Thursday April 27th 2017

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Dead 43-foot whale washes up on beach at New Jersey shore

Dead 43-foot whale washes up on beach at New Jersey shoreTOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A badly decomposed whale has been hauled off a New Jersey beach.


Posted on 27 April 2017 | 3:20 pm

Sickly snake slithers into elementary school classroom

Sickly snake slithers into elementary school classroomPRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A sickly snake that slithered into a classroom at a New Jersey elementary school has been turned over to a rescue center.


Posted on 27 April 2017 | 1:34 pm

911 call: Man wants police dog to search for stolen heroin

911 call: Man wants police dog to search for stolen heroinAKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man called 911 to request a police dog to help track down heroin allegedly stolen from him.


Posted on 27 April 2017 | 11:32 am

Australian firefighters contend with pet crocodile

Australian firefighters contend with pet crocodileDARWIN, Australia (AP) — Firefighters who fought a blaze at a house in the tropical Australian city of Darwin on Thursday contended with the added distraction of being watched by a 4-meter (13-foot) pet crocodile.


Posted on 27 April 2017 | 10:25 am

Anti-Trump bar earmarks its profits for progressive causes

Anti-Trump bar earmarks its profits for progressive causesNEW YORK (AP) — Liberals who feel the current Republican presidential administration is driving them to drink now have the perfect place to do it.


Posted on 27 April 2017 | 12:26 am

Mayor calls ghostly face seen in Salem streetlamp 'eerie'

Mayor calls ghostly face seen in Salem streetlamp 'eerie'SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city known for celebrating the occult is drawing attention after its mayor snapped a photo that appears to show a scowling face trapped in a streetlamp.


Posted on 26 April 2017 | 11:11 pm

Giant rabbit dies after United Airlines flight to United States

Giant rabbit dies after United Airlines flight to United StatesA 3-foot-long giant rabbit died at a United Airlines pet holding facility in Chicago following a flight from London, in another embarrassment for the airline as it struggles with a global backlash this month over a passenger dragged from his seat. The 10-month-old Continental Giant breed rabbit named Simon, who was tipped to become one of the world’s largest rabbits, had appeared to be in good condition upon arrival at the facility at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, an airline spokesman said. Simon was due to be picked up by a celebrity who had bought him.


Posted on 26 April 2017 | 9:22 pm

What's in a name? Bronx Zoo proudly displays 'snot otters'

What's in a name? Bronx Zoo proudly displays 'snot otters'NEW YORK (AP) — It's a salamander by any other name — and some of those names are comical.


Posted on 26 April 2017 | 6:59 pm

Dye for mulch leaks from trailer, turning creek bright red

Dye for mulch leaks from trailer, turning creek bright redLANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) — A mulch dye that leaked from a company's property is being blamed for turning the waters of a western New York creek a bright red.


Posted on 26 April 2017 | 4:50 pm

Bigfoot on the lam: Sasquatch statues vanish from Ohio store

Bigfoot on the lam: Sasquatch statues vanish from Ohio storeNORTH LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio are on the lookout for Bigfoot after a gift shop owner reported that statues of the hairy creature vanished from outside her store.


Posted on 26 April 2017 | 3:03 pm

Police: Man grew pot because he thought it'd be legal soon

Police: Man grew pot because he thought it'd be legal soonST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — Vermont police have arrested a man who acknowledged growing marijuana to prepare for possible statewide legalization of the drug.


Posted on 26 April 2017 | 12:15 pm

Reports of dog attacks interrupt Connecticut mail service

Reports of dog attacks interrupt Connecticut mail serviceMANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Some residents of a Connecticut neighborhood aren't receiving their mail at home anymore because a local dog is reportedly biting the mailmen.


Posted on 26 April 2017 | 11:51 am

Horny male seeks mate: Kenya's last northern white rhino joins Tinder

Horny male seeks mate: Kenya's last northern white rhino joins TinderBy Katharine Houreld NAIROBI (Reuters) – Like many guys using the Tinder dating app, Sudan loves the outdoors and travels widely. The catch: he’s the world’s last male white northern rhino and desperately needs to mate. 6 ft tall and 5,000 pounds if it matters.” Conservationists are hoping that Sudan’s Tinder profile will help them raise enough money for $9-million fertility treatment as all attempts at getting him to mate naturally have failed.


Posted on 26 April 2017 | 7:25 am

Toy given to police officer as safety talisman gets to Ohio

Toy given to police officer as safety talisman gets to OhioCINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Ohio have received a stuffed toy given by a child to a Pennsylvania police officer to help keep him safe.


