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Welcome to the fourth grade: Teacher's rap targets students

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SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) -- A new teacher who made a music video to welcome his students has become a bit of a star with his fourth-graders....

Oldest floating US post office scrapes rock, runs aground
MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) -- Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night could stop a U.S. mail boat - and then it ran aground in New Hampshire....

Owner: Missing potbellied therapy pig is found, now home
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- A missing potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal has been returned to its Pennsylvania owners....





Oregon fair generates buzz with 1st legal pot display in US

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Living marijuana plants went on display Friday at the Oregon State Fair, with organizers saying it's the first state fair in the nation to allow cannabis for public viewing....

Spieth has no chance against Spelling Bee co-champion

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Jordan Spieth was no match for the National Spelling Bee co-champion - with spelling and, ultimately, with putting....

Woman jostled on NYC subway loses grip on crickets and worms
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City subway riders are likely to get bugged over a lot of things - but a recent incident was one for the books....

Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Kyle Cook can't decide whether he's really unlucky or incredibly fortunate....

Man strips, drives pickup into Southwest plane in Nebraska
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Authorities say a man wearing only boxer shorts stole a pickup and drove it into a Southwest Airlines plane at an airport in Omaha, Nebraska, causing minor injuries to three people on board....

Crafty! Beer-testing lab helps students learn chemistry
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A Maine professor is hoping to brew interest in her chemistry class by keeping the topic on beer....

For 10 years, possibly biggest pearl was hidden under bed
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, but he didn't know it....



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