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Marijuana business offers weed for weeds on cleanup day

Marijuana business offers weed for weeds on cleanup dayGARDINER, Maine (AP) — A medical marijuana businessman in Maine is offering weed for weeds in a program to encourage Gardiner residents to clean up their city.


Posted on 24 July 2017 | 11:36 am

He was purrfect: Honorary cat mayor in Alaska town dies

He was purrfect: Honorary cat mayor in Alaska town diesTALKEETNA, Alaska (AP) — Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of the Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at the age of 20.


Posted on 23 July 2017 | 10:39 pm

That stinks! Man seeking dropped phone falls in trash chute

That stinks! Man seeking dropped phone falls in trash chuteWASHINGTON (AP) — A man looking for a dropped cellphone ended up in a stinky situation, tumbling into a building's trash chute where he had to be rescued.


Posted on 23 July 2017 | 6:49 pm

Rescuers need help after they get stuck helping kayakers

Rescuers need help after they get stuck helping kayakersHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Even rescuers get stuck, too, sometimes.


Posted on 22 July 2017 | 5:10 pm

UK girl left in tears after she's fined for selling lemonade

UK girl left in tears after she's fined for selling lemonadeLONDON (AP) — A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention for being fined for selling lemonade.


Posted on 21 July 2017 | 6:40 pm

Gambler drops 75 pounds to win a share of a $1 million bet

Gambler drops 75 pounds to win a share of a  $1 million betLAS VEGAS (AP) — A professional gambler dropped some pounds and gained some wealth after betters wagered $1 million he couldn't reduce his body fat to less than 10 percent.


Posted on 21 July 2017 | 5:01 pm

No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugs

No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugsCHICAGO (AP) — Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads.


Posted on 21 July 2017 | 3:41 pm

Police: Woman steals taxi, picks up paying passengers

Police: Woman steals taxi, picks up paying passengersPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a 65-year-old woman stole a taxi and picked up a fare.


Posted on 21 July 2017 | 3:24 pm

Is that really a beached whale beneath Paris' Notre Dame?

Is that really a beached whale beneath Paris' Notre Dame?PARIS (AP) — A sperm whale appears to have beached on an embankment in the shadow of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.


Posted on 21 July 2017 | 3:08 pm

Exhumation of Dali's remains finds his mustache still intact

Exhumation of Dali's remains finds his mustache still intactFIGUERES, Spain (AP) — Forensic experts in Spain have removed hair, nails and two long bones from Salvador Dali's embalmed remains to aid a court-ordered paternity test that may enable a woman who says she is the surrealist artist's daughter to claim part of Dali's vast estate.


Posted on 21 July 2017 | 2:46 pm

Man livestreams as he speeds on beach, cursing and drinking

Man livestreams as he speeds on beach, cursing and drinkingCLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 27-year-old man broadcast live on Facebook as he sped down a Florida beach, running over beach chairs and umbrellas while drinking from a bottle of Canadian Mist whiskey.


Posted on 21 July 2017 | 1:39 pm

Homeowner finds WWI artillery shell in basement

Homeowner finds WWI artillery shell in basementBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman has found a World War I artillery shell in her basement.


Posted on 21 July 2017 | 11:34 am

A weird Florida mystery: Frozen pork falling from the sky

A weird Florida mystery: Frozen pork falling from the skyFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Meat falling from the sky is weird, even by Florida standards.


Posted on 21 July 2017 | 11:34 am

New librarian finds live Civil War-era shells in her office

New librarian finds live Civil War-era shells in her officeCARLISLE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts librarian on her first day on the job has come across live military shells from the Civil War inside a closet in her new office.


Posted on 21 July 2017 | 1:06 am

Builder of illegal LA mansion gets fines, community service

Builder of illegal LA mansion gets fines, community serviceThe father of fashion models Bella and Gigi Hadid has been fined and given community service for illegally building a gigantic mansion in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/2ufqHY5 …


Posted on 21 July 2017 | 12:42 am

Apollo 11 bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million

Apollo 11 bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million NEW YORK (AP) — A bag containing traces of moon dust sold for $1.8 million at an auction on Thursday following a galactic court battle.


Posted on 20 July 2017 | 11:45 pm

Winning toilet paper gowns offered to brides-in-need

Winning toilet paper gowns offered to brides-in-needBy Taylor Harris NEW YORK (Reuters) – A toilet paper wedding dress with 1,500 hand-cut butterflies made by a mother of two in her spare time won the $10,000 first prize in a quirky New York fashion competition on Thursday and a bride-in-need may have the chance to wear it down the aisle. Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, which exhibits winning entries every year, is donating about 20 of the top gowns to brides whose plans were shattered by the sudden bankruptcy of wedding dressmaker Alfred Angelo last week. Kari Curletto said she spent three months on her submission “Quilted Enchantment,” with its six-foot cathedral train.


