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In this Wednesday, April 25, 2018 photo, World War II veteran Bob Barger poses with his Naval flight school certificate in Toledo, Ohio. Barger is set to graduate from the University of Toledo after a review of his transcripts showed he completed enough classes in the late 1940s for a two-year degree. (AP Photo/John Seewer)
April 30, 2018 - 5:01 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Like so many American soldiers returning home from World War II, Bob Barger started working a new job and going to college. Once he settled into his career and raising a family, finishing school was no longer a priority. Now, 68 years since he last sat in a classroom, Barger is...
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April 29, 2018 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A frisky cat that got loose at New York's Kennedy Airport has been captured after more than a week on the lam. WABC-TV reports that Pepper the cat was lured out of hiding early Saturday. Pepper bolted from her owner April 20 as they were preparing to board a flight to China. The...
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April 28, 2018 - 10:38 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The pungent smell of the rotten durian fruit at an Australian university library has been mistaken for a gas leak, prompting an evacuation of the building. Specialist crews wearing masks searched the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology university campus library on...
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April 28, 2018 - 12:42 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas deputy constable proved he's fleet of foot while facing down an agile cow that had a beef with motorists along a rural road. Harris County deputy Andrew Ries was patrolling an unincorporated area northeast of Houston late Thursday when he stopped to assist motorists involved...
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April 26, 2018 - 12:20 pm
BOERNE, Texas (AP) — So many people have registered for a very short road race near San Antonio that no other "underachievers" are allowed to enroll. The first Boerne (BER'-nee) 0.5K is scheduled for May 5 in the city of the same name. Organizers say their city permit won't allow more than 100 "...
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April 26, 2018 - 7:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they rushed to an apartment in the southwestern town of Neustadt after receiving a call about suspected domestic abuse — only to barge in on a voluntary class on Japanese bondage. Neustadt police said Thursday a concerned neighbor called to report that two men were...
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April 26, 2018 - 7:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police have captured a coyote after a two-hour chase. The coyote was first spotted early Thursday in the city near Penn's Landing, along the Delaware River. Police and animal control officers eventually cornered and trapped it about 3 miles away in South...
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Dolores Leis stands in a field on her farm in Galicia, in northern Spain, Thursday April 19, 2018. Leis, has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump. Thousands of responses flooded in last week after a journalist reporting on farming in northwestern Spain posted on Instagram a picture of Dolores Leis dressed in farm clothing with a hoe over her shoulder. (Paula Vazquez via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 5:34 pm
MADRID (AP) — A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump. A journalist reporting on farming in northwestern Spain posted on Instagram a picture of Dolores Leis dressed in farm clothing with a hoe over...
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April 25, 2018 - 8:17 am
EDGERTON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City suburb is pressuring the owner of a cut-in-half car adorned with a sign reading, "Divorced. She got ½," to junk the junker. The Kansas City Star reports that the half-car was created as a joke by the late-Edgerton Mayor Ray Braun who used to own the defunct gas...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2010, file photo, a sign is seen outside the Harley-Davidson headquarters in Milwaukee. Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its 2018 summer internship program. The Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker says it will teach the interns how to ride, compensate them for their work and travels, and let them keep their motorcycles. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
April 23, 2018 - 9:26 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its summer internship program. Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid to ride a Harley and share their adventures on social media. And the best part? They'll keep their...
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