Gold Bars

Gold on Russian runway, not fool’s gold

Gold spills on Russian runway after plane door glitch MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say the hatch of a cargo plane carrying precious metals accidentally flew open upon takeoff — scattering at least 3 tons of gold on the runway. An investigation is underway after the incident...
Iditarod Sled Dog Race Finish Line

Video: 46th annual Iditarod Sled Dog Race, tainted by dog doping scandal

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The 46th running of Alaska’s famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off Saturday amid the most turbulent year ever for the annual long-distance contest that spans mountain ranges, the frozen Yukon River and dangerous sea ice along the Bering Sea...
Dumb Criminals video

Dumb criminals video: Suspects get caught after jumping police lot fence

PHOENIX (AP) — Two shoplifting suspects running from police scaled a fence to get away from officers and landed in a secure parking lot of a police station — and in custody. Officials tell KTAR-FM ( ) that officers were called to a gas station for possible...

Elvis Presley running for Congress as a Libertarian

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Elvis Presley is officially running for a congressional seat in Arkansas. But don’t confuse him with the rock ‘n’ roll icon, unless he’s performing. Elvis D. Presley performs shows as the late superstar Elvis A. Presley, but...
Meatballs in sauce

Man with red sauce on face charged with meatball theft

Meatball bandit strikes again HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Police say a damning clue led to the arrest of a Pennsylvania man charged with stealing a pot of meatballs — red sauce smeared on his face and clothes. Authorities in Luzerne County have charged 48-year-old Leahman Glenn...
Cook County Jail fight video

AP Video: 16 Inmates Charged After Fight At Chicago Jail

CHICAGO (AP) — Sixteen inmates have been indicted on mob action charges after authorities say they were involved in a fight at a Chicago jail. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced the charges Monday. He says the fight occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 in the maximum security...
California sobriety test, horse's rider

No course for a horse: Drunken Man rides horse on California freeway

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken man rode his horse onto a California freeway. Los Angeles news station KABC-TV reports that the California Highway Patrol stopped the man early Saturday on State Route 91 in Long Beach.   Officers administered field...
File photo: Heart Transplant Surgery

Texas hospital lets transplant patients hold own hearts

By DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR. , Fort Worth Star-Telegram DALLAS (AP) — After years of working for cardiologists and vascular surgeons, Jane Poston held her own broken heart in her hands Thursday morning, literally. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports and, yes, her hands were shaking a...
Erik Wilde from Berkeley, CA, USA

Hawaii man snags foot-long venomous centipede, preserves it

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Big Island resident has a centipede that’s more than 1 foot long (30 centimeters long) on display at his home. Retired taxidermist Clayton Cambra spotted the 14.5-inch (37-centimeter) insect in woods behind his home and decided to capture it with a...
Lunar Trifecta event for Star Gazers

Lunar Trifecta: Blue moon, super moon, total lunar eclipse rolled into one

Blue moon, super moon, total lunar eclipse all rolled into one big lunar lineup event By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon is providing a rare triple treat this week. On Wednesday, much of the world will get to see not only a blue moon and a...