UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (UPI) -- A Missouri frozen yogurt shop worker is facing an assault charge after throwing yogurt on a viral video star who claimed to have been "delivered" from his homosexuality.
Stephanie Diaz, a cashier at the FroYo Frozen Yogurt shop in University City, was recorded Wednesday by security cameras throwing a cup of frozen ...Read more
BOULDER, Colo. (UPI) -- The Colorado State Patrol said the "Literary Litterbug" responsible for dumping more than 600 books on a stretch of highway over several months was caught in the act.
State Patrol Sgt. Rob Madden said Trooper Dennis Wilder identified Glenn Pladsen, 62, as a possible suspect in the case of the "Literary Litterbug" or ...Read more
LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- Los Angeles police are investigating after a tagger sprayed graffiti on a police horse while its accompanying officer was writing a citation.
The Los Angeles Police Department said Charlie, a horse with the Metropolitan Division's Mounted Platoon, had his hindquarters spray-painted with the initials "RBS" while the officer ...Read more
MURRAY, Utah (UPI) -- The Humane Society of Utah said four abandoned newborn puppies are thriving thanks to being nursed by a mother cat.
Spokeswoman Deann Shepherd said a woman told rescuers the four Chihuahua puppies were in a box someone left on her car Tuesday in West Valley City and a note on the box said the canines were born Friday and ...Read more
LYNNWOOD, Wash. (UPI) -- A Washington state Baskin Robbins worker didn't want to see a robber get away with the store's money, so she punched him repeatedly in the head.
Surveillance footage from the Baskin Robbins store in Lynnwood shows a man in a baseball cap and sunglasses come into the store, display a gun and demand money from the cash ...Read more
COLORADO SPRINGS (UPI) -- A Colorado man was pushed to his limit, took his computer into the back alley and fired eight shots into the PC with a 9-mm pistol.
Lucas Hinch, 37, admitted to being fully aware of his actions.
"It was premeditated, oh, definitely," Hinch told the Los Angeles Times. I made sure there wasn't anything behind it and ...Read more
NEW YORK (UPI) -- A quartet of Swedish police officers visiting New York were caught on camera breaking up a subway fight on their way to see a Broadway musical.
Stockholm police officers Erik Naslund, 26, Samuel Kvarzell, 25, Makrus Asberg, 25, and Eric Jansberger, 28, were on the northbound 6 train at the Bleecker Street stop Wednesday just ...Read more
NEW YORK (UPI) -- New York's Bronx Zoo released video of the first gelada baboon to be born in the United States since 2002 running and playing with its adult comrades.
The Wildlife Conservation Society, which operates the zoo, released video Thursday showing the young male gelada, or "bleeding heart" baboon, running and jumping with the adults...Read more
LA CENTER, Wash. (UPI) -- A Washington state high school student who wore a fake bomb to ask a girl to prom had the prom-posal blow up in his face when he was suspended from school.
Ibrahim Ahmad, 18, was suspended for five days from La Center High School after he donned a paintball vest loaded with fake explosives -- paper tubes attached to ...Read more
NEW YORK (UPI) -- A clean water activist celebrated Earth Day with a swim through one of New York's most notoriously polluted canals and said the water tasted like "poop," among other things.
Christopher Swain, a clean water advocate, had intended to swim 1.8 miles through the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn Wednesday, but he ended his swim after ...Read more
DENTON, Texas (UPI) -- A Texas mom shared video of a nurse's shocked reaction when her daughter stands up after being paralyzed from the waist down for 11 days.
Becky Miller of Denton shared a video on YouTube depicting her daughter, Bailey, revealing her rediscovered ability to walk to a nurse she had grown close to during her two weeks in the...Read more
NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. (UPI) -- Police dispatchers in Northbridge, Mass., said they have been receiving a mysterious flood of calls for police in an Australian town with the same name.
Detective Sgt. John Ouillette said the first call from Down Under came in March 9 and the accented caller reported a fight in Russell Square, which is not the name ...Read more
CHANNELVIEW, Texas (UPI) -- A pregnant Texas Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen worker who was fired less than 36 hours after an armed robbery has been offered her job back with $2,000 back pay.
Marissa Holcomb, who is pregnant with her fourth child, was fired by Z&H Foods, the owner of the Popeye's franchise in Channelview, less than 36 hours after ...Read more
NEW YORK (UPI) -- A New York couple have been branded the city's loudest love-makers by an analysis of complaints called in to the non-emergency 311 line.
A compilation of complaints revealed the couple moved into their apartment in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn in October 2014 and six 311 complaints about the noise from their sexual ...Read more
CHICAGO (UPI) -- Chicago officials said crews have been ordered to take down "offensive" signs likening homeless people to rats with a play on the city's anti-rat posters.
The signs, spotted in the Bucktown neighborhood and elsewhere on the North Side, are created in the style of the city's "Target, but instead read, "Target: Bums."
Chicago's ...Read more
LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- Los Angeles surgeons working to remove a tumor from an Indiana woman's brain said the growth turned out to be the patient's embryonic twin.
Yamini Karanam, 26, a Ph.D. student at Indiana University, said she underwent surgery at the Skull Base Institute after problems she started having with reading and listening ...Read more
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UPI) -- A Tennessee father who used a drone to watch his 8-year-old daughter as she walked to school alone said he wants her to know "dad is always watching."
Chris Early, who owns a Knoxville video production company, said the camera drone he bought about a month ago came in handy when his 8-year-old daughter, Katie, insisted...Read more
CHANNELVIEW, Texas (UPI) -- A pregnant Texas woman said she was fired from a Popeye's eatery for refusing to repay about $400 stolen when she was robbed at gunpoint.
Marissa Holcomb, a former shift manager at the Channelview eatery, said about $400 was taken in the March 31 armed robbery, which was recorded by security cameras, and the manager ...Read more
RICHMOND, Va. (UPI) -- A Virginia appeals court granted parental rights to a man who fathered a child with a friend when she used a turkey baster for insemination.
The Court of Appeals of Virginia upheld a Roanoke Circuit Court ruling that granted parental rights to Robert Boardwine, who provided the sperm that Joyce Bruce used to inseminate ...Read more
PACIFICA, Calif. (UPI) -- Visitors to a California beach said the carcass of a whale that washed up last week was defaced with graffiti bearing the name of a motorcycle gang.
The sperm whale carcass, which washed up at Mori Point in Pacifica last week, was found Monday to have been spray-painted with the name of the East Bay Rats Motorcycle ...Read more