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Bad week for Mexico tourism capped by mis-translations

MEXICO CITY (AP) —...

John Oliver: Name sewage plant for me, I’ll give to charity

Comedian John Oliver upped...

3-year-old girl safe after being lofted by kite in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) —...

Snowing cocoa? Chocolate factory glitch dusts Swiss town

BERLIN (AP) — Residents...

Beefalo on loose for weeks in Connecticut escaped slaughter

PLYMOUTH. Conn. (AP) —...

Large Chinese mitten crab crawls into German woman’s home

BERLIN (AP) — Police in southern Germany say a woman got a shock while airing out her home when a 25-centimeter (10-inch) Chinese mitten...

RI issues tax refunds signed by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) —...

Kayaker reunites author with message in a bottle from 1985

MILTON, Del. (AP) —...

Woof Warning: Dog alerts owner to house fire next door

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) —...

Live air-to-air missile found at central Florida airport

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) —...

Feisty Tasmanian devils roaming Australian mainland again

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tasmanian devils, the carnivorous marsupials whose feisty, frenzied eating habits won the animals cartoon fame, have returned to mainland Australia...

Appeals court: On 2nd thought, tax bikini latex clubs

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) —...

2 pythons weighing 100 pounds collapse ceiling in Australia

An Australian returned home...

First Native American racer blazes trail at Tour de France

LE PECQ, France (AP) — A late draft to the Tour de France, Neilson Powless didn’t have time to scramble together a turtle necklace,...

Daisy the St. Bernard recovers from her mountain ordeal

LONDON (AP) — Don’t...

Eye candy: More than 50,000 pink flamingos mass in France

PARIS (AP) — Behold...

Brazil leader’s ally suspended after underwear cash jackpot

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian lawmaker stepped down from his position representing President Jair Bolsonaro’s government and was suspended from the senate, after...

3 injured when boat, humpback whale collide in Alaska waters

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —...

Troublesome South African baboon evicted for raiding homes

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Kataza already had a lengthy rap sheet with Cape Town authorities, so when he organized a band of...

Tiny Rubik’s Cube goes on sale in Japan for anniversary

TOKYO (AP) — A tiny but playable Rubik’s Cube, so little it fits on your fingertip, has gone on sale in Japan for 198,000...

Picture perfect? Woman receives ID with photo of empty chair

CENTERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —...

Voter bares arms, and more, after anti-Trump shirt is nixed

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — A voter who was told she couldn’t wear an anti-Trump shirt at a polling place because it violated electioneering rules...

Pregnant woman pulls husband to safety after shark attack

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — When a shark attacked her husband during a snorkeling trip in the Florida Keys, his pregnant wife didn't think twice,...

Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask

MOTZA, Israel (AP) —...

Slow music: Chord change in Germany of 639-year organ piece

HALBERSTADT, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of fans attended a special kind of musical happening Saturday at a church in Germany: a chord change in...

South Dakota city mourns urban cornstalk’s brief life

Residents of South Dakota's...

Apt Bible passage at Catholic Mass coincides with earthquake

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) —...

Pumpkin weighing 2,350 pounds wins California contest

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Being cooped up at home due to the pandemic paid handsomely for a Minnesota horticulture teacher who used...

Police: Officer shot possum because it was injured

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) —...

Authorities: 37 pounds of meth found in driver’s spare tire

FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officers who pulled a driver over for a traffic violation in Mississippi allegedly discovered about 37 pounds of...

Oops! Tennessee puts virus test supplies on an auction site

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials accidentally listed 13 pallets of coronavirus testing materials and other supplies on an auction site, officials said. ...

Russian prankster acts as UN chief, reaches Polish president

WARSAW, Poland (AP) —...

Australian Outback pub bans messy emus for ‘bad behavior’

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —...

German police alerted to shots, find sleeping man and TV

BERLIN (AP) — German...

Ex-jail employees charged for playing ‘Baby Shark’ on repeat

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two former Oklahoma jail employees and their supervisor face misdemeanor cruelty charges after investigators found they forced inmates to stand...

New Hampshire 16-year-old swims across English Channel

A 16-year-old from New...

Letters reveal public distaste for booze in JFK White House

BOSTON (AP) — It was a tempest in a teapot — or, more accurately, a whiskey tumbler. ...

Grave mistake: ‘Casket’ seen in river turns out to be dock

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) —...

African serval cat, named Spartacus, missing in NH town

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — A 40-pound (18-kilogram) serval cat named Spartacus that was adopted from a zoo four years ago is missing after running...

US Marshals: ‘Fugitive of week’ found asleep on porch

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) —...

