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Woman trying to buy birthday card trapped inside CVS

Woman trying to buy birthday card trapped inside CVSTITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A woman trying to buy a birthday card called police when she was accidentally barricaded inside a CVS store in central Florida.


Posted on 23 May 2017 | 11:38 am

Oklahoma school apologizes for Hitler yearbook quotation

Oklahoma school apologizes for Hitler yearbook quotationOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The principal of an Oklahoma high school apologized after its yearbook featured a quotation attributed to Adolf Hitler.


Posted on 22 May 2017 | 11:11 pm

Used clothing store gets surprise donation of marijuana

Used clothing store gets surprise donation of marijuanaMAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — Someone apparently inadvertently donated more than 100 grams of marijuana when they dropped off some used children's clothes at a suburban Minneapolis shop.


Posted on 22 May 2017 | 3:50 pm

Trump's encounter with glowing orb sets alight social media

Trump's encounter with glowing orb sets alight social media(Reuters) – Images of U.S. President Donald Trump placing his hands on a glowing orb has set alight the internet, prompting comparisons to science fiction and fantasy villains. The pictures were taken while Trump – on a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe – along with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited a new Saudi center for combating extremism. Trump has obtained the Bajoran Orb of Time,” tweeted games developer and U.S. congressional candidate Brianna Wu, in a reference to a mythical object from the “Star Trek” universe.


Posted on 22 May 2017 | 12:35 pm

Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier

Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pierRICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) — A college student has startling video of a sea lion snatching a girl off a dock and yanking her into the water on Canada's West Coast.


Posted on 21 May 2017 | 3:21 pm

Wayward humpback whale stuck in California harbor

Wayward humpback whale stuck in California harborVENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A humpback whale swam into a Southern California harbor and got stuck there, drawing spectators and news helicopters as boat crews try to guide it out to the open water.


Posted on 21 May 2017 | 1:53 am

Appearance of young bear puts kibosh on high school game

Appearance of young bear puts kibosh on high school gameWELLS RIVER, Vt. (AP) — The appearance of a bear cub — a real one, not a mascot — forced the cancellation of a pair of high school baseball and softball games in Vermont.


Posted on 20 May 2017 | 1:29 pm

Talking turkey: NC firefighters rescue baby birds from drain

Talking turkey: NC firefighters rescue baby birds from drainASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — For once, there's a turkey giving thanks.


Posted on 20 May 2017 | 12:08 pm

Owner: No flak from the law for floating Alaska strip club

Owner: No flak from the law for floating Alaska strip clubANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man says he didn't have problems with authorities after he reopened a strip club on his converted crabbing boat as a way to protest his conviction on federal charges.


Posted on 20 May 2017 | 2:30 am

Oil company watches over pregnant polar bear under bridge

Oil company watches over pregnant polar bear under bridgeANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pregnant polar bear seeking to dig her maternity den chose an unlikely spot: a snow drift along a bridge leading to an artificial production island off the north coast of Alaska.


Posted on 19 May 2017 | 8:23 pm

Oil company watches over pregnant polar bear under bridge

Oil company watches over pregnant polar bear under bridgeANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pregnant polar bear in search of a spot for her maternity den chose an unlikely one: along a bridge leading to an artificial production island off the north coast of Alaska.


Posted on 19 May 2017 | 7:16 pm

Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk foodBANGKOK (AP) — A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables.


Posted on 19 May 2017 | 5:35 pm

Police department names new K-9 after Patriots' Gronkowski

Police department names new K-9 after Patriots' GronkowskiATHOL, Mass. (AP) — Gronk will soon be tracking down criminals, sniffing for drugs and acting as the furry face of a Massachusetts police department.


Posted on 19 May 2017 | 5:29 pm

Downward-facing goat: Yoga trend draws flock to New Hampshire farm

Downward-facing goat: Yoga trend draws flock to New Hampshire farmEight people dressed in bright-colored athletic tops and soft pants sat on foam mats and stretched until five tiny Nigerian Dwarf goats, the size of small dogs, pranced into the studio and their goat yoga class began. Tucked away in a wooded corner of southern New Hampshire, Jenness Farm is the latest small U.S. agricultural operation to cash in on the social media-driven trend, in which yoga enthusiasts practice moves like the cat pose and bridge pose while goats climb around and sometimes on them. Peter Corriveau, who owns the 5-acre (2 hectare) farm in Nottingham, New Hampshire, about 60 miles (100 km) north of Boston, said he had toyed with the idea for several months before launching his first class in April.


Posted on 19 May 2017 | 4:25 pm

Pennsylvania woman makes dress from Starburst candy wrappers

Pennsylvania woman makes dress from Starburst candy wrappersELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has made a dress from more than 10,000 Starburst candy wrappers given to her by her high school sweetheart-turned-husband.


