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Suspect took joyride on street sweeper, crashed and fled

Suspect took joyride on street sweeper, crashed and fledPATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey are looking for a suspect who stole a street sweeper and went on a brief joyride before crashing it.


Posted on 28 June 2017 | 12:55 pm

Prison inmates remove statehouse furniture before renovation

Prison inmates remove statehouse furniture before renovationTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is borrowing more than $300 million to renovate its statehouse, but some of the work to clear old items out is being done by prison inmates.


Posted on 27 June 2017 | 9:33 pm

Sheriff: Altercation over dead raccoon prompted shooting

Sheriff: Altercation over dead raccoon prompted shootingALLYN, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon led to a shooting in rural Washington state.


Posted on 27 June 2017 | 8:09 pm

Big delivery: South Carolina mom gives birth to 14-pound son

Big delivery: South Carolina mom gives birth to 14-pound sonLEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina couple is looking for some bigger baby clothes after their son was born at a whopping 14.4 pounds.


Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:46 pm

80-year-old woman attacked, mauled by rabid bobcat in garden

80-year-old woman attacked, mauled by rabid bobcat in gardenSUNAPEE, N.H. (AP) — An 80-year-old New Hampshire woman fought off a rabid bobcat with the help of her two dogs and her gardening sickle.


Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:04 pm

Alabama man accused of stealing Atlanta Braves golf cart

Alabama man accused of stealing Atlanta Braves golf cartATLANTA (AP) — Police say an Alabama man is accused of stealing a golf cart at the Atlanta Braves stadium and crashing it.


Posted on 27 June 2017 | 2:52 pm

Man sits in jail when drywall powder is mistaken for cocaine

Man sits in jail when drywall powder is mistaken for cocaineOVIEDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man spent 90 days in jail after police officers who stopped him for driving without headlights said white powder found in his car was cocaine.


Posted on 27 June 2017 | 1:42 pm

20-pound live lobster found in luggage at Boston airport

20-pound live lobster found in luggage at Boston airportBOSTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says a 20-pound (9-kilogram) live lobster has been spotted in a passenger's luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport.


Posted on 27 June 2017 | 12:59 am

Town limits councilman's broadcast of taps over loudspeaker

Town limits councilman's broadcast of taps over loudspeakerGLEN ROCK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania town councilman who broadcasts taps at his home through loudspeakers every night must limit the activity.


Posted on 26 June 2017 | 9:44 pm

Not quite warp speed: Speeding man had alien doll passenger

Not quite warp speed: Speeding man had alien doll passengerALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a motorcycle officer who stopped a driver for speeding on a suburban highway north of Atlanta had an 'extraterrestrial encounter' — sort of.


Posted on 26 June 2017 | 8:57 pm

Canada's Yukon seeks 'backups' after toe used in cocktail stolen

Canada's Yukon seeks 'backups' after toe used in cocktail stolen(Reuters) – The theft of a famed cocktail ingredient, a mummified human toe, has spurred the northern Canadian territory of Yukon to launch a tongue-in-cheek campaign for an “insurance” toe, in case the digit gets stolen again. In Yukon’s Dawson City, drinking a cocktail with a pickled toe is a time-honored tradition that more than 100,000 visitors have undertaken, according to the municipality. It came back by mail four days later along with an apology letter, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).


Posted on 26 June 2017 | 5:23 pm

"Explicit" show at South African prison ignites scandal

"Explicit" show at South African prison ignites scandalJOHANNESBURG (AP) — AT least 13 South African officials face possible suspension after photos showing scantily clad female entertainers with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated on social media.


Posted on 26 June 2017 | 1:37 pm

Transplanted: Large Idaho sequoia tree finds new home

Transplanted: Large Idaho sequoia tree finds new homeBOISE, Idaho (AP) — A large sequoia tree with a history rooted in conservation was standing in the way of progress, so on Sunday, it was moved.


Posted on 25 June 2017 | 7:38 pm

Norwegians collect money to fix penis-shaped rock formation

Norwegians collect money to fix penis-shaped rock formationHELSINKI (AP) — Activists are collecting money to repair a penis-shaped rock formation in southern Norway after the popular tourist attraction was found badly damaged.


