The Australian Outback town of Quilpie (Quill-Pea) hoped its offer of free residential land to anyone who would make it their home might attract five new families to the remote community of 800.
An extraordinarily rare coin with a face value of just pennies when it was minted in mid-17th century New England could sell for the equivalent of about $300,000 when it’s put up for auction in London next month.
Travel-starved, sleep-deprived residents might find a new Hong Kong bus tour to be a snooze.
An emergency call made by a 4-year-old New Zealand boy asking for police to come over and check out his toys prompted a real-life callout and confirmation from an officer that the toys were, indeed, pretty cool.
No bull: Tucson police had to respond Tuesday morning to reports of a bull roaming a neighborhood near an elementary school.
Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-lived and longest-reigning monarch.
A Vermont high school homecoming football game turned into a “drag ball” runway at halftime with a mix of students and faculty members parading in gowns, wigs and makeup, and a big crowd in rainbow colors.
A Maine law banning obscene license plates goes into effect Monday, but getting the foul language off the roads and highways won't happen overnight.
A teenager in Liberia who has become a national hero after finding $50,000 and returning it to its rightful owner said he will meet with the country's president next week.
An animal recovery group says a large cat native to Africa that escaped from its suburban Detroit home was captured after spending several hours on the lam.
A dog trapped for five days deep inside a narrow, rocky crevice at a state park north of New York City was rescued unharmed.
A large cat native to Africa is on the loose in a suburb north of Detroit after escaping from its owner.
Colorado wildlife officials say an elusive elk that has been wandering the hills with a car tire around its neck for at least two years has finally been freed of the obstruction.
It is not exactly on par with India's Taj Mahal, but a family house in a small town in northern Bosnia is in its own way a monument to love.
Giant panda twins born at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo in June now have their names.
A flood-hit riverside restaurant in Thailand has become an unlikely dining hotspot after fun-loving foodies began flocking to its waterlogged deck to eat amid the lapping tide.
A longtime Alabama sheriff removed from office after being convicted of theft and ethics violations is giving five-star reviews to the jail where he spent more than two weeks in custody.
Officials have announced that New York City’s public libraries will no longer charge late fees and will waive existing fines for overdue books and other materials.
A Danish artist who was was given a pile of money by a museum with which to create a piece of artwork submitted two empty canvases — titled “Take the Money and Run."
The Greek prime minister's pet dog Peanut has briefly interrupted a news conference attended by the visiting prime minister of Slovakia.
Uncertainty about the species of a massive catfish that was eaten before it could be vetted by authorities in August has led a Connecticut agency to withdraw its awarding of a new state record.
A home in Massachusetts seriously damaged by fire has been listed on the market with an asking price of $399,000.
French President Macron was hit on the shoulder by an egg thrown at him by a young man during an international food trade fair in the French city of Lyon.
Rome has been invaded by Gauls, Visigoths and vandals over the centuries, but the Eternal City is now grappling with a rampaging force of an entirely different sort: rubbish-seeking wild boars.
The purportedly haunted Rhode Island farmhouse where the spooky happenings that inspired the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring” occurred has hit the market for the scary price of $1.2 million.
A bull that escaped from a farm on Long Island and eluded searchers for two months has been captured.
Guinness World Records has certified two Japanese sisters as the world’s oldest living identical twins at 107.
Boston’s famous Skinny House has sold for a nice fat price.
Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City this week have died after crashing into the city’s glass towers.
Officers who escorted a Michigan lawmaker to jail say they were surprised when they found a handcuff key taped to his foot.
A white catfish caught in Connecticut last month has smashed a state record and could also be a world record for the species.
Cabbage Patch Kids touched off the first big holiday toy craze nearly 40 years ago.
The house that former drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán fled in 2014 when Mexican marines had him surrounded has undergone some changes.
Researchers in Germany have potty trained cows, all in the name of science.
The most notable catch in Saturday’s game between No. 22 Miami and Appalachian State didn’t even happen on the field.
Country singer Brett Eldredge had an encounter with a bear in a garage at a North Carolina home.
The South Florida house that gangster Al Capone owned for nearly two decades, and died in, is facing demolition plans.
Officials say an 80-pound cougar was removed from a Bronx apartment where she was being kept illegally as a pet.
Estonia is gearing up for an unusual presidential election.
An Australian farmer unable to attend his aunt’s funeral because of pandemic restrictions has paid his respects by arranging dozens of sheep in the shape of a love heart.
A boy who recently hiked the Appalachian Trail is preparing for his next adventure in kindergarten.
A woman convicted of witchcraft in 1693 and sentenced to death at the height of the Salem Witch Trials may finally be exonerated in Massachusetts.
Pope Francis has received a new soccer-themed toy: his very own foosball table.
Helaina Alati was browsing the spice aisle of an Australian supermarket when she came face-to-face with a huge snake.
Boston's famous Skinny House is on the market for $1.2 million.
Officials say a book checked out a half-century ago has been anonymously returned to a library in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Nearly 50 years after skyjacker D.
Help wanted: NASA is looking for people to spend a year pretending they are isolated on Mars.
A sumo wrestler that may have spooked the horses was knocked out of the Olympic equestrian ring, but the course designer is defending his decision to include the lifelike fighter in the first place.
Riders say a life-size sumo wrestler positioned next to an obstacle on the Olympic equestrian course may have distracted several horses in qualifying for the individual jumping final.
Scientists have a new idea for how Earth got its oxygen: It’s because the planet slowed down and days got longer.
A woman who secretly swapped seven pebbles for 4.2 million pounds ($5.7 million) worth of diamonds has been sent to prison for her role in the audacious heist at a luxury jewelry store in London.
London’s latest tourist attraction aimed for the heights.
Lottery officials say a woman in Germany carried a winning ticket in her purse for weeks without realizing it was worth about 33 million euros ($39 million).