Posted on 19 May 2017 | 12:54 pm

Harvard student submits rap album as his senior thesis

Harvard student submits rap album as his senior thesisBOSTON (AP) — While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his.


Posted on 19 May 2017 | 12:30 am

Salem congressman responds to Trump's 'witch hunt' tweet

Salem congressman responds to Trump's 'witch hunt' tweetBOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts congressman is taking issue with Republican President Donald Trump's claim he's the target of the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history."


Posted on 18 May 2017 | 7:41 pm

Unsuspecting Walmart customer takes down startled deer

Unsuspecting Walmart customer takes down startled deerWADENA, Minn. (AP) — A confused white-tailed deer that wandered into a Walmart store in Minnesota ran into a startled customer who tackled the animal to the ground.


Posted on 18 May 2017 | 6:01 pm

Jury rules UK man was hiring killer, not writing thriller

Jury rules UK man was hiring killer, not writing thrillerLONDON (AP) — A retired British television producer was convicted Thursday of trying to hire hit men to kill his partner, after a jury rejected his claim that he was merely conducting research for a thriller.


Posted on 18 May 2017 | 4:50 pm

'Are you kidding me?' says woman who hit alligator on I-75

'Are you kidding me?' says woman who hit alligator on I-75SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A driver escaped serious injury when her SUV hit a 9-foot alligator crossing Interstate 75 in Florida.


Posted on 18 May 2017 | 3:50 pm

105-year-old woman receives honorary high school diploma

105-year-old woman receives honorary high school diplomaOAKDALE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who said her only regret in life was not finishing high school has received an honorary diploma — at age 105.


Posted on 18 May 2017 | 12:11 pm

Grown-ups brawl at high school graduation in Tennessee

Grown-ups brawl at high school graduation in TennesseeMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Graduation caps weren't the only things flying at one high school commencement in Tennessee after some adults in the audience started throwing punches.


Posted on 18 May 2017 | 11:30 am

Love bite? Snake bites Florida man who tries to kiss it

Love bite? Snake bites Florida man who tries to kiss itBOSTWICK, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man leaned in to kiss a rattlesnake — but got bitten instead.


Posted on 18 May 2017 | 11:22 am

Come fly with me: Dutch king was guest pilot for 21 years

Come fly with me: Dutch king was guest pilot for 21 yearsTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Some Dutch passengers on KLM flights might have recognized the co-pilot's voice when he introduced himself on the airline's Cityhopper services.


Posted on 18 May 2017 | 4:01 am

Ex-judge sentenced for seeking wife's texts for beer, money

Ex-judge sentenced for seeking wife's texts for beer, moneyELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A former judge who offered a law enforcement officer beer and money to retrieve his wife's text messages has been sentenced to probation.


Posted on 17 May 2017 | 9:05 pm

BBC News – Also in the News

Mexican Tarahumara woman wins 50km race wearing sandals

The 22-year-old is from Mexico’s Tarahumara indigenous community, known for being excellent runners.

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 9:02 am

Tokyo police crack down on cosplay kart tour safety

Operators urged to improve safety standards of their fancy dress karting tours.

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 1:02 pm

Pop music used to ridicule Russia’s young protesters

Music videos on YouTube are disparaging young Russians from protesting against the government.

Posted on 19 May 2017 | 11:32 am

Kenyans query maize imports amid price hikes

A shipment of the food staple is raising questions about the government’s response to shortages.

Posted on 17 May 2017 | 12:04 pm

Australians sizzle over vegan sausage offer

Mother’s Day barbecue outside DIY store shakes Australian meat-lovers.

Posted on 16 May 2017 | 10:20 am

Maori haka and language may keep dementia at bay

Researchers have found fewer incidents of dementia in Maoris aged 80 to 90 than they expected.

Posted on 11 May 2017 | 10:57 am

India’s ‘cow vigilantes’ hotel in the clear

Establishment unable to open despite allegations of a “beef party” being found to be untrue.

Posted on 10 May 2017 | 12:34 pm

Syrian refugee discovers surfing in Lebanon

Ali is a refugee from Aleppo, and took up surfing in Lebanon after making his own board.

Posted on 10 May 2017 | 10:43 am

X Japan’s Yoshiki needs urgent surgery after decades of intense drumming

Decades of intense and athletic drumming are catching up with superstar Yoshiki of X Japan.

Posted on 10 May 2017 | 4:36 am

Girl describes fighting off Florida alligator

Juliana Ossa, 10, stuck her fingers in the nostrils of the 9ft (2.7m) alligator near Orlando, Florida.

Posted on 9 May 2017 | 5:06 pm

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