Posted on 25 June 2017 | 12:12 pm

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistakeSANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend.


Posted on 25 June 2017 | 2:04 am

Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well

Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing wellBOISE, Idaho (AP) — A massive Idaho tree that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by a noted naturalist has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks Sunday to a new location.


Posted on 24 June 2017 | 10:30 pm

Al Capone song, pocket watch fetch over $100K at auction

Al Capone song, pocket watch fetch over $100K at auctionBOSTON (AP) — Artifacts connected to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters sold for more than $100,000 at auction Saturday.


Posted on 24 June 2017 | 10:22 pm

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dogPETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion.


Posted on 24 June 2017 | 4:03 pm

Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story

Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime storyALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the station's SUV.


Posted on 24 June 2017 | 2:47 am

Work to move giant sequoia draws curious Idaho onlookers

Work to move giant sequoia draws curious Idaho onlookersBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Workers in Idaho prepared to inflate rolling tubes beneath a massive sequoia that grew over more than a century from a seed sent by naturalist John Muir. Then, they wrestled the tree up a ramp to street level Friday.


Posted on 24 June 2017 | 12:50 am

Breast milk jeweler ordered to refund customers, return milk

Breast milk jeweler ordered to refund customers, return milkPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island company that makes jewelry from breast milk has been ordered to refund customers and return the breast milk they sent.


Posted on 24 June 2017 | 12:10 am

Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump name

Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump nameMARODA, India (AP) — A charity that provides toilets to poor Indians is leading an effort to rename a tiny northern village after President Donald Trump, saying the gesture is meant to honor relations with the U.S. and draw support for better sanitation in India.


Posted on 23 June 2017 | 9:14 pm

Workers help woman find necklace buried in hospital waste

Workers help woman find necklace buried in hospital wasteOXFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her special necklace that was thrown in the trash after she went to a hospital, thanks to a group of hardworking sanitation workers.


Posted on 23 June 2017 | 8:52 pm

Family expected euthanized dog's ashes, got his frozen body

Family expected euthanized dog's ashes, got his frozen bodyBEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania family expecting to pick up the ashes of their beloved pet were instead handed the animal's frozen body.


Posted on 23 June 2017 | 8:13 pm

Kind act spreads to 167 drivers at Indiana McDonald's

Kind act spreads to 167 drivers at Indiana McDonald'sSCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) — A customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line.


Posted on 23 June 2017 | 12:37 pm

BBC News – Also in the News

Thai police called in to take on village’s female ghost

A village in Thailand wants police to prevent a panic after several incidents have been blamed on a ghost

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 1:20 pm

Couple visiting all British railway stations

Meet Geoff and Vicki, they’re on a mission to visit all 2,563 railway stations in Britain.

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 10:49 am

Annual contest names Neapolitan mastiff as world’s ugliest dog

The winning rescue dog has undergone many eye surgeries to help her see.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 5:12 pm

Nigerian president’s Eid speech in Hausa criticised

Greetings in a regional language have stirred rather than quelled rumours over the president’s health.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 3:29 pm

Algerians champion traditional dress for Eid al-Fitr

An online campaign is urging Algerians to promote local fashion to mark the end of Ramadan.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 2:07 pm

Is this Russia’s green screen queen?

Russian YouTuber Tatiana Subbotina shares how she “travels the world” without leaving her home.

Posted on 24 June 2017 | 11:01 pm

Kid, 4, steals show during sickle cell Derbyshire chat

Gabriel, 4, gets distracted on set during a Victoria Derbyshire discussion on sickle cell disease.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 6:37 pm

Deep fried tarantula, anyone?

It’s rainy season in Cambodia and spiders are creeping onto the menu.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 12:03 pm

Splish splashing spinning gorilla

Zola has been cooling off in his favourite blue swimming pool at Dallas Zoo.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 9:13 am

China cracks down on toothpick crossbow toys

The new gadget toy is selling like hotcakes, much though to the horror of concerned parents.

Posted on 22 June 2017 | 4:42 am

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