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Philly's Mummers Parade offers new year a lively welcome

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 07:01
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city's annual Mummers Parade quieted critics who raised concerns about racially or culturally insensitive displays in previous years, with marchers putting on a family friendly New Year's Day show that still entertained spectators crowded along the milelong route. 2017-01-04T02:00:10-05:00 2017-01-01T18:01:56-05:00

Driver boasts cruising through 240 consecutive green lights

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 14:01
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City Uber driver is boasting that he drove through 240 green traffic lights before hitting a red light. 2016-12-28T09:37:00-05:00 2016-12-28T14:37:33-05:00

Germany: chemical odors lead police to failed alchemist

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 12:21
BERLIN (AP) — A German landlady's concerns about suspicious chemical odors from her tenant's apartment led police to a man who was trying unsuccessfully to extract gold from old cellphone and computer circuit boards. 2016-12-28T23:50:00-05:00 2016-12-29T04:50:31-05:00

Autopsy set for mummified body found in Detroit garage

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 11:41
DETROIT (AP) — A mummified body found face down in the back seat of a car in a Detroit garage will be examined by a specialist to determine age, gender and cause of death. 2017-01-03T06:40:53-05:00 2017-01-03T06:19:33-05:00

Carolina's equipment man savors chance to skate in a game

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 11:01
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jorge Alves usually sharpens the Carolina Hurricanes' skates. Lately, the team's equipment manager has been lacing up his own. 2017-01-03T06:00:13-05:00 2017-01-03T02:28:40-05:00

Carolina's equipment man savors chance to skate in a game

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 07:21
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jorge Alves usually sharpens the Carolina Hurricanes' skates. Lately, the team's equipment manager has been lacing up his own. 2017-01-03T02:20:12-05:00 2017-01-02T15:08:39-05:00

Carolina's equipment man savors chance to skate in a game

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 20:01
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jorge Alves usually sharpens the Carolina Hurricanes' skates. Lately, the team's equipment manager has been lacing up his own. 2017-01-02T15:00:11-05:00 2017-01-02T14:51:40-05:00

Man charged with smashing register with ax, biting officer

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 19:41
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A police officer was bitten by a man who used an ax to smash a gas station cash register while demanding lottery tickets, authorities said Friday. 2016-12-30T06:08:00-05:00 2016-12-30T11:08:09-05:00

Dog attacks family trying to dress it in sweater, 3 hurt

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 18:41
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say an angry dog sent three people to the hospital after one tried to put a sweater on it. 2017-01-02T13:40:57-05:00 2017-01-02T06:54:36-05:00

Two-year twins: Babies born Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in San Diego

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 15:21
SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the second straight year, twins in San Diego are getting attention because, though born just minutes apart, one has a birthday in 2016 and one in 2017. 2017-01-02T10:20:11-05:00 2017-01-01T17:09:12-05:00

Oregon court reverses DUI conviction of wheelchair user

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 11:41
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of a wheelchair user who had been found guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicants. 2016-12-29T08:50:00-05:00 2016-12-29T13:50:55-05:00

Santa Claus is back on Facebook after proving his identity

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 05:04
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Santa Claus' Facebook account has been reinstated after the social media company suspended his access and demanded proof of identity on Christmas Day. 2016-12-30T04:34:00-05:00 2016-12-30T09:34:32-05:00

Late fee? No prob: Check covers library books 40 years later

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 22:01
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A library lover who found two books more than four decades overdue at a vacation cabin in Canada is making a donation to cover the late fees — at the 1970s-era rate of a nickel a day. 2016-12-30T06:22:00-05:00 2016-12-30T11:22:38-05:00

Santa Claus is back on Facebook after proving his identity

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 07:01
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Santa Claus' Facebook account has been reinstated after the social media company suspended his access and demanded proof of identity on Christmas Day. 2016-12-30T17:57:00-05:00 2016-12-30T22:57:35-05:00

After dead birds arrive in mail, woman gets living canaries

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 00:21
The carnage of broken wings and dead canaries that arrived in an Alabama woman's mail have been replaced by the cheerful chirps and tweets of brand new birds — live ones. 2016-12-30T06:53:00-05:00 2016-12-30T11:53:54-05:00

City fights satellite dish blight with 30-day removal order

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 19:41
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania city is taking up a fight against satellite TV dish blight. 2016-12-30T07:36:00-05:00 2016-12-30T12:36:49-05:00

Prosecutors: Man pulled gun, threatened family over TV show

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 18:01
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say an argument over which television show to watch prompted a Massachusetts man to threaten his family members with a gun on Christmas morning. 2016-12-28T00:40:00-05:00 2016-12-28T05:40:32-05:00

Woman leaves entire $1.2 million estate to animal shelter

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 17:21
ELIZBETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman's $1.2 million estate has gone to the dogs — and cats, too. 2016-12-28T09:47:00-05:00 2016-12-28T14:47:14-05:00

Man armed with knife demands $2 in gas, then flees

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 17:01
PENNSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Police are searching for a man who tried to hold up a New Jersey gas station for $2 worth of gasoline but fled after the attendant refused. 2016-12-28T02:29:00-05:00 2016-12-28T07:29:39-05:00

German minister: ban names such as "vegetarian schnitzel"

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 16:41
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's agriculture minister has leapt to the defense of meat lovers, calling for a ban on names such as "vegetarian schnitzel" for meat-substitute products, which he said were misleading consumers. 2016-12-28T05:17:00-05:00 2016-12-28T10:17:18-05:00

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