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Police arrest man accused of kicking police horse

Police arrest man accused of kicking police horse

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, say they have arrested a 29-year-old man accused of running up to a police horse, uttering a "karate-like battle cry" and delivering what a spokesman calls "a jumping, double kick" to the hors…

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Great fall too much _ Humpty Dumpty to be rebuilt

Great fall too much _ Humpty Dumpty to be rebuilt

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The nursery rhyme proved right: Humpty Dumpty couldn't be put together again.

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Whoops! Police say tow truck tried to snag cop car

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say they've arrested the owner of a company called Whoops Towing as he tried to haul off an undercover vehicle.

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New Mexico judge elected by coin toss after tie

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county magistrate race that ended in a tie has finally come to a head, or rather, heads.

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14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

No, the United States isn't trying to build a military force of centenarians.

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3 skulls donated to Seattle-area thrift store

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials in Washington state are searching for the person who donated three human skulls to a thrift store in a Seattle suburb.

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Massachusetts man injured when dragged by wires

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man was injured when overhead wires pulled down by a passing truck wrapped around him and dragged him down the sidewalk.

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Pig threatens children walking through Maine woods

OAKLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in the Maine town of Oakland are looking for a pig that threatened two children walking through the woods.

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Freak accident sends chisel through gym window

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman working out at a Manhattan fitness center suffered cuts from shards of glass after a piece of construction equipment crashed through the gym's fourth-floor window.

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Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Halfway up the 264 stairs leading to the top of the world's tallest waterslide, it was clear this was the most breathtaking ride I'd ever encountered.

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Probation for official who stole $460K in quarters

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The former public works inspector for a northern New Jersey town who admitted stealing $460,000 in quarters over two years has been spared a prison term.

July 09, 2014 5:52 pm

Pilot buys pizzas for passengers grounded by storm

Pilot buys pizzas for passengers grounded by storm

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Faced with potentially hungry — and grumpy — passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, where the plane was stuck for a couple of hours.

July 09, 2014 1:56 pm Photos


Artist: Santa Fe police pulled rifle for dog poop

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A well-known American Indian artist said police in New Mexico pulled a rifle on him after his dog pooped in his SUV and a woman mistook his cleanup efforts for a burglary.

July 09, 2014 1:15 pm

Pennsylvania man's draft notice was 102 years late

KENNERDELL, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman says her late father has received notice to register for the nation's military draft — some 102 years too late.

July 09, 2014 9:03 am

Naked Seattle intruder recites Scripture in home

SEATTLE (AP) — It was little comfort to the residents of a Seattle home along Lake Washington when the naked man who crashed through their front door began loudly reciting Scripture.

July 09, 2014 8:18 am

Cat in central Florida goes wild; owner calls 911

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A 4-year-old Russian blue cat named Kush is being quarantined after apparently going berserk inside a central Florida home, prompting its owners to call 911.

July 09, 2014 6:20 am

The lid's off: Judge accused of lying about fight

WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York judge has been indicted on nine charges related to a reported attack last summer that authorities now say he fabricated.

July 09, 2014 2:02 am

Rain + mud = messy good time for hundreds of kids

Rain + mud = messy good time for hundreds of kids

WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — Mud Day was even muddier than usual this year.

July 08, 2014 7:10 pm Photos


Farmer loses phone, returned 8 months later

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a grain elevator last year. Eight months later, his phone was returned unscathed after a trip to Japan.

July 08, 2014 3:56 pm

Police kill charging cow who sent officer airborne

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Police in Mount Vernon, Washington, killed an agitated Angus cow that rampaged through town, tossing a police officer into the air and tap-dancing on a patrol car.

July 08, 2014 1:20 pm

Police: Inmate hid in laundry basket to escape

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico inmate has been captured after he escaped from jail by hiding in a laundry basket.

July 08, 2014 1:11 pm

Wisconsin logger frees bear from milk can

RICE LAKE, Wis. (AP) — The video of a western Wisconsin logger who saved a black bear who got its head stuck in an old milk can is getting hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits.

July 08, 2014 1:08 pm

Ohio man's online potato salad effort takes off

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who jokingly sought $10 to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad has raised more than $37,000 from a crowdfunding Internet site.

July 08, 2014 9:36 am

Oregon man impersonates deputy while on test drive

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man impersonated a sheriff's deputy while taking an SUV for a test drive and pulled over a motorcyclist, authorities said.

July 08, 2014 9:11 am

Police: Men steal $2,000 in soap, hygiene items

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Police are trying to figure out why a trio of hygiene-minded thieves walked into a CVS pharmacy in Atlanta's northern suburbs and stole $2,000 in soap and other personal care items.

July 08, 2014 8:20 am

100-year-old German turns tables on trickster

BERLIN (AP) — This 100-year-old German woman was too sharp for a would-be trickster.

July 08, 2014 7:49 am

Red Bull spills onto I-95 in Fla. truck crash

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of gallons of Red Bull spilled onto Interstate 95 in central Florida after two tractor-trailers collided.

July 08, 2014 5:50 am

First of 3 fuselages removed from derailment site

First of 3 fuselages removed from derailment site

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Boeing is deciding what to do with six new commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday.

