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NY woman hits half-court shot, then gets marriage proposal

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:21
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It was quite a night for a New York state college basketball fan who made a half-court shot to win a $500 gift card, and then received a marriage proposal seconds later. 2017-02-17T05:58:00-05:00 2017-02-17T10:58:58-05:00

Pastafarian colander pic strains legality for Dutch license

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:01
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has upheld a mayor's refusal to issue a driver's license to a man who submitted a photo of himself wearing a colander on his head. 2017-02-15T08:38:00-05:00 2017-02-15T13:38:49-05:00

Albanian police find ton of marijuana hidden under house

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:21
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police say they have arrested a man who allegedly had 1.25 metric tons (1.38 tons) of dried cannabis hidden under his house. 2017-02-16T06:13:00-05:00 2017-02-16T11:13:14-05:00

City police commissioner gets parking ticket, and pays up

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:41
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In Philadelphia, no one escapes the scrutiny of the parking authority — not even the city's police commissioner. 2017-02-15T11:35:00-05:00 2017-02-15T16:35:26-05:00

Idaho police: Joey the indoor pet squirrel stops a burglary

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 20:01
MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said. 2017-02-16T09:10:00-05:00 2017-02-16T14:10:22-05:00

Jeans get governor booted from North Dakota Senate's floor

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 19:21
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's preference for wearing jeans got him booted from the state Senate's floor. 2017-02-16T06:10:00-05:00 2017-02-16T11:10:38-05:00

Idaho police: Joey the indoor pet squirrel stops burglary

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 19:01
MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — Police in southwest Idaho say an indoor pet, a squirrel named Joey, has thwarted a burglary attempt. 2017-02-16T06:55:00-05:00 2017-02-16T11:55:47-05:00

Player benched when ice rescue causes him to miss team bus

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 18:01
CLAYTON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York high school basketball player who helped rescue an ice fisherman from Lake Ontario was kept from suiting up for a game because the heroics caused him to miss the team bus. 2017-02-15T06:21:00-05:00 2017-02-15T11:21:41-05:00

Suspect returns stolen mortuary van after finding body

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 17:21
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A man was arrested after police say he stole a van from a Southern California mortuary with a dead body inside, returned it and then stole a different van from the same business. 2017-02-13T10:08:00-05:00 2017-02-13T15:08:43-05:00

Half-ton concrete bird snatched from perch at chicken farm

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:42
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Where do you hide a 1,000-pound chicken? 2017-02-15T04:21:00-05:00 2017-02-15T09:21:45-05:00

Cat goes on marathon jaunt from Netherlands to Austria

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:21
VIENNA (AP) — Six months after her cat ran away, a woman in the Netherlands is looking forward to a reunion — in an Austrian village 950 kilometers (nearly 600 miles) away. 2017-02-14T09:11:00-05:00 2017-02-14T14:11:12-05:00

Ohio college student wins title as best grocery bagger

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:01
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A 23-year-old University of Akron accounting student has been named the nation's top grocery bagger after claiming the Ohio title two years in a row. 2017-02-15T05:45:00-05:00 2017-02-15T10:45:07-05:00

Bad hair day: Student suspended for dying his hair pink

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:01
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi high school student who dyed his hair pink was suspended for violating the district's dress code policy. 2017-02-14T08:50:00-05:00 2017-02-14T13:50:20-05:00

Thimble tossed! Game piece voted out of Monopoly board game

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:21
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — You can still pass "Go" and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won't be able to do it with the thimble game piece. 2017-02-16T05:02:00-05:00 2017-02-16T10:02:39-05:00

Man caught driving 22 times without license loses appeal

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:01
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A state court panel says a Pennsylvania man caught driving without a license 22 times got the punishment he deserved. 2017-02-14T03:36:00-05:00 2017-02-14T08:36:51-05:00

Man convicted of stealing $500K in cigarettes from warehouse

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 21:21
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been convicted in federal court of breaking into a Connecticut warehouse and stealing more than 8,000 cartons of cigarettes worth about $500,000. 2017-02-14T02:36:00-05:00 2017-02-14T07:36:00-05:00

Cats at the Westminster dog show? Sort of, in a first

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 18:01
NEW YORK (AP) — A border collie named Trick rocketed to a win full of four-footed focus in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show agility contest Saturday. And next door, also tackling hurdles, tunnels and weaving poles, were some decidedly rare breeds for the Westminster world: 2017-02-11T17:09:00-05:00 2017-02-11T22:09:35-05:00

Semi blows over, crushes patrol car on Wyoming highway

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 16:22
ELK MOUNTAIN, Wyo. (AP) — Dramatic video of a tractor-trailer toppling onto a Wyoming Highway Patrol car shows just how windy it can get on the high plains. 2017-02-11T10:31:00-05:00 2017-02-11T15:31:31-05:00

Ohio college student wins title as best grocery bagger

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:41
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A 23-year-old University of Akron accounting student has been named the nation's top grocery bagger after claiming the Ohio title two years in a row. 2017-02-15T04:31:00-05:00 2017-02-15T09:31:49-05:00

'Firefall' phenomenon wows visitors to Yosemite's El Capitan

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 13:21
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Mother Nature is again putting on a show at California's Yosemite National Park, where every February the setting sun draws a narrow sliver of light on a waterfall to make it glow like a cascade of molten lava. 2017-02-15T02:57:00-05:00 2017-02-15T07:57:40-05:00

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