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July 12, 2018 - 1:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Videos of a woman snatching birds at a U.S. park and putting them alive in plastic bags have triggered an investigation by the National Park Service. Videos posted to Instagram on Wednesday show the woman capturing what appear to be sparrows as she and a man sit on a bench in a...
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July 11, 2018 - 1:33 pm
KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Lamborghini erupted in flames at a suburban St. Louis gas station after a minivan driver pulled away from a gas pump with the nozzle still attached. Kirkwood Police Det. Bob Bruhy says a valve is supposed to shut off when that happens, but instead fuel sprayed...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2018, file photo, Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog owned by Megan Brainard, stands onstage after being announced the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. The 9-year-old English bulldog died just weeks after winning the contest. Brainard told NBC’s “Today” Zsa Zsa died in her sleep Tuesday, July 10. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 11, 2018 - 7:57 am
ANOKA, Minn. (AP) — A 9-year-old English bulldog has died just weeks after winning the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest. Owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, told NBC's "Today " that Zsa Zsa died in her sleep Tuesday. Brainard says the dog was staying with her father and he found she had...
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This Sunday, July 8, 2018 photo provided by the Missoula County Sheriff's Office shows a 5-month-old infant with dirt under their fingernails after authorities say the baby survived about nine hours being buried under sticks and debris in the woods. The Missoula County Sheriff's Office says the baby is in good condition at a hospital and calls it a "miracle" that the child survived the weekend ordeal. Authorities say they were called about a man threatening people in the Lolo Hot Springs area of western Montana's Lolo National Forest. Deputies apprehended the man who indicated that the baby was buried somewhere in the woods. (Missoula County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 10, 2018 - 7:43 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A faint whimper in the darkness was all it took. Missoula County Sheriff's Deputy Ross Jessop and U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Nick Scholz rushed toward the sound after hours spent searching the Montana woods for a missing infant. Jessop was about to take...
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July 10, 2018 - 3:36 pm
PRESTON, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. Preston Junior High School science teacher Robert Crosland made the plea Tuesday in Franklin County Magistrate...
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July 09, 2018 - 5:12 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officers who followed a car zig-zagging down a Des Moines street before it crashed were surprised to find a 9-year-old girl at the wheel with a 7-year-old child riding shotgun. A 911 caller alerted police to a reckless driver a little before 8:30 a.m. Monday. Officers who...
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July 06, 2018 - 7:50 am
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man has decided to take a stroll in the buff through a Vermont downtown on a simmering day. The Burlington Free Press reports the man wearing nothing but a hat, sneakers and a lime green tote bag walked around Burlington on Thursday afternoon. When asked why he decided to...
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July 05, 2018 - 2:33 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A tasty typo mistakenly turned a U.S. Senate candidate's name into that of a sandwich. The Connecticut Post reports that a banner on Connecticut Senate candidate Dominic Rapini's website's read "Approved by Dominic Panini." When told about the mistake, Rapini told the...
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In this July 2, 2018 photo, Tom McQuaide, admires the colossal sized tree he discovered while marking trees to harvest on property in Bell Township, Pa. The Red Oak tree is expected to be roughly 400 years old and will not be included in the harvest. (Louis B. Ruediger/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 11:41 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A forester in Pennsylvania says he's discovered a massive red oak tree that may be one of the state's biggest trees. Pennsylvania Forest Management's Tom McQuaide is in the process of submitting the tree's measurements for inclusion in the Champion Trees of Pennsylvania, a...
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July 05, 2018 - 10:58 am
BERKLEY, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit library has decried an unidentified censor who concealed DVDs of movies from the racy "Fifty Shade" series. The Berkley library is now openly displaying the R-rated movies, accompanied by a sign that says hiding movies "is not how libraries work." Librarian...
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