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A grim subway reality: Corpses sometimes kept in break rooms

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a largely overlooked but gory reality of the New York City subway system: When someone takes their life by jumping in front of a train, police need to find a place to put the mutilated body until a medical examiner truck...

 

Lawyer: Woman didn't exploit glitch, she just spotted a deal

BRICK, N.J. (AP) — The lawyer for a woman accused of exploiting a glitch on a home improvement chain's website to get thousands of dollars' worth of items for free says she is just good at spotting deals. Romela Velazquez's attorney, Jef...

 

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: Char...

 

Widow won't sign, and that puts timeshare giant in a bind

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There's a new twist in the standoff between an octogenarian widow in Florida who refused to sell her townhome and the giant developer that constructed a timeshare resort around her vacant, two-story building anyway. In order...

 

Golden retriever digs up heroin in Oregon backyard

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon family's golden retriever has been honored by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a family's backyard. KATU-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2xb1MmW ) Friday that the owners of the...

 

Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge

LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A driver was forced to gun his engine and jump a drawbridge that began rising as he crossed it with his family. Terence Naphys, of West Deptford Township, had paid the toll to cross the Middle Thorofare Bridge with...

 

Big catch! Drunken woman allegedly bites fisherman's line

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — It wasn't exactly the catch a Florida man was hoping for while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Instead, deputies say a drunken 22-year-old woman cursed at him before swimming up to his fishing line, biting it and swimming...

 

Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law's lost ring

Camrose, Alberta (AP) — A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot. Mary Grams, 84,...

 

Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection car

Montpelier, Vt. (AP) — A man who says his livelihood in agriculture has been nearly ruined by people who entered the country illegally to work on local farms is facing charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

 

Couple's arranged marriage turned into 19-year 'love story'

St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — David and Elizabeth Weinlick's life together began like a reality TV show, blossomed into two decades out of a romance novel, and now seems destined to end in tragedy. David Weinlick and Elizabeth Runze were strangers when...

 

Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping on her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent. Ellen Manfalouti sued in Bucks County Court over the tiny rodent she claims was baked into the bottom bun of her...

 

Wisconsin man drives to hospital after nail shot into heart

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man who doctors say came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to the hospital and even parked his pickup truck in the lot before...

 

Wayward alligator found in swimming pool at New Jersey motel

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An alligator has been found in a swimming pool at a motel at the New Jersey shore. The 3-foot-long (0.91-meter-long) alligator was discovered Tuesday morning at the Bayview Inn & Suites in Atlantic City. Authorities say...

 

Defying Europe's egg scare, Belgian town makes giant omelet

MALMEDY, Belgium (AP) — Defying rain and a tainted egg scandal that has shaken European consumers, a Belgian town has turned nearly 10,000 eggs into a giant omelet for the whole community. Cooks and volunteers whipped up the massive concoction...

 

German police hunt stolen trailer full of chocolate

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a semi-trailer full of chocolate has been stolen in a small central German town and are calling on witnesses who may have seen the sweet-toothed thieves. Police spokesman Martin Ahlich said Tuesday the cooled truck trailer...

 

Sheriff's office to auction century-old machine gun

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio sheriff's office is auctioning off a nearly century-old machine gun to help pay for new weapons for deputies. The Dover-New Philadelphia Times Reporter reports (http://bit.ly/2us3bJ2 ) that an expert...

 

Kale Yeah! Professional eaters to down kale salads

HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) — An event billed as the world's healthiest eating competition will have competitive eaters including Badlands Booker and Jim Reeves taking on mountains of kale. Sunday's second annual Kale Yeah! Competition at the Erie County... Full story

 

Photo of purported Walmart gun display roils social media

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart said Thursday it's investigating a photo that's attracted interest on social media by purporting to show a sign reading "Own The School Year Like A Hero" atop a gun-filled case in one of the company's stores. The...

 

St. Louis Cardinals ask for help in finding the rally cat

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals are looking for their rally cat. The feisty feline became an internet sensation Wednesday night, sprinting onto the field at Busch Stadium with the bases loaded for the Cardinals with two outs in the sixth...

 

91-year-old Thai woman earns bachelor's degree

BANGKOK (AP) — A 91-year old woman in Thailand has earned a college degree after spending more than 10 years studying for it and has received her diploma from the country's king. Public television broadcaster Thai PBS says Kimlan Jinakul was grante...

 

Cleaning Caper: Intruder cleans apartment, takes nothing

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man returned home from a trip and found that his apartment had been broken into — and cleaned. Arlington County Police say in a crime report that shortly after 12 a.m. Monday, a man returned to his Arlington...

 

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:...

 

Video shows car's 7-story fall from Texas parking garage

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police in Austin have released surveillance video showing a car plunging seven stories from a downtown parking garage and striking another vehicle as it lands in an alley. The video released Thursday shows the car landing atop...

 

Investigator in Trump tax return case is taken into custody

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana private investigator accused of trying to illegally obtain Donald Trump's tax returns before last year's U.S. presidential election has been arrested for violating conditions of his pretrial release, prosecutors...

 

Downward dog meet jumping goat: Goats invade yoga classes

BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Downward dog meets jumping goat. Yoga classes are popping up across the nation that include the playful goats. At a recent class at Oak Hollow Acres farm in Burlington, Wisconsin, Bear Foot Yoga Healing instructor Megan...

 

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