Posted on 25 April 2017 | 10:05 pm

World's last male northern white rhino gets help from Tinder

World's last male northern white rhino gets help from TinderNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive.


Posted on 25 April 2017 | 9:22 pm

New York bowler rolls perfect 300 game in just 86.9 seconds

New York bowler rolls perfect 300 game in just 86.9 secondsCORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A New York bowler has rolled a perfect 300 game in less than 90 seconds.


Posted on 25 April 2017 | 8:02 pm

Wild monkey spotted in central Florida neighborhood

Wild monkey spotted in central Florida neighborhoodAPOPKA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials are warning central Florida residents to stay away from wild monkeys after one was spotted in the area.


Posted on 25 April 2017 | 7:59 pm

Stork delivery? Woman gives birth to baby at Nebraska zoo

Stork delivery? Woman gives birth to baby at Nebraska zooOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A woman whose baby was due mid-May went into labor early and gave birth at a Nebraska zoo.


Posted on 25 April 2017 | 6:09 pm

Deputy wrangles feisty alligator in central Georgia

Deputy wrangles feisty alligator in central GeorgiaMACON, Ga. (AP) — An alligator has been apprehended at a park in central Georgia after a sheriff's deputy wrestled the creature.


Posted on 25 April 2017 | 12:56 pm

Stuck cow pulled from muddy ditch by Florida deputies

Stuck cow pulled from muddy ditch by Florida deputiesWAHNETA, Fla. (AP) — Sometimes a law enforcement officer's duty involves rescuing a cat from a tree. In one Florida county, it also can involve rescuing a cow.


Posted on 25 April 2017 | 12:25 pm

Torrents of juice flood Russian town after factory accident

Torrents of juice flood Russian town after factory accidentMOSCOW (AP) — A flash flood of fruit juice from a beverage plant in southern Russia has flowed into a town's streets and into the River Don.


Posted on 25 April 2017 | 11:17 am

Larry Bird delivers Pacers' 2021 All-Star bid in an Indy car

Larry Bird delivers Pacers' 2021 All-Star bid in an Indy carNEW YORK (AP) — Indiana wants the NBA All-Star Game and sent Larry Bird to get it — in an Indy car.


Posted on 24 April 2017 | 9:04 pm

Civil War-era cannonballs to be moved from work site

Civil War-era cannonballs to be moved from work sitePITTSBURGH (AP) — Dozens of Civil War-era cannonballs unearthed at a Pittsburgh construction site will be removed by a Maryland firm.


Posted on 24 April 2017 | 3:31 pm

Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats

Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goatsBELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets.


Posted on 23 April 2017 | 7:49 pm

Just a minute: FIU baseball tops Marshall in a speedy finish

Just a minute: FIU baseball tops Marshall in a speedy finishBECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Who says baseball is slow?


Posted on 23 April 2017 | 2:46 pm

BBC News – Also in the News

Tajik leader’s ‘full title’ rule comes into force

All media must now refer to President Emomali Rahmon by his not insubstantial official title.

Posted on 26 April 2017 | 2:08 pm

Buffalo beauty contest held in Pakistan

Competition creates awareness about “the importance of breeding this beautiful animal”.

Posted on 26 April 2017 | 9:45 am

Exploding snowman forecasts hot summer for Switzerland

Switzerland is set for good weather this summer according to a popular spring tradition.

Posted on 25 April 2017 | 1:28 pm

Farmers find ‘unicorn’ among their sheep in Iceland

A farming family finds an unusual creature amid their flock of sheep in Land­brot.

Posted on 25 April 2017 | 10:58 am

Man lived above Japanese toilet for three years

Unemployed Japanese man arrested for trespassing after his loft accommodation is discovered.

Posted on 24 April 2017 | 10:17 am

Political party helps Georgians dodge the draft

Group sets up a religious order to exploit a loophole in the law.

Posted on 23 April 2017 | 11:14 am

New Zealand earthquake gives unexpected benefit

Raised coastline could end the threat of sea erosion for the time being.

Posted on 20 April 2017 | 10:31 am

South Korea begins coinless society trial

Country kicks off plans to get rid of largely worthless coins from its economy.

Posted on 19 April 2017 | 10:49 am

Zimbabwe schools accept goats for tuition fees

Parents in Zimbabwe who cannot afford school fees can offer livestock such as goats or sheep as payment, a government minister has said.

Posted on 19 April 2017 | 7:15 am

Cancer charity seeks help for sunburn-prone Danes abroad

Danish Cancer Society campaign asks people in five countries to help Danes stay safe in the sun.

Posted on 8 February 2017 | 1:19 pm