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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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October 13, 2017 - 8:05 am
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Some people are a few dollars richer thanks to a Massachusetts carpenter who intentionally tossed cash from his paycheck into the wind. A crowd gathered at a Northampton intersection on Thursday afternoon to scrape up the dollar bills thrown into the air by 28-year-old...
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October 13, 2017 - 6:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — A man in the northern German city of Salzgitter is in hot water after police allege that he left his bath and sink faucets running for at least a year, causing "massive damage" to his apartment building. Salzgitter police said the 31-year-old, who also had his toilet running non-stop...
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October 12, 2017 - 6:26 am
SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — A pair of skinny-dippers gave a wedding reception at a scenic Massachusetts restaurant more of a view than expected. Zachary Tomko tells WHDH-TV he didn't realize there was a restaurant nearby when he and Holly O'Neil jumped naked into the water at Salisbury Beach on...
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FILE - This May 23, 2010, file photo shows Star the reindeer and her owner, Albert Whitehead, taking a break during a stroll through downtown Anchorage, Alaska. The 15-year-old reindeer, the sixth of a line of local pet reindeer died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro, File)
October 09, 2017 - 2:26 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A popular reindeer that could be seen walking the streets of downtown Anchorage has died at age 15. KTVA-TV reports ( ) that Star the reindeer died on Saturday. A note posted on her pen by owner Albert Whitehead says Star died in his arms. Whitehead...
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October 09, 2017 - 10:11 am
VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian law that forbids any kind of full-face covering including Islamic veils has claimed an unusual victim — a man wearing a shark suit. Police say they issued a citation Monday after the man — part of a street advertising campaign for the McShark computer chain stores —...
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