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Nepali man kills son mistaken for monkey

(123rf) Police in Napal arrested a man who shot dead his tree-climbing, 12-year-old son, thinking he saw a monkey intending to go after his crops. Gupta Bahadur Pulami, 55, of Arghakhanchi fired up...

Updated : 2012.08.27 10:49

Snake-bitten farmer kills the reptile with teeth

A 55-year-old farmer from Bardanga village in Nepal was bitten by a venomous snake. Most people would rush to the hospital, but Mohamed Salmo Miya ran after his attacker and got revenge before rushin...

Updated : 2012.08.24 15:07

Turtle taped to balloons in California

A box turtle (123rf) Authorities in California said they were trying to determine who attached a box turtle to several balloons and sent it aloft. Residents of the Oceanside neighborhood said they ...

Updated : 2012.08.24 10:35

Hometown fisherman lands $50,000 salmon

This photo is not directly related to the article (123RF) A hometown angler caught a $50,000-tagged salmon in the Seward, Alaska, Silver Salmon Derby. Michael Rogers, 64, landed one of a handful of...

Updated : 2012.08.20 11:03

Man selling ‘Michael Jackson’ bird poop

(eBay) A Chicago-area man put the windshield of his car up for auction because it has a bird dropping he says looks like the late pop star Michael Jackson. “One of two things will happen,” said o...

Updated : 2012.08.14 16:24

Harry, Amelia top baby names in Britain

The Office of National Statistics for England and Wales said the top baby names for 2011 were Harry for boys and Amelia for girls. The office said Harry was followed on the list by Oliver, Jack, Alf...

Updated : 2012.08.14 16:19

Man orders TV, gets military rifle

A Washington man says he ordered a flat-screen television through Amazon.com and instead received a military-style assault rifle. Seth Horvitz, 38, a musician from San Francisco who moved to Washing...

Updated : 2012.08.10 15:00

Gigantic cat dies despite strict diet

This photo is not directly related to the article (123RF) A gigantic 15 kg cat in New York died despite being put on a rigorous diet. According to news reports, a 9-year-old ginger moggie called Sp...

Updated : 2012.08.10 14:34

Teen sentenced for killing mom‘s boyfriend

A 16-year-old Texan was given a 20-year sentence after pleading guilty to stabbing his mother‘s boyfriend to death early this year. The teen, whose name has not been released, apologized for his act...

Updated : 2012.08.02 11:24

Man pleads not guilty to elder abuse

A 58-year-old Florida man accused of letting his 88-year-old mother lie in her own feces for three days has pleaded not guilty to elder abuse charges. Michael Nolan entered the plea in court Tuesday...

Updated : 2012.07.08 11:21

Emaciated girl, 10, found in locked closet

A 29-year-old mother was in custody after police in Kansas City, Mo., found her emaciated 10-year-old daughter locked in a closet, authorities said. The woman was arrested Friday and her boyfriend a...

Updated : 2012.06.24 11:31

City workers free baby raccoon from grate

This baby raccoon was found trapped in a city grate. (UPI) DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich., June 22 (UPI) -- Municipal workers in a Michigan city said they freed a baby raccoon that became stuck head first ...

Updated : 2012.06.23 15:04

Fat cats fighting for title

In less than a month after famous fat cat Meow died in Santa Fe, two New York cats have stepped in to a fatter-cat fight. Meow, a 39-pound cat who made appearances on "Today" and "Anderson Cooper" d...

Updated : 2012.06.04 16:25

Man sues ex-fiancee for wedding deposits

A New York man has sued his ex-fiancee -- who twice broke off their engagement -- for nearly $50,000 in rent and wedding deposits he said she owes him. Steven Silverstein filed the suit Tuesday in M...

Updated : 2012.05.24 10:44

Toddler alost killed in dryer prank

A U.S. father’s prank on his child went wrong when the washing machine he’d placed his son in suddenly started to whir into action. CCTV footage at a launderette shows the man lifting the boy into t...

Updated : 2012.05.22 10:48