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  • Alaska man who tracks down stolen vehicles enters plea deal

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man has agreed to a plea deal that includes a promise to stop chasing after stolen vehicles. Officials said that 54-year-old Floyd Hall pleaded guilty to one count of reckless endangerment resulting in a 30-day suspended sentence and a $500 fine, the Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday. The terms […]
  • Philly chilly in September, so nude bike ride set for August

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Naked bicyclists say they were so cold riding around Philadelphia last September that this year they’ll do it in August. Organizers of the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride say they’ve “ridden in chilly weather” the last two Septembers so this time they’ll saddle up Aug. 24 and “hope it’s a scorcher!” The […]
  • Reel-y? New beer can double as motion picture film developer

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak says a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware created its SuperEIGHT beer after a conversation with people at Kodak, the upstate New York technology company most famous for its photographic roots. Dogfish learned from Kodak […]
  • 94-year-old WWII veteran finally gets high school diploma

    SHREWSBURY, Mass. (AP) — A 94-year-old World War II veteran has received his high school diploma — 74 years after he would have gotten had he not enlisted. Paul Snow says he felt “naked” from all the attention he received Thursday during a ceremony at St. John’s High School, but says he always wanted to […]
  • Knitting with a repurpose: Woman makes suit of plastic bags

    GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — Rosa Ferrigno’s new suit takes recycling to an extreme — she knitted it from more than 300 plastic grocery bags. The 75-year-old woman from Greece in western New York whiled away the winter knitting a skirt and jacket from filmy brown bags scissored into thin strips that were tied together to […]
  • Thief steals 140 sap buckets in Vermont

    ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A sap bucket thief has brought a sour note to Vermont’s maple sugaring season. Fred Hopkins tells MyNBC5 that someone took 140 of his sap buckets, a first for him. Hopkins makes award-winning maple syrup at his home in the town of St. Albans and gifts it to friends and […]
  • Squabble over airport’s name heads to court in Florida

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Apparently, this region ain’t big enough for two airports with the name “Orlando.” The authority that governs Orlando International Airport has sued the authority for the much smaller Orlando Melbourne International Airport on Florida’s Space Coast, claiming its name is misleading passengers into believing they’re going to the theme park mecca […]
  • Escaped wallaby goes on walkabout in Dallas neighborhood

    DALLAS (AP) — A wallaby who apparently escaped his owners went on a walkabout in an east Dallas neighborhood before being recaptured. Tim Tiernan said he and his wife were taking a morning walk Wednesday when they saw what they first thought was a dog. The wallaby hopped into the couple’s driveway and up to […]
  • Man recreates bunny suit marriage proposal for anniversary

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man celebrated his wedding anniversary by showing up at the airport in a bunny costume similar to the one used when he first proposed to his wife. Londonderry resident Mark DeAngelis says he asked his wife Jolene to marry him on Easter 1998, surprising her in a bunny […]
  • Fire ball above LA not an alien invasion, just a film shoot

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department would like residents to know that aliens are not invading. The LAPD says a fire ball that dashed through the sky over downtown Wednesday evening was part of a movie production. The department tweeted a video of the fiery streak with the reassuring message that it […]