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Montana county wants to dispose of Cold War commode kits

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana county plans to dispose of more than three dozen Cold War-era sanitation kits meant to provide makeshift bathroom facilities for fallout shelters.

Posted on 28 April 2016 | 7:29 pm

Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to ranch found dead

In this April 15, 2016, photo provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, a wayward California sea lion sits in the driveway of the Soggy Bottom Farm near Oakville, Wash., about 50 miles from the ocean. The sea lion was released into Puget Sound the same day and a week later it was found dead under a bridge in Olympia, Wash. Biologists are trying to determine what killed it. (WDFW Officer Lance Martin/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP)OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean.

Posted on 28 April 2016 | 7:14 pm

Marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman arrested again, for pot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman has been arrested again on marijuana charges after law enforcement raided his restaurant and cannabis temple.

Posted on 28 April 2016 | 6:48 pm

Labrador helps save Arizona man stranded in snowstorm

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Police say a man wearing only a T-shirt during a snowstorm would have frozen to death at the base of an Arizona mountain had it not been for an alert 2-year-old black Labrador mix.

Posted on 28 April 2016 | 2:41 pm

Cops: Fleeing man jumps into river, runs naked from hospital

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a Pittsburgh man driving a stolen car ditched the vehicle and jumped into a river to escape from authorities. Police say after being captured, he fled naked from a hospital and hid inside a dumpster.

Posted on 28 April 2016 | 1:42 pm

Officials: New Jersey man skipped $12,000 in EZ Pass tolls

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man who owes $12,000 in unpaid EZ Pass tolls has had his black Mercedes Benz impounded and is facing charges.

Posted on 27 April 2016 | 6:47 pm

3 Sumatran tiger cubs step out at San Diego Zoo

In this Tuesday, April 26, 2016 photo provided by the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, adult Sumatran tiger Joanne and her cub make a public debut in the maternity exhibit at Tull Family Tiger Trail at San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, Calif. Visitors got their first glimpses Tuesday of multiple cubs as they romped and munched on plants in their habitat. (Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo Safari Park via AP) MANDATORY CREDITSAN DIEGO (AP) — Three endangered Sumatran tiger cubs have made their debut at San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Posted on 27 April 2016 | 6:41 pm

Surgeon makes tourism ad after Rhode Island’s Iceland flop

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An oral surgeon made a Rhode Island tourism ad and paid for it to air on television following the botched rollout of the state’s own tourism campaign that featured an image of Iceland.

Posted on 27 April 2016 | 6:26 pm

School project’s graffiti sparks fears Zodiac Killer is back

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida State University class project about drug cartels and serial killers took a turn when students scrawled a message on a sidewalk associated with the infamous Zodiac Killer.

Posted on 27 April 2016 | 3:18 pm

Winner of rubber duck race can dine anywhere in the world

HARVARD, Mass. (AP) — A rotary club in a small Massachusetts town is gearing up for its annual rubber ducky race in which the winner’s prize is a free dinner for two anywhere in the world.

Posted on 27 April 2016 | 3:07 pm

Russian girl, age 10, flies without ticket or ID

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian transport police say a 10-year old girl flew from Moscow to St. Petersburg without identification or a ticket.

Posted on 27 April 2016 | 11:49 am

12-year-old girl runs NY half-marathon by mistake

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 12-year-old western New York girl has wound up running 10 extra miles after she got into the wrong road race.

Posted on 26 April 2016 | 11:41 pm

Railroad crossing arm crashes through LA school bus windows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A railroad track crossing arm crashed through a passenger window of a school bus carrying seven special-needs students and came out a window on the other side Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Posted on 26 April 2016 | 7:08 pm

Man charged with urinating on jet headed to North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been arrested in North Carolina after witnesses say he urinated on the floor of an American Airlines flight from San Francisco to Charlotte.

