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Treasure hunters to gather for celebration in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Searchers fixated with finding a treasure hidden in the mountains north of Santa Fe will converge in the city.

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 10:33 pm

Expired radio beacon sends distress call after being dropped

BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard says rescuers needlessly searched a Rhode Island bay after receiving a distress call from an expired radio beacon that had been improperly discarded.

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 9:39 pm

Cops: Lost couple cuts chain to enter nuclear plant property

DELTA, Pa. (AP) — A couple who got lost in Pennsylvania while driving to New York entered the property of a nuclear plant by cutting a chain at a gate, apparently in a quest to get back on the right road, authorities said.

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 6:21 pm

Oregon collie saved by sharp-eyed vet intern

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A paralyzed collie just moments from being euthanized and his Oregon owners have more days to share thanks to a sharp-eyed vet intern who spotted the culprit – a tick.

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 5:45 pm

Wedding aboard boat interrupted when ship runs aground

BOSTON (AP) — A wedding reception aboard a boat got off to a rocky start when the vessel ran aground off Georges Island in Boston Harbor.

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 4:49 pm

Rain washes out attempt to set record Greek sirtaki dance

CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — Torrential rain has dashed hopes in Romania of setting a Guinness Book world record for Greece’s famous sirtaki dance.

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 10:44 am

Teen removed from graduation for wearing African cloth

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A black teenager says he was escorted out of his high school graduation ceremony in Sacramento by three deputies for refusing to remove his kente cloth, a traditional Ghanaian silk and cotton fabric.

Posted on 28 May 2016 | 10:49 pm

Porcupine sculpture stolen from Maine airport is replaced

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A prickly steel-and-nails sculpture of a mama porcupine and its baby has replaced a statue that was stolen from an airport in Maine.

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 11:36 pm

Dr. Heimlich, 96, uses his maneuver to save choking woman

Dr. Heimlich, 96, uses his maneuver to save choking womanCINCINNATI (AP) — The 96-year-old retired chest surgeon credited with developing the namesake Heimlich maneuver has used it to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center.

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 10:12 pm

Tiger shark caught for 2nd time by same fisherman

This Wednesday, May, 25, 2016 photo made available by Chip Michalove shows a large tiger shark off the coast of Hilton Head, S.C. The 1,400 pound shark named Chessie was tagged a year ago and was caught again this year by the same fisherman off the coast of South Carolina. (Chip Michalove via AP)HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — It seems a huge tiger shark named Chessie likes the South Carolina coast.

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:33 pm

Traffic ticket? State lawmaker says no problem, just burn it

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Republican Tennessee lawmaker says getting a traffic camera ticket isn’t a problem — he just burns them.

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 6:04 pm

Dog day: Officer finds 911 caller, now both lost in woods

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A police officer dashed into the woods alone to search for a man who called 911 saying he ran into forest to escape two armed men.

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 2:37 pm

Archaeologist: Boston shipwreck is rare, remarkable find

A shipwreck from the 1800s that has been uncovered during construction in the Seaport District is seen to the left of a construction vehicle, bottom, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Boston. According to city archaeologist Joe Bagley, it's the first time a shipwreck has been found in this section of Boston. Bagley says it appears the vessel was carrying lime, which was used for masonry and construction. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — A sunken, burned ship from the 1800s uncovered during a construction project in Boston's Seaport District is a rare and remarkable find, the city's archaeologist said.

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 1:24 pm

Beijing fetish restaurant teases with lobster and sex

The Wider Image: Beijing's S&M restaurantWith drinks served in breast-shaped cups and beers opened with bottle openers shaped like a wooden penis, the father and daughter team behind a Beijing S&M restaurant are encouraging customers to mix food with sex. Owner Lu Lu, a 27-year-old divorcee, said business has been good since opening just under a year ago, with young Chinese streaming in to feast on seafood, such as lobster, under the gaze of mannequins wearing bondage gear.

