A new attraction on Alaska's Kodiak Island features exotic dancers who entertain fishermen on a converted Bering Sea crabbing boat dubbed the "Wild Alaskan" — and it's already encountered choppy regulatory seas.

Officials say a man who was loudly chanting on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Hawaii made the other passengers uncomfortable and prompted the crew to return and drop him off with law enforcement at Sea-Tac Airport.

Alaska wildlife officials have turned to an unusual source in efforts to persuade a herd of musk oxen to leave this Bering Sea coastal town for good.

Pet store owner Dorothy Hunter is eating only dog, cat and bird food for a month to prove its nutritional value.

Police say a man arrested for drunken driving blamed a turtle, a cat, a squirrel and an overhanging tree in a Central Texas wreck.

A video clip of a weeping Japanese politician accused of dubious spending on trips to a hot springs has gone viral, leaving many outraged and puzzled.

Police in Massachusetts have arrested a man they say stole a pack of cigarettes because he wanted to go back to jail.

Police in one western Pennsylvania borough are working on an unusual lost-and-found case involving a prosthetic leg.

A letter written by a Maine school teacher in 1931 to her mother 150 miles away has finally been delivered — 83 years later.

A man is accused of animal cruelty after hundreds of domesticated rats have been found dead or dying in a north-central Arizona travel trailer.

A 150-pound runaway tortoise brought traffic to a halt before being rescued in Santa Fe.

A frightened bear cub got its head stuck in an oversized cookie jar while rummaging through some trash and had to be rescued from a tree in New Jersey.

An 84-year-old Washington state woman will soon hold her 1953 university class ring, lost six decades ago, after it was found in a dried-up West Texas lake.

Police used a boat to catch a burglary suspect who made his getaway in a kayak in southern Minnesota.

A rare Poitou (PWAH'-too) donkey has been born in Massachusetts.

A Kansas couple who had just renewed their wedding vows got a rude shock when a man tried to steal wedding gifts from the reception and the groom ran after him shouting "Stop! Thief! Stop!"

A 22-year-old Pennsylvania man faces charges after police encountered him dribbling a basketball along Interstate 78 near Bethlehem.

A 350-pound black bear found sleeping in a Florida Panhandle tree has been euthanized.

A woman who found a prosthetic leg on a Washington state beach has returned it to its owner.

A Wisconsin woman who lost her diamond wedding ring five years ago had given up all hope of finding it after searching high and low.

Police in Delaware arrested a man they say was trying to retrieve 72 pounds of whole frozen chickens he stole from a delivery truck and stashed at a day care.

A San Francisco Bay Area man had an unexpected passenger in his car during the 30-mile trip to his parents' house: a small, stray kitten that had somehow found a place to ride in the engine compartment.

A man has been jailed on burglary and related charges after Pittsburgh police say he entered a home uninvited, and was subdued by a resident wielding a fake gun.

An evacuation slide inflated inside a United Airlines plane as it flew from Chicago to Southern California, filling part of the cabin and prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing in Kansas.

A businessman looking to invest more time in his traveling concession business is seeking a buyer for his rural, southwestern South Dakota town — for the price of $400,000.

A life-size bronze bust of John F. Kennedy that mysteriously disappeared from a downtown Tucson park is back.

People in San Luis Obispo County received a series of unsettling, erroneous emergency alerts Friday as repairs were being made to a nuclear power plant's siren system, including a vague cellphone message that told them to "prepare for action."

A black bear in Juneau, Alaska, didn't let a few floorboards keep him from getting at some honey.

Utah authorities captured a mountain lion Friday that startled people but didn't hurt anybody at a shopping center in a Salt Lake City suburb.

A new museum opening in New York City this weekend promises a fascinating journey into the dark side.

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