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German police rescue men tangled up with mannequin, toy car

BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany have freed two men who became entangled with a mannequin and a large, remote controlled car. Officers were called after cries were heard from an apartment in the city of Mainz in the early hours of Saturday....

 

Buffalo gores camper on Southern California island

AVALON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a buffalo has gored a man camping on Southern California's Catalina Island. Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say the man was sitting on a log Saturday evening and the buffalo was grazing nearby. Sgt. Ray...

 

Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Researchers are working to use DNA to identify whether a human bone recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck belongs to the infamous pirate Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy. The Whydah (WIH'-duh) Pirate Museum in Yarmouth,...

 

The Latest: Complaint filed over senator's Twitter outburst

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Dan Foreman getting in a heated exchange with students (all times local): 6:30 p.m. An Idaho lawmaker says she is filing a complaint against her colleague after he tweeted that students should talk to her...

 

NYC woman stood up by mystery man described in huge mural

NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't meant to be for a New York City woman seeking a mystery missed connection via a 20-foot mural asking him to meet her on Valentine's Day. Twenty-five-year-old Devin Custalow waited for nearly 30 minutes at the billboard...

 

Florida shooting suspect is not a Democrat

The suspect charged with the shooting that killed at least 17 people at a Florida high school is not a registered voter, despite false claims circulating on social media that he is a Democrat. Several right-wing sites highlighted Nikolas Cruz' voter...

 

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 is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL:...

 

San Francisco firefighters rescue 2 dogs from cliff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's usually cats in trees that need a firefighter's help but not Friday, when two dogs were rescued by San Francisco firefighters after sliding halfway down a cliff. San Francisco Fire Department spokesman Lt. Jonathan Baxter...

 

Man pleads guilty to charge he sprayed manure on fed's car

ALBURGH, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has pleaded guilty to charges that he sprayed liquid cow manure on a U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about why he wasn't doing more to arrest people in the country illegally....

 

Rampaging bull leads to high school lockdown in Idaho

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A high school in southeast Idaho was briefly placed on lockdown after a bull escaped an auction yard and stormed past the campus. The Times-News reports the Black Angus bull rampaged across the town of Burley on Tuesday,...

 

100 pizzas and counting: German police probe pizza stalker

BERLIN (AP) — German police are investigating a case of severe pizza stalking in the western town of Dortmund. Police are looking for someone who's bombarded a lawyer by sending scores of pizzas to his office. They said Wednesday the annoyed...

 

Family who buried wrong man sues California county

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relatives who thought they had buried their loved one only to find out he was alive 11 days after his funeral sued a California county Tuesday. The suit filed by Frank Kerrigan's family accuses the Orange County Coroner's Office...

 

14 worms pulled from woman's eye after rare infection

NEW YORK (AP) — An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her eye is being called the first known human case of a parasitic infection spread by flies. Fourteen tiny worms were removed from the left eye of the 26-year-old woman in August 2016....

 

SUV's accelerator sticks at speeds up to 100 mph in Florida

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida state troopers managed to stop an SUV with a stuck accelerator after it traveled about 50 miles (80 kilometers) on Interstate 95 at speeds up to 100 mph (160 kph). A Florida Highway Patrol report says 28-year-old...

 

Police find van, body stolen from a cremation business

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say they've recovered a van with a body still inside it that was stolen from a cremation business. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says someone spotted the abandoned minivan on Tuesday, a day after it...

 

Derailed locomotive left to run for a week in Adirondacks

JOHNSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — Railway workers in the Adirondacks have been trying to move a derailed locomotive that has been left running for a week. The Post-Star reports the Saratoga & North Creek Railway locomotive went off the tracks in Johnsburg,...

 

Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate's parents donate to his rival

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The parents of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson have donated the maximum amount to the campaign of their son's Democratic rival, Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Nicholson is in a primary battle against Republican state...

 

Deja vu: Convicted fraudster pleads in $340K 'psychic' case

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman who claims to be a psychic has been convicted of scamming people — again. WRC-TV reports Gina Marie Marks, who worked under the name Natalie Miller, pleaded guilty Friday to multiple counts of felony theft...

 

Professor replaced after insisting Australia isn't a country

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — An online adjunct professor incorrectly told a student that Australia isn't a country and gave her a failing grade, prompting Southern New Hampshire University to replace the instructor. Buzzfeed News reports that the...

 

Voodoo adherents worry about backlash after recent crimes

BOSTON (AP) — Two separate crimes against children in recent days have one haunting similarity: authorities have pointed to Voodoo rituals as a possible motive. But practitioners of Haitian Vodou, which adherents spell differently to distinguish...

 

14 worms pulled from woman's eye after rare infection

NEW YORK (AP) — An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her eye is being called the first known human case of a parasitic infection spread by flies. Fourteen tiny worms were removed from the left eye of the 26-year-old woman in August 2016....

 

Drivers, and Oxford comma, come up big in lawsuit settlement

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine dairy company has settled a lawsuit over an overtime dispute that was the subject of a ruling hinging on the use of the Oxford comma. Drivers with Oakhurst Dairy filed the lawsuit in 2014 seeking more than $10...

 

Danish volunteer finds $8,284 in charity shop coat pocket

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish volunteer in a secondhand charity shop has found $8,284 in the pocket of a coat he was preparing to put on sale. Jens Erik Christensen told a regional daily that the woman's coat was in a bag with other clothes...

 

Naked airline passenger taken for psychiatric examination

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle was forced to return to Anchorage early Wednesday after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom, took off all his clothes, and refused to follow crew instructions. Kate Danyluk, a...

 

Give me a toy: Florida boy gets trapped in vending machine

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When a young Florida boy wanted a stuffed toy, he crawled inside a claw-style vending machine in the play area of a restaurant to fetch one. And, he got stuck inside the glass-encased structure. Thankfully, off-duty...

 

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