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Candidate whose missed vote led to tie loses on dice rollA city council candidate in northeastern Arkansas whose runoff election ended in a tie after he didn't vote has lost his bid for the seat by a roll of the dice
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Motorists nab cash spilled by armored truck, causing crashesAn armored truck spilled cash Thursday on a New Jersey highway, leading to two crashes as drivers "went a little bit crazy," stopping their cars and scrambling to grab the swirling money
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A Christmas tree adorns one of the letters on the toll booth structure on the Holland Tunnel approach, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Jersey City. Motorists are complaining that two circular wreaths and another in the shape of a Christmas tree, symmetrically aligned above the tunnel's lanes, don't look right. An online petition suggests placing the tree over the letter "A" instead of the "N". (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Hung without care? Some say tunnel decor is an eyesoreThe Holland Tunnel between New Jersey and New York City may be in for a makeover after critics called the placement of its holiday decorations a distraction, a possible trigger for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder _ and just plain ugly
The Associated Press7 hours ago
EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY - Ted Pelkey stands in front of a wooden sculpture on his front lawn on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Westford, Vt. Pelkey, who is in an ongoing dispute with the town over plans to move his truck repair and recycling business to his property, paid to have the sculpture created to send a message to the town. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
Man puts up sculpture of middle finger as a message to townA Vermont man who is in an ongoing dispute with his town is letting officials know how he feels by erecting a large wooden sculpture of a fist with the middle finger raised on his front lawn
The Associated Press8 hours ago
89-year-old Alabama woman jailed over messy appliance storeAn 89-year-old Alabama woman is free after spending what she describes as her first night in jail for failing to clean up her small-town appliance store
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this photo provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, some of the 70 live finches that were found Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, hidden inside hair rollers at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, are fed by U.S. Agriculture Department veterinarians. Authorities say a passenger arriving from Guyana had the songbirds in a duffel bag. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)
Customs finds 70 finches in hair rollersCustoms officials at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport say they found 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers
The Associated Press15 hours ago
This photo provided by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows a man who was possibly trying to burglarize an abandoned Chinese restaurant in San Lorenzo, Calif., trapped in a grease vent before he was rescued Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Officials say he had been trapped for two days. Deputies and firefighters were called to the vacant building on Wednesday after someone heard cries for help. The sheriff tweeted that the man was trespassing and possibly trying to burglarize the empty restaurant. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Crews rescue man stuck in grease vent of empty restaurantA man who was possibly trying to burglarize an abandoned Chinese restaurant has been rescued from the grease vent, where officials say he had been trapped for two days
The Associated Press1 day ago
Man sues after getting finger caught in airplane armrestA man is suing after he says one of his pinky fingers was caught in an airline armrest mechanism for nearly an hour during a flight to Los Angeles
The Associated Press1 day ago
Report: 'High-tech' robot on Russian TV was man in suitRussian media say a contraption presented by Russian state television as a high-tech robot was in fact a man in costume
The Associated Press1 day ago
Factory mishap paves street with chocolate in GermanyA town in western Germany briefly became a scene that could have dreamed up by fans of fictional candy maker Willy Wonka when a ton of chocolate flowed out of a factory and solidified on the street
The Associated Press2 days ago
Apparent Grinch on video driving through Christmas displayAn apparent Grinch was spotted on surveillance video plowing through a Christmas display outside a suburban Indianapolis home and tips are being sought to find the man
The Associated Press2 days ago
Rat found in vending machine at Florida high schoolStudents at a Florida high school found an unwelcome surprise in a vending machine: a rat climbing the rows of packaged snacks and drinks
The Associated Press3 days ago
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