Austrian man spends 2.5 hours in box filled with ice cubes

MELK, Austria (AP) — An Austrian man beat his own record for the longest full body contact with ice cubes on Saturday. ...

Travelers lost about $900K at airport checkpoints last year

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Travelers...

City naming sewage plant after John Oliver

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) —...

From heat to snow: Rocky Mountains see 60-degree plunge

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Summer came to an abrupt halt in parts of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday as temperatures reaching into the...

770-pound crocodile caught at Outback tourist destination

DARWIN, Australia (AP) —...

Creator of mosquito-themed state flag says design was a joke

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) —...

Romanian villagers re-elect mayor despite his COVID-19 death

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — After handing Ion Aliman victory in the election for their local mayor, residents of a small village in southern Romania...

Bones to pick, for $8M: Stan the T rex goes up for auction

NEW YORK (AP) — He weighed at least 7 tons and had eyes the size of baseballs. His bite could have crushed a car....

Drone lands in outfield at Wrigley Field, causing delay

CHICAGO (AP) — Umpires hastily cleared the field during a game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night when a small...

Rhode Island boy digs up massive 2 1/2-pound mollusk

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) —...

Current events: Electric fence deters Trump sign thieves

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man tired of people stealing his Donald Trump campaign sign has come up with a shocking solution:...

Doorbell camera catches parking lot birth in Florida

MARGATE, Fla. (AP) —...

Rare leopard frog found beyond its known range in Southwest

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) —...

Spartacus the serval cat found safe after escape from home

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — A 40-pound (18-kilogram) African serval cat named Spartacus has been found safe and sound after escaping from his home and...

Trio of Ohio sisters give birth on same day at same hospital

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) —...

Florida city repeals 13-year ban on saggy pants

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) — After 13 years, a South Florida city has overturned a ban on “saggy pants” — bottoms that reveal the wearer's...

Lottery winner out of luck when ticket gets lost in mail

RIDGE MANOR, Fla. (AP) — A woman who won $1,000 in a second chance drawing on July 29 isn't getting her prize because the...

Wheel-y mysterious: Hamster DNA find baffles German police

BERLIN (AP) — German...

Neighbor calls 911 when hockey fans yell ‘Shoot! Shoot!’

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A neighbor called sheriff's deputies on some rabid Tampa Bay Lightning fans who were screaming “shoot! shoot!" as they watched...

Police: Man snatches shop tip jar after applying for job

NORTH CATASAUQUA, Pa. (AP)...

Dog trapped in 30-foot hole lured to safety with beef jerky

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — A group of mountain bikers on a North Carolina trail spotted a dog trapped 30 feet (9 meters) down in...

Once seen as loners, male elephants shown to follow elders

WASHINGTON (AP) — A...

Renovated Lizzie Borden house on the market, again

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A home where Lizzie Borden lived in Fall River, Massachusetts, is on the market again, after being sold most...

Saucy nugs? Man calls ‘boneless chicken wings’ moniker a lie

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) —...

Doggy deliveries help Colombians shop during pandemic

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) —...

Giant pumpkins smash Utah state record at weigh-off in Lehi

LEHI, Utah (AP) — The Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers group has recorded eight pumpkins from the state this year that weighed more than 1,000...

S. Korean tries washing money over virus fears, suffers loss

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)...

Stolen Mao calligraphy worth millions found cut in half

HONG KONG (AP) — A calligraphy scroll by former Chinese leader Mao Zedong estimated to be worth millions of dollars was cut in half...

Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a blue streak

LONDON (AP) — A British zoo has had to separate five foul-mouthed parrots who keepers say were encouraging each other to swear. ...

Friends share Powerball jackpot win, keeping 1992 promise

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) —...

Harshmallow: Virus prompts pause for Peeps holiday treats

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Peeps treats are going on hiatus for several months — another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Alaska protesters interrupt campaign event with animal heart

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) —...

Some coffee with your coffee? Dunkin’ launching cereal line

CANTON, Mass. (AP) —...

New Wisconsin justice sworn in during ultramarathon

MADISON, Wis. (AP) —...

Bald eagle shows air superiority, sends drone into lake

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) —...

Grandson of Harding and lover wants president’s body exhumed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The grandson of U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his lover, Nan Britton, went to court in an effort to...

Philly Naked Bike Ride called off because of the coronavirus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The...

3 blow up ATM in open Chinese restaurant, flee without cash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three men blew up an ATM in a Chinese takeout restaurant in Philadelphia while the establishment was still open but were...

Police capture kangaroo hopping through Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)...

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