No family affair
Christmas tree too risque for Italian officials
A provocatively adorned outdoor Christmas tree in central Milan was just too naughty for city officials, who have ordered it denuded of its racy red sex toys. Norma Rossetti, who launched an Italian sex toy e-commerce website this year, defended the "Tree of Pleasure," saying the objects chosen were elegant and not obviously X-rated.
It's black and white
Zebra running free in east Tennessee
There's a zebra loose in east Tennessee. Although some people have tried to catch him, the animal named Zeek has remained elusive. Zeek's owner, Ronald Price, told WRCB-TV that the animal escaped from his farm in Cleveland about three weeks ago by jumping a high fence.
Excuse didn't add up
Man admits fire sparked by meth
A New York man has admitted the fire that damaged an apartment earlier this year started when he was making methamphetamine and not chicken wings as he originally told police. Daniel Van Luven, 44, of Moravia pleaded guilty Tuesday in Cayuga County Court to manufacturing meth. Van Luven faces a two-year prison sentence.
Compiled from wire services and other sources.