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Thieving British Vicar Turns Himself in

A British vicar who went on the run after pocketing more than £24,000 ($37,400, 33,700 euros) in fees for weddings and funerals handed himself in to police on Monday following appeals from senior clergy.

Simon Reynolds disappeared during a lunch break in the court proceedings against him in Sheffield in northern England last Thursday, shortly before being found guilty of four counts of theft.

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Hair Dresser Faces Voyeurism Charges in Arizona Cities

A man who allegedly traveled around Arizona pretending to be a hair dresser so he could take sexually explicit photos of his clients has been apprehended.

The U.S. Marshals Service says a task force arrested 53-year-old James Hickey on Friday while he was bike-riding in Flagstaff.

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Owl with an Attitude Wins Face-Off with Deputy

A Boulder County sheriff's deputy got into a face-off with an owl with an attitude, and the owl won.

Deputy Sophie Berman came across the raptor on a dirt road on Tuesday as Berman patrolled an area near a campground west of Boulder.

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British Lord Exposed in 'Drugs and Prostitutes' Romp

A senior member of Britain's House of Lords responsible for upholding standards was facing calls to quit the chamber Monday after he was filmed allegedly snorting drugs off a prostitute's breasts.

Lord John Sewel resigned as deputy speaker of parliament's upper house after a sting in The Sun newspaper on Sunday but remains under pressure to stand down from the chamber altogether.

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Florida Man Wins Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West

A white-bearded Florida man has won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt.

Retired air traffic controller Charlie Boice of Palm Beach Gardens prevailed Saturday night at Sloppy Joe's Bar, a hangout of Ernest Hemingway during his Key West residency in the 1930s.

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'Air Force One Obama' -- Kenyan Babies Named for Presidential Visit

A batch of Kenyan newborn babies have been named in honor of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the country -- with some mothers evidently hoping their offspring will be future high-fliers.

Already there are numerous young Barack Obamas living in Kogelo, the president's ancestral village, but soon after Obama touched down on Friday night two mothers in the western city of Kisumu took the unusual decision to name their sons after the president's jet, Air Force One.

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U.S. Woman Gets Life after Hiring Teen who Killed Wrong Man

A U.S. woman was sentenced to life in prison Thursday after she hired a teen to kill a man, and he killed the wrong man by mistake.

A judge sentenced Karlita Desean Phillips after a jury found her guilty of accessory before the fact of murder and soliciting a minor to commit a felony, according to prosecutor David Stumbo.

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Rocker Vince Neil Drops Lawsuit over Social Media Passwords

Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil got back his social media passwords after suing a consultant he hired to manage the accounts and accusing her of posting online without his consent, a lawyer for the rocker said Friday.

Kristy Sinsara handed over the passwords and the case was dismissed in early June, attorney James Kohl confirmed. The breach-of-contract lawsuit accused Sinsara of holding the passwords hostage and making unauthorized posts.

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U.S. Girl Helps Saves Grandpa Thanks to Science Project

A 10-year-old U.S. girl is being credited for helping save her grandfather's life after noticing, thanks to her science fair project, that he was having a stroke.

Sophia Tabors of St. Louis, Missouri, told a local television station she decided to study strokes after one of her grandfathers had one. The ensuing project by the fourth-grader won a second-place ribbon.

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Idaho Cyclist Sparks Wildfire by Burning Used Toilet Paper

Authorities say a cyclist started a 73-acre wildfire in southwest Idaho by lighting his toilet paper on fire after taking a comfort break.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say the cyclist stopped to defecate in a ravine in the Boise foothills on Wednesday afternoon. The man then lit the toilet paper on fire but lost control of the embers in the dry grass while trying to extinguishing the waste.

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