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0.5K charity road race in Texas starts and ends with a beer

BOERNE, Texas (AP) — So many people have registered for a very short road race near San Antonio that no other "underachievers" are allowed to enroll.

Posted on 26 April 2018 | 5:20 pm

Cops corral coyote after 2-hour pursuit in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police have captured a coyote after a two-hour chase.

Posted on 26 April 2018 | 5:17 pm

50 Shades of Neustadt? Germans' bondage prompts false alarm

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they rushed to an apartment in the southwestern town of Neustadt after receiving a call about suspected domestic abuse — only to barge in on a voluntary class on Japanese bondage.

Posted on 26 April 2018 | 12:41 pm

For Trump lookalike, crops mean more than social media fame

MADRID (AP) — A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Posted on 25 April 2018 | 10:34 pm

Dog bites police horse participating in mounted unit event

WILMERDING, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a dog in a yard near a police mounted unit event in Pennsylvania escaped and bit one of the participating horses on its legs.

Posted on 25 April 2018 | 8:34 pm

Kansas City suburb: Half-car joke an 'eyesore' and must go

EDGERTON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City suburb is pressuring the owner of a cut-in-half car adorned with a sign reading, "Divorced. She got ½," to junk the junker.

Posted on 25 April 2018 | 1:17 pm

Museum realizes collection's rare elephant bird egg is real

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo museum has made a rare discovery within its own collection: a fully intact egg from the extinct elephant bird that until now, was thought to be fake.

Posted on 25 April 2018 | 4:11 am

Woman gets prison for using someone else's tainted urine

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman might want to ask some questions if she tries to borrow someone's urine again to pass a drug test.

Posted on 24 April 2018 | 3:13 pm

Admiring teen's courage, Dwayne Johnson declines prom invite

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — An eastern Minnesota teen who asked her celebrity crush Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to prom got a huge surprise when he actually responded.

Posted on 23 April 2018 | 7:22 pm

Airline passenger fined after keeping free airline apple

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has fined a woman $500 for not declaring she was bringing a free apple into the U.S. that she received on her Delta Air Lines flight from Paris.

Posted on 23 April 2018 | 6:10 pm

Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

Posted on 23 April 2018 | 6:08 pm

Dream job: Harley-Davidson paid interns get a motorcycle too

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its summer internship program.

Posted on 23 April 2018 | 4:16 pm

Elderly man calls police for ride to visit wife in hospital

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An elderly Pennsylvania man had no way of visiting his ill wife in the hospital, so he called police to help.

Posted on 23 April 2018 | 3:28 pm

Police try to unlock phone with dead man's finger in Florida

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man's finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation.

Posted on 22 April 2018 | 6:42 pm

It's true! Broadway was traffic-free for 2 Manhattan miles

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a bold New York experiment: closing Broadway to traffic for two Manhattan miles.

Posted on 21 April 2018 | 10:15 pm

Officials say postal worker hoarded over 17K pieces of mail

NEW YORK (AP) — A postal worker who prosecutors say hoarded away more than 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail in New York City allegedly told investigators he was overwhelmed by the amount of mail he had to deliver.

Posted on 20 April 2018 | 10:02 pm

Michigan couple gives 14th son creative middle name

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.

Posted on 20 April 2018 | 5:52 pm

Mom: Preschool's ban of the term 'best friend' is silly

GEORGETOWN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term "best friend."

Posted on 20 April 2018 | 2:13 pm

No turkeys, please: Owner seeks gander for pet goose

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Lucy is a lover of long walks and a shared dinner of weeds, and she's looking for love.

Posted on 20 April 2018 | 1:51 pm

Bus leaves Cleveland for New York, ends up in Toledo

CLEVELAND (AP) — Greyhound says it is investigating how a bus meant to take passengers from Cleveland to New York ended up in Toledo.

Posted on 20 April 2018 | 11:00 am

Horses throw toads to win quirky British pub championship

Two points are awarded for throwing a toad in the hole, with one point awarded for landing it on the lead table. The Black Horse came out victorious at Wednesday’s championship at a hall in the team’s home town of Lewes in southern England.

Posted on 20 April 2018 | 7:13 am

It's (another) boy! Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14

ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — There will be no shortage of hand-me-downs for this Michigan kid.

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 4:36 pm

Homeowner finds naked intruder in her tub, eating Cheetos

MONROE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a woman came home to discover a naked stranger in her tub, eating her Cheetos while taking a bath.

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 10:26 am

California tortoise with cracked shell gets $4,000 repair

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in California is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it.

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 5:19 am

420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a homage to pot's enduring appeal and universal slang for smoking.

Posted on 18 April 2018 | 9:27 pm