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Arrest warrant issued for man in Confederate monument theft

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama have issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection with the bizarre theft of a Confederate monument that was taken from an Alabama cemetery and found in Louisiana. Selma police charged Jason Warnick with thef...

 

Cool tech, crazy turns: A reporter's take on driverless cars

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — The annoyed shopper paced around and knocked on the windows of a minivan blocking him from leaving his Costco parking spot. He didn't seem to notice, or care, that there was no one inside. A colleague and I had called for...

 

Police: Missing Texas tiger has been found safe, healthy

HOUSTON (AP) — A tiger that frightened residents after it was last seen briefly wandering around a Houston neighborhood has been found after a nearly week-long search and appears to be unharmed, police said. In a short video tweeted by Houston...

 

Trapped cat rescued from undercarriage of Isaac Yiadom's car

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters in Florida were called to rescue a cat — not out of a tree, but from the undercarriage of a car owned by New York Giants cornerback Isaac Yiadom, officials said. Rescue workers responded to Yiadom's home...

 

Man charged in gender reveal blast that rocked nearby towns

KINGSTON, N.H. (AP) — A man was charged Monday for an explosive gender reveal party that was heard by nearby residents in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Anthony Spinelli, of Kingston, was charged with disorderly conduct, police said. It wasn't...

 

Free offices with a view: 4 lighthouses, courtesy of feds

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Dreading your eventual return to the office? The federal government is making available — for free — some waterfront workspaces with killer views that are sure to entice. But there's a catch. The General Services...

 

Bear has close call on utility poles in Arizona border city

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) — Residents of an Arizona border city were left in disbelief by a surprise visit from a bear. The Arizona Game & Fish Department said the bear appeared Sunday in downtown Douglas. Bolder than your average bear, the animal...

 

Law enforcement help capture loose zebra in middle Tennessee

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Law enforcement officials helped capture a loose zebra in middle Tennessee after it escaped from an exotic livestock auction. According to news outlets, Cookeville Police Department and Putnam County Sherriff's office...

 

Drone video shows endangered whales appearing to embrace

WOODS HOLE, Mass. (AP) — Were these whales really hugging — or was it just a fluke? Drone video of two critically endangered North Atlantic right whales swimming in Cape Cod Bay shows the animals appearing to embrace one another with their flippe...

 

Dracula's castle proves an ideal setting for COVID-19 jabs

BUCHAREST (AP) — At Dracula's castle in picturesque Transylvania, Romanian doctors are offering a jab in the arm rather than a stake through the heart. A COVID-19 vaccination center has been set up on the periphery of Romania's Bran Castle, which...

 

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...

 

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