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February 22, 2018 - 5:51 am
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania middle school canceled classes after a sleepwalking student was found inside the building. State police say the seventh-grade student called 911 around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to report he was inside Wendover Middle School in Hempfield Township. The student told...
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February 21, 2018 - 11:59 am
DEWITT, N.Y. (AP) — The feeding habits of a Cooper's hawk may fascinate birdwatchers, but employees of a New York bank are fed up with the feathery remnants of slaughtered pigeons. A hawk has been killing and devouring pigeons near the entrance to M & T Bank in suburban Syracuse for several...
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February 21, 2018 - 10:12 am
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts transportation officials are under fire for authorizing a no-bid contract for a tiny, $100,000 bathroom inside a state office building. WCVB-TV reports that the 115-square-foot bathroom and adjoining kitchenette was installed last year at the State Transportation...
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This screen shot from a report released on the website of New York state's economic development agency, Empire State Development, shows seven towering heavy-lift cranes to help illustrate the state's growth, but the Associated Press has discovered the picture is really an 8-year-old photo of construction cranes in South Africa. An un-cropped version of the same photo is available for licensing on the Getty Images website with a caption saying the cranes were being used to build a stadium in Cape Town for the 2010 soccer World Cup. Empire State Development said Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018 that the photo is “a generic stock image” and will replaced with an image of ongoing economic development in the state. (Empire State Development via AP)
February 20, 2018 - 5:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's economic development agency has issued a report illustrating the state's growth with an 8-year-old photo of construction cranes in South Africa. The Associated Press discovered the photo in last month's report from Empire State Development, showing seven towering...
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February 14, 2018 - 10:39 am
BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A high school in southeast Idaho was briefly placed on lockdown after a bull escaped an auction yard and stormed past the campus. The Times-News reports the Black Angus bull rampaged across the town of Burley on Tuesday, trampling over signs and charging at people before...
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February 14, 2018 - 10:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police are investigating a case of severe pizza stalking in the western town of Dortmund. Police are looking for someone who's bombarded a lawyer by sending scores of pizzas to his office. They said Wednesday the annoyed lawyer pressed charges in January but told them he had no...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 23, 2017, file photo, Frank Kerrigan holds onto a photograph of his three children John, Carole, and Frank, near Wildomar, Calif. A family who thought they had buried their loved one only to found out he was alive 11 days after his funeral is now suing the California county responsible for what they say started as a mix-up but became a cover-up. (Andrew Foulk/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
February 13, 2018 - 8:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relatives who thought they had buried their loved one only to find out he was alive 11 days after his funeral sued a California county Tuesday. The suit filed by Frank Kerrigan's family accuses the Orange County Coroner's Office of negligence, concealment and intentional...
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Scott Iwan and his fiance Ame Bartlebaugh hold a 1980 photo Ame's mother in her wedding dress the day she was married. Bartlebaugh posted pictures on Facebook of a lacy wedding dress, a veil and a hoop skirt with an explanation of a1985 mix-up with the now-defunct, dry cleaner who gave her the dress, thinking it was her mothers. Bartlebaugh found the rightful owner of the dress, but is still searching for her mothers dress that she hopes to wear at her wedding in December 2019. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)
February 12, 2018 - 1:41 pm
WILLOWICK, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman had given up hope of seeing her wedding dress again after a dry cleaner mix-up three decades ago until her daughter's friend saw photos of the dress on Facebook. Michelle Havrilla was nearly speechless after getting the dress back last week for the first time...
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This photo provided by Andy Golub shows a nude model in a see-through poncho poses with her umbrella in the rain and cold during the Polar Bear Paint body-painting event in New York City's Times Square on Saturday Feb. 10, 2018. (Andy Golub via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 4:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cold feet can't stop naked models from parading around New York City. Dozens of body-painted models walked through the chilly streets and posed for photos in a drizzle on Saturday as part of the Polar Bear Paint, a nude spin on the traditional polar bear plunges that see people in...
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