Posted on 20 July 2017 | 11:18 pm

Texas company recalls coffee with Viagra-like substance

Texas company recalls coffee with Viagra-like substanceA Texas coffee company is recalling one of its roasts because it was making some men a bit too excited. Bestherbs Coffee LLC issued the voluntary recall for its New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs …


Posted on 20 July 2017 | 10:53 pm

McDonald's adds Big Mac onesie, sweatsuit to delivery items

McDonald's adds Big Mac onesie, sweatsuit to delivery itemsOAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast-food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie.


Posted on 20 July 2017 | 9:11 pm

Trooper reels in massive 650-pound tuna during fishing trip

Trooper reels in massive 650-pound tuna during fishing tripRYE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire state trooper reeled in a big fish — a massive 650-pound (295-kilogram) tuna.


Posted on 20 July 2017 | 7:03 pm

Swedish train to be named Trainy McTrainface in tribute to Boaty

Swedish train to be named Trainy McTrainface in tribute to BoatyA Swedish rail operator has vowed to name one of its trains “Trainy McTrainface” after a public vote, saying it would bring joy to people disappointed when Britain rejected the name Boaty McBoatface for a polar research ship following a similar poll. Trainy McTrainface won 49 percent of the votes in the naming competition, conducted online by train operator MTR Express and Swedish newspaper Metro, beating choices such as Hakan, Miriam and Poseidon. Last year, the British government said a new 200 million pound ($259 million) polar research ship would be named after veteran BBC naturalist David Attenborough even though the name “Boaty McBoatface” had topped an online poll.


Posted on 20 July 2017 | 1:32 pm

10-year-old boy trips over 1.2M-year-old fossil in desert

10-year-old boy trips over 1.2M-year-old fossil in desertLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A boy's misstep on a family hike in New Mexico has given the world a prehistoric wonder.


Posted on 20 July 2017 | 12:35 pm

London Zoo welcomes a new kind of visitor: Robotic dinosaurs

London Zoo welcomes a new kind of visitor: Robotic dinosaursLONDON (AP) — London Zoo is welcoming a new star attraction this summer: robotic dinosaurs.


Posted on 20 July 2017 | 12:34 pm

Alabama man to display head of 820-pound hog shot in yard

Alabama man to display head of 820-pound hog shot in yardSAMSON, Ala. (AP) — Hogs aren't unusual in rural south Alabama, but Wade Seago said he'd never seen anything like the 820-pound (372-kilogram) animal he shot and killed in his front yard.


Posted on 19 July 2017 | 10:19 pm

Cops: Customer threatened to shoot someone over bad sandwich

Cops: Customer threatened to shoot someone over bad sandwichSOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Police in suburban Cleveland say a fast-food restaurant customer angry about the way his sandwich tasted and looked threatened to shoot somebody over it.


Posted on 19 July 2017 | 8:22 pm

BBC News – Also in the News

China opens first cinema on disputed South China Sea island

The country takes another step to bolster its claim to the oil-rich area claimed also by several other countries.

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 9:58 am

Journalists in Azerbaijan get free flats for Press Day

President Ilham Aliyev gives 255 flats to journalists on occasion of the country’s National Press Day.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 9:19 am

‘Sorcery’ delays Papua New Guinea election count

The count in Papua New Guinea’s election is delayed in one province following accusations of witchcraft.

Posted on 21 July 2017 | 10:21 am

Outcry as Chinese school makes iPads compulsory

A Chinese school is criticised by parents and social media users for making children bring an iPad.

Posted on 21 July 2017 | 9:34 am

Moon dust bag sold for $1.8m at New York auction

The bag was used by astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first ever samples of the Moon in 1969.

Posted on 20 July 2017 | 10:28 pm

Estonia gets taller after changing measurement system

Tallinn ditches Russia-based method of measuring heights above sea level, adding up to 24cm to some areas.

Posted on 20 July 2017 | 8:20 am

Australian surfer Mick Fanning in another shark scare

The three-time world champion is pulled from a competition in South Africa after a shark sighting.

Posted on 20 July 2017 | 4:45 am

Chinese mahjong lovers take to the river to beat the heat

What do you do if it’s way too hot but you just can’t stay away from your favourite boardgame?

Posted on 20 July 2017 | 3:00 am

India’s PM would like books instead of bouquets

Narendra Modi says he rather be given the leaves of a book instead of flowers on his official visits.

Posted on 19 July 2017 | 1:27 pm

Decorated World War Two veteran, 97, graduates from high school

The Great Depression and World War Two got in the way of Charles Leuzzi getting his diploma before.

Posted on 17 July 2017 | 5:18 pm

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