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Woman gives birth on California freeway shoulder

Woman gives birth on California freeway shoulder

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marine Corps veteran Bolivar Vilchez was terrified as he helped his wife deliver their daughter on the side of a Southern California freeway.

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The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink

The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink

TOKYO (AP) — The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King Japan is going black on black.

September 19, 2014 9:32 am Photos


Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds

BOSTON (AP) — There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center.

September 18, 2014 7:41 pm

Leaking lime juice sends responders to cargo jet

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A mysterious liquid leaking on a cargo jet sent emergency responders to the island that is home to the Ketchikan, Alaska, airport.

September 18, 2014 12:23 pm

Police: Man caused $14K damage by doing doughnuts

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man caused more than $14,000 damage to several other vehicles when he took a dare to do a "doughnut" with his pickup truck in a bar parking lot.

September 18, 2014 10:29 am

Police: Lonely man made repeated 911 calls

HARRISON CITY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been charged with making three 911 calls to report bogus emergencies simply because he was lonely and wanted paramedics to show up.

September 18, 2014 9:47 am

Hearses to parade through Hell (Michigan)

HELL, Mich. (AP) — Dozens of Michigan hearse enthusiasts will show off their casket-carrying cars during a parade through Hell.

September 18, 2014 8:27 am

46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back

46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love.

September 18, 2014 7:17 am Photos


Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon

Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.

September 17, 2014 9:14 pm

Police: Video shows man used banana to rob store

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.

September 17, 2014 5:28 pm

Mayor offers to help McGraw find Portland, Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn't know where it is. And he doesn't want to know, either.

September 17, 2014 2:15 pm

Man at Texas Chick-fil-A pays $1K to treat diners

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — A generous customer has paid $1,000 to pick up the tab for diners in dozens of vehicles at the drive-thru lanes of a West Texas fast-food restaurant.

September 17, 2014 1:03 pm

Man apologizes for drug-filled football toss

Man apologizes for drug-filled football toss

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man is apologizing for trying to throw a football loaded with drugs and cellphones into a state prison yard.

September 17, 2014 11:03 am Photos


Missing driver says he woke up in field of donkeys

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover in New Mexico says he later woke up in a field of donkeys.

September 17, 2014 10:56 am

Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.

September 17, 2014 10:20 am

Michigan woman holds off thief, then gives birth

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.

September 17, 2014 7:43 am

Florida woman flies plane on 90th birthday

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman celebrated her 90th birthday by flying a four-seat Cessna.

September 17, 2014 6:46 am

Experts: Mystery fireball was Russian satellite

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward across the night sky. Witnesses described it as three "rocks" with glowing red and orange streaks.

September 17, 2014 1:10 am

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner pla…

September 16, 2014 9:50 pm Photos


Arrest in robbery of autistic man in Connecticut

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 27-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with stealing $100 in birthday money from an autistic man in a crime that was captured by video cameras.

September 16, 2014 8:44 am

Boa constrictor captured after escaping Idaho cage

Boa constrictor captured after escaping Idaho cage

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity that escaped its southwest Idaho cage has been found after two days on the loose.

September 15, 2014 6:34 pm

Man wanted for robbery arrested at Frisbee tourney

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man wanted for an armed bank robbery in New York eluded authorities for four years until they caught up with him while he played at an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Oregon.

September 15, 2014 11:32 am

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

BEIJING (AP) — Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

September 15, 2014 8:28 am Photos


Officials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feud

Officials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feud

COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other's establishments over a years-long feud.

September 14, 2014 7:47 pm

Police seek huge boa on loose in Idaho

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Police in Nampa say they're on the lookout for a 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity.

September 14, 2014 4:35 pm

California nudist camp accused of stealing water

LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought.

September 14, 2014 11:37 am

Police: 2 boys confess to preschool pumpkin heist

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two juvenile suspects have confessed to picking clean a pumpkin patch that was cultivated by New Mexico preschoolers, police said Friday.

September 12, 2014 4:58 pm

Woman accused of aiming gun at kids over clarinet

CLIFTON, Colo. (AP) — A western Colorado woman is accused of pointing a rifle at several children in a neighboring backyard because she was upset that an 11-year-old boy was playing his clarinet outside.

September 12, 2014 11:08 am

New Mexico county struggling with stinky building

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A county government building in southern New Mexico stinks.

