A Spanish town is deploying citizen street patrols and actors dressed as detectives to combat an invasion of dog droppings.
Actors in Sherlock Holmes costumes will spend the next two weeks pressing the case for cleaner sidewalks in Getafe, on the outskirts of Madrid. Then patrols will take to the streets to report any poo-petrators to the real police.Full Story
An American man who underwent a colonoscopy and woke up wearing pink women's underwear is suing for emotional distress, mental anguish and loss of earnings, according to court papers.
The plaintiff, named in local media as 32-year-old Andrew Walls, has demanded a trial by jury in Delaware two years after undergoing the colonoscopy at the Delaware Surgery Center in Dover.Full Story
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama -- showing she is willing to go the extra mile for her anti-obesity campaign -- has busted out a few of her dance moves... with a turnip.
In a short video message, Obama holds up a turnip, asks "Turnip -- for what?" and then sways and nods her head to the hypnotic hip hop tune of "Turn Down for What" by DJ Snake and Lil Jon.Full Story
A Tennessee woman who fell behind on her yard work was cited by code enforcers and has served a stint in jail over her overgrown yard.
Karen Holloway tells WVLT (http://bit.ly/1w6Nzkr) that the issue started in the summer, when the city sent a citation. She admits she didn't properly maintain her yard in Lenoir City in East Tennessee and says it had overgrown trees and bushes, but she says she didn't deserve jail time. She says she fell behind because of personal family issues.Full Story
A major San Francisco Bay Area highway was shut down after a truck carrying portable toilets crashed and spilled blue deodorizer onto the roadway.
California Highway Patrol Officer Matt Rasmussen tells KNTV (http://bit.ly/ZDGop9 ) that the crash on southbound Interstate 280 in San Jose was reported around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday. The toilets on the truck were not carrying sewage but did contain dozens of gallons of blue deodorizer — at least some of which spilled onto the road.Full Story
A Ukrainian member of the Femen movement was slapped with over 6,000 euros ($7,300) in fines on Wednesday for impaling a wax statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stake, while bare-breasted, in a Paris museum.
Iana Jdanova, 26, is the first member of the women's movement to be fined in France for their signature topless protests, which they have staged in the Notre Dame cathedral, on top of the Moulin Rouge cabaret and on the Champs Elysees avenue.Full Story
A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record Monday at an annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern California.
John Hawkley, 56, won this year's Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off in Half Moon Bay south of San Francisco.Full Story
A dream beach house in Florida has turned into a nightmare for a Missouri couple.
Six months after the custom house was built along the Atlantic Ocean near Palm Coast, Mark and Brenda Voss learned it's on the wrong lot in the gated Ocean Hammock community.Full Story
It's not every day you see a 6-foot-tall bird running in traffic.
But Tustin police say that was the report Tuesday morning when an emu got loose from a backyard pen.Full Story
Two Dutch men ended up behind bars on Tuesday after a plan to transport more than 25,000 Ecstasy pills through France in gherkin jars turned sour.
The men, aged 43 and 48, were caught during a random control by customs agents in northern France a week ago.Full Story