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Pennsylvania groundhog's handlers: Phil predicts more winter

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 14:05
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent has "predicted" six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow at dawn Thursday. 2017-02-02T09:00:05-05:00 2017-02-02T07:57:12-05:00

Police: Florida pastor caught with man's wife, flees naked

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 13:46
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A police report says a prominent Florida pastor was forced to run out of a house naked after a woman's husband came home to find him having sex with his wife. 2017-01-31T04:21:00-05:00 2017-01-31T09:21:34-05:00

North Carolina newborn girl shares birthday with mom and dad

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 13:04
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A young North Carolina family may have a few joint parties in their future after the couple's new baby daughter was born on the same day as both of her parents. 2017-01-31T06:58:00-05:00 2017-01-31T11:58:25-05:00

Mayor apologizes for calling protesters 'freakin' morons'

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:34
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor is apologizing after a live microphone captured him calling protesters "freakin' morons" during a public meeting. 2017-02-02T07:20:11-05:00 2017-02-01T16:40:10-05:00

Moose rescued after fall into Idaho basement

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 07:15
KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a female moose is safe after she fell through an unlatched window into the basement of an Idaho home. 2017-01-31T15:15:00-05:00 2017-01-31T20:15:06-05:00

Hummingbird egg gets in way of upgrades to California bridge

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 07:15
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A tiny unborn hummingbird is getting in the way of a big bridge project in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2017-01-31T15:29:00-05:00 2017-01-31T20:29:15-05:00

Arizona bill would let city dwellers shoot snakes in yards

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 22:40
PHOENIX (AP) — Residents in Arizona cities who spot a rat or snake in their yard will be able to shoot the animals using a small-caliber gun loaded with tiny pellets under legislation that Republicans gave initial approval Tuesday. 2017-01-31T15:06:00-05:00 2017-01-31T20:06:07-05:00

Police say alleged Ohio burglar broke in, made self at home

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 21:48
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio burglar made himself at home in houses he broke into by cooking and showering before leaving. 2017-01-29T07:38:00-05:00 2017-01-29T12:38:57-05:00

Pennsylvania mayor accused of disturbing graves

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 17:09
SHAMOKIN, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania mayor has been accused by authorities of disturbing 14 graves through work on a cellphone tower planned for the cemetery where he serves as board president. 2017-02-01T12:00:42-05:00 2017-02-01T11:19:59-05:00

Pennsylvania mayor accused of disturbing graves

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 16:32
SHAMOKIN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have accused a Pennsylvania mayor of disturbing 14 graves with the construction of a cellphone tower in the cemetery where he serves as board president. 2017-02-01T11:20:19-05:00 2017-02-01T10:16:35-05:00

Tinder for apes? Dutch zoo gives orangutans screen time

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 15:06
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — How does a primate find a date when they're confined to an urban jungle? 2017-02-01T10:06:03-05:00 2017-02-01T09:50:53-05:00

Shamokin mayor accused of disturbing graves

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 15:06
SHAMOKIN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have accused the mayor of Shamokin of disturbing 14 graves with the construction of a cellphone tower in the cemetery where he serves as board president. 2017-02-01T10:06:03-05:00 2017-02-01T06:09:52-05:00

Cowboys capture escaped bull on the run in South Dakota city

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 15:06
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — It took a couple of cowboys from a rodeo competition, each armed with a lasso, to catch an escaped bull that was running wild in a South Dakota city. 2017-01-30T04:04:00-05:00 2017-01-30T09:04:28-05:00

Bear this in mind: Missing panda is probably still in zoo

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 14:49
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The search for Sunny, the missing red panda, has spanned wide distances, but authorities believe the tree-dwelling animal probably hasn't left the grounds of the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. 2017-01-27T04:34:00-05:00 2017-01-27T09:34:51-05:00

Pennsylvania mayor accused of disturbing graves

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 14:04
SHAMOKIN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have accused a Pennsylvania mayor of disturbing 14 graves with the construction of a cellphone tower in the cemetery where he serves as board president. 2017-02-01T09:00:07-05:00 2017-02-01T08:58:36-05:00

Deer defense! Man fights speeding ticket with novel argument

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 13:26
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man fighting a speeding ticket in court had a unique explanation — the officer's radar gun may have picked up a deer. 2017-01-27T06:32:00-05:00 2017-01-27T11:32:46-05:00

Arizona bill would let city dwellers shoot snakes in yards

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:39
PHOENIX (AP) — Residents in Arizona cities who spot a rat or snake in their yard will be able to shoot the animals using a small-caliber gun loaded with tiny pellets under legislation that Republicans gave initial approval Tuesday. 2017-01-31T13:49:00-05:00 2017-01-31T18:49:17-05:00

Hummingbird nest halts upgrades on Bay Area bridge

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 23:25
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — The discovery of a hummingbird's nest with an egg inside is stalling upgrades on a San Francisco Bay Area bridge. 2017-01-31T05:24:00-05:00 2017-01-31T10:24:39-05:00

Ohio teen zaps cop with stun gun to fulfill bucket-list wish

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 23:25
NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Police in central Ohio helped a teenage leukemia patient cross off a bucket-list item that was seriously shocking: She wanted to use a stun gun on someone. 2017-01-30T08:57:00-05:00 2017-01-30T13:57:51-05:00

Ferret has successful pacemaker surgery at Kansas State

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 21:07
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A ferret is recovering at home after being fitted with a pacemaker during a rare surgery at Kansas State University. 2017-01-31T09:54:00-05:00 2017-01-31T14:54:06-05:00

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