September 12, 2014 10:20 am

Giant San Diego panda gets chipped tooth fixed

Giant San Diego panda gets chipped tooth fixed

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bai Yun, the San Diego Zoo's giant female panda, has been known to chew on bamboo up to 12 hours a day, so when she chipped a lower tooth, veterinarians had to fix it.

September 11, 2014 7:07 pm

Thieves steal pumpkins grown by preschoolers

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Thieves have picked clean a pumpkin patch that had been cultivated by New Mexico preschoolers.

September 11, 2014 1:21 pm

Cops: NY man hid drugs in anti-drug stuffed animal

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — State police say they've arrested a 22-year-old New York man after he was found with marijuana, cocaine and LSD hidden inside a stuffed animal dressed in an anti-drug T-shirt.

September 11, 2014 9:00 am

Police: Intruder caught cooking corn in home

ROCKLAND, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police have arrested a man they say broke into a home and cooked himself a snack.

September 11, 2014 9:01 am

Vermont town looking for stolen electronic sign

BRIGHTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town is considering a reward for help finding whoever stole a brand new electronic sign that tells drivers how fast they're going.

September 11, 2014 8:32 am

Man arrested after discussing drugs on 911 call

MOUNT PLEASANT, Tenn. (AP) — A man has been arrested in Middle Tennessee after dispatchers heard him discussing drugs on an accidental 911 call.

September 11, 2014 6:54 am

Cops photograph alleged sleeping Florida burglar

Cops photograph alleged sleeping Florida burglar

NOKOMI, Fla. (AP) — Talk about a heavy sleeper.

September 11, 2014 6:06 am

Police say woman used wheelchair cart for getaway

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police in Michigan say they arrested a shoplifting suspect following her slow-speed getaway in a $1,200 motorized wheelchair shopping cart taken from a Wal-Mart.

September 10, 2014 3:37 pm

Illinois volunteers grill 100-foot-long bratwurst

Illinois volunteers grill 100-foot-long bratwurst

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — About 50 people volunteered to carefully grill a 100-foot bratwurst without burning or breaking it at a bar in Illinois.

September 10, 2014 11:15 am

Man named human loses primary in New Hampshire

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Human's race ended in defeat.

September 10, 2014 9:31 am

'Missing' trophy returns to Massachusetts school

HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Proof of Haverhill High School boys' swimming team's 1978 Massachusetts state championship is finally returning home.

September 10, 2014 8:55 am

Man held for allegedly stealing Ferrari twice

Man held for allegedly stealing Ferrari twice

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Southern California man they say stole the same Ferrari — twice.

September 09, 2014 5:50 pm Photos


Latest NYC condo amenity: $1 million parking spot

NEW YORK (AP) — A condo development in New York City's pricy SoHo neighborhood is charging for a parking spot as much as it would cost to buy a nice house in Dallas or Seattle — $1 million.

September 09, 2014 4:33 pm

100 onions grown by Maine 5th-graders stolen

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — It was supposed to be a lesson in growing your own food, healthy eating and helping the less fortunate. Instead, a group of Maine fifth-graders got a lesson in the harsh realities of life.

September 09, 2014 9:58 am

Police: Man broke into bar, took nap in kitchen

MOUNT JEWETT, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a man broke into a northwestern Pennsylvania bar, where he was found napping on a table.

September 09, 2014 8:51 am

Sleepwalking camper injured in cliff fall in Ky.

SLADE, Ky. (AP) — Rescue crews say an Ohio man who was camping with friends in central Kentucky's Red River Gorge is recovering after falling from a cliff while sleepwalking.

September 09, 2014 7:26 am

Deputies: Woman bit victim, calls it 'zombie game'

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Oregon say a woman has been arrested after breaking in to a house, pushing a woman down the stairs, pulling her hair, biting her on the face and telling her victim she was playing "the zombie game."

September 08, 2014 6:00 pm

Newborn killer whale spotted in Washington waters

Newborn killer whale spotted in Washington waters

SEATTLE (AP) — Whale researchers are celebrating the newest member of a population of endangered killer whales that frequent Puget Sound in Washington state.

September 08, 2014 5:35 pm

Man named human mounts bid for New Hampshire House

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's House of Representatives may be getting a little more human next year.

September 08, 2014 4:23 pm

Girl finds ancient spear point on NJ beach

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A girl has found what appears to be an ancient spear point on a New Jersey beach.

September 08, 2014 5:01 am
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