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BOSTON (AP) — Signs marking the eastern and western ends of the longest continuous road in the U.S. are being unveiled on both coasts.
Posted on 8 December 2016 | 5:19 am
EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police department says a black cat was lucky for one of its officers tracking down a fugitive.
Posted on 7 December 2016 | 6:57 pm
CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — State police say holiday music was blaring from a Pennsylvania woman’s car as she tore up the yard of her ex-boyfriend’s home, nearly running the man and his family over.
Posted on 7 December 2016 | 4:51 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A suburban Cincinnati man says someone vandalized the “Zombie Nativity” scene he puts up annually, beheading the ghoulish-looking Mary figure and flipping the greenish baby Jesus into the yard.
Posted on 7 December 2016 | 12:11 pm
A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed. Richard Lee's attempt to renew his passport was blocked after he submitted the picture to an online passport photo checker run by New Zealand's department of internal affairs. "No hard feelings on my part, I've always had very small eyes and facial recognition technology is relatively new and unsophisticated," Lee told Reuters.
Posted on 7 December 2016 | 8:48 am
GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) — A $1,000 reward has been posted for catching an ugly fish out of Fontenelle Reservoir in western Wyoming.
Posted on 6 December 2016 | 10:01 pm
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man has been reunited with his high school class ring more than 45 years after he threw it as far as he could in a fit of teen rage.
Posted on 6 December 2016 | 7:36 pm
NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who became lost during a half-marathon trail run was found past nightfall after wandering around a 25,000-acre park for nearly 12 hours.
Posted on 6 December 2016 | 6:02 pm
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A mistakenly sold lottery ticket has earned a New Jersey couple $1 million.
Posted on 6 December 2016 | 5:54 pm
BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — State police have helped cops in a Pennsylvania town keep a Facebook promise they made to an armed robbery suspect: “We WILL find you.”
Posted on 6 December 2016 | 4:56 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A rock-loving orangutan named Rubih went ape on the observation windows of her St. Louis zoo enclosure, forcing nearly $200,000 in repairs and the temporary closure of the exhibit.
Posted on 6 December 2016 | 2:47 pm
SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — A member of a Massachusetts town’s school committee charged with assaulting a man with frozen fish patties has been ordered to attend anger management classes.
Posted on 6 December 2016 | 1:46 pm
HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — A police officer accused of slapping a man who was wearing a bunny costume and was blowing an air horn inside a police station has been charged with assault.
Posted on 6 December 2016 | 12:40 pm
HENAGAR, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a man charged with burglary was naked when he was taken into custody.
Posted on 6 December 2016 | 12:31 pm
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — Hundreds of holiday wreaths have been stolen from a Maine farm.
Posted on 6 December 2016 | 11:42 am
By Swati Pandey WELLINGTON (Reuters) – In what can only be described as a space oddity, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin is being cared for in a New Zealand hospital by Dr David Bowie after being evacuated from the South Pole. In a truly remarkable coincidence, Aldrin's doctor shares the name of the late British singer whose greatest hits included songs such as "Starman" and others about space travel that could easily have been penned for the great American astronaut. The coincidence certainly tickled Aldrin's manager, Christina Korp, who posted a photo on Twitter of Aldrin and Dr Bowie together in a Christchurch hospital.
Posted on 6 December 2016 | 3:12 am
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit officials say a passenger pulled the emergency stop on a train so he could retrieve the cellphone he dropped on the tracks.
Posted on 5 December 2016 | 9:55 pm
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Two suspects in a weekend break-in at a Massachusetts convenience store had a fowl accomplice.
Posted on 5 December 2016 | 4:00 pm
BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police in one Pennsylvania town have sent an armed robbery suspect a message on Facebook, and it’s not because they want to be friends.
Posted on 5 December 2016 | 1:57 pm
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A good deed could turn into a $50 tip from Jackson law enforcement officials who will dole out donated money ahead of the holidays.
Posted on 4 December 2016 | 11:47 pm
LONDON (AP) — An 89-year-old army veteran who made national headlines in Britain with a newspaper ad seeking work has started his new job.
Posted on 4 December 2016 | 4:33 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — One juror in a Central Texas robbery trial apparently forgot to tell her family she’d be working late deliberating in the case, prompting relatives to file a missing person report.
Posted on 3 December 2016 | 11:38 pm
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is being accused of being a Christmas Grinch after authorities say he broke into a post office and tried to steal packages.
Posted on 3 December 2016 | 5:23 pm
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Gettysburg wax museum that features the likeness of every U.S. president and first lady has closed and the figures are up for auction.
Posted on 3 December 2016 | 5:18 pm
SHELDON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont couple has chased off a moose that appeared to be bonding with their two cows on a Sheldon farm because they didn’t want it to get injured, stuck in their barn or damage their fences.
Posted on 3 December 2016 | 4:12 pm
BBC News – Also in the News
Electric vehicles are provided to allow residents to keep their mobility.
Posted on 7 December 2016 | 2:29 pm
Georgians unimpressed by dress code and table manners training for city officials.
Posted on 7 December 2016 | 10:46 am
Russian government says the “Kremlin Quality” range will launch in 2017.
Posted on 6 December 2016 | 2:57 pm
Transport company’s video shows staff reading expletive-ridden tweets from customers.
Posted on 6 December 2016 | 1:24 pm
Free meals, haircuts and even tombstones on offer if people convert dollars into lira.
Posted on 5 December 2016 | 3:35 pm
Elderly care home offers vouchers if people visit their parents regularly.
Posted on 5 December 2016 | 12:29 pm
When the sun rises again over this Arctic Circle city next year it will have a new indigenous name.
Posted on 1 December 2016 | 9:16 pm
Internet project gives daily updates from major figures in a Facebook-style format.
Posted on 1 December 2016 | 3:12 pm
A famous annual giant goat effigy in Sweden fails to last even a day as arsonists strike again.
Posted on 29 November 2016 | 8:02 pm
New 3D scan of Egyptian crocodile mummy shows dozens of baby reptiles inside.
Posted on 18 November 2016 | 12:50 pm