Posted on 26 April 2016 | 5:18 pm

Selfies with suburban Atlanta gator? Bad idea, police warn

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) — Fearing Snapchat could take an ugly turn toward “snap chomp,” police are warning people not to take selfies with an alligator in suburban Atlanta.

Posted on 26 April 2016 | 2:46 pm

Police: Upstate NY mayor stole 111 road signs from the DOT

FRANKFORT, N.Y. (AP) — State police say an upstate New York mayor illegally provided his village with 111 road signs belonging to the state Department of Transportation.

Posted on 26 April 2016 | 11:53 am

Dutch ‘horror dentist’ sent to jail for eight years in France

PARIS (Reuters) – A Dutchman dubbed the ‘horror dentist’ by French media was sentenced to eight years in jail on Tuesday for mutilating patients’ mouths and defrauding social security services. The verdict was delivered by a court in Nevers, in central France, where local media relayed gory tales, some from old-aged pensioners who spoke of having as many as eight teeth pulled out in one sitting, infections and bills of tens of thousands of euros. “This is a massive relief. …

Posted on 26 April 2016 | 11:31 am

Missouri senator reads 50 Cent book in sales tax filibuster

FILE - In this July 20, 2015, file photo, Actor Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson attends the premiere of "Southpaw" at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York. The Missouri Senate has tabled a sales tax proposal after a senator filibustered it by reading a book about 50 Cent. Democratic Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal on Monday, April 25, 2016, read for almost an hour from "The 50th Law," a self-help book co-authored by 50 Cent and Robert Greene that draws on anecdotes from the rapper's life. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has tabled a sales tax proposal after a senator filibustered it by reading a book about 50 Cent.

Posted on 26 April 2016 | 3:36 am

Idaho official: Kobe Bryant’s remarks help save potato truck

FILE - In this March 30, 2012, file photo, the Idaho Potato Commission displays its six-ton tuber replica on the street in front of the Idaho Capitol in Boise. The Idaho Potato Commission says its traveling advertisement, the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck, could roll on indefinitely. (AP Photo/John Miller, File)EAGLE, Idaho (AP) — Kobe Bryant's recent mention of the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck might have helped save the traveling advertisement from a premature retirement, according to the head of a state agency that promotes Idaho potatoes.

Posted on 25 April 2016 | 7:39 pm

Bear in the ‘burbs: Cub sent packing after romp near homes

This Sunday, April 24, 2016 photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a 2 year-old female bear cub after she was released to an unidentified location in Los Angeles County. Officials captured the bear cub on Sunday, April 24, after it was found in a suburban Los Angeles County foothill community of Duarte. (California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP)DUARTE, Calif. (AP) — A bear cub seen rooting through garbage cans and wandering in a suburban Los Angeles County foothill community was captured and released back into the wild.

Posted on 25 April 2016 | 5:39 pm

Ohio couple weds at starting line, then runs half-marathon

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — This year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon in Ohio will be a race to remember for one couple who married at the starting line before running the event’s half-marathon.

Posted on 25 April 2016 | 11:52 am


PROVO, Utah (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about a Brigham Young student winning $100,000 for his tuition during a football game because the event happened in 2014.

Posted on 24 April 2016 | 11:35 pm

Rescue pup Vincent crowned ‘Beautiful Bulldog’ in Iowa

Vincent, owned by Meredith and Chad Green, of Des Moines, Iowa, sits on the throne after being crowned the winner of the 37th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The owners of Vincent, a rescued 60-pound English bulldog, aren't quite sure how old he is.

Posted on 24 April 2016 | 11:35 pm

Trump top suggestion to replace Robert E. Lee school name

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A YU-U-U-GE name is the most popular suggested replacement name for a Texas elementary school named after the top hero of the Confederacy.

Posted on 23 April 2016 | 9:15 pm

No Soup For You: Man upset after restaurant runs out of soup

MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawyer upset that he wasn’t provided a cup of soup during a recent meal has notified a restaurant owner that he’ll sue if not reimbursed the $2.25 for the soup.

Posted on 23 April 2016 | 8:41 pm