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June 19, 2018 - 5:29 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency wants its wooly mammoth tusk back. The Bureau of Land Management in Alaska on Tuesday asked the public's help in recovering an approximately 10,000-year-old tusk stolen from the Campbell Creek Science Center, an interpretive center in east Anchorage. The...
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June 19, 2018 - 8:10 am
HELSINKI (AP) — An improvised method of getting rid of a snake in a garden by spraying it with gasoline kicked off a chain reaction that ended up with a house on fire in southern Finland. Finnish public broadcaster YLE reported Tuesday that some of the flammable liquid spread by an ill-fated...
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June 15, 2018 - 1:29 pm
TYNDALL, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota sheriff's deputy who was fired by his boss after defeating him in a primary race has been offered another county job until he assumes the sheriff's role. Bon Homme County Sheriff Lenny Gramkow fired Deputy Mark Maggs after Maggs beat him in the June 5 election...
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June 14, 2018 - 3:33 pm
RUSO, N.D. (AP) — The man believed to be North Dakota's oldest mayor has breezed to another term, winning unanimously in a vote that saw 100 percent turnout. Ruso Mayor Bruce Lorenz captured all three votes cast in the state's smallest incorporated city, the Minot Daily News reported . The 86-year-...
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June 14, 2018 - 3:31 pm
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Add Fireball to the menu served up by Arkansas roads. Two tractor-trailers collided Thursday on Interstate 40 in central Arkansas, causing one to spill hundreds of mini-bottles of the cinnamon-flavored whiskey on the highway. Over the past year, Arkansas drivers have...
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People look over the area where a banner broke loose from the airplane towing it before falling to the ground, Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Trenton, N.J. The banner fell under clear skies as the plane flew over the state's capital before hitting a black an automobile. (AP Photo/Mike Catalini)
June 14, 2018 - 11:27 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An airplane-towed banner broke loose and came down near New Jersey's statehouse, fluttering to the ground and shattering the rear windshield of a parked car. The banner fell under clear skies Thursday as the plane flew over the state's capital before hitting a black Kia sedan...
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June 13, 2018 - 9:14 pm
WINSTED, Minn. (AP) — A young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck's oversized tailpipe at a Minnesota music festival. Firefighters used a power saw to free the woman from her predicament at last weekend's Winstock Music Festival in Winsted, about 40 miles west...
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A raccoon stretches itself on the window sill of the Paige Donnelly Law Firm on the 23rd floor of the UBS Tower in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The raccoon stranded on the ledge of the building in St. Paul captivated onlookers and generated interest on social media after it started scaling the office building. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 2:35 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped Wednesday and released back into the wild. The raccoon looked a bit bedraggled but healthy after it was caught before dawn atop the UBS Plaza. Technicians took...
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June 13, 2018 - 12:52 pm
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Two sisters. Two new babies around the same time — again. Piedmont Columbus Regional said in a statement that sisters Mara Meighan and Jennifer Solis went into labor on the same day last week and gave birth nearly at the same time at the hospital's midtown campus in west...
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This June 8, 2018, photo provided by the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department, shows firefighter David O'Keeffe helping to rescue a Saint Bernard named Whiskey from a small roof above an entry door of a home in Spring Lake Park, Minn. (Anthony Scavo/Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department via AP)
June 12, 2018 - 9:02 pm
SPRING LAKE PARK, Minn. (AP) — "Roof! Roof!" He was practically begging to be rescued. Firefighters in the Minneapolis suburb of Spring Lake Park on Friday managed to help a 180-pound (82-kilogram) Saint Bernard named Whiskey who had gotten stuck on the small roof of the overhang at a side door of...
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