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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

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

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 19:13
The 911 calls started pouring in just after noon in the tiny western Pennsylvania town of Brookville. The electrical meter is on fire. The house siding is burning. My power strip is smoking. The computer is fried. The carpeting is singed. Our light bulb exploded. 2017-01-27T08:18:00-05:00 2017-01-27T13:18:46-05:00

Young Aussie surfer photo bombed by shark that shared wave

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 17:32
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 10-year-old surfer has had a close encounter with a photo-bombing shark that shared a wave with him off an Australian beach. 2017-01-26T02:23:00-05:00 2017-01-26T07:23:14-05:00

Bed bug infestation temporarily closes Alabama fire station

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 16:44
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A fire station in northwestern Alabama has had to be temporarily closed after an infestation of bed bugs sent at least one firefighter for medical treatment. 2017-01-27T09:21:00-05:00 2017-01-27T14:21:13-05:00

Thief in Germany drives tractor through wall, steals safe

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 15:24
BERLIN (AP) — Police in northwestern Germany are searching for a brazen thief — or thieves — who knocked down the wall of a house with a tractor and made off with a safe. 2017-01-26T01:57:00-05:00 2017-01-26T06:57:58-05:00

Police: Burger King workers sold marijuana at drive-thru

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 13:40
EPPING, N.H. (AP) — Police say two employees at a New Hampshire Burger King have been arrested on drug charges after authorities were tipped off that drive-thru customers who asked for extra crispy fries got marijuana with their meal. 2017-01-27T03:22:00-05:00 2017-01-27T08:22:49-05:00

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

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 18:24
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. 2017-01-30T05:04:00-05:00 2017-01-30T10:04:52-05:00

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

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 14:44
NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Police in central Ohio have helped a teenage leukemia patient cross off a bucket-list item that was seriously shocking: She wanted to use a stun gun on someone. 2017-01-30T02:46:00-05:00 2017-01-30T07:46:15-05:00

Police hunt biohazard suit burglar who struck in Queens

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 13:45
NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City are asking for the public's help in apprehending a burglar who wore a white biohazard suit to conceal his identity when he stole a safe containing $200,000 from a home in Queens earlier this month. 2017-01-27T02:47:00-05:00 2017-01-27T07:47:56-05:00

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

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