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Party foul? $90K worth of stolen beer set to be thrown away

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities have found most of the nearly 80,000 bottles of beer that were stolen from an Atlanta brewery last week, but the company says every last drop will have to be thrown away.

Posted on 30 June 2016 | 8:24 am

Kellogg’s cereal cafe to snap, crackle and pop into Times Square

Guests eat cereal at the Kellogg's NYC cafe in New YorkThe maker of Frosted Flakes and Rice Krispies said a bowl of cereal at the cafe, which opens July 4, will cost anywhere between $6.50 and $7.50 and can be eaten in or taken out. The cafe is part of a push by Kellogg to reinvigorate U.S. cereal sales that have declined as consumers choose healthier foods over sugary and processed products. The cereal cafe concept already exists in London, England where the Cereal Killer Cafe has two branches.

Posted on 29 June 2016 | 10:42 pm

Fire chief: Man saved from blaze by son’s cackling chickens

CREEKSIDE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania fire chief says some cackling chickens turned out to be cock-a-doodle-do-gooders.

Posted on 29 June 2016 | 3:16 pm

Judge to farmer: Stop using crushed eggshells as fertilizer

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has ordered an upstate New York farmer to stop using eggshells as fertilizer after neighboring businesses complained the smell and clouds of flies drove away customers.

Posted on 29 June 2016 | 11:00 am

Hawaii to websites: Stop touting closed cultural site

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials are asking websites and blogs to stop pointing people to the off-limits crumbling remains of a Hawaiian monarchy palace.

Posted on 28 June 2016 | 11:48 pm

Tony Hawk recreates his breakthrough skate trick at age 48

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Tony Hawk has landed a 900 — a 2-and-a-half- turn trick few skateboarders dare to try— 17 years to the day after the same feat made him a household name.

Posted on 28 June 2016 | 10:06 pm

Horseback rider on NYC bridge is raising awareness of hunger

NEW YORK (AP) — A cowboy who tied up traffic by riding a horse across a busy bridge connecting New York City and New Jersey says he is traversing the country to raise money and awareness for child hunger.

Posted on 28 June 2016 | 6:34 pm

Germany: Man finds $166,000 in old cupboard, hands it back

BERLIN (AP) — Police in the German town of Minden say a 25-year-old man who arrived last year as a refugee is their “hero of the day” after he found some 150,000 euros ($166,095) — and handed it to authorities.

Posted on 28 June 2016 | 3:54 pm

German court restarts trial after judge repeatedly nods off

BERLIN (AP) — A German court had to restart the trial of two men suspected of robbing a grocery store because a judge kept nodding off during the proceedings.

Posted on 28 June 2016 | 11:13 am

Police say DUI suspect drove a mile with body lodged in car

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Oceanside police say a suspected drunk driver struck and killed a man, then drove for a mile with his body lodged in the car.

Posted on 27 June 2016 | 11:01 pm

Man arrested in Brazil for attempt to douse Olympic torch

A cameraman shoots the Rio 2016 Olympic torch during a National Sports Forum seminar in Sao PauloA man has been arrested for trying to extinguish the Olympic torch by throwing a bucket of water over it as it passed through his farming town of Maracaju in central Brazil, an officer at the local police station said on Monday. The Olympic flame continued to burn, video footage showed.

Posted on 27 June 2016 | 9:37 pm

40-year-old Twinkie still going strong

BLUE HILL, Maine (AP) — In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: A decades-old Twinkie.

Posted on 27 June 2016 | 7:24 pm

Dad who placed ad for a wife for his son gets 12 prospects

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The father of a Salt Lake City businessman who placed an Idaho newspaper ad seeking women interested in marrying his 48-year-old son has received about a dozen inquiries.

