Prototype of 1st US dollar coins auctioned for $840,000
Officials say a piece of copper that was struck by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1794 and was a prototype for the fledgling nation’s money was auctioned off for $840,000, considerably more than expected.
Prototype of first US dollar coins going up for auction
A piece of copper that was struck by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1794 and was a prototype for the fledgling nation’s money will go up for auction Friday.
Sydney man finds snake in lettuce bought at supermarket
Alex White thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in plastic-wrapped lettuce he’d just brought home from the supermarket — until a snake tongue flicked.
California Gold Rush town to remove noose from city logo
The California Gold Rush town of Placerville will change its logo to remove a noose that is a reminder of its mid-19th century reputation as “Hangtown” following lynchings of criminal suspects by mobs of miners.
Steak-out: Rhode Island's runaway steer has been recaptured
A 1,500-pound steer that has been on the lam for nearly two months after escaping while on the way to a Rhode Island slaughterhouse is back in custody.
German brewery pairs with bakers to use surplus beer
With restaurants and bars all closed due to pandemic restrictions, a Duesseldorf brewery found itself with 6,000 liters of its copper-colored “Altbier” unsold and nearing its expiry date.
In French woods, rivals take aim at senator's WWI research
Doubts linger more than a century later about the precise location of heroics that won American World War I Sergeant Alvin York a Medal of Honor.
Man arrested after taking daughter into zoo elephant habitat
A father has been arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after he carried his 2-year-old daughter into the elephant habitat at the San Diego Zoo to take a photograph with the animals.
'A moving moment.' Grandma prescribed a post-vaccine hug
For Laura Shaw Frank, seeing her mother hug her daughter for the first time since the onset of the pandemic was a light at the end of the tunnel.
15th century bowl found at yard sale sells for $722,000
A rare 15th century porcelain bowl made in China that somehow turned up at a Connecticut yard sale and sold for just $35 has been auctioned off for nearly $722,000.
Germany bans 'water vitalizer' over radio interference
German authorities have banned the sale and use of a New Age ‘water vitalizer’ device amid concerns that it is interfering with amateur radio signals.
Remains of Cold War-era Russian sub seen in film catch fire
The remains of a Cold War-era Russian submarine once seen in a movie starring Harrison Ford caught fire in Providence as workers were using a blowtorch to cut it up for scrap.
Emails: FBI was looking for gold at Pennsylvania dig site
The FBI was looking for an extremely valuable cache of U.S. government gold when agents excavated a remote site in Pennsylvania three years ago this month.
Man accused of QAnon vandalism at 'America's Stonehenge'
Police have made an arrest following a 15-month-long investigation into vandalism at a group of rock configurations in New Hampshire called “America’s Stonehenge.”.
Historical remains found during construction reburied in NYC
New York city officials say human remains of early New Yorkers that were discovered during construction in and around Washington Square Park have been reburied inside the park.
Doctor appears in court video call while performing surgery
The Medical Board of California says it will investigate a plastic surgeon who appeared in a videoconference for his traffic violation trial while operating.
Sheriff’s office offers Valentine’s Day ‘special’ for exes
A North Carolina sheriff's office is giving people a chance on Valentine's Day weekend to show their former lover they're still wanted by turning them in if they have outstanding warrants.
Florida man stole rings from girlfriend to propose to another woman, deputies say
Authorities in Florida are searching for a man they say stole an engagement ring and wedding bands from a girlfriend and used them to propose to another girlfriend.