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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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October 16, 2017 - 1:23 pm
PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia-area mayoral candidate says he was serious when he vowed to investigate the use of drug-sniffing bunnies if elected — even though it appears to stem from an internet hoax. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Republican nominee Dave Gautreau broached the idea...
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In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, children run towards a train near Loch Eilt in the Scottish Highlands. As if by magic, the Hogwarts Express has come to the rescue of a stranded family in Scotland. The train that took Harry Potter and his friends to school was played onscreen by the Jacobite steam train in the Scottish Highlands. On Friday it made an unscheduled stop to pick up a family of six that was stranded when their canoe was washed away in a storm. (Jon Cluett via AP)
October 15, 2017 - 11:50 am
LONDON (AP) — As if by magic, the Hogwarts Express has come to the rescue of a stranded family in Scotland. The train that took Harry Potter to school was played onscreen by the Jacobite steam train , which runs on a remote and scenic route through the Scottish Highlands. On Friday, it made an...
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October 13, 2017 - 7:41 pm
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman is heading to Las Vegas to compete for the title of America's fastest grocery bagger. WBTS-LD reports Alysha Orrok recently won the New Hampshire bagging competition. She will face off against America's best during the national competition in February...
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October 13, 2017 - 2:04 pm
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who was caught hiding heroin in a Bible while on parole will spend another six months in jail. The Hour reports 41-year-old Christopher Hayes, of Norwalk, was sentenced Thursday in Norwalk after pleading guilty to possession of narcotics and possession of...
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October 13, 2017 - 10:06 am
LONDON (AP) — A fisherman has spoken of his relief after surviving a bizarre incident in which a fish he had just caught jumped down his throat. Sam Quilliam, 28, says he was trying to "kiss the fish" — a tradition thanking the catch before returning it to the sea — when the Dover sole wiggled free...
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October 13, 2017 - 10:03 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Helsinki airport says Flight 666 has arrived safety in HEL — the airport code for the Finnish capital — for the last time. The Finnair flight took off from Copenhagen, Denmark, in the 13th hour of Friday the 13th, headed for Helsinki Vantaa airport. Finavia, which...
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