Here's how communities across the U.S. put their own spin on Christmas, Hanukkah and even Festivus celebrations — from Santas who ski and surf, to trees made of tumbleweed, sand and lobster traps.
After Cardinals linebacker Jesse Luketa got stuck with a flat tire before a game on Sunday, an Arizona family helped him make it to the stadium.
The De Winton's golden mole was last spotted in 1936. But with the help of a mole-sniffing dog and new environmental DNA analysis, researchers are taking it off the most wanted lost species list.
Bowie, named after pop icon David Bowie, has clawed its way to internet stardom. The split-color crustacean was caught by a lobster fisherman off the coast of Maine.
Months after the local shire's council discussed what it dubbed a "Rat Plague," thousands of rats are creating havoc in a small town on the coast in Queensland.
A person shared video of "the mother of all tumbleweeds" on social media this week. That got us thinking about where tumbleweeds come from and their propensity for taking over roads and neighborhoods.
History, intrigue and a misprint combine so that a single stamp from 1918 recently sold for big bucks.
Passengers said the cabin seemed "noisier and colder than they were used to." That's when a crew member noticed a window seal flapping at the back of the aircraft.
Police searched the Return to Nature funeral home after receiving reports of an "abhorrent smell." The owners are now facing charges of theft, forgery, money laundering and the abuse of a corpse.
The juvenile whale was seen swimming in a clockwise circle, making unusual noises and trailing two buoys. A team of wildlife experts had to move fast, but with plenty of patience, to save its life.
For months, a real murder case has been playing out in a small Australian town, where three people died after eating a family meal that was suspected to contain death cap mushrooms.
Naked Attraction and Sex/Life are among the shows on streaming television using uncensored nudity, including men seen full-frontal, to create buzz and attract subscribers.
Police were called to the Return to Nature Funeral Home earlier this month after receiving reports of a strong odor. What they found inside was "horrific," the county sheriff said.
Dorothy Hoffner, 104, went skydiving Oct. 1 and died Monday in her sleep. Guinness World Records is still working to confirm if Hoffner broke the record for the oldest person to jump from a plane.
Wally doesn't bite, loves hugs and has a sizeable social media following. He made headlines (again) for being denied entry to a baseball stadium — but his owner tells NPR that's not the full story.