AUCKLAND, New Zealand (UPI) -- The New Zealand wing of KFC is offering fried chicken lovers the chance to win a strange piece of merchandise: a scented candle.
The fast food eatery posted to Facebook showing a supposedly ...Read more
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (UPI) -- A bighorn sheep with a taste for being baa-d was caught on camera taking out a Colorado business' glass door with a strong hit from its horns.
Christian Addie said he was on his lunch ...Read more
WILMINGTON, Vt. (UPI) -- Vermont wildlife officials said a man was fined $868 after wardens caught him feeding wild black bears in his yard.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife said Wardens Richard Watkin and Lt. Greg Eckhardt ...Read more
MATSUE, Japan (UPI) -- A German man living in Japan captured video of a park's unique Christmas celebration: A parade of penguins dressed up as Santa Claus.
Tristan Junker posted a video to his Amazing Japan page on ...Read more
EVERETT, Pa. (UPI) -- A "Secret Santa" helped nearly 200 shoppers at a Pennsylvania Walmart have a happy Christmas by paying off all of the store's layaway items.
Ryan Kennedy, manager of the Walmart store in Everett, ...Read more
MIDWAY ATOLL, Hawaii (UPI) -- The world's oldest breeding albatross has returned to a wildlife refuge in Hawaii and began incubating a newly laid egg.
Wisdom, the female albatross believed to be at least 66 years old, ...Read more
NEW YORK –– President-elect Donald Trump said he won't spend any time working on the new version of the TV reality show he starred in before seeking office, although he will be paid and credited as an executive ...Read more
were driving down the interstate at 75 mph. A minivan pulled up next to us, keeping pace with our car. The woman driving waved, trying to get our attention. I ignored her.
A recent altercation between me and an automatic ...Read more
Taming TexannaAlyssa Bailey
Texanna Grant had rarely felt wanted in her nineteen years. Men looked but didn’t touch. Her mother, and then brother left her alone with a father that wanted to be rid of her. She longed for the Marshall but could not have him.
Half-breed Marshal Colton McFadden was known all ...
Just who do you think you are? This is the question posed by the conjunction of the sun and Saturn. It's a trick question at that. The very asking is meant to make you question your identity, feel smaller and recognize ...Read more
Let us for a moment consider the strange pleasures of the made-for-TV Christmas movie. Did I say pleasures? Sorry, I meant ... actually, I don't know what I meant because as a genre, this might be one of the more baffling ...Read more
CHICAGO -- What happens when the father of a long-running theatrical phenomenon, one dependent upon the personal writing and performances of a large extended theater family, just can't let his baby go?
He throws it all ...Read more
MANGAWHAI HEADS, New Zealand (UPI) -- A group of boaters off the coast of New Zealand made a new friend at sea when they were approached by a massive leatherback turtle.
Pippa Partington said she was boating with friends ...Read more
CHICAGO -- "What else is annoying in the world besides everything?"
Excepting our newly minted president-elect, comedian Jerry Seinfeld -- whose net worth is purportedly near a billion dollars -- may be the richest man in...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Whoever is responsible for paying for the electricity at Charlotte's Spectrum Center should probably consider sitting down before tearing open the next bill.
That's because the Trans-Siberian Orchestra ...Read more
CHORLEYWOOD, England (UPI) -- Animal rescuers in Britain were called to a farm where a sheep was seen with its head stuck inside an orange traffic cone.
The RSPCA said rescuers were summoned Sunday to a Chorleywood, ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- HBO's "Silicon Valley" actor T.J. Miller was arrested early Friday on suspicion of battery on a car service driver in the Hollywood Hills, police said.
The car company driver reported the attack about 1 a.m...Read more
That sound you just heard was Taylor Swift blowing your mind.
After a month in which she and Drake may or may not have been dating and may or may not have been collaborating (the verdict appears to be no in both cases), ...Read more
NEW YORK (UPI) -- Crowds have been gathering at park in New York's Harlem neighborhood to glimpse a group of rare visitors to Manhattan -- a trio of deer.
A one-antlered deer was spotted this week in Harlem's Jackie ...Read more
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (UPI) -- Border Patrol agents investigating a report of an abandoned boat in California made a surprising discovery -- about 2,400 pounds of marijuana.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Border ...Read more
FRANKLIN, Mass. (UPI) -- Massachusetts wildlife officials said a rare white fox captured after weeks of sightings likely has ancestry in the fur trading industry and was once someone's pet.
Franklin residents first ...Read more
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