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April 23, 2017 - 20:04 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia. The unlicensed boy had driven more than 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) from his home in Kendall on the east coast when he was stopped by traffic police on Saturday on...
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Sgt. Daniel Fitzpatrick of the Belfast Police Department in Belfast, Maine drives around with two lost goats in his police car on Sunday, April 23, 2017, looking for their owner. The goats were walking on a road in town and then entered a woman’s garage before Fitzpatrick picked them up. The owner’s daughter saw a police Facebook post about the lost goats and came down to the station to retrieve them. (Sgt. Daniel P. Fitzpatrick II/Belfast Police Department via AP)
April 23, 2017 - 14:04 pm
BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets. A Belfast police officer responded Sunday morning to find the pygmy goats in a woman's garage. They had been snacking on cat food. Officer Daniel...
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April 21, 2017 - 10:04 am
VIENNA (AP) — He who burps loudest laughs best — at least in this case. Nearly a year after a policeman ticketed Edin Mehic for loudly belching next to him, the Vienna bartender has won his appeal. Mehic was fined 70 euros ($75) for a sonorous post-kebab burp next to the officer at an amusement...
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April 21, 2017 - 07:04 am
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to selling unused burial plots that had already been purchased by other people and pocketing the cash. Prosecutors say 71-year-old John Hughes was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation, the first three months of which must be served...
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April 21, 2017 - 04:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia storefront featured prominently in the "Rocky" films has been demolished. The building was home to the fictional pet store where Rocky courted his eventual wife, Adrian. It was featured in several of the films and was a frequent stop on tours designed for Rocky...
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April 20, 2017 - 21:04 pm
WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man says he was trying to set a good example for his children when he turned in $14,000 he found on the side of the road. WBNS-TV reports Jake Bowers found the money April 8 as he drove his family to a park in Worthington, a Columbus suburb. Bowers said when he...
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April 20, 2017 - 13:04 pm
SPARTA, N.J. (AP) — A man who wore a bunny costume and repeatedly blew an air horn inside a New Jersey police station has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Kevin Hemmerich (HEM'-er-ik) entered the plea Thursday and was fined $500. The judge also ordered a police officer charged with striking...
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Piano tuner Martin Backhouse with the piano where he found a stash of gold, smiles in Ludlow Museum in Ludlow, England Thursday April 20, 2017, As a mystery surrounds the identity of the rightful heirs to a treasure trove of gold coins . British officials say they have been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins worth a "life-changing" amount of money. The school that owns the piano and the tuner who found the gold are now in line for a windfall after a coroner investigating the find declared it treasure. (Richard Vernalls/PA via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 09:04 am
LONDON (AP) — British officials say they've been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a "life-changing" amount of money. The school that owns the piano and the tuner who found the gold are now in line for a windfall after a coroner...
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This undated photo provided by the Austrian parish of Saalfelden Stan Vanuytrecht poses for a photo. It took an international search and making a choice between more than 50 applicants, but the Austrian town has a new hermit. Mayor Erich Rohrmoser of Saalfelden, near Salzburg, says officials chose Belgian Stan Vanuytrecht, a former artillery officer and surveyor and a Roman Catholic deacon because the 58-year old bearded pipe smoker “emanates calm and comes across as steady.” (Parish of Saalfelden via AP)
April 19, 2017 - 08:04 am
VIENNA (AP) — A months-long international search by an Austrian town to find a new hermit has ended — and Stan's the man. Mayor Erich Rohrmoser of Saalfelden, near Salzburg, says officials chose Belgian Stan Vanuytrecht, a former artillery officer, surveyor and a Roman Catholic deacon, because the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2014 file photo, former chief minister of India's Tamil Nadu state Jayaram Jayalalitha travels in a car accompanied by a row of cars with red beacon lights after being released from a prison in Bangalore, India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet announced Wednesday that the red beacon lights that announce the presence of a very important person on the road will be taken off the cars of all government officials starting May 1. For decades, the blinking red light atop government cars has been the bane for millions of regular Indians. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)
April 19, 2017 - 06:04 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's officialdom is set to come down a notch. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet announced Wednesday that the red beacon lights that announce the presence of a very important person on the road will be taken off the cars of all government officials starting May 1. For...
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