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Enhanced crowd audio adds another dimension to fanless games

There's clearly a huge difference between an English Premier League match and one played between friends on a local field. But when you take away 54,000 fans who would otherwise be singing and cheering at Liverpool's Anfield, both sound the same....

 

Was new Chex flavor worth South Koreans' 16-year wait?

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans have waited 16 long years for a savory, crispy bite that would satisfy their taste buds and right an infamous wrong. This week, they finally could fill a bowl with the cereal they wanted all along: green...

 

Experts dismiss dealer's claim to have long-lost Kahlo work

MADRID (AP) — Scholars in the work of surrealist Frida Kahlo have searched for more than six decades for "The Wounded Table," a 1940 oil painting illuminating her pain over the breakup of her marriage to muralist Diego Rivera that hasn't been seen...

 

Amazon delivery moment captured in Delaware goes viral

MAGNOLIA, Del. (AP) — When Lynn Staffieri, a resident of Magnolia, Delaware, saw her Amazon delivery driver running away from her house, she wondered what she just witnessed. She received the notification through her Nest doorbell, a service that...

 

Black bear rescued as cub released back into Wyoming woods

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — When Taz McBride first laid eyes on "Hissy" he was up close with the tiny black bear in his grandmother's Melody Ranch backyard. Hissy wasn't exactly menacing, as far as black bears go. The gaunt, housecat-size animal appeared...

 

Elizabeth Banks to drive 'Magic School Bus' onto big screens

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Magic School Bus" has traveled everywhere from Pluto to inside the human body. Now it's going somewhere new: the big screen. Scholastic Entertainment said Thursday that it will make "a feature-length, live-action hybrid film"...

 

Documents: Mom called kids 'zombies' before their deaths

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The case of two kids who were missing for months before they were found dead in rural Idaho has taken another bizarre twist, with new court documents alleging that their mother believed they were zombies and that she was on a...

 

Roaming mountain lion caught in downtown San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young mountain lion that had been spotted sleeping in a planter box along a normally busy street and looking at his reflection in the glass of an office tower in downtown San Francisco was safely captured Thursday and will...

 

Colorado residents report seeing missing wallaby Surprise

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Surprise lived up to its name when a pair of Colorado residents made an unexpected sighting of a wallaby that recently escaped from an animal sanctuary. The male wallaby named Surprise escaped from the Zoology Foundation in...

 

Max the German Shepherd released from custody after 5 years

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — After spending five years in a Hattiesburg animal shelter, Mississippi Max has found a new home in South Carolina. The 7-year-old German shepherd was at the center of a federal lawsuit after allegedly attacking emergency...

 

In Tampa, the pigeon men flock to a beloved sport

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It begins on a driveway in Tampa, where 10 cages are scattered around. One by one, male pigeons are given a minute to strut around and puff out their chests, hoping to impress the lone female. The birds' owners watch carefully,...

 

Newspaper publisher resigns after printing racist cartoon

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The publisher of a family-owned Missouri newspaper has resigned after publishing a racist syndicated cartoon depicting a black man stealing a white woman's purse while hailing funding cuts to police. Bill Miller Sr. on...

 

Panda escapes from enclosure at Danish zoo; returned safely

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of Copenhagen Zoo's giant pandas escaped from its enclosure early Monday and roamed the park before staff were able to sedate it and bring it back. Xing Er, a 7-year-old male who arrived at the zoo last year, was...

 

Alaska woman out walking harassed 30 minutes by mama moose

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman out for a walk with her dogs was repeatedly harassed by a mother moose and left with bruises and a torn shirt after the moose kicked her in the chest during one of its charges. Donna Rodgers, 82, said her...

 

After protests, iconic Lee statue in Virginia to be removed

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee will be removed as soon as possible from Richmond's Monument Avenue, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday, pledging the state will no longer "preach a false version of hi...

 

Electrical fluctuations from virus fast forward Hawaii time

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The electric company and the coronavirus are responsible for Hawaii residents moving into the future faster than other Americans. Unprecedented declines in energy use and power generation during the pandemic created a slight...

 

Police: Man faked wife's disappearance so she'd avoid prison

GRANDVIEW, W. Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman and her husband faked her disappearance by pretending she plummeted from an overlook as part of a scheme to keep her out of having to go to prison, authorities said. Julie Wheeler and Rodney Wheeler...

 

Trump as thug or hero? Depends on what network you watch

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a split screen for the ages on MSNBC Monday: on the left side, President Donald Trump talking about restoring law and order. On the right, a tear-gassed young woman vomiting in a Washington street. For a nation rubbed raw...

 

An ode to mac and cheese, the poster child for processed food

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jeffrey Miller, Colorado State University (THE CONVERSATION) In January 2015, food sales at restaurants overtook those at grocery...

 

Israeli scientists dig up cannabis traces in ancient temple

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists say they've found cannabis residue on artifacts from an ancient temple in southern Israel — providing the first evidence of the use of hallucinogenics in the ancient Jewish religion. In a research paper,...

 

Iowa officials looking for person who burned kittens in box

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in Iowa are looking for whoever placed nine tiny kittens in a box and set it on fire, seriously injuring two of the animals. The kittens, which are believed to be 4-6 weeks old, are under veterinarian care, the...

 

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

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Video app...

 

Georgia woman, brother OK after turtle strikes car window

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman and her brother were not seriously hurt after a turtle launched through the air and became lodged into the windshield of a car they were in. Latonya Lark told WSAV-TV she was driving in Savannah this month when...

 

53-year-old tortoise left homeless by COVID-19 gets new home

A 53-year-old tortoise left homeless when its owner died of COVID-19 has been adopted by a loving new family. The tortoise, known as Ms. Jennifer, was put up for adoption last week by MSPCA-Angell, a Boston animal welfare organization. After...

 

Glazed or jelly? Doughnuts lure city-roaming bear into trap

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Glazed or jelly? A black bear roaming around a Florida city proved no match for the doughnuts that lured the animal into a humane trap. The Fort Myers News-Press reports that the juvenile 250-pound (113- kilogram) bear...

 

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