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Sri Lanka claims world's tallest artificial Christmas tree

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 12:21
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka unveiled a towering Christmas tree, claiming to have surpassed the world record despite constructions delays and a shorter-than-planned finished product. 2016-12-24T17:27:00-05:00 2016-12-24T22:27:56-05:00

In humorous video, dad shares downsides of kid's visit

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 12:21
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — Clothes all over the house, milk left out of the fridge, loud gatherings with friends. These are some of a Maine dad's complaints about his college daughter being home for Christmas. 2016-12-22T07:09:00-05:00 2016-12-22T12:09:12-05:00

Sri Lanka claims world's tallest artificial Christmas tree

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 07:01
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka unveiled a towering Christmas tree on Saturday, claiming to have surpassed the world record for an artificial Christmas tree despite constructions delays and a shorter-than-planned finished product. 2016-12-24T11:22:00-05:00 2016-12-24T16:22:50-05:00

Teddy bear takes Detroit airport adventure after being found

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 06:01
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — For Detroit airport employee Steven Laudeman, the mission this week was simple: No teddy bear left behind. 2016-12-23T07:19:00-05:00 2016-12-23T12:19:50-05:00

Cop does speeding college student a favor by tying necktie

Sun, 12/25/2016 - 03:20
MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin police officer who stopped a speeding college student who was late for a presentation ended up tying his necktie for him. 2016-12-21T11:45:00-05:00 2016-12-21T16:45:22-05:00

'Whatever' claims title as most annoying word in US poll

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 20:41
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A poll has found that the most annoying word or phrase used in casual conversation in America is "whatever." 2016-12-21T08:58:00-05:00 2016-12-21T13:58:44-05:00

Christmas in N. Korea: Lights and trees, but devoid of Jesus

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 20:21
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If Santa Claus stops in North Korea this year, he'll find some trees and lights and might even hear a Christmas song or two. But he won't encounter even a hint of what Christmas actually means — not under a regime that sees foreign religion a very real threat. 2016-12-23T06:45:00-05:00 2016-12-23T11:45:33-05:00

Family of bears likely killed from eating poisonous plant

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 20:21
WEST WYOMING, Pa. (AP) — Game commission officials say a poisonous ornamental shrub likely killed a black bear and her three cubs found dead on a church parking lot in northeastern Pennsylvania. 2016-12-23T03:07:00-05:00 2016-12-23T08:07:38-05:00

Good rescue it was: Yoda the tortoise saved from school fire

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 16:41
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a Russian tortoise named Yoda at an eastern Idaho elementary school after a heating device caused his habitat to start smoldering. 2016-12-21T10:37:00-05:00 2016-12-21T15:37:47-05:00

Man wins OK to wear goat horns in driver's license photo

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 13:02
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An ordained Pagan priest finally has gotten the OK to sport goat horns in his Maine driver's license photo. 2016-12-20T02:23:00-05:00 2016-12-20T07:23:17-05:00

What is 'om telolet om?' Meme's origins in Indonesia

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 11:41
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — What the heck is "om telolet om?" 2016-12-22T23:22:00-05:00 2016-12-23T04:22:01-05:00

Christmas in N. Korea: Lights and trees, but void of Jesus

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 09:41
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If Santa Claus stops in North Korea this year, he'll find some trees and lights and might even hear a Christmas song or two. But he won't encounter even a hint of what Christmas actually means — not under a regime that sees foreign religion a very real threat. 2016-12-22T18:57:00-05:00 2016-12-22T23:57:21-05:00

Uber blames glitch for Philadelphia woman's $28,639 charge

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 04:41
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ride-hailing giant Uber is blaming a computer glitch for overcharging a "handful" of customers, including one Philadelphia woman whose bank blocked an attempt to charge her more than $28,000 for a ride. 2016-12-20T05:28:00-05:00 2016-12-20T10:28:41-05:00

Police: Sandwich links man to recent burglaries in Wyoming

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 21:21
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A half-eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich found at the scene leads Wyoming police to arrest a burglary suspect. 2016-12-22T11:07:00-05:00 2016-12-22T16:07:36-05:00

Suburban Chicago man sues over McDonald's 'value meal' price

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 21:21
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man is suing McDonald's restaurants in two Illinois counties, arguing cheeseburger "Extra Value Meals" are actually more expensive than when the items are purchased separately. 2016-12-20T13:55:00-05:00 2016-12-20T18:55:22-05:00

Police: Sandwich links man to recent burglaries in Wyoming

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 21:01
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A half-eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich found at the scene leads Wyoming police to arrest a burglary suspect. 2016-12-22T08:29:00-05:00 2016-12-22T13:29:52-05:00

Christmas gifts, ornaments stolen; man arrested on his roof

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 18:21
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Police say a man accused of stealing Christmas gifts and ornaments in a New Hampshire home break-in might not have escaped up the chimney like the Grinch but was found on his rooftop. 2016-12-20T10:03:00-05:00 2016-12-20T15:03:22-05:00

In humorous video, dad shares downsides of kid's visit

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 17:01
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — Clothes all over the house, milk left out of the fridge, loud gatherings with friends. These are some of a Maine dad's complaints about his college daughter being home for Christmas. 2016-12-22T06:29:00-05:00 2016-12-22T11:29:24-05:00

NYC cops: Gold flakes thief believed hiding in Los Angeles

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 16:21
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they believe the opportunistic thief who swiped an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes worth nearly $1.6 million off an armored truck in Manhattan is hiding out on the West Coast. 2016-12-21T02:38:00-05:00 2016-12-21T07:38:03-05:00

Several costumes stolen from 'The Nutcracker' are returned

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 15:41
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Grinch who stole the Nutcracker's mask and the Sugar Plum Fairy's tutu from a Rhode Island warehouse has had a change of heart. 2016-12-20T13:43:00-05:00 2016-12-20T18:43:15-05:00

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