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Customs: Woman hid cocaine in shoes at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia woman was caught trying to smuggle $40,000 worth of cocaine in multiple pairs of shoes through the Atlanta airport, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Customs officers stopped the 21-year-old on Sunday after...

 

Feds: Man used fraudulent PPP loan to buy alpaca farm

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a Massachusetts pizza parlor lied about the number of employees he had to fraudulently obtain more than $660,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds, then used some of the money to buy and stock an alpaca farm in...

 

Mom who gave birth on flight didn't know she was pregnant

HONOLULU (AP) — Lavinia "Lavi" Mounga had no idea a baby was coming when she went into labor on a flight from her home in Utah to Honolulu last week. "I just didn't know I was pregnant, and then this guy just came out of nowhere," Mounga said...

 

Woman from Mali gives birth to 9 babies in Morocco

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies at once — after expecting seven, according to Mali's Minister of Health and the Moroccan clinic where the nonuplets were born. It appeared to be the first time on record that a...

 

Water-loo? Tree takes battlefield prisoner in portable lav

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man was rescued after a tree that fell during high winds trapped him inside a portable toilet at Gettysburg National Military Park in south-central Pennsylvania. The Barlow Volunteer Fire Department said on...

 

Tennessee toddler freed from antique wooden barrel

PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) — Fire rescuers and medical staff used a power saw and screwdrivers to extract a toddler from an antique wooden barrel in which he became wedged during a visit with his grandparents. Kelly Strubing and her husband took their...

 

Traveling owl: Man drives hours with bird in truck's grille

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A man moving from Alabama to southwest Florida traveled hundreds of miles with an owl stuck in his truck's grille. The owl survived. Torie Gray said he saw a vehicle ahead of him swerve on Interstate 75 to avoid the great...

 

Hold on! 240-pound fish, age 100, caught in Detroit River

DETROIT (AP) — Now that's a whopper — a very old whopper! A 240-pound (108.8 kilograms) sturgeon that could be more than 100 years old was caught last week in the Detroit River by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The "real life river monster"...

 

German police say grenade-shaped item in forest was sex toy

BERLIN (AP) — A German police bomb squad called to investigate a suspected hand grenade in a Bavarian forest determined that the object actually was a rubber sex toy, authorities said Tuesday. A jogger reported finding a bag containing the device...

 

0 Patience for others? Small island's only home hits market

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — Zero patience for the company of others? Anyone who's ever wanted their own private island getaway now has a chance — and it might be less expensive than you'd think. The only house on a small island in Rhode Island's...

 

Girl Scout cookies take flight in Virginia drone deliveries

Missing out on Thin Mints in the pandemic? A Google affiliate is using drones to deliver Girl Scout cookies to people's doorsteps in a Virginia community. The town of Christiansburg has been a testing ground for commercial delivery drones operated...

 

Hundreds show up in Nebraska for fight over name Josh

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A fight over the name of Josh drew a crowd from around the country to a Nebraska park Saturday for a heated pool-noodle brawl. It all started a year ago when pandemic boredom set in and Josh Swain, a 22-year-old college student...

 

Police arrest Arizona man after finding his severed finger

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Arizona have arrested a man who police believe severed his finger while slashing his neighbor's car tires after an argument. Maricopa Police Department spokesman Hal Koozer said Kevin Johnson was arrested and...

 

Prototype of 1st US dollar coins auctioned for $840,000

A piece of copper that was struck by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1794 and was a prototype for the fledgling nation's money was auctioned off for $840,000, considerably more than expected, an official said. Heritage auctions spokesman Eric...

 

What a trill: $13K flute in the wind since 2012 recovered

BOSTON (AP) — A $13,000 flute that went missing nearly a decade ago has been returned to its owner after police recovered it from a Boston music store, police said Wednesday. The flute was reported missing in 2012 after its owner left it in a taxi...

 

At this wedding, the bride and groom were the crashers

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. (AP) — Courtney Wilson and Shenita Jones invited family and friends to their "dream home and estate" for their weekend wedding celebration: the ceremony Saturday, brunch on Sunday. There was just one problem: The couple...

 

Man bitten while using barbecue tongs to remove rattlesnake

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man is recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake when he tried to pick up the poisonous reptile using barbecue tongs, authorities said. The man spotted the snake Saturday evening near his home in...

 

What? What? City bans use of loud, gas-powered leaf blowers

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest city is banning the use of loud, gas-powered leaf blowers. The City Council passed a phased-in ban this week, the Burlington Free Press reported. It mandates moving to quieter electric-powered leaf blowers,...

 

Couple: Man has tossed used cups in their yard for 3 years

LAKE VIEW, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York couple may have finally solved the mystery of who's been tossing used coffee cups in their front yard for nearly three years. Edward and Cheryl Patton told The Buffalo News they tried mounting a camera in...

 

Retired Ohio sheriff and tiny K-9 partner die the same day

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio county sheriff and his tiny police dog were inseparable, their lives unwaveringly intertwined. It thus seems fitting that retired Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland, 67, and his crime-fighting partner Midge, 16, would...

 

Sydney man finds snake in lettuce bought at supermarket

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Alex White thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in plastic-wrapped lettuce he'd just brought home from a Sydney supermarket — until a snake tongue flicked. "I kind of completely freaked out when I saw this...

 

Man fleeing police crashes, wedges Maserati under freeway

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man fleeing the California Highway Patrol totaled his girlfriend's Maserati SUV after he careened up an embankment and slammed into the underside of an overpass, wedging the vehicle under a freeway in Oakland, authorities...

 

Bunny snatched: Record-holding giant rabbit stolen in UK

LONDON (AP) — Police say one of the world's biggest bunnies has been stolen from its home in central England. Darius, a Continental Giant rabbit, disappeared from his enclosure in a backyard in the village of Stoulton over the weekend, the West Mer...

 

Nurse, capturing the feeling of a nation, gets stuck in mud

BOSTON (AP) — Camille Coelho just wanted to take a stroll on the beach and look for some sea glass. Instead, the Massachusetts nurse ended up feeling the way so many have felt during the pandemic: she was stuck in the mud. The 54-year-old was...

 

Man, a steal! Rare Superman comic sells for record $3.25M

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the few copies of the comic book that introduced Superman to the world has sold for a super-sized, record-setting price. The issue of Action Comics #1 went for $3.25 million in a private sale, ComicConnect.com, an online...

 

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