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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Crediting "barstool science," a small-town tavern in central North Dakota is laying claim as the center of North America after snatching the title from a nearby city that allowed its trademark to lapse.
Posted on 30 September 2016 | 11:46 pm
BEACH HAVEN, N.J. (AP) — Police say a 59-year-old man who wore a bikini fashioned out of see-through plastic wrap on a New Jersey beach is facing a criminal charge.
Posted on 30 September 2016 | 11:34 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania drug dealing suspect was found hiding 110 small bags of heroin in his buttocks.
Posted on 30 September 2016 | 2:00 pm
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man has 30 days to figure out how to catch a noisy rooster or the city will penalize him.
Posted on 29 September 2016 | 8:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Life will imitate art — or is it the other way around? — when internet sensation Grumpy Cat joins the cast of the Broadway musical "Cats" on Friday for what will likely be a feline-good moment.
Posted on 29 September 2016 | 6:22 pm
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A utility company says two crows triggered a power outage in mid-July that knocked out service to about 100,000 customers in three Western states.
Posted on 29 September 2016 | 5:41 pm
For those who can't get enough of pumpkin-flavored treats during Halloween, McDonald's Japan is offering french fries covered in pumpkin and chocolate sauce. The fast-food chain came up with the "Halloween Choco Potato" to mark its 45th anniversary in Japan, where trick or treaters enjoy pumpkin-spiced food and beverages to celebrate the October holiday. "The flavors of pumpkin and chocolate went unexpectedly well and it was quite tasty," Ayano Ishikama, 22, said after sampling the fries at one of the chain's restaurants in Tokyo.
Posted on 29 September 2016 | 1:36 pm
HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — A deer that was hit by an SUV in New Jersey wasn’t going down without a fight.
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland chapter of The Satanic Temple has succeeded in its efforts to bring an after-school program to a Portland elementary school.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman faces armed robbery charges after police say she robbed an Arby’s restaurant in Gainesville and then hailed a cab to get away.
Posted on 27 September 2016 | 12:42 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Pyrenees mix named Apollo is back home in Florida after a journey that took him to the Boston area.
Posted on 27 September 2016 | 11:53 am
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian customs officials are used to finding unusual items in travelers’ luggage. But human intestines were not on their list — until now.
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Forest department officials on Saturday (September 24) promised strict action after a python attacked a man when a group was trying to click a photo with it. The incident took place on Friday (September 23) after forest department officials removed the python from the premises of a school in northwestern Rajasthan state. Deputy Conservator of Forests, K.G.Shrivastav, said the incident was unexpected as all officers were highly trained.
Posted on 26 September 2016 | 2:12 pm
SAINT HILAIRE DU TOUVET, France (AP) — In wild costumes, wingsuits and even home-made flying machines, thousands of people are gliding through the French Alps in the world's oldest free-flight festival.
Posted on 25 September 2016 | 2:03 pm
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval.
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POTTERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Three 18-year-old brothers and their two 18-year-old sisters have landed their first jobs, together, at a McDonald’s in Michigan.
Posted on 23 September 2016 | 4:21 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a missing 14-year-old girl has turned up safe and sound in Poland, after bicycling and hitchhiking some 400 kilometers (250 miles) to see her grandmother.
Posted on 23 September 2016 | 12:14 pm
By Scott Malone CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) – Scientific research into how polyester pants affect the sex life of rats, what it's like for a human to live like a badger and how different the world looks when viewed through your legs was honored at this year's Ig Nobel spoof awards. The group also took a dig at Volkswagen AG, lauding it in chemistry for engineering its vehicles to produce fewer emissions "whenever the cars are being tested." The prizes will be awarded for a 26th straight year at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Thursday by a group of actual Nobel Prize winners, and are intended to honor accomplishments in science and humanities that make one laugh, then think. "The prizes are for something pretty unusual," said Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, and host of the awards.
Posted on 23 September 2016 | 7:22 am
BBC News – Also in the News
Huge quantity of marijuana linked with controversial local drugs market.
Posted on 30 September 2016 | 11:22 am
Kingdom to introduce new rules in bid to address shocking accident rate.
Posted on 30 September 2016 | 9:22 am
China’s recent obsession with glass tourist attractions goes round the U-bend with the opening of see-through treetop toilets.
Posted on 30 September 2016 | 4:02 am
An Asian-American band takes a legal fight to trademark their name, that’s seen as offensive to Asians, to the Supreme Court.
Posted on 29 September 2016 | 9:19 pm
Belarusian villagers aren’t happy about tanks churning up the grass outside their apartments.
Posted on 29 September 2016 | 1:48 pm
Hair follicles created by a process similar to 3D printing could one day be used as implants, beauty giant L’Oreal has said.
Posted on 29 September 2016 | 12:41 pm
Icelandic capital switches off street lights to give people a better view of the Aurora Borealis.
Posted on 29 September 2016 | 11:55 am
Government unhappy over playful use of characters from Thailand’s national epic.
Posted on 27 September 2016 | 1:58 pm
The state art commission asks a graffiti artist to perk up Vantaa prison’s walls.
Posted on 26 September 2016 | 11:13 am
New directive also tells police in Manila not to scratch any part of their bodies.
Posted on 23 August 2016 | 8:04 am