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Woman hit by chair falling from 12th-story NYC balcony

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman was hospitalized Saturday when a chair fell off a 12th-story balcony in New York City and hit her on the head, police said. The incident happened at about 2:30 p.m. in the Union Square neighborhood of Manhattan. The wooden...

 

Fertility doc responds after being sued for using own sperm

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado fertility doctor who is being sued for allegedly using his own sperm to impregnate several women says the women don't have a legal complaint because they requested artificial insemination from an anonymous do...

 

Bugs on snack menu for 1 night at Juneau movie theater

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Three boys sat rapt in their theater seats beaming at a selection of snacks. The reason for the excitement wasn't butter popcorn or Red Vines. Orrin Noon, 10, Arlo Davis, 11 and Axel Boily, 10, had just received samples of...

 

Animal shelter says "world's worst cat" is up for adoption

BAKERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The "world's worst cat" is available for adoption — just ask the Mitchell County Animal Rescue organization in North Carolina. The shelter about 55 miles (89 kilometers) northeast of Asheville is waiving adoption fees in...

 

Cold-stunned iguanas falling from Florida trees

MIAMI (AP) — The National Weather Service routinely warns people about falling rain, snow and hail, but temperatures are dropping so low in South Florida the forecasters warned residents Tuesday about falling iguanas. "This isn't something we...

 

Cold-stunned iguanas expected to fall from Florida trees

MIAMI (AP) — The National Weather Service routinely warns people about falling rain, snow and hail, but temperatures are dropping so low in South Florida the forecasters warned residents Tuesday about falling iguanas. "This isn't something we...

 

Man kills grizzly in self-defense, keeps claws as a memento

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man told authorities that he cut off a grizzly bear's claws as a memento after shooting it in self-defense because he was mad that the bear was going to eat him, according to court records. Bryan Berg, 35, appeared...

 

Police rescue suspect who hid in air vent, got stuck

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say they had to rescue a suspect after he tried to escape arrest by hiding in an air vent. The man got stuck and had to be rescued by deputies before being taken to jail, according to the Rowan...

 

Police: Man accidentally shot his scrotum while in bed

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man accidentally shot himself in the scrotum while sitting on his bed, police said. Providence police officers found Edward Martinez, 22, in a hallway wearing no pants with a gunshot wound to his scrotum...

 

Nearly 100 beehives stolen from northern California orchard

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the theft of nearly 100 beehives from an orchard in northern California. The beehives, which are used to pollinate almond orchards, were discovered missing on Friday, beekeeper Mike Potts...

 

Pigeon wearing tiny sombrero discovered in Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A pigeon wearing a tiny sombrero in Reno was discovered following sightings of its cowboy hat-wearing cousins in Las Vegas, a city manager said. Reno City Manager Sabra Newby tweeted about the bird Wednesday, saying it's quirky...

 

Not easy being green: North Carolina dog births unique puppy

CANTON, N.C. (AP) — The Avengers may have gained a canine sidekick after a North Carolina family's dog gave birth to a bright green puppy named "Hulk." Gypsy, a white shepherd owned by Haywood County resident Shana Stamey, delivered eight puppies...

 

Grandpa forgot something: $43,170 found in footstool

OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — The footstool didn't feel right. That's what happens when someone stashes $43,170 inside and apparently forgets about it. Indeed, the money was discovered inside a footstool that was donated to a Michigan resale shop in Owosso...

 

Bull-noser: Camera records moose trapping Alaska man in shed

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man carrying garbage to his shed had to take cover inside when a curious bull moose decided to join him. A Ring home security camera captured Curtis Phelps trapped inside the shed while the moose, with just one...

 

Hawaii on lookout for 'ghost net' threatening area sea life

HONOLULU (AP) — Reports of a "ghost net" floating off the coast of Hawaii have mariners, pilots and residents on the lookout for the large array of netting that poses a threat to sea life. The U.S. Coast Guard, state Department of Land and Natural...

 

Not easy being green: North Carolina dog births unique puppy

CANTON, N.C. (AP) — The Avengers may have gained a canine sidekick after a North Carolina family's dog gave birth to a bright green puppy named "Hulk." Gypsy, a white shepherd owned by Haywood County resident Shana Stamey, delivered eight puppies...

 

Rare video shows 5 mountain lions together in California

JACKSON, Calif. (AP) — Five California mountain lions were seen together on home surveillance video in a rare gathering of the notoriously solitary big cats. The footage was recorded at a rural residence at the edge of the El Dorado National...

 

Prankster appears in Australia court for driving flooded car

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — A social media prankster appeared in an Australian court on Wednesday charged in relation to driving a car full of water to a liquor store during a heat wave and buying beer. Michael Alexander Philippou, 28, who operates...

 

Man asks judge's leave for sword battle with ex-wife, lawyer

HARLAN, Iowa (AP) — A Kansas man has asked an Iowa judge to let him engage in a sword fight with his ex-wife and her attorney so that he can "rend their souls" from their bodies. David Ostrom, 40, of Paola, Kansas, said in a Jan. 3 court filing...

 

Feds: Chicago pastor stole from food program for needy kids

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago pastor accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a food program that helps feed needy children allegedly used $142,000 of that money to buy himself a luxury car, federal prosecutors said. Clarence Smith Jr....

 

Amazon resale package had dirty diapers in it, family says

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey family says they received used diapers from Amazon's delivery service. Nassly Sales said she was shocked to see diapers covered in what appeared to be fecal matter when she opened her Amazon package, WPIX-TV...

 

Police: California couple baited thieves, beat them with bat

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — A central California couple was arrested after investigators said they lured thieves to their home with the intention of assaulting them, according to a news report Thursday. Corey Curnutt and Savannah Grillot left an...

 

Florida mom hits jackpot: 2 sets of twin boys born in 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Doctors told a Florida woman she had a better chance of winning the lottery than of giving birth to two sets of twins in the same year. But Alexzandria Wolliston said she won the jackpot with the births of Mark and...

 

Woman sues TripAdvisor after falling off runaway camel

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A woman is suing TripAdvisor after a runaway camel tossed her to the ground during a tour in Morocco. Breanne Ayala, 24, is accusing Massachusetts-based TripAdvisor and its subsidiary Viator of negligence and breach of contract...

 

Duck with blow-gun dart stuck in the head spotted in Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A female Muscovy duck has been spotted wandering near a Florida city's downtown with what looks like a blow-gun dart stuck through her head and wildlife officials are investigating. The Fort Myers News-Press reported the mos...

 

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