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In this December 2016 photo provided by U.S. Forest Service, In this December 2016 photo provided by U.S. Forest Service, B.J. Hill and his son Heath from Swift Creek Outfitters stand with their horse, Valentine, after rescuing it from a remote area in northwestern Wyoming. The horse was left behind in the Wyoming wilderness by an excursion company after getting sick and survived for six weeks, a case that has raised debate and prompted a criminal investigation. (U.S. Forest Service via AP)
January 26, 2017 - 11:10 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — On a 16-mile trek off a mountain, a young horse lay down — she could not go another step. The mare looked deathly ill to the men leading a train of horses out of a base camp for hunting and fishing excursions. In a race against the weather last fall, they left behind the horse...
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January 26, 2017 - 8:01 am
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 26-year-old western New York man has admitted to posing as a police officer during a traffic stop with a real cop. The Erie County District Attorney's Office says Corey Shepard, of Cheektowaga, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that include criminal...
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January 25, 2017 - 11:15 am
LONDON (AP) — Two British university students became gravely ill after overdosing on caffeine in a botched science experiment. The sports science students, Alex Rossetto and Luke Parkin, were given 100 times the correct amount — enough for 300 cups of coffee — and were sent to the hospital with "...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway responds to questions after the introduction of Vance Joseph as the new head coach of the NFL football team during a news conference at the team's headquarters. A Washington, D.C. cab driver got the surprise of a lifetime Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, after mentioning to a group of passengers that John Elway was his all-time favorite quarterback and then learning that Elway himself was riding in the backseat. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 24, 2017 - 5:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A cab driver in Washington got a surprise after mentioning to a group of passengers that John Elway was his all7/8-time favorite quarterback and then learning that Elway was riding in the backseat. The encounter happened Friday while Elway was in the capital for the inauguration...
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January 14, 2017 - 11:52 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A team of heavy-machine operators drew a crowd of camera-toting spectators as they plucked downed trees and other dangerous debris from raging floodwaters in Nevada. Then they became internet sensations when video of their exploits spread online, with commenters dubbing the men #...
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January 13, 2017 - 12:02 pm
PERKASIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school is apologizing after students were given a math homework assignment that asked which family member had sexually assaulted a girl. The assignment focused on Maya Angelou and her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." It provided an algebra...
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January 13, 2017 - 7:54 am
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts State Police driver who chauffeured Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito to Cape Cod is apologizing for parking in a spot reserved for the disabled. A reporter for the Cape Cod Times ( http://bit.ly/2jLZat9 ) photographed the black Ford Explorer in the space outside an...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama adjusts his ear piece during his joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Spotify has posted a position of President of Playlists that seems to be a perfect fit for Obama. Requirements for the position include “at least eight years experience running a highly-regarded nation” and a Nobel Peace Prize. Spotify Founder and CEO Daniel Ek tweeted it to Obama on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 10, 2017 - 8:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — If President Barack Obama is looking for a new job after Jan. 20, Spotify has a position that seems made just for him. The streaming music service has posted a "President of Playlists" position on its career opportunities webpage. Requirements for the position include "at least...
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January 09, 2017 - 5:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A search and rescue team hiked up a steep, snowy Utah mountain in an attempt to rescue a dog that was stuck on a narrow ledge above a 50-foot cliff. The Utah County Sheriff's Office posted a video Monday showing highlights of the Friday operation that ended without getting the...
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January 04, 2017 - 11:51 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police say shoppers were mystified and alarmed when two young men wearing Donald Trump masks began boxing one another inside a Virginia Lowe's store on New Year's Eve. Officers were summoned to the store Saturday afternoon because of a "disorderly display that scared customers...
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