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Police: Woman beat McDonald's manager over ketchupPolice are seeking a woman who pushed, punched and choked a McDonald's manager because she wanted ketchup
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Missing zoo meerkat case solved with 3 charged in AustraliaA man who couldn't resist a month-old meerkat has been fined with snatching the baby animal from a zoo in Australia
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE- This Sept. 21, 2015, file photo shows the skyline in Syracuse, N.Y. The city has found a novel way of motivating residents to pay their back taxes: personal notes handwritten by city officials. The idea stemmed from an experiment on late-tax payments, in which the city of Syracuse partnered with researchers at Syracuse University. City officials wrote and signed thousands of notes by hand, rather than sending standard legal letters demanding payment. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
Syracuse profits by handwriting thousands of late-tax notesThe city of Syracuse has found that sending personal notes to residents who owe taxes is more successful than the typical, computer-generated letter demanding payment
The Associated Press1 day ago
National Grid to use 'noise cannon' to scare away crowsNational Grid is bringing in a cannon to scare away the hundreds of crows that have been hanging around an electrical substation in Massachusetts
The Associated Press1 day ago
Man crashes pickup truck into Mississippi courthouseA man has been arrested after he drove his pickup truck into a courthouse in Mississippi
The Associated Press1 day ago
'Unusual air activity' over Ireland sparks investigationIrish aviation officials are investigating reports of bright lights moving quickly in the skies over Ireland
The Associated Press1 day ago
Runaway elephant returned to upstate New York sanctuaryAn elephant that was burned by napalm during the Vietnam War has been returned to an upstate New York animal sanctuary after taking a late-night stroll
The Associated Press1 day ago
Trapper captures record-setting python in EvergladesOfficials say a Florida trapper has captured a record-setting python as part of a program to remove the invasive species from the Everglades
The Associated Press4 days ago
A Ryanair plane sits on the tarmac at the Bordeaux-Merignac airport in southwestern France, after being impounded by French authorities, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Storms, strikes, computer failures _ you can now add "your plane has been seized by the government" to the list of things that can delay your flight. (AP Photo)
France seizes jet at takeoff after Ryanair doesn't pay billIn France, 149 passengers were preparing to take off for London when French authorities ordered their Ryanair Boeing 737 impounded. The reason? The budget carrier owed money.
The Associated Press5 days ago
Animal control officers, nearby helpers catch loose chickenA Maine animal control officer had been on a mission to find a loose chicken when he decided to whack a few branches, exposing a black fowl lurking below
The Associated Press5 days ago
Alaska man sentenced for faking death to avoid prison termA commercial fisherman who faked his death to avoid incarceration for a sexual assault has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison
The Associated Press6 days ago
In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 image provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), an escaped pet Asian water monitor lizard is shown after it was captured. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Thursday the Asian water monitor lizard measures over 8 feet (2.5 meters) long. (Eric Suarez/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission via AP)
Officers catch huge lizard that terrified Florida neighborsFlorida authorities have caught a huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighborhood for months
The Associated Press6 days ago
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