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Corn maze marks 100 anniversary of women voting in New York

SCOTTSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York farm is marking the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the state in distinctly fall fashion, with a corn maze in the shape of Susan B. Anthony. Stokoe Farms' owner Suzanne Stokoe says she wanted...

 

Graveyard plaque of Wild West figure was buried, not stolen

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — It turns out the graveyard plaque of the common-law wife of legendary gunfighter John Henry "Doc" Holiday was just six inches under, not stolen from a cemetery. The plaque at the Arizona Pioneers' Home Cemetery in Prescott...

 

Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years later

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — It took nearly 80 years, but a book borrowed during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library. The Attleboro Public Library posted on its Facebook page Thursday pictures of a copy of "The...

 

Council member gives opponent ABC (already been chewed) gum

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis City Council member has given one of her opponents something to chew over — a piece of chewed gum. Twenty-year incumbent Lisa Goodman took the gum out of her mouth and handed it to challenger Teqen Zea-Aida...

 

Pennsylvania high school golfer has 2 holes-in-one in round

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school golfer has defied huge odds by recording two holes-in-one in the same round. Parkland High School golfer Ben Tetzlaff tells The (Allentown) Morning Call (http://bit.ly/2wCyfXn ) he still can't...

 

Raccoon jumps on moving Colorado police van, takes a ride

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado Springs police officer heading to an accident scene in a van got a big surprise when a raccoon jumped onto the front windshield of the vehicle and stayed there until the officer pulled over. The Denver Post reports...

 

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL:...

 

Indiana man locked in cave for 60 hours, forgotten by group

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A 19-year-old man who spent 60 hours locked alone inside a gated southern Indiana cave says he feels lucky to be alive. Indiana University freshman Lukas Cavar was on a spelunking trip to Sullivan Cave about 10 miles (16...

 

Angry French famer block Champs-Elysees in pesticide protest

PARIS (AP) — Angry French farmers are blocking Paris' famed Champs-Elysees in a protest against the government's agricultural policy. Sections of the normally pristine avenue were smothered in straw as about a hundred demonstrators brandished...

 

Loud talkers beware: Reno buses will be listening

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has given northern Nevada's largest public transit system the green light to begin recording audio along with video surveillance on city buses despite objections from the bus drivers' union that it's an illegal inv...

 

Sheriff: Stop calling 911, 'body' is Halloween display

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's office is asking people not to call the agency about a "body" trapped under a closed, blood-stained garage door. That's because the scene at a home in Greene County isn't real; it's an early...

 

LL Bean publishes outdoors ad only visible in the sunlight

NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to see L.L. Bean's new ad, you're going to have to step outdoors. The company took its mission to get people outside to a new level Friday by publishing an ad in The New York Times in ink that can only be seen when the...

 

Utah pumpkin growing champion tries to beat his own record

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who's loved giant pumpkins since childhood is trying to set a state record for the second time with a nearly 2,000-pound (907-kilogram) gourd he's been tending with scientific precision. Matt McConkie, 29, said the...

 

Police: 3 used obits to steal from cars at funeral homes

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested three people who used obituaries to plan out thefts of items left in vehicles parked at western New York funeral homes. Law enforcement officials from several agencies in the Rochester area...

 

Police: Man steals green chile burger after slapping victim

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he randomly slapped a customer and then stole the man's green chile cheeseburger before dashing away. Santa Fe police arrested 25-year-old Anthony Frazier on Sunday near the...

 

Diamond on the highway: Officer comes to driver's rescue

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A police officer has come to the rescue of a New Jersey woman who lost her diamond engagement ring on a highway while changing a flat tire. Police in Paramus said Kimberly Garcia realized when she got home on Sunday that she...

 

Colorado cops search for poop-and-run jogger

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police in Colorado are looking for a jogger they say is repeatedly interrupting her runs to defecate in public in one neighborhood. Cathy Budde says she was first alerted to the woman she's dubbed "The Mad Pooper" by...

 

Tucson's giant cactus gift rejected by Amazon in bid for HQ

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Amazon has rejected the 21-foot (6.4-meter) Saguaro cactus that southern Arizona economic leaders planned to send as a gift to CEO Jeff Bezos, in a bid to attract the company's second headquarters. "Unfortunately we can't accep...

 

Koala survives 10-mile Australia trip in wheel arch

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — For a stowaway who made a 16-kilometer (10-mile) journey squeezed in the wheel arch, a koala was lucky to escape with just scratches. The driver of the four-wheel vehicle was unaware of the extra passenger until they...

 

Gas station robbery suspect's getaway car runs out of fuel

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an Indiana man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks and cigarettes. What he didn't steal was gas. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that a state trooper arrested 33-year-old Sean Harris on...

 

Michigan principal suspended over 'spirit rock' removal

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A high school principal in northwest Michigan is fighting a five-day, unpaid suspension levied over accusations he lied to district administrators over removal of the school's "spirit rock." West Senior High School...

 

Anti-Trump, anti-Nazi graffiti found on Tacoma school

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma Public Schools officials are investigating anti-Trump and anti-Nazi graffiti found on an elementary school. The News Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/2ffEARj ) Sunday that the graffiti messages found painted on Stanley...

 

Tall tail: Record-setting cats share home near Detroit

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Here's a very tall tail: Two record-setting cats are living together near Detroit. Arcturus Aldebaran Powers holds the Guinness World Records mark for tallest domestic cat, measuring at about 19 inches (48...

 

No use in crying: Spilled milk turns Indiana creek white

TIPTON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an accidental milk spill at a food processing business ended up turning a central Indiana creek white. The Kokomo Tribune reports the change in the hue of Cicero Creek in Tipton was noticed on Tuesday and...

 

Research on big ears, crocodile gambling wins Ig Nobels

BOSTON (AP) — Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing the didgeridoo helps relieve sleep apnea and that handling crocodiles can influence gambling decisions are among this year's recipients of the Ig Nobel, the...

 

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