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Florida woman accused of throwing tampon at police officer

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:39
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been charged after police say she hit an officer with a tampon. 2017-01-26T02:47:00-05:00 2017-01-26T07:47:27-05:00

Kraft Heinz employees get day off after Super Bowl

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 17:24
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kraft Heinz says the Monday after the Super Bowl will be a day off for its salaried employees, and it has launched a tongue-in-cheek campaign to make the day — dubbed "Smunday" — a national holiday. 2017-01-26T05:21:00-05:00 2017-01-26T10:21:41-05:00

Blackjack player pleads guilty to leaving casino to rob bank

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 19:04
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has admitted to leaving a casino to rob a bank before returning to continue gambling. 2017-01-26T03:06:00-05:00 2017-01-26T08:06:14-05:00

Tiny town's power surge fries computers, appliances, siding

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 18:02
The 911 calls started pouring in just after noon in the tiny western Pennsylvania town of Brookville. The emergencies ranged from electrical meters catching ablaze and burning house siding to smoking power strips frying computers and singeing carpeting. In one building, fluorescent lights simply exploded from the ceiling. 2017-01-27T07:43:00-05:00 2017-01-27T12:43:42-05:00

Cab driver praises John Elway, then learns he's driving him

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 17:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — A cab driver in Washington got a surprise after mentioning to a group of passengers that John Elway was his all-time favorite quarterback and then learning that Elway was riding in the backseat. 2017-01-24T03:29:00-05:00 2017-01-24T08:29:10-05:00

AP FACT CHECK: Man not hurt trying to show off 'scuba bong'

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 16:30
BOSTON (AP) — A story shared on social media that claims a Boston man lost his testicles in an explosion while trying to fill a scuba tank with marijuana smoke is false. 2017-01-25T09:42:00-05:00 2017-01-25T14:42:22-05:00

NY man pleads guilty to posing as cop, owning bogus badges

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 14:12
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 26-year-old western New York man has admitted to posing as a police officer during a traffic stop with a real cop. 2017-01-26T04:01:00-05:00 2017-01-26T09:01:49-05:00

Roses? No, try roaches for an unusual Valentine's Day gift

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 13:13
NEW YORK (AP) — Roses are red, violets are blue, how about having a roach named for you? 2017-01-24T08:56:00-05:00 2017-01-24T13:56:23-05:00

Horse left behind in Wyoming wilderness survives for 6 weeks

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 11:20
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — On a 16-mile trek off a mountain, a young horse lay down — she could not go another step. The mare looked deathly ill to the men leading a train of horses out of a base camp for hunting and fishing excursions. 2017-01-26T07:10:00-05:00 2017-01-26T12:10:53-05:00

Sinkhole swallows yards, threatens pickup in Philly suburb

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 16:44
GLENSIDE, Pa. (AP) — Crews are assessing a massive sinkhole that has swallowed parts of two residential yards and is threatening to swallow a pickup truck in the Philadelphia suburbs. 2017-01-25T07:34:00-05:00 2017-01-25T12:34:08-05:00

Isn't that 'RICH'? Iconic Goodrich smokestack to be trimmed

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 14:05
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Akron plan to downsize one of the Ohio city's iconic B.F. Goodrich smokestacks by 100 feet due to growing safety concerns. 2017-01-25T07:15:00-05:00 2017-01-25T12:15:35-05:00

Special toilet at U. Mich. takes aim at urine-to-fertilizer

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 13:44
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan sees value in urine. 2017-01-24T10:57:00-05:00 2017-01-24T15:57:59-05:00

Police: Burglary suspect left keys, cellphone at the scene

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 13:44
STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man suspected of breaking into a Connecticut animal hospital looking for drugs made it easy for police to track him down — he left his keys and cellphone behind. 2017-01-24T04:05:00-05:00 2017-01-24T09:05:52-05:00

NY man with 95 license suspensions arrested for guns, drugs

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 13:04
COMMACK, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island man say they've arrested a man who has had his driver's license suspended nearly 100 times. 2017-01-25T03:44:00-05:00 2017-01-25T08:44:49-05:00

Cops: Woman hit officer with hands while doing sword tricks

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 12:47
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman is accused of striking a police officer in the face with her hands while demonstrating a sword trick. 2017-01-24T08:20:00-05:00 2017-01-24T13:20:51-05:00

Chinese send fake Trump tweets as jokes, New Year wishes

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:38
BEIJING (AP) — In China, Twitter is blocked but fake tweets by @realdonaldtrump look set to become the latest internet sensation. 2017-01-26T01:28:00-05:00 2017-01-26T06:28:54-05:00

Knitting store: no yarn for women's movement protesters

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:38
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — The owner of a Tennessee knitting store doesn't want anyone buying its yarn for arts and crafts for the women's movement, following weekend protests by marchers in knitted, pointy-eared hats. 2017-01-25T14:54:00-05:00 2017-01-25T19:54:58-05:00

Woman nearly carjacked after stopping for dummy in road

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:38
NEWPORT, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff's office says a woman narrowly escaped being carjacked after spotting what she thought was a child sitting in the middle of the road in the dark of night. 2017-01-25T10:39:00-05:00 2017-01-25T15:39:19-05:00

Chinese send fake Trump tweets as jokes, New Year wishes

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:11
BEIJING (AP) — In China, Twitter is blocked but fake tweets by @realdonaldtrump look set to become the latest internet sensation. 2017-01-26T00:34:00-05:00 2017-01-26T05:34:50-05:00

Special toilet at U. Mich. takes aim at urine-to-fertilizer

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 07:24
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan sees value in urine. 2017-01-24T14:09:00-05:00 2017-01-24T19:09:45-05:00

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