The Seattle Transportation Department admits it made a mistake with deicer that caused some accidents Dec. 2 and shut down the West Seattle Bridge.
A spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service says no additional cost is expected from a decision to fly mail from one Alaska community to another for sorting.
Authorities have recovered a huge haul of high-end swag that thieves snagged during a party at an empty mansion — including armor, shields and a stuffed snow leopard worth $250,000.
It wasn't the kind of rescue Yuma firefighters usually handle. This one involved a cat with its head stuck in a dog food can.
For one Alaska city, it's not rain, sleet or snow that's affecting mail delivery. It's a broken postal sorting machine that has prompted officials to fly letters and packages more than 200 miles away to be separated and flown back for delivery.
The sale on eBay of a city-owned vehicle used by Sarah Palin when she was mayor of Wasilla is causing a stir in small-town politics: One official says the current mayor is trying to fatten city coffers off Palin's fame, and the mayor says "guilty as charged."
What's the secret to a long life? Having an unlisted number.
The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan's West Side into one of New York's newest tourist attractions, may have brought a different kind of visitor: a cockroach that can withstand harsh winter cold and never seen before in the U.S.
Animal control officials in the Iowa city of Waterloo are seeking a new home for a baby alligator named Chompey.
Wisconsin's ultra-liberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides. But city officials say a business is pushing even Madison's boundaries by offering, of all things, hugs.
A suburban Nashville couple got more than they expected in their to-go order in a McDonald's drive-thru: A bag of cold cash.
Although rain couldn't stop Gene Kelly from singing and dancing, an ice storm has postponed the auction of the Hollywood star's gray wool suit.
A mural stenciled on the side of a Hollywood gas station five years ago by the British street artist Banksy has fetched more than $200,000 at a Beverly Hills auction.
A runaway reindeer broke free from Santa Claus at a Colorado mall last week while the Big Man was inside visiting with children. KYSL in Summit County reports that the reindeer escape happened Thursday outside the La Riva Mall in Dillon.
Sometimes an owner's manual is not enough.
Employees at two Ann Arbor bars have seen some unusually big tips this year.
A brazen thief has made off with a New Mexico pastor's "church on wheels," taking about $40,000 in equipment and dozens of donated toys.
Someone made off with $2,000 worth of calendars for 2014 in an unusual heist at the Mall of Georgia.
Doctors at a Northern California hospital say a couple has given birth to a rare set of naturally conceived identical triplets.
An Alabama town is hooking hundreds of residents into another water system after someone apparently fired a gun at a City of Taylor water tower.
A cast of Minnesota beer enthusiasts has a frosty ambition: To stage the largest snowball fight ever.
Police say a car prowler suspect in Bellingham nearly got away by boarding a bus.
Police in Pennsylvania are investigating a complaint concerning a ghost hunt that went bust after a police officer mistakenly thought it was a burglary in progress.
A Kentucky woman whose van is plastered with political signs and trinkets has won a costly fight to have a $56 traffic ticket tossed in New Jersey.
A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110-kilometer (70-mile) journey across the country's remote landscape.