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September 19, 2017 - 7:28 am
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are warning motorists of an 80-mile detour they'll encounter in western Pennsylvania over the weekend. The detour will run from 9 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Monday as crews close the toll road between the New Castle and Cranberry interchanges. That...
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September 19, 2017 - 1:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of the now-closed Broadway musical "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" are keeping enthusiasm in the show going by opening a place to serve pierogis like the ones made for show attendees. The New York restaurant is called Samovarchik and is located on the Lower...
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September 16, 2017 - 4:45 pm
FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A dog that disappeared in Florida in February 2016 has been found in New York. Newsday ( http://nwsdy.li/2xpQNJK ) says a woman found the stray, a German shepherd mix, and brought it to a Long Island rescue group called Bobbi and The Strays on Tuesday. The dog's microchip was...
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September 16, 2017 - 12:33 pm
LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an Indiana man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks and cigarettes. What he didn't steal was gas. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that a state trooper arrested 33-year-old Sean Harris on Wednesday after finding him stranded by the side of a...
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September 16, 2017 - 12:31 pm
LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an Indiana man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks and cigarettes. What he didn't steal was gas. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that a state trooper arrested 33-year-old Sean Harris on Wednesday after finding him stranded by the side of a...
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September 15, 2017 - 12:32 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Talk about flush with cash. A Geneva official has confirmed a newspaper report that said wads of cut-up 500-euro notes (about $600 each) mysteriously turned up jammed into the toilets of three neighborhood restaurants and a bank in separate episodes in recent months. Prosecutor's...
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September 14, 2017 - 7:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing the didgeridoo helps relieve sleep apnea and that handling crocodiles can influence gambling decisions are among this year's recipients of the Ig Nobel, the prize for absurd scientific achievement. The 27th...
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September 14, 2017 - 2:54 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's capital city is saying merci to a French city it's named after for plans to send some misspelled soccer jerseys its way. The city manager in Montpelier (mahnt-PEEL'-yuhr), Vermont, says Montpellier (mahn-peel'-YAY'), France, ordered jerseys for its professional...
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September 14, 2017 - 12:57 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After spending two months in futile efforts to complete a budget, Pennsylvania legislators have turned their attention to what they should be wearing to the fight over state finances. It's another issue Democrats and Republicans can't seem to agree on. Complaints about dress...
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September 14, 2017 - 11:33 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has put together a bloopers video showing "How NOT to land an orbital rocket booster." Set to John Philip Sousa's rousing march "The Liberty Bell," the two-minute video posted Thursday shows rockets exploding at sea and over land. The opening blast, from 2013, is...
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