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  • Historical remains found during construction reburied in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Human remains of early New Yorkers that were discovered during construction in and around Washington Square Park were reinterred inside the park on Tuesday, New York City officials announced. The remains, uncovered during construction between 2008 and 2017, were reburied with assistance from the city Landmarks Preservation Commission and Brooklyn’s historic […]
  • Doctor appears in court video call while performing surgery

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Medical Board of California said it would investigate a plastic surgeon who appeared in a videoconference for his traffic violation trial while operating. The Sacramento Bee reports Dr. Scott Green appeared Thursday for his Sacramento Superior Court trial, held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, from an operating room. He […]
  • 19th-century Amherst home cleared for mile-long move

    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have cleared the way for a 19th-century home in Amherst, Massachusetts, to be moved intact to a new site about a mile away. The two-story building owned by Amherst College will be brought to a vacant lot after the Historical Commission gave unanimous approval last month to lift a yearlong […]
  • NYC steakhouse stunt: A wax Don Draper hanging at the bar

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a promotion that could be straight out of the “Mad Men” Don Draper playbook. Brooklyn’s famed Peter Luger Steak House has teamed with Madame Tussauds to have celebrity wax figures mingle with patrons, promoting the easing of coronavirus pandemic restrictions on indoor dining in New York City. A wax Jon […]
  • Pythons, iguanas: Florida restricts some exotic reptiles

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pythons, iguanas, monitor lizards, oh my! Florida is moving to restrict 16 invasive reptile species that have wreaked havoc in the Everglades and across the state. Burmese pythons, in particular, have been especially destructive to native wildlife. “Breeding invasive species in Florida is like playing with matches in a tinder […]
  • Pythons, iguanas: Florida restricts some exotic reptiles

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pythons, iguanas, monitor lizards, oh my! Florida is moving to restrict 16 invasive reptile species that have wreaked havoc in the Everglades and across the state. Burmese pythons, in particular, have been especially destructive to native wildlife. “Breeding invasive species in Florida is like playing with matches in a tinder […]
  • Pythons, iguanas: Florida restricts some exotic reptiles

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pythons, iguanas, monitor lizards, oh my! Florida is moving to restrict 16 invasive reptile species that have wreaked havoc in the Everglades and across the state. Burmese pythons, in particular, have been especially destructive to native wildlife. “Breeding invasive species in Florida is like playing with matches in a tinder […]
  • Pythons, iguanas: Florida restricts some exotic reptiles

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pythons, iguanas, monitor lizards, oh my! Florida is moving to restrict 16 invasive reptile species that have wreaked havoc in the Everglades and across the state. Burmese pythons, in particular, have been especially destructive to native wildlife. “Breeding invasive species in Florida is like playing with matches in a tinder […]
  • Pythons, iguanas: Florida restricts some exotic reptiles

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pythons, iguanas, monitor lizards, oh my! Florida is moving to restrict 16 invasive reptile species that have wreaked havoc in the Everglades and across the state. Burmese pythons, in particular, have been especially destructive to native wildlife. “Breeding invasive species in Florida is like playing with matches in a tinder […]
  • Venomous spiders prompt temporary Michigan library shutdown

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Staff at a University of Michigan library temporarily closed the building after three venomous spiders turned up in a basement storage area. The Mediterranean recluse spiders were found in late January in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library on the school’s Ann Arbor campus. The library reopened Tuesday after being closed Sunday […]