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Suspended NY judge pleads guilty in underwear burglary case

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A suspended New York judge has pleaded guilty to attempted burglary for trying to sneak into a neighbor's home to steal her underwear. Robert Cicale (sih-KAL'-lee) pleaded guilty Friday in Suffolk County court....

 

Solid gold toilet stolen from Winston Churchill's birthplace

LONDON (AP) — A unique solid gold toilet that was part of an art exhibit was stolen early Saturday from the magnificent home in England where British wartime leader Winston Churchill was born. The toilet, valued at roughly 1 million pounds ($1.25... Full story

 

Women recreate Homer Simpson's New Orleans gobble tour

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two Swiss women have recreated Homer Simpson's gourmandizing tour of New Orleans, snarf for snarf, finger-wiggle for finger-wiggle. It took Janine Wiget of Zürich and Katrin von Niederhäusern who now lives in Stockholm, a week...

 

AP source: Jaguars star Jalen Ramsey wants to be traded

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey has requested a trade following a sideline argument with Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone. The Jags are willing to entertain offers. Ramsey's agent asked the Jags to move...

 

Ohio State denied request to trademark 'The' for merchandise

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has lost its fight to trademark the word "The." The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office turned down the university's request to trademark "The" when used as part of the school's name on university...

 

4-year-old makes sign to protect covered bridge from damage

LYNDON, Vt. (AP) — A 4-year-old Vermont boy has posted a colorful, handmade sign to warn drivers about a beloved coverage bridge's height and weight limits in an effort to ensure the structure isn't damaged again. In May, a food delivery truck...

 

Couple charged for spending over $100K in accidental deposit

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple who police say went on a spending spree after a bank accidentally deposited $120,000 into their account are headed to trial. State police tell the Williamsport Sun-Gazette that Robert and Tiffany...

 

Florida school finds bearded dragon in student's backpack

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district says an unusual passenger was found in a student's backpack. In a Facebook post, Bay County School District officials say they found a bearded dragon in the middle school student's backpack...

 

Wrong anthem played for Albania before match against France

PARIS (AP) — In an embarrassing mix-up, the wrong national anthem was played for Albania before it faced France in a European Championship qualifier on Saturday. Players looked bemused as they realized it was the wrong anthem — Andorra's,...

 

A bottle of rosé instead? Tap water turns pink in NY capital

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — That's not rosé flowing from your faucet. The tap water in parts of New York's capital is turning pink, but officials say it's perfectly safe to drink. The Albany Water Department says the coloration seen Saturday is the...

 

Official: Jumping from bridge 'could potentially be deadly'

BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey were renewing a strong warning against people jumping from bridges after two people jumped off a 60-foot-high causeway bridge a week ago. The Press of Atlantic City reports that fire department was...

 

Man dressed as Elmo accused of groping Times Square tourist

NEW YORK (AP) — A man dressed as the children's character Elmo has been charged with groping a 14-year-old girl who posed for a photo with him in Times Square. The New York Post says the man, Inocente Andrade-Pacheco, has denied the allegations...

 

TV anchor gives on-air rebuttal to viewer critique of attire

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A weekend news anchor and TV reporter in Portland, Oregon, is doubling down on her preference for high-waisted pants after a male viewer told her to "dress like a normal woman" in a message sent to her Facebook work account....

 

DNA hints the Loch Ness 'monster' might be giant eel

NEW YORK (AP) — A scientist who collected DNA from Scotland's Loch Ness suggests the lake's fabled monster might be a giant eel. Neil Gemmell from the University of Otago in New Zealand says the project found a surprisingly high amount of eel DNA...

 

Wheels stolen from New Mexico speed limit monitoring device

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A mobile speed limit monitoring trailer in Albuquerque can still monitor speeding motorists but can't be moved because thieves recently stole its tires. KOB-TV reports that police said Thursday that the wheels of the speed...

 

Slovenian flight canceled over a 250-euro penalty

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A Slovenian news agency says an airliner canceled a flight to Vienna for fear its plane would be seized because of a 250-euro ($275) penalty it owes to an Austrian citizen. The STA news agency said Friday that the debt...

 

Man calls police demanding they return his stolen pot

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man confused about Ohio drug laws has called a police department demanding that officers return the small amount of marijuana they "stole" from him. WXIX-TV reports the man told a Sharonville police dispatcher in an...

 

Florida man parks Smart car in kitchen so it won't blow away

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It started as a light-hearted challenge between a Florida couple, can a Smart car fit into their kitchen? The answer: Yes it can. Patrick Eldridge parked his smart car in his kitchen to protect it from Hurricane Dorian...

 

Moose on the loose at North Dakota football practice field

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A female moose looked like she was trying out for running back as she loped across a football practice field at the University of North Dakota. University spokesman David Dodds says the moose wandered into Grand Forks...

 

Anonymous flyer denies 'Sasquatch' reason for bridge closure

BRADFORD, Vt. (AP) — An anonymous flyer denying that Bigfoot is behind the prolonged closure of a bridge in a Vermont town has got locals talking about the mythical forest creatures. The flyer first spotted at the Bradford post office said the...

 

Correction: Storm Area 51 Event story

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Aug. 29 about rural Nevada counties making emergency plans in case crowds arrive for "Storm Area 51" events, The Associated Press reported erroneously that organizers of festivals in two Nevada desert towns hope people...

 

Harry Potter removed from Tennessee Catholic school library

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Catholic school in Tennessee has removed the Harry Potter books from its library after the school's priest decided they could cause a reader to conjure evil spirits. In an email obtained by The Tennessean , the Rev. Dan...

 

250 pigs escape; most back, some with help from hot dog buns

ORANGE, Vt. (AP) — About 250 pigs have been causing a ruckus in a Vermont town the past month after they escaped from their enclosure, but most of them had been returned as of Thursday thanks in part to a trail of hot dog buns and good ol'...

 

Beer can enthusiasts head to New Mexico for 'CANvention'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of beer can collectors are heading to New Mexico for a "CANvention." The Albuquerque Journal reports the Brewery Collectibles Club of America is scheduled Thursday to start celebrating different types of beer cans...

 

Basketball-sized world-record grapefruit grown in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A basketball-sized grapefruit has brought two world records to a Louisiana couple. The giant citrus grew in the yard of Mary Beth and Doug Meyer of Slidell. The Guinness Book of World Records says it's the world's heaviest...

 

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