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April 11, 2019 - 10:44 am
GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — A baby boom at one Kansas elementary school has caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres. Seven teachers were pregnant at the same time at Oak Street Elementary School in Goddard when the school posted a photo on Facebook last month with the women showing off their bulging...
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April 09, 2019 - 7:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A soccer fan says in a lawsuit that the California Department of Motor Vehicles violated his First Amendment rights by rejecting a personalized license plate he said would celebrate his favorite team, but which the DMV determined might be deemed offensive. Jon Kotler applied for...
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This undated photo provided by the Bentley family shows Rose Marie Bentley, before the end of her life. Bentley lived with all her internal organs, except for her heart, on the wrong side. Cameron Walker's medical students in his Oregon Health & Science University were examining the heart of Bentley's body, when they noticed the blood vessels were different. When they opened the abdominal cavity, they discovered all the other organs were on the wrong side. (Courtesy Bentley Family via AP)
April 09, 2019 - 7:14 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rose Marie Bentley was an avid swimmer, raised five kids, helped her husband run a feed store, and lived to the ripe age of 99. It was only a year after she died, in 2017, that students and their teacher at a medical school discovered that all her internal organs except for her...
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April 08, 2019 - 8:38 am
RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say it could cost over $50,000 to repair a Connecticut baseball diamond where somebody dumped gasoline and set it on fire to dry out the infield. Police are investigating the fire in Ridgefield in which 25 gallons of gasoline was poured on the field Saturday...
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April 08, 2019 - 5:55 am
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Two thieves who snatched a statue of a lion from outside a home in a Philadelphia suburb had a change of heart after police posted surveillance video of the heist. The statute was taken from the West Chester residence on Wednesday. But by Friday, police posted a video of...
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April 04, 2019 - 12:41 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California business owner says store surveillance video recorded a man stealing a small chain saw by stuffing it down his pants. Jeff Bennett of RG Equipment tells the Fresno Bee his security camera caught the theft Wednesday afternoon. The video shows the man take the chain...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo, a tiger that was found in a Southeast Houston residence awaits transport to a rescue facility at the BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions building in Houston. Police say a judge has ruled that the north Texas animal shelter is allowed to retain a tiger seized from an east Houston home. The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison has looked after the tiger ever since marijuana smoking 311 callers found the large cat in an abandoned house. Authorities say the 350 pound (159 kilograms) feline was improperly secured in the cage and could have gone on a “rampage.” (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
April 04, 2019 - 10:33 am
HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has ruled that an animal shelter can keep a tiger that was rescued from an abandoned Houston home. The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison has looked after the tiger since February, when some people entered the house to smoke marijuana and found the big cat ...
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In this photo taken on Friday March 29, 2019, tourists wearing mankinis travel in a horse cab in Market Square in Krakow, Poland. Police in southern Poland say they are investigating four English-speaking tourists spotted last week in Krakow wearing only mankinis, as worn by Borat, the fictional Kazakh alter ego of comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen. If convicted, the men could face up to 30 days in custody or fines of 5,000 zlotys ($1,300) each. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 04, 2019 - 7:56 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police in southern Poland say they are investigating four English-speaking tourists spotted last week in the historic city of Krakow wearing only mankinis. The four men were caught on CCTV and by an Associated Press photographer Friday as they walked in the picturesque...
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This Monday, April 1, 2019 photo, shows an aerial view of the Flintstone House in Hillsborough, Calif. The San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Hillsborough is suing the owner of the house, saying that she installed dangerous steps, dinosaurs and other Flintstone-era figurines without necessary permits. The owner and her attorney say they will fight for the rights of property owners and Fred and Barney fans everywhere. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)
April 04, 2019 - 12:08 am
HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) — Towering dinosaurs stand among fanciful mushrooms in the sloping backyard. A life-sized Fred Flintstone welcomes visitors near the front door. And by the driveway on the lawn is a giant "Yabba Dabba Do" sign in orange, purple and red. The latest battle in the war between...
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A staff of the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources shows one of the 757 Tarantulas kept inside plastic containers at their office in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Philippine Customs District Collector Carmelita Talusan said in a statement that 757 live Tarantulas, with an estimated value of P310,000 (about US$6,000), were seized by customs agents at Manila's airport last April 1. The endangered wildlife species were found concealed in gift-wrapped oatmeal and cookie boxes and was shipped from Poland. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
April 03, 2019 - 3:19 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine customs officials were astonished when they opened nicely gift-wrapped boxes of cookies and oatmeal flown in all the way from Poland and found a hair-raising contraband: hundreds of live tarantulas. Bureau of Customs personnel seized the 757 tarantulas at a...
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