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Police: Fugitive caught after posing for newspaper

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An alleged New York bail-jumper was arrested on his Pennsylvania college campus after he posed for a news photographer and police spotted his picture in the paper.

July 07, 2014 3:32 pm

Loch Ness monster it ain't: 6-foot croc in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has its own lake monster — and it's no Nessie.

July 07, 2014 2:25 pm

Report: Buddhist monks set off illegal fireworks

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — They'll likely be mindful of any future fireworks ban.

July 07, 2014 10:51 am

Family maintains hold on pit-spitting contest

Family maintains hold on pit-spitting contest

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — When it comes to pit-spitting in southwestern Michigan, it's tough to beat the Krause family, who on Saturday maintained their dominance in the 41st International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship.

July 05, 2014 4:10 pm Photos


Performer drapes, lights firecrackers on body

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — John Fletcher gets a bang out of firecrackers — especially those he wraps around himself.

July 05, 2014 1:19 pm

Finnish couple wins quirky 'wife carrying' race

Finnish couple wins quirky 'wife carrying' race

HELSINKI (AP) — A Finnish couple has narrowly won the 19th World Wife Carrying Championships — a quirky competition in which men race to be the fastest while carrying a female teammate.

July 05, 2014 11:48 am Photos


Joey Chestnut gets mustard yellow belt and fiancee

Joey Chestnut gets mustard yellow belt and fiancee

NEW YORK (AP) — High-ranking chowhound Joey "Jaws" Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday's annual hot dog eating contest, then packed away 61 franks and buns to hold onto his coveted mustard yellow…

July 04, 2014 4:49 pm Photos


Hot dog eaters weigh in on eve of famed NY contest

Hot dog eaters weigh in on eve of famed NY contest

NEW YORK (AP) — Competitive eaters prove that size does not always matter.

July 03, 2014 8:49 pm Photos


Waitresses at Colorado eatery carry loaded guns

Waitresses at Colorado eatery carry loaded guns

RIFLE, Colo. (AP) — Many stores and restaurants are telling people not to bring their guns inside, but one western Colorado restaurant not only embraces the practice of packing heat, it encourages its customers to carry openly — and its waitr…

July 03, 2014 5:30 pm Photos


Plane returns to Seattle with chanting passenger

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials say a man who was loudly chanting on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Hawaii made the other passengers uncomfortable and prompted the crew to return and drop him off with law enforcement at Sea-Tac Airport.

July 03, 2014 4:07 pm

Agave plant to produce 1 and only bloom, then die

Agave plant to produce 1 and only bloom, then die

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An 80-year-old American agave plant that will flower once then die is about to do the former.

July 03, 2014 2:22 pm Photos


Got unwanted oxen? Try bear urine to ward them off

NOME, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials have turned to an unusual source in efforts to persuade a herd of musk oxen to leave this Bering Sea coastal town for good.

July 03, 2014 12:32 pm

Maine ear biter cleared of assault charges

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who bit off a portion of another man's ear during a fight has been acquitted of assault charges.

July 03, 2014 9:12 am

Alaska man accused of ramming Porsche into pickup

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man faces felony charges after authorities say he launched his sports car into the side of a three-quarter-ton pickup truck during a fit of road rage in Fairbanks.

July 02, 2014 2:43 pm

Famous father of quintuplets to face fraud trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A North Las Vegas man who gained media attention when his wife gave birth to quintuplets last fall is scheduled for a February trial in an alleged real estate scheme.

July 02, 2014 2:43 pm

Police: Man stole because he wanted to be arrested

WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have arrested a man they say stole a pack of cigarettes because he wanted to go back to jail.

July 02, 2014 10:47 am

Fat camps offer pudgy pets 'pawlates' to slim down

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's not just a people problem: Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering "pawlates," ''doga" and "Barko Polo," doggie versions of Pilates, yoga and Marco Polo to help slim down man's …

July 02, 2014 9:56 am

Utah police: woman said meth was a birthday gift

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Police in Provo, Utah, have arrested a 46-year-old woman accused of attempting to buy methamphetamine from an off-duty police officer and claiming the purchase was a birthday gift for her sister.

July 02, 2014 8:47 am

Letter written in Maine 83 years ago delivered

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A letter written by a Maine school teacher in 1931 to her mother 150 miles away has finally been delivered — 83 years later.

July 02, 2014 6:31 am

Cops: Truckers duped by woman impersonating doctor

Cops: Truckers duped by woman impersonating doctor

A California truck driver pulled into the Blue Beacon Truck Wash in central Pennsylvania and spotted an advertisement for low-cost health exams for truckers. Needing one for his commercial driver's license, he called the number on the sign an…

July 01, 2014 4:57 pm

Lost for 60 years, ring turns up in dry Texas lake

Lost for 60 years, ring turns up in dry Texas lake

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — An 84-year-old Washington state woman will soon hold her 1953 university class ring, lost six decades ago, after it was found in a dried-up West Texas lake.

July 01, 2014 3:59 pm

Black bear euthanized after frequenting area

SHALIMAR, Fla. (AP) — A 350-pound black bear found sleeping in a Florida Panhandle tree has been euthanized.

July 01, 2014 1:08 pm
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