A substitute teacher from California was found to be the only heir to a fortune of gold coins discovered by a cleaning crew in the home of a reclusive cousin who quietly stashed away a treasure of more than $7 million before he died this year.
A Santa Fe woman has parlayed her sister's $1 investment in an old ammunition box into a $5,500 payout.
Finding your match is hard enough, as is online dating. But matching up politically is a priority for many people, not just in the Washington-area.
A man in Virginia Beach picked up an unusual jogging partner when an emu began following him.
Circus trainers claim two of their elephants were saved from the deadly Siberian cold by vodka.
A Kansas man has been penalized for having a bit too much Christmas spirit.
The 80-year-old Spanish artist who became famous because of her botched restoration of a Christ fresco in a small-town church is auctioning one of her works on eBay for charity.
Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic Magazine and author of "The Believing Brain"
Star tennis player Caroline Wozniacki is under fire after stuffing towels in her bra and the rear-end of her shorts to do an impersonation of fellow tennis star Serena Williams.
Two Russian women famous for their Barbie-like, surgically created looks say they're coming to America and may cause quite a stir.
Looking back at the year that was, 2012 was extraordinary. And its best and worst moments were shared on social media. The year held a general election, a life-changing storm and multiple advances in medicine, technology and of course, those inescapable internet memes.
Ever think about re-gifting a present you just don't want? Is it ever OK?
An Arizona woman who knew she couldn't compete head on with her neighbor's elaborate Christmas light display is attracting attention for her response.
A Michigan sixth-grader will put aside her nerves and get her ears pierced on her 12th birthday. Two law-enforcement officials will exchange wedding vows at 12:12 p.m. in Pittsburgh's federal courthouse. And gamblers can take advantage of promotions some casinos are using to lure in patrons who want to test their luck.
The Vatican's top astronomer has some assurances to offer: The world won't be ending in 10 days, despite predictions to the contrary.
It seems the story of Santa Claus is an American- centric tale in which jolly St. Nick is burdened by American taxes, votes Democrat and overwhelmingly approves of the lives most Americans led in 2012.
Nigeria's largest city of Lagos is no boardwalk, but now Monopoly is taking inspiration from the city's sprawling chaos.
Marijuana-laced cookies taken by a student to a Maine high school on a day ethics and values were being discussed have sickened some classmates.
Just as the first storms of winter roll in, Dutchman Johan Huibers has finished his 20-year quest to build a full-scale, functioning model of Noah's Ark _ an undertaking of, well, biblical proportions.
Separatists in Indian-controlled Kashmir have called a strike that shuttered shops across the region to protest the life sentences handed out by an Indian court to two pro-independence Kashmiri activists.