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Fake dogs used to combat pesky flock of geese

Park officials in Stevens Point, Wisconsin are taking an unusual approach to tackle the problems that geese are causing. WSAW reports that the geese have become so numerous at Pfiffner Pioneer Park that their excessive droppings are deterring local residents from enjoying the park’s amenities.  The geese especially like to ...

Father’s ‘iBaby’ announcement a global sensation

A former Apple employee from Germany decided to have a bit of fun when he created the baby announcement for his newborn son. In fact, Andreas Kleinke created an entire website announcing his son’s arrival, designed to resemble a site promoting an Apple product. http://twitter.com/AppleNewsSPD/status/504768137116798976 Kleinke’s clever copy describes his ...

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Is Uber's recruiting campaign hurting Lyft drivers?

Lyft says Uber’s aggressive recruitment practices are hitting its drivers where it counts — their checkbooks. Earlier this week, The Verge detailed Operation SLOG, a semicovert campaign to recruit Lyft drivers — by ordering a Lyft appointment and then pitching the drivers on Uber mid-ride. >> Read more trending stories   The recruiters are ...

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31:  The foundations to the historic Rockaway boardwalk are all that remain after it was washed away during Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in the Queens borough of New YorkCity. With the death toll currently at 55 and millions of homes and businesses without power, the US east coast is attempting to recover from the affects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by superstorm Sandy. JFK airport in New York and Newark airport in New Jersey expect to resume flights on Wednesday morning and the New York Stock Exchange commenced trading after being closed for two days.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Investigators: Fla. man collects thousands in fraudulent Sandy claims

Federal paperwork accuses a Florida man of faking an application to get disaster aid after Hurricane Sandy, which walloped New York and New Jersey in 2012. Keith Greenwood of Winter Garden, Florida, was indicted by a federal grand jury for wire and mail fraud, and false claims after he submitted ...

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Pair take selfie with friend's corpse, then dump body

Saying they were high on Xanax and meth, Chelsie Barry and Jared Prier told police they couldn’t decide what to do when their friend, Dennis Meyer, died from an overdose of Dilaudid. Their ultimate solution? Take a selfie with the corpse and post it to Facebook. The pair then dumped ...

Casey Anthony's attorneys Jose Baez and Andrea Lyon, talked to WFTV after her hearing.

Casey Anthony’s ex-attorney reflects on case

For the first time since Casey Anthony was acquitted three years ago of murdering her daughter, Anthony’s attorney Jose Baez sat down for an interview with WFTV. Baez defended the opening statement where he accused Anthony’s father, George Anthony, of sexually abusing Casey and said then that George was a ...

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Man with cerebral palsy completes Ironman contest with twin brother

They may not have been the fastest or the strongest, but the twin brothers who completed the Ironman triathlon this week showed a lot of heart. They also managed to set a new record. Peder Mondrup, 34, is believed to be the first person with cerebral palsy to complete the ...

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Women allegedly ran meth lab inside church

Two women are accused of manufacturing drugs in the most unlikely of places. According to the Huffington Post, police arrested Tiffany Burton, 26, and Judith Hemken, 53, near Hillsboro, Illinois, after the women were spotted engaged in suspicious activity at a nearby church. A member of the Waveland Hillsboro Presbyterian ...

Who invented email?

You never know when or who will have that spark of inspiration and change the world forever.  A then, 14-year-old boy had that spark, re-writing the history books bringing the way we communicate into the digital age back in the 1970s. >> Read more trending stories   Shiva Ayyadurai was ...

A poster for John Hughes' 1984 romantic comedy 'Sixteen Candles' starring (L-R) Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, and Michael Schoeffling. (Photo by Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images)

Molly Ringwald’s daughter strikes a familiar ‘brat pack’ pose

Like mother, like daughter. While many movie buffs will always remember Molly Ringwald as a member of the “brat pack” in those classic coming-of-age movies by John Hughes, in real life, she is now a wife and mother. It appears her daughter cannot escape her mother’s iconic past. While school ...

Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievement, has announced the greatest new records to have made it into the latest edition of the world’s best-selling book:  Guinness World Records 2014.

Jiff the dog is the fastest on two paws

Jiff is one aptly named pooch. The Pomeranian from Los Angeles has entered the Guinness World Book of Records for fastest two-paw walking speed. How fast? In a jiffy. Jiff can cross almost 33 feet in just 6.56 seconds. In addition to being a speed demon, Jiff can bow, skateboard ...

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Woman who worked four jobs dies while napping in car

Maria Fernandes seemed tireless. “She used to work like three shifts every day,” one co-worker commented. However, on Monday, she pulled her car into a parking lot to catch a little sleep between her overnight job and her day shift at another. She never woke up. Police in Elizabeth, New ...

A video of a young boy’s reaction to his mother’s pregnancy is going viral. Shanee Hart and her husband decided to tell her children that she is pregnant, but after telling her son Tré, he was not happy.

Young boy’s reaction to mom’s pregnancy: 'This is exasperating'

A video of a young boy’s reaction to his mother’s pregnancy is going viral. Shanee Hart and her husband decided to tell her children that she is pregnant, but after telling her son Tré, he was not happy. "What were you thinking?" Tré exclaimed in his rant. “You just had ...

President Barack Obama leaves after speaking about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Taupe and Change? Hilarious Twitter reactions to Obama's tan suit

Tongues are wagging over President Barack Obama's audacity to wear taupe. The sight of Obama discussing possible U.S. military action in Syria in a light-colored suit lit up Twitter on Thursday, and the reviews of his unusual fashion choice were less than fashionable. Many tweets poked fun at slogans that ...

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Unpacking Obama's no strategy comment on combating ISIS

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, President Barack Obama said he was sending Secretary of State John Kerry to the Middle East to try to form a coalition to combat the militant group ISIS. But he also made a rather blunt admission that more or less confirmed a lot of what his critics ...

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