Flaming hole in Arkansas found to be intentionally set

MIDWAY, Ark. (AP) — A fire that caused a mysterious burning hole in Arkansas in September was intentionally set, authorities say, and not the result of a meteorite, methane — or work of the devil. ...

The Latest: 2 Minneapolis cops on leave after tree decor

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on inappropriate items placed on a Christmas tree at a Minneapolis police precinct (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Two Minneapolis police...

Mayor: Cop to be fired for 'despicable' Christmas tree decor

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says a police officer accused of decorating a precinct Christmas tree with items such as a cigarette pack and police tape will be fired. ...

"Picasso" found under tree in Romania appears to be hoax

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian novelist who thought she had found a painting by Pablo Picasso stolen from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago seems to have been the victim of a prank. ...

Court to set date for resuming trial in Kim Jong Nam's death

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court is scheduled to set a new date for starting the defense phase of the trial for two Southeast Asian women charged with murdering the North Korean leader'...

Argentine ex-boxer chokes to death in food-eating contest

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A former boxer has choked to death during a televised croissant eating contest in Argentina. The death of 56-year-old Mario Melo was announced by his s...

Prognosis unclear for falcon mascot hurt in West Point prank

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — An Air Force Academy falcon mascot that was injured during a prank before the annual rivalry football game against Army is recovering back in Colorado, but her long-ter...

Video shows 2 Taiwanese kids dressed as traffic cameras for Halloween

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Last night, two cute kids were seen dressed as a driver's worst nightmare - a traffic camera - to spook motorists out of their socks for Halloween.  ...

Hate-fueled violence colors final week of midterm campaigns

NEW YORK (AP) — With Election Day looming, hate itself colored the campaign trail Tuesday as President Donald Trump sought to console a community shattered by anti-Semitic violence just hours after he...

Banksy artwork self-destructs moment after $1.4 million sale

LONDON (AP) — A Banksy artwork has self-destructed moments after being sold at auction for 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million), in a prank apparently orchestrated by the elusive street artist. ...

Column: Booba's in France, a place he really, really loves!

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Bubba Watson — or "Boo-ba," as he's known in these parts — is trying hard to shed his image as the Ugly American. He doesn't just like France...

Video shows daredevil motorcyclist doing stunts in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video has surfaced showing a daredevil motorcyclist who was spotted in New Taipei City doing dangerous stunts on busy city streets Saturday afternoon.  Bonaventure...

Roy Moore sues Sacha Baron Cohen over 'defamatory' TV prank

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore is suing comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for defamation after being pranked on Cohen's television show. The lawsuit filed We...

Woman uses Tinder to prank dozens of men into dating contest

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman has used the Tinder dating app to prank more than 100 men into showing up for a date that turned out to be a "Hunger Games"-style competition. The New York Ti...

Colorado legislative aide punished for Putin portrait prank

DENVER (AP) — An adviser to a Democratic legislative leader in Colorado has been punished for helping a progressive group put a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin on brief display at the stat...