Deputies searching for man who stole cat blood from clinic

Sheriff’s officials in Florida say a man caught on surveillance footage is suspected of stealing cat blood from a veterinary clinic.


Covering the bases: Fenway Park expected as voting venue

Election officials in Boston are expected to approve Fenway Park as an early voting venue.

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Dog trapped in 30-foot hole lured to safety with beef jerky

A group of mountain bikers on a North Carolina trail spotted a dog trapped 30 feet down in a sinkhole — and it took a salty snack and some straps to lift him to safety.

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Snake lands on Mississippi woman as she opens her front door

A woman in Mississippi received a slithering surprise when she got home from work last week: a snake that had been lodged on top of her front door landed on her head.

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Official: Toilet display mocking mail-in voting is a crime

A Michigan resident’s apparent joke showing disdain for voting by mail is no laughing matter for one local elections official.


Ouch! Bee sting to the mouth floors Tour de France rider

Tour de France rider Lukas Pöstlberger was forced by a bee sting to the mouth to abandon with the finish in Paris just two days away.


Drone lands in outfield at Wrigley Field, causing delay

Umpires hastily cleared the field during a game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs when a small drone flew into Wrigley Field over the bleachers and landed on the grass in deep left center.

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Primate monkeys around with student’s phone, takes selfies

A Malaysian student whose cellphone was stolen has tracked down the culprit: a monkey who took photo and video selfies before abandoning it in the jungle.

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Sheriff: Fleeing suspect abandons winning lottery ticket

A suspect in Georgia left his good luck behind when he abandoned a winning lottery ticket while fleeing sheriff’s deputies.


Spartacus the serval cat found safe after escape from home

An exotic African serval cat that escaped from its New Hampshire home earlier this week has been found safe and sound.


Harshmallow: Virus prompts pause for Peeps holiday treats

Peeps holiday treats are going on hiatus — another consequence of the coronavirus.

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St. Louis Zoo says python laid 7 eggs without male help

St. Louis Zoo officials are trying to solve the mystery of how a 62-year-old ball python laid seven eggs without being around a male python for at least two decades.


African serval cat, named Spartacus, missing in NH town

A serval cat named Spartacus has run away from the home of its owner in Merrimack, New Hampshire, and is missing.

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Contraband-laden drone snags in prison net; 2 arrested

A drone carrying marijuana, cigarette lighters and cellphones got caught up in a net above a Mississippi prison fence, resulting in the arrest of two men.