother sent him some garbage in a care package. Eighteen-year-old Connor Cox tells WHTM-TV (http://bit.ly/2l3BugR ) that his mother sent two boxes to him at Westminster College in New Wilmington last month. One box contained food ...

Single mom dresses the part at 'Dads and Donuts' event

A single mom is generating attention online after she donned a mustache, dressed up like a dad for a school breakfast event and posed for photos with her son. KSL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2lzXYZY) Whitney Kittrell wore the costume after deciding to fulfill her son's request that she accompany him to a ...

Jeep stuck in sand dune for 40 years to be removed this week

A Jeep that has been stuck inside a Massachusetts sand dune for 40 years is set to be removed. The Cape Cod Times reports (http://bit.ly/2kRGjsH ) the Jeep Wagoneer is entombed in a garage in Truro that became overtaken by the dune decades ago. Basil Musnuff's mother owns the property. ...

Manuela Plank owner of a costume rental shop fashioning normal blond hairpieces into Trump wigs in Pfaffstaetten, Austria, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Just about everyone wants to be Donald Trump this carnival season in Austria _ so much so that some costume rentals are out of stock of wigs miming the U.S. president's signature hairstyle. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Trump wigs in big demand during Carnival season in Austria

So many people want to be Donald Trump this Carnival season in Austria that some costume shops have run out of wigs mimicking the U.S. president's memorable hairstyle. Shop owner Manuela Plank, recognizing a business opportunity, went to work making her own toupees a la Trump. Plank thought she was ...

United States Vice President Mike Pence, left, shakes hands with European Council President Donald Tusk during a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. U.S. Vice President Pence is currently on a two-day visit to meet with EU and NATO officials. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)

American flag has 51 stars for Pence visit to European Union

The Star-Spangled Banner looked more starry than usual during one of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's appearances in Brussels. A background picture of the American flag that went up alongside the European Union flag as Pence and EU leader Donald Tusk spoke on Monday had 51 stars instead of the ...

Cops warn of cows trying to sell dairy products after escape

Police in a Connecticut town are reminding people to not open their doors to "any unfamiliar cattle" after a pair of cows escaped from their pen and were found near the front door of a home a couple of houses away. Sgt. Geoffrey Miner tells WGGB/WSHM (http://bit.ly/2lanRi9 ) a driver ...

Misspelled note on pickup apologizes for 'anger isusesh'

Police in western Colorado say a man battered somebody else's pickup with a baseball bat and then left a note acknowledging he had anger issues. Police say the note read, "Sorryy anger isusesh." The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reports (http://bit.ly/2laQ9t7 ) the attack occurred in January near Carbondale. The pickup's ...

Joggers wearing in boxers, briefs, bras, bloomers and other underwear take off at the start of Cupid's Undie Run for charity in Philadelphia on Saturday, Feb. 18. 2017. (AP Photo/Dino Hazel)

Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids

Some joggers weren't joking when they said they were going out for a "brief run." In briefs, boxers, bras and bloomers, they ran three-quarters of a mile in a Valentine's Day-related charity event benefiting sick children. Saturday's annual Cupid's Undie Run featured 1,000 people in their underwear and little else, ...

Man practicing Parkour falls 40 feet down chimney in Denver

A 26-year-old man says he was making an action video with friends when he fell 40 feet down the chimney of a downtown Denver apartment building. Dustin Hinkle tells KCNC-TV (https://goo.gl/DJSZVB ) that he and a couple of friends were making a Parkour video on the roof of the Denver ...

FILE - In this July 3, 2008, file photo, New Mexico Tech professor Penny Boston crawls through the Mud Turtle Passage on the way to the Snowy River formation during an expedition in Fort Stanton Cave, N.M. Boston, who discovered extreme life in New Mexico caves in 2008, presented new findings on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 of microbes trapped in crystals in Mexico that could be 50,000 years old. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old

In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old. The bizarre and ancient microbes were found dormant in caves in Naica, Mexico, and were able to exist by living ...

NY woman hits half-court shot, then gets marriage proposal

It was quite a night for a New York state college basketball fan who made a half-court shot to win a $500 gift card and received a marriage proposal seconds later. Erin Tobin took part in a Dunkin' Donuts promotion during Thursday night's Manhattan-Siena game at the Times Union Center ...

Palm trees are planted in flowerbed in front of Milan's gothic-era Duomo Cathedral, Italy, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The appearance of a palm-filled oasis opposite the Duomo has spawned a vibrant public debate ranging from the ironic to the xenophobic. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Milano Vice? Palm trees near Milan's cathedral spark debate

The appearance of an oasis of palm trees opposite Milan's gothic-era Duomo Cathedral has spawned a vibrant public debate. Twitter is awash with palm-inspired memes, including pink palms in front of an aquamarine-colored Duomo subtitled, Milano Vice, referring to the 1980s television series. A well-known landscape architect wrote a page-one ...

Columbia University accidentally sends acceptance notices

Columbia University says it's strengthening its procedures after it accidentally sent acceptance notices to 277 prospective students and then recalled them. Columbia says the emails, sent Wednesday, "incorrectly implied" that the applicants had been accepted into its School of Public Health's Master's program. The university said Friday that it immediately ...

Christie calls Phillies fan bitter; mayor calls him a bully

Philadelphia's mayor is coming to the city's defense against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The Republican governor this week declared that the Philadelphia Phillies "suck," that its fans are bitter and angry and that it's not safe for civilized people to go to their stadium. Mayor Jim Kenney, a Democrat, ...

11-foot python slithers into South Florida student's car

A South Florida college student says he was startled when he saw a large snake crawl under his roommate's car. Nova Southeastern University students Ross Price and his roommate James Hand called an exterminator Feb. 1, but were told it was too late to send someone. So they called the ...

This Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 image from video provided by KIVI-TV shows an indoor pet, a squirrel named Joey in Meridian, Idaho. Police said the squirrel has thwarted a burglary attempt. The Meridian Police Department said a juvenile entered the home last week and told police after later being arrested that the squirrel attacked him when he tried to break into a gun safe. (KIVI-TV via AP)

Joey, the indoor pet squirrel, guards home against burglary

A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said. The unidentified teenager told officers that the squirrel's attack "scared him, obviously, because he wasn't expecting to have, you know, a ...

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