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January 24, 2018 - 1:09 pm
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A student newspaper in Ohio is getting some social media love meant for the award-winning movie with the same name. The Post of Ohio University in Athens has the Twitter handle @ThePost , which some people have assumed belongs to "The Post" movie. Steven Spielberg's real-life...
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FILE- This Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, photo shows a Taco Bell sign at a restaurant in Hialeah, Fla. Police say a fast-food worker upset at having to work a morning shift threw a hot burrito at his Taco Bell supervisor on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Spartanburg, S.C. Police say the worker didn't stop there, adding they were told he took off his headset, broke it on his knee and "stormed out." (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
January 23, 2018 - 6:26 pm
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Police say a fast-food worker upset at having to work a morning shift has given new meaning to a burrito to go, slinging a hot one at his Taco Bell supervisor. Police in South Carolina say officers were called to the Spartanburg eatery Monday, where a supervisor reported...
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This image released Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles shows a commemorative license plate bearing the green and blue logo of the former Hartford Whalers NHL hockey team. Proceeds from sales of the plate will benefit a children's dialysis center in Hartford. The team left the state in 1997, becoming the Carolina Hurricanes. (Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 4:12 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Hartford Whalers left Connecticut 20 years ago, but their beloved logo will now appear on vehicles gliding along the state's highways. The Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday unveiled a new commemorative license plate that bears the former professional hockey team's...
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January 22, 2018 - 1:20 pm
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Monday marks the 75th anniversary of a startling weather event that put a western South Dakota city in the record books: In just two minutes, the temperature in Spearfish jumped from negative 4 degrees (-20 Celsius) to 45 degrees (7 Celsius) on Jan. 22, 1943. The temperature...
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This undated image provided by the Elizabeth City Police Department shows Bradley Hardison. A North Carolina man who made headlines when he was caught for break-ins after winning a doughnut-eating contest has been arrested again. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports that Hardison was charged Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, with stealing from a Dunkin' Donuts in November. (Elizabeth City Police Department/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 3:53 pm
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who made headlines when he was caught for break-ins after winning a doughnut-eating contest has been arrested again. And this time he's accused of stealing from a doughnut shop. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports 27-year-old Bradley Hardison of...
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In this undated handout photo released by the Russian Interior Ministry official website on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, a crocodile rests in a small pool of water dug in a concrete basement in St. Petersburg, Russia. Police were surprised to find the crocodile while detectives were looking for undeclared weapons in the house of a man involved in re-enacting historic military battles, according to local media. (Russian Interior Ministry Press Service via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 3:38 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian police had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg — a crocodile in the basement. The Fontanka.ru news portal said the incident happened Thursday while detectives were looking for undeclared weapons in the house of a man involved in...
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This undated booking photo released by the Waldo County Jail in Maine shows Brian Fogg, who's accused of punching himself in the face to avoid a sobriety breath test. Fogg, who's free on bail, was charged in Belfast, Maine, with drunken driving, falsifying physical evidence and criminal mischief. (Waldo County Jail via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 10:28 am
BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have accused a man of punching himself in the face three times to avoid a sobriety test. Police in the town of Belfast say they found 27-year-old Brian Fogg in his car, stuck in a ditch last week. WGME-TV reports police said when they tried to test for his...
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January 18, 2018 - 12:48 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley six decades ago in Oklahoma is up for auction, and bids have already surpassed $1,200. North Carolina resident Wade Jones is a collector of all things Elvis. He tells the Tulsa World that the crumpled blue-and-white Dixie cup was...
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This photo provided by the Kirkland Police Department shows an umbrella with a sword-shaped handle on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 in Kirkland, Wash. A Seattle-area hospital was briefly placed in lockdown after a witness reported a man carrying what appeared to be a rifle, which turned out to be the umbrella. (Kirkland Police Department via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 3:13 pm
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — An umbrella sparked a scare at a Seattle-area hospital after it was mistaken for a rifle. KOMO reports an employee of Evergreen Medical Center in Kirkland, Washington, noticed a visitor Wednesday morning carrying a backpack that had a long-handled item sticking from the top...
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This undated photo provided by Brogan Hortonshows Richard, a 15-year-old neglected pony that is being saved thanks to an online fundraising campaign by Bridgton-based Animal Rescue Unit in Bridgton, Maine. Animal Rescue Unit took over care of the pony that was suffering from cancer, infection and frostbite. (AP Photo/Brogan Horton)
January 17, 2018 - 12:55 pm
BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine animal rescue group says it has raised enough money to save a 15-year-old pony that lost part of its penis due to cancer and frostbite. Bridgton-based Animal Rescue Unit took over care of the pony that was suffering from cancer and infection. Brogan Horton said...
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