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Police: Person with unicorn costume, crowbar robs store

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (AP) — Apparently not all unicorns are the embodiment of purity and grace. Baltimore County Police say a person dressed in a unicorn costume and wielding a crowbar tried to rob a convenience store Saturday morning in the...

 

North Carolina thrift show sells 'haunted' furniture for $1K

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina thrift store has earned $1,000 off a hand-carved bedroom suite that may just be haunted. News outlets reports Habitat for Humanity Rowan County's ReStore warned would-be customers that the previous owner...

 

Court: Middle finger protected by the constitution

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — When it comes to the middle finger, police might need a thicker skin. A federal appeals court says a Michigan woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was handed a speeding ticket after giving the finger to a...

 

Bald eagle rescued from railroad tracks, trains delayed

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Some commuters in the nation's capital faced delays after an injured bald eagle was found on railroad tracks. The bird was spotted during the start of Wednesday evening's rush on Washington D.C. Metro tracks in Landover,...

 

Goat elected as honorary mayor sworn in for first term

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — The new honorary mayor of Fair Haven, Vermont — a 3-year-old goat named Lincoln — was officially sworn into office this week. Lincoln was dressed in a sash reading "Mayor" for the Tuesday ceremony at the Fair Haven town...

 

Germany: Crematorium goes up in flames, bodies survive

BERLIN (AP) — A fire at a crematorium in southern Germany has caused significant damage to the building — but the 20 bodies stored inside remained intact. German news agency dpa reported Thursday that the cause of the overnight fire in...

 

Florida man finds bright green iguana in toilet, calls 911

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man called 911 after going to the bathroom and finding a bright green iguana swimming in his toilet. Fort Lauderdale Battalion Chief Stephan Gollan tells the Miami Herald the man "freaked out and didn't know...

 

Taste of history: Yeast from 1886 shipwreck makes new brew

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The most distinguishing feature of Jamie Adams' new ale isn't its hoppy bite but its compelling backstory — brewed from yeast in bottles of beer that went down on a doomed steamship and languished on the ocean floor for 131...

 

Birthday billboard blows up man's phone with well wishers

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A New Jersey man had to get a new phone number after he was overwhelmed with birthday wishes when his sons put up a billboard asking people to call him. The SunSentinel reports Chris Ferry doesn't turn 62 until...

 

CHP officer comes to aid of stranded newborn piglets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer came to the aid of newborns in the state capital this week, but it was a bit different than the usual story. The CHP says Officer A. Montano responded Monday to a disabled vehicle on...

 

Michigan man receives congratulatory telegram 50 years later

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A man who graduated from the University of Michigan in 1969 has finally received a congratulatory telegram from family friends that was sent more than 50 years ago. Robert Fink received the Western Union telegram this year....

 

Apple CEO trumps Trump, reframing his name game

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — To President Donald Trump, it was an awkward slip of the lip. To Apple CEO Tim Cook, it was an opportunity to poke some sly fun at a president who has often clashed with the tech industry. A day after Trump mistakenly referred...

 

A nanny state? Vermont town elects goat as honorary mayor

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A 3-year-old Nubian goat named Lincoln is poised to become the first honorary pet mayor of the small Vermont town of Fair Haven. The nanny goat was chosen this week by townspeople for the one-year post at the community's...

 

Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort sentenced to 47 months

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Thursday to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under...

 

Phoenix residents awaken to find intruder cooking tortillas

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a man is accused of breaking into a Phoenix apartment and helping himself to tortillas and soup. Court documents show that 31-year-old Jerry Christopher Drane was arrested March 1 on suspicion of criminal...

 

Teacher wins $10K for reading fine print in insurance policy

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida travel insurance company has awarded a Georgia high school teacher $10,000 for reading the fine print in a policy she recently purchased. A Squaremouth statement says Donelan Andrews claimed the prize 23 hours...

 

Big Sexy found after bolting from NY firefighter shoot

NEW YORK (AP) — Big Sexy the cat went on a five-week romp around New York City, bolting from a photo shoot for a bare-chested firefighter charity calendar. The big black feline was finally found Friday on Staten Island after disappearing from a...

 

Ohio zoo collects polar bear poop to aid species' survival

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio zoo has become the repository for the world's largest collection of polar bear poop as researchers work to create a pregnancy test to aid the survival of this threatened species. WLWT-TV reports the Cincinnati Zoo and...

 

Cat that lived 6 years in Alaska general store gets evicted

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A cat named Stormy that has spent more than six years as a fixture in a remote Alaska general store is being forced out after officials notified the store owners that the cat's presence violates food safety standards. The Fritz...

 

2 arrested in buffet brawl over crab legs

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama police say a dispute over crab legs at a dinner buffet ended in a brawl that left two people facing misdemeanor charges. Huntsville police officer Gerald Johnson says he was eating at the Meteor Buffet restaurant...

 

Man accused of dipping testicles in customer's salsa

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was jailed on felony charges after appearing to dip his testicles into a container of salsa that a customer had ordered online. The delivery driver allegedly recorded it and posted a video online, saying...

 

Man who bought $540 of Girl Scouts cookies is arrested

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who bought more than 120 boxes of Girl Scouts cookies to help the scouts escape the cold has been arrested on drug charges. News outlets report the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency says 46-year-old Detric...

 

Mystery man spends $540 on Girl Scouts cookies, warms hearts

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A mystery man is being hailed as a hero for buying all the cookies some Girl Scouts had for sale, saying he did it so they wouldn't have to stand outside anymore. South Carolina mother Kayla Dillard said on Facebook that...

 

Animal saved from icy Estonian river turns out to be a wolf

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonian construction workers got the shock of their lives when they found out the animal they saved from an icy river was not a dog but a wolf. Rando Kartsepp, Robin Sillamae and Erki Vali told the Postimees newspaper they were...

 

Giant wooden troll is returning to Colorado ski town

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A huge wooden troll will be reincarnated in a Colorado ski town, although it's unclear what it will look like or where it will sit. The Summit Daily reported Friday that Breckenridge officials have a deal with Danish...

 

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