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March 28, 2018 - 7:36 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who signed up for internet gambling has won nearly $194,000 on his very first spin of an online slots game. Anibal Lopes (LOW'-pez) of Woodbridge said he was bored after work Monday night, so he created an account on the playsugarhouse.com website on his...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2010, file photo, a customer receives an order from the drive-through at an In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out Burger is seeking a restraining order against an online prankster who posed as the company's CEO at two Los Angeles restaurants, argued with employees and in one instance took a hamburger from a customer, threw it to the ground and stepped on it. (AP Photo/Adam Lau, File)
March 26, 2018 - 10:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In-N-Out Burger is seeking a restraining order against an online prankster who posed as the company's CEO at two Los Angeles restaurants, argued with employees and in one instance took a hamburger from a customer, threw it to the ground and stepped on it, claiming it was "garbage...
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March 26, 2018 - 6:01 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Crews have replaced a telephone pole in Providence, Rhode Island, that was being held together by duct tape. WJAR-TV reports the pole was split in two several weeks ago when it was struck by a truck. A crew with National Grid used tape to hold the pole together, and a...
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In this Thursday, March 21, 2018 photo, Steve Jalbert poses in Berlin, Vt., with the beard he plans to enter in the Make-a-Wish fund-raising contest on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Burlington, Vt. Jalbert said he was encouraged to enter the contest by people who admired his beard. One of the judges will be Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor best know as the "Most Interesting Man in the World" of the Dos Equis beer commercials. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
March 24, 2018 - 8:21 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The man made famous by being "the most interesting man in the world" while pitching Dos Equis beer loaned his expertise with his perfectly groomed facial hair by helping to judge a contest looking for the best beard in Vermont. Jonathan Goldsmith, whose close-cropped beard...
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This March 23, 2018 photo provided by the Sevier County Sheriff's Office in De Queen, Ark., shows some of the 200 roosters seized during a raid at a cockfight Saturday, March 17, 2018, near De Queen, Ark. Inmates are tending to the roosters being held at an Arkansas sheriff's office for use as evidence against 137 people accused of being part of a cockfighting operation. Sevier County Sheriff Robert Gentry said the birds would be held at his office until a court decides what to do with them. (Sevier County Sheriff's Office via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 4:06 pm
De QUEEN, Ark. (AP) — A group of inmates is tending to 200 roosters at an Arkansas sheriff's office pending their use as evidence against 137 people arrested at a cockfight. Sheriff Robert Gentry said the birds would be held at his office until a court decides what to do with them. The Texarkana...
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In a Thursday, March 22, 2018 photo provided by the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, a life-sized animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience in Canon City, Colo., is ablaze after an electrical issue, according to Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience personnel. T-Rex was a total loss, but Zach Reynolds, co-owner of Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, hopes to have a replacement T-Rex before summer. (Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 7:43 am
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — The co-owner of a dinosaur-themed park in southern Colorado thinks an electrical malfunction caused a life-size animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex to burst into flames. Zach Reynolds says the T-Rex at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience smoldered for about 10 minutes before it...
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In this Wednesday, March 14, 2018 photograph Constantin Reliu speaks to media, outside a courtroom, in Vaslui, northern Romania. A Romanian court has rejected a man's claim that he's alive, after he was officially registered as deceased, according to a court spokeswoman who said that the 63-year-old man has lost his case because he appealed too late. I am a living ghost,” he said venting his frustration against local authorities and his wife who he says unlawfully took ownership of a property after he was declared dead. (Simona Voicu/Adevarul via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 8:05 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Days after one Romanian court told a man he was officially dead despite evidence to the contrary, another court has declared that a man who was truly dead could get his driving license back. A court in the northern city of Iasi on Thursday confirmed that Valerian Vasiliu...
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March 21, 2018 - 12:29 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Lottery Commission has replaced its "Luck Yeah!" ad campaign with "Win Time" over concerns that the original phrase sounded like profanity. WMUR-TV reports at least one state official, Republican Executive Councilor Russell Prescott, criticized the phrase last...
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This undated photo provided by Birds-N-Paradise pet store shows Patagonian Conures, three of which were among the birds stolen from the Birds-N-Paradise pet store in Menifee, Calif., early Friday, March 16, 2018. Store owners said each Patagonian Conure is worth $950. (Lori Lister/Birds-N-Paradise via AP)
March 17, 2018 - 11:09 pm
MENIFEE, California (AP) — A business owner says thieves smashed a window of a Southern California pet store and made off with six birds worth thousands of dollars. Birds-N-Paradise co-owner Erik Schreiner tells the Press-Enterprise newspaper in Riverside that surveillance footage shows at least...
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March 16, 2018 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A male gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo is taking a stand against dirty hands by opting to walk on two legs. Apparently, 18-year-old Louis is a clean freak. When Louis has his hands full of tomatoes or other snacks, he walks upright like a human to keep food and hands clean,...
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