Posted on 27 June 2016 | 6:44 pm

Lithuanian village crowns prettiest goat in annual pageant

Goat owner Ferdinandas Petkevicius pose for a picture with goat winner Demyte, during goat beauty pageant in RamygalaThe Lithuanian village of Ramygala held its annual beauty pageant on Sunday, the top prize going to a 16-month-old female goat called Demyte, or "Little Spot". Around 500 people braved the summer heat to attend the parade in honor of the goat, a traditional symbol of the northern village. It was the first time Demyte's owner, 74-year-old retired veterinarian Ferdinandas Petkevicius, had won the competition after six years of trying.

Posted on 26 June 2016 | 7:21 pm

Man driving motorcycle in dark hits black cow and dies

RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) — A 59-year-old Kansas man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving Friday night collided with a black cow on a blacktopped road.

Posted on 26 June 2016 | 12:10 am

Blind dog with oozing sore wins World’s Ugliest Dog contest

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest.

Posted on 25 June 2016 | 7:10 pm

Teen pierced in eye by javelin flown to hospital

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a teen was taken to a hospital in a helicopter after he tripped and was stabbed in the eye by a javelin at a Portland track meet.

Posted on 25 June 2016 | 2:04 am

Texas city council votes to oust library cat

WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city council has started a cat fight by voting to oust the furry mascot of the city’s public library.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 10:54 pm

Court bites back, exonerates Michigan TV vet who saved dog

In this March 2015 photo provided by Pol Veterinary Services, veterinarian Jan Pol, right, poses with Mr. Pigglesworth and the dog's owners owners Loyd and Mable Frisbie at his clinic near Mount Pleasant, Mich. An appeals court on Friday, June 24, 2016, cleared Pol of misconduct when he saved the dog's life in 2011. Pol has a reality TV show on Nat Geo Wild called “The Incredible Dr. Pol.” (E. Michael Stankevich/Pol Veterinary Services via AP)DETROIT (AP) — A Boston terrier named Mr. Pigglesworth is as frisky as ever — and the Michigan veterinarian who saved the dog's life on a reality TV show has been cleared of misconduct.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 9:47 pm

Wife of nation’s lowest-paid governor takes waitressing job

Ann LePage chats with diners after taking their order at McSeagull's restaurant, Thursday, June 23, 2016, in Boothbay Harbor. The wife of America's lowest paid governor has taken on a summer waitressing job near her and husband's Boothbay home, and she's saving up for a car. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The waitress bounded with a cup of chowder and a plate of fish and broccoli.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 7:45 pm

Stop hanging up on governor, Pennsylvania employees are told

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania governor’s personal touch doesn’t always get him very far.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 6:13 pm

After ad, dad interviews potential wives for 48-year-old son

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The father of a Salt Lake City businessman is setting up interviews for women interested in marrying his 48-year-old son, nearly a week after taking out a newspaper ad announcing the search.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 5:49 pm

Dozens burned in Texas walking on hot coals at Tony Robbins seminar

As many as 40 people were injured after walking on hot coals as part of a self-help seminar hosted by motivational speaker Tony Robbins in Texas, fire officials said on Friday. Attendees of the “Unleash the Power Within” event, held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas, reported burns to their feet and legs just after 11 p.m. on Thursday, Dallas Fire and Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said. “A lot of the attendees were asked to walk across hot coals, and as a result, a lot of the people sustained burn injuries,” Evans said.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 4:32 pm

Eatery has duck on menu and ducklings jumping off its roof

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — One New Jersey restaurant has duck on its menu and ducklings jumping off its roof.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 3:24 pm

I got you babe: Cher aims to free lonely, chained elephant in Pakistan

Cher arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015 celebrating the opening of "China: Through the Looking Glass," in ManhattanBy Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The plight of a lonely elephant in a Pakistani zoo has inspired help from pop icon Cher, who has sent a representative to oversee improvements in his living conditions. Cher first became aware of 29-year-old Kavaan's plight when pictures of the elephant in chains with only a dilapidated shed for shelter and a small, dirty pond to play in spread on social media. Cher sent her representative, Mark Cowne, to Islamabad to check up on Kavaan, who has been kept chained for 27 of his 29 years at the Maraghazar Zoo in Islamabad.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 12:38 pm