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November 02, 2017 - 12:16 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — She knows how to pick a winner. Local media report that Kimberly Morris of Wake Forest scratched off two North Carolina lottery tickets on Monday, winning $1 million on one of the tickets and $10,000 with another. Morris thought things were going well when she bought a ticket...
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November 02, 2017 - 12:12 pm
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey couple is suing a construction company after they say they found bottles of urine, rodents and rotten food inside the walls of their newly purchased $2 million luxury condominium. NJ.com reports the couple's holding company, Shiloh Holding, filed the suit last...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, people gather at a smoking area in Tokyo. Piala, a marketing company in Tokyo, opted for a novel perk for its employees: an extra week’s holiday for those who are nonsmokers. The company's spokesman said Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 that the company began offering the six days of vacation to all of its 120 staff members in September. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
November 02, 2017 - 6:31 am
TOKYO (AP) — A marketing company in Tokyo is awarding a novel perk to its non-puffing employees: an extra week's holiday for nonsmokers. The corporate planning director for Piala, Hirotaka Matsushima, said Thursday that the company began offering the six days of extra vacation to all of its 120...
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FILE- This is a February, 14, 2017 file photo of Prue Leith, who has appeared to accidentally reveal the winner of this year's Great British Bake Off. A judge on the Great British Bake Off, a widely watched television cooking competition in the U.K., has been forced to apologize after revealing the winner hours before the final episode was scheduled to air, it was reported Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP, File)
October 31, 2017 - 12:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — A judge on the Great British Bake Off, a widely watched television cooking competition in the U.K., has been forced to apologize after revealing the winner hours before the final episode was scheduled to air. Prue Leith posted the name of the winner on her Twitter feed while traveling...
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October 29, 2017 - 10:41 am
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio university has apparently set a world record for the number of people dressed in penguin costumes. The Vindicator reports 972 Youngstown State University students, alumni and community members gathered on the school's campus Saturday in their best penguin finery to...
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October 27, 2017 - 12:23 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who stole $1 and a houseplant he thought was marijuana during a series of break-ins in March has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. The Morning Call reports 21-year-old Maico Rosado Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ to 15 years after pleading guilty...
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October 26, 2017 - 2:01 pm
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says its tweet declaring Santa Claus "isn't real" was just a bluff, part of a threat to steal Christmas from two feuding bases. Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota and Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri jostled on Twitter about which fleet was better. KFGO...
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October 26, 2017 - 6:31 am
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police in one Connecticut town have waived their department's grooming policy ahead of No-Shave November. The Connecticut Post reports the Fairfield Police Department announced Wednesday they will allow officers to grow their facial hair in support of the national campaign...
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October 25, 2017 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City mayoral candidate says he's "shocked" that so little attention has been paid to his arrest for trying to hijack an airliner at gunpoint 17 years ago. In July 2000, Aaron Commey (KOH'-may) boarded a National Airlines plane in New York and ordered the pilots to fly to...
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October 25, 2017 - 10:07 am
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — Police who caught three teenagers orange-handed with 48 stolen pumpkins — and one gourd — are asking residents of a St. Louis suburb to view a "pumpkin lineup" online to see if their Halloween squash are among those recovered. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that...
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