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This undated photo provided by the Wasilla, Alaska, Police Department shows a more than 4-foot-long (1.2-meter-long) alligator named Allie that couldn't live in a tub in a Wasilla home anymore. Rescue group Valley Aquatics took Allie in. Valley Aquatics owner Sheridan Perkins says Allie is a 3-year-old American alligator, and has thought about re-homing Allie in Florida. (Wasilla Police Department via AP)
October 19, 2017 - 7:42 pm
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — It was an odd day for one Alaska animal control officer who took a call about an alligator outgrowing its bathtub. KTUU-TV reports that a Wasilla resident called 911 this week after realizing that the more than 4-foot-long (1.2-meter-long) alligator named Allie couldn't live...
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This Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 photo shows a replica four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker in Parma, Ohio. Owner Nick Meyer tells he used wood, hard foam and plastic barrels. He says he enjoys the "Star Wars" movies but isn't a fanatic and simply thought the display would be unique. (Patrick Cooley/The Plain via AP)
October 19, 2017 - 12:25 pm
PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A two-story "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is inspiring kids to pick up light sabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state. Elevator mechanic Nick Meyer spent half a year and over a thousand dollars building the four-legged All Terrain...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 photo, water erupts from a broken water main onto Rhoda Scublinsky's home in the Staten Island borough of New York. "I was just sitting here having my morning coffee and reading the newspaper when all of a sudden, I heard pounding on the window like someone was knocking," Scublinsky said. "I looked up, all I saw was this tidal wave of water." (Jan Somma-Hammel /Staten Island Advance via AP)
October 19, 2017 - 11:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Public works crews have repaired a broken water main that caused a geyser to erupt from the ground in front of a New York City home. The owner of the home in Staten Island's Todt Hill section told the Staten Island Advance that a powerful stream of water began pounding the front of...
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October 19, 2017 - 7:17 am
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Two men made an unusually small request as they robbed a store in Massachusetts by demanding a single dollar in their robbery. Police say two men entered the Brockton Market and Deli around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday while brandishing large hunting-style knives and demanded a single...
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This 2011 photo provided by Edwige Moyroud shows an Ursinia speciosa flower. The region at the base of the petals contains a dark pigment but appears blue at certain angles due to an optical effect on the surface of the cells. The color makes flowers more visible to the bees. (Edwige Moyroud via AP)
October 18, 2017 - 4:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some flowers have found a nifty way to get the blues. They create a blue halo, apparently to attract the bees they need for pollination, scientists reported Wednesday. Bees are drawn to the color blue, but it's hard for flowers to make that color in their petals. Instead, some...
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October 18, 2017 - 4:37 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A "fatberg" that may have taken beyond half a century to grow below Baltimore has been removed. News outlets report the city's Public Works department used a camera, pressure washer and truck-mounted industrial vacuum to clear the mass of curdled grease, wet wipes and other waste...
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October 17, 2017 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have rounded up an unusual suspect — a young bull on a soccer field. Police say the Brooklyn bovine was spotted at Prospect Park late Tuesday morning. The bull was herded into a police horse trailer about two hours later and headed toward rescuers on Long Island...
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October 17, 2017 - 9:14 am
TANNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The FBI has charged two women with trying to rob a bank in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains while dressed as nuns. Nineteen-year-old Swahilys Pedraza Rodriguez and 23-year-old Melissa Aquino Arias appeared before a judge in Newark, New Jersey on Monday. They're also charged...
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October 17, 2017 - 6:42 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for a 72-year-old Florida man who was convicted in a tax scheme is using obesity to try to keep his client out of prison. Curtis Fallgatter wrote in a court filing on Monday that Stephen Donaldson Sr. doesn't have an average man's life expectancy because he's 5-foot-...
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October 16, 2017 - 2:56 pm
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Two racecar drivers have been arrested after getting into a fistfight following a crash on an Indiana racetrack that ended with a police officer using a stun gun on one of the drivers. A video posted online from Saturday's race at Anderson Speedway shows one vehicle driving...
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