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Woman drove for days in Alaska with husband’s body in casket

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A woman who drove her husband’s body on a days-long traveling wake in Alaska and used ice from canneries to keep him cold is not accused of breaking any laws.

Posted on 23 July 2016 | 10:21 pm

Russian pranksters call heads of WADA, U.S. anti-doping agency

Russian media published on Friday calls by two comedians to the heads of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) pretending to be Ukrainian Sports Minister Ihor Zhdanov. Pranskters Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov separately called WADA President Craig Reedie and USADA chief executive Travis Tygart, according to recordings published online by Sputnik, a Russian state-owned news agency.

Posted on 22 July 2016 | 10:56 pm

Town where ‘Jersey Shore’ was filmed now wants quiet beaches

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town made famous by the “Jersey Shore” reality TV series and its hard-partying cast is ready for some quiet time on its beaches.

Posted on 22 July 2016 | 6:45 pm

Pennsylvania police hoping dope will claim marijuana package

CHELTENHAM, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania are hoping a dope will stop by their station and claim a package containing more than 4 pounds of marijuana.

Posted on 22 July 2016 | 1:50 pm

Strong smell of cooked urine prompts apartment evacuation

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The strong smell caused by a man cooking urine has prompted the evacuation of an apartment building in Massachusetts.

Posted on 22 July 2016 | 11:13 am

Old lobster spared the pot, will retire to Maine aquarium

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — It’s not common for senior citizens to move from Florida to Maine, but Larry the Lobster’s life depends on it.

Posted on 21 July 2016 | 9:25 pm

Man lassoes bear with head stuck in big plastic container

This July 20, 2016 photo provided by Sharill Hawkins, shows a bear in a tree with a plastic container on its head near Glenwood Springs, Colo. Jim Hawkins, a Colorado bed and breakfast owner, armed with just a length of rope helped save the black bear. (Sharill Hawkins via AP)GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado bed and breakfast owner armed with just a length of rope helped save a black bear with a giant plastic container stuck on its head.

Posted on 21 July 2016 | 7:33 pm

Wild birds lead people to honey if they make the right sound

A male greater honeyguide in the Niassa National Reserve, Mozambique on Oct. 4, 2013. Humans and a wild bird species over centuries have learned to work together, adapt to each other culturally and genetically with a simple sound: “Brrr-hm.” When human honey-hunters make that call, the wild bird called the honeyguide does its namesake job with incredible accuracy, leading people to hidden bees’ nests. (Claire Spottiswoode via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — In Mozambique's woodlands, the sound of sweet evolution is at work.

Posted on 21 July 2016 | 6:45 pm

Not that RNC. Canadian police field angry, admiring Trump tweets

For all the fervor the Republican National Convention has generated on Twitter this week, some users have directed their anger and admiration of the events in Cleveland toward a very different organization – a provincial police service on the east coast of Canada. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s handle, @RNC_PoliceNL, is the first that comes up in a Twitter search for “RNC,” a top search related to the Republican National Convention being held this week. The confusion has led to a barrage of tweets being directed at the police force in the Atlantic province.

Posted on 21 July 2016 | 6:36 pm

African honeyguide birds aid hunters in rare, sweet partnership

Yao honey-hunter Yassene holds a wild greater honeyguide female, temporarily captured for research, in the Niassa National ReserveBy Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) – A small African bird that guides people to bees' nests hoping to share honey and wax responds to hunters' special calls in a rare example of a partnership between wild animals and humans, scientists said on Thursday. Cooperation between the greater honeyguide bird and hunters was first written about by a Portuguese missionary in 1588, but was widely dismissed as pure hearsay. In Mozambique, hunters are far more successful in finding honey when they use a traditional call – a trill followed by a grunt that sounds like "brr-hm" – to attract honeyguides, the experts wrote in the journal Science.

Posted on 21 July 2016 | 6:13 pm

113-year-old New Jersey woman holds title of oldest American

PITTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A 113-year-old New Jersey woman is the new holder of the title of oldest American.

