It was April 1956, and the No. 1 song was Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel." At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, scientist Dean Bumpus was busy releasing glass bottles into the Atlantic Ocean as part of his work to track currents.
A Japanese zoo staged an emergency drill on Thursday, simulating a scenario in which the zoo's gorillas escape following an earthquake.
One by one, the bushy-tailed residents of Moscow's parks have been disappearing. The problem: Russians have gone nuts for pet squirrels.
A remarkably lifelike sculpture of a man sleepwalking in nothing but his underpants has made some Wellesley College students a bit uncomfortable, but the president of the prestigious women's school says that's all part of the intellectual process.
Big Mouth Billy Bass apparently got the best of a would-be burglar in Minnesota.
In the moments after Seahawks fansaround Seattle began celebrating the big Super Bowl win, it became quickly apparent this was not going to be your normal celebration. It was jubilation, Seattle style.
The number of 911 calls dropped 31 percent during the Super Bowl, compared to a typical Sunday at the SNOCOM emergency dispatch center for southwest Snohomish County.
Seattle's victory in the Super Bowl has cost Houston furniture store mogul Jim McIngvale some $7 million.
Adorably wide-eyed, fluffy and in need of a loving home is an unusual description for a football player.
An Ohio man's family has fulfilled his dying wish — to be buried astride his beloved Harley-Davidson motorcycle encased in a see-through casket.
The photographers who line up at a Mississippi River lock to snap images of eagles are getting help from a man with a giant slingshot that flings dead fish into the open water.
A friendly Super Bowl bet between the Seattle and Denver mayors is causing a stir in New Mexico.
A California schoolteacher was arrested Wednesday after at least 300 living and dead pythons were found in plastic bins inside his stench-filled home in suburban Orange County, police said.
Authorities say a New Mexico woman called in a fake report of a gunman near a convenience store to help a friend avoid a traffic ticket over a taillight.
A Chicago alderman, citing a recent Capone biography, concludes that Eliot Ness had about as much to do with putting gangster Al Capone behind bars as Mrs. O'Leary's cow had to do with starting the Great Chicago Fire.