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 12:17 pm

Police say man used front-loader to break into liquor store

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska police say a man used a stolen front-end loader to break into a liquor store and then led officers on a low-speed chase early Thursday.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 11:10 pm

New England beachgoers warned: Don’t take selfies with seals

BOSTON (AP) — The feds have a warning for beachgoers in New England during Memorial Day weekend: Don’t take selfies with the seals.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 9:38 pm

Norway subjects viewers to 2-day stream of app terms of use

HELSINKI (AP) — A Norwegian consumers’ group took inspiration from “slow television” to produce a marathon webcast of a team of readers going through the fine print of terms and conditions of downloadable apps.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 5:57 pm

Boat from 19th century found under New Jersey home

Eileen Scanlon, left, steps across a 44-foot wooden boat on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, underneath a home she rents in Highlands, N.J. The 19th-century boat, likely used to transport coal and other goods, sat undisturbed until workers began raising the home to put it on pilings. (Thomas P. Costello/The Asbury Park Press via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITHIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — Workers raising a waterfront home in New Jersey made a nautical discovery: a 44-foot wooden boat from the 19th century.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 4:50 pm

‘Infamous’ yearbook quotes prompt school district apology

LEETSDALE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has apologized after quotes from Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and an Islamic State leader were printed in the graduating class section of this year’s high school yearbook.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 2:13 pm

Thai man bloodied but unbowed after intimate attack by snake

In this image made from video, Attaporn Boonmakchuay gestures while talking to reporters, while lying in a hospital bed following a snake attack at his home in Chachoengsao, 90km east of the capital Bangkok, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Boonmakchuay is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet. (BBTV CH7 Thailand via AP) THAILAND OUTBANGKOK (AP) — A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 1:12 pm

For world records, Indian man removes teeth and gets over 500 tattoos

Guinness Rishi, multiple world record holder including most flags tattooed on his body, poses for a photograph outside his apartment in New DelhiBy Sunil Kataria NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An Indian man obsessed with setting Guinness world records got 366 flags tattooed on his body and had all his teeth removed so he could put nearly 500 drinking straws and more than 50 burning candles in his mouth. Har Parkash Rishi, who claims to have set more than 20 records, now calls himself Guinness Rishi. Born in 1942 in a cinema hall in the capital, New Delhi, Rishi first got into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1990 when, with two friends, he rode a scooter for 1,001 hours.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 8:45 am

Man arrested for dragging dog behind truck in Washington

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police have arrested a man for dragging a dog behind his truck in Vancouver.

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 1:13 am

6-month-old skis across lake; parents say it’s a record

In this photo taken from a video made available by World Barefoot Center, 6-month-old Zyla St. Onge water-skis across Lake Silver in Winter Haven, Fla., Thursday, May 19, 2016. Her parents who are professional water skiers, put her on junior-size water skis and she glided 686 feet across the lake. Her father Keith St. Onge says she set a youth record. (World Barefoot Center via AP)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 6-month-old girl whose professional water-skier parents put her on junior-size water skis last week glided 686 feet across a man-made lake in what her parents say sets a youth record.

Posted on 25 May 2016 | 9:10 pm

What a circus: Clowns beg lawmakers not to ban animal shows

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A public hearing on a proposed wild-animal entertainment ban that would keep circuses and similar shows out of the city ended up being a circus of sorts, complete with clowns who begged the City Council not to enact the measure.

Posted on 25 May 2016 | 8:31 pm

London neighbors engage in ‘battle of the balconies’ ahead of EU vote

Neighbours Tony (L) and Frank pose for cameras after hanging rival EU referendum banners from their balconies in north LondonThe debate about Britain's future in the Europe has taken an unexpected new twist: a "battle of the balconies" between north London neighbors unfurling competing pro- and anti-Brexit banners. Unimpressed by a large "Vote Leave" banner appearing on the balcony next door, a man named by British media as Frank Chalmers, 61, unveiled his own sign that added the words, "…if you want to cut workers' rights". The leafy, suburban locale of Gospel Oak was not previously regarded as a key battleground in the debate around the June 23 referendum on Britain's European Union membership.

Posted on 25 May 2016 | 4:21 pm