Posted on 21 July 2016 | 4:51 pm

Woman suffers 3rd-degree burns from pennies left in hot SUV

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman is recovering from third-degree burns to her thigh caused by hot pennies that spilled in her sport utility vehicle on a scorching summer day.

Posted on 21 July 2016 | 4:45 pm

Real estate agent finds 2 women, 63 cats inside home, van

WASHINGTON (AP) — Animal rescue officials recovered armloads of cats and kittens from a vacant house in the nation’s capital after a real estate agent found two women living there illegally and called police.

Posted on 21 July 2016 | 4:38 pm

Woman uses dummy passenger with briefcase in carpool lane

DIX HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in New York say a woman has been ticketed for driving in a carpool lane with a fake passenger — who even had a briefcase.

Posted on 21 July 2016 | 3:19 pm

Stubbornness pays off for coffee-serving man and his mule

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man and his mule who serve coffee to hikers and bikers in remote areas of the popular Boise foothills trails have sidestepped federal regulatory rules by getting permission from three private landowners.

Posted on 21 July 2016 | 1:54 pm

Sydney flight diverted as drunken passengers throw punches

SYDNEY (AP) — A flight from Sydney to Thailand was diverted to Indonesia to offload a group of drunken Australian traveling companions who started throwing punches at each other, officials said on Thursday.

Posted on 21 July 2016 | 10:41 am

Stunning aurora footage captured from ISS

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams shared a stunning aurora display on Sunday as he passed over the Earth. The U.S. Army Colonel’s footage showed the green lights flashing across the sky as he passed over them onboard the International Space Station.

Posted on 21 July 2016 | 7:04 am

Santas from all over the world meet to talk shop

A participant takes a selfie at the 59th World Santa Convention in Copenhagen(Reuters) – With just five months until Christmas, Santas from around the world are gathering in Copenhagen for a mid-season break at the annual World Santa Claus Congress. Santa Cherry from Canada, who is taking part for the fifth time, said there was much more to being a Santa than just the clothes. "A successful Santa is not just about the costumes and the clothes.

Posted on 21 July 2016 | 7:03 am

Actor takes plea deal over prop pellet gun used in film

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — An actor who played a bit part in an independent gangster film and used a prop pellet gun without a New Jersey gun permit likely won’t have to serve a prison term.

Posted on 20 July 2016 | 9:25 pm

Love Locks fence to be removed, portion to go on display

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A landmark in Maine where thousands of people have pledged their everlasting love to another with padlocks has been deemed a public safety risk and will be removed.

Posted on 20 July 2016 | 9:09 pm

Miniature wall appears around Trump’s Hollywood star

This Tuesday, July 19, 2016 photo provided by Nick Stern shows a six-inch high, concrete-appearing 'wall,' created by an artist known as Plastic Jesus, surrounding the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of Donald Trump in Los Angeles. It appeared the day the former reality TV star and entrepreneur secured the Republican nomination for president. Tourists snapped photos of the wall, topped with razor wire and plastered with "keep out" signs. The tiny wall was gone by Wednesday morning. (Nick Stern via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the day Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination for president, a miniature wall appeared around the former reality TV host's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Posted on 20 July 2016 | 9:04 pm

Cops: Coffee thief stealing bags of beans for cash, not buzz

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Police in suburban Philadelphia say they have grounds to believe a one-woman string of coffee thefts across four states has been brewing for months and want the public’s help in finding her.

Posted on 20 July 2016 | 8:15 pm

Woman trying to catch Pokemon in cemetery gets stuck in tree

CLARKSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey woman trying to catch Pokemon in a cemetery ended up stuck in a tree and had to call 911 to rescue her.

Posted on 20 July 2016 | 5:48 pm

Rhode Island delegates take heat for trashing state at RNC

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Some people brag about their home states.

Posted on 20 July 2016 | 5:09 pm

Employee shoots bear that got into Colorado restaurant

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials have euthanized a young bear after it got into a mountaintop restaurant and was shot by an employee.

Posted on 20 July 2016 | 4:56 pm