A person stuck in the mud at Bicentennial Park in Belleville, Illinois, in Southern Illinois was rescued by fire crews along with a parrot that was on his shoulder after they had gotten stuck in a dredged lake.
A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble.
London firefighters said Jessie the Macaw parrot told them to “F*** off” when they climbed a ladder to try to rescue her from a roof. The parrot had been up there for 3 days but flew off before returning home safely.
A middle school in Achille, Oklahoma called off classes this week after adults posted threats against a transgender student on Facebook, school officials said. LGBTQ activists have offered to step in and help.
A Colorado woman woke up when she felt something on her arm. She swatted at the bat and it flew across the room, but the rabid bat had bit her. The woman is being treated for rabies, the health department said.
A viral online video of a man creeping up to two hippos at the Los Angeles Zoo and slapping one on the rear end has prompted an investigation, police say. Zoo officials warn the stunt’s incredibly dangerous.
In a speech at Brazil’s war college, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis blamed Venezuela’s “power-hungry, oppressive regime” for a destabilizing humanitarian crisis that has sent more than 1 million Venezuelans fleeing food and medicine shortages to neighboring Colombia and Brazil.
Six years after McClatchy and Washington Post freelance journalist Austin Tice was taken hostage by Syrian war zone terrorists, the Trump administration believes his case has “attention at the highest level”.
Police charged 31-year-old Simon Morris, of New Orleans, with manslaughter after police say he chased down a pickpocket and beat the man, Kerwin Duncan, to death. His lawyer said Morris was defending himself from a theft.
Connecticut police say Devon Adams-Almstad, 20, smashed a police officer’s cruiser with a brick and then said he was purposefully targeting a white cop because he hates them. He faces a hate crime charge for the attack.
An El Paso mom was hit and killed in the Tippin Elementary school parking lot when police say a man hit the gas instead of the brake. Police say she tried to get in front of 3 kids. The kids are in the hospital with various injuries.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and other state Republicans are criticizing a judge's decision to allow the release of five defendants accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound where authorities found the remains of a boy.
A heavy haze of smoke from wildfires in British Columbia hangs over northwest Washington Monday, August 13. Northwest Clean Air officials advise residents to limit outdoor activities if possible. About 600 active fires are burning in B.C.