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  • Grandpa forgot something: $43,170 found in footstool

    OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — The footstool didn’t feel right. That’s what happens when someone stashes $43,170 inside and apparently forgets about it. Indeed, the money was discovered inside a footstool that was donated to a Michigan resale shop in Owosso Township. Howard Kirby bought the piece and other furniture for $70 after Christmas. He was […]
  • Passenger takes over airport monitor for video game

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A passenger waiting for a flight at an Oregon airport needed a bit more screen space for his video game so he plugged his Playstation 4 into a computer screen that had been displaying a map of the airport. Kara Simonds, a spokeswoman for the Port of Portland, told KXL-AM radio […]
  • Alaska company takes pizza to new heights with air delivery

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska company has taken pizza to new heights by providing airplane deliveries around the state. Papa Murphy’s in Anchorage flies hundreds of miles to deliver about 150 pizzas each week, Alaska Public Media reported Thursday. Owner Tyler Williams said the shop offers assembled pizzas for its Anchorage customers to take […]
  • Not easy being green: North Carolina dog births unique puppy

    CANTON, N.C. (AP) — The Avengers may have gained a canine sidekick after a North Carolina family’s dog gave birth to a bright green puppy named “Hulk.” Gypsy, a white shepherd owned by Haywood County resident Shana Stamey, delivered eight puppies Friday morning. Gypsy’s three-hour labor was going smoothly until the fourth puppy came out […]
  • Rare video shows 5 mountain lions together in California

    JACKSON, Calif. (AP) — Five California mountain lions were seen together on home surveillance video in a rare gathering of the notoriously solitary big cats. The footage was recorded at a rural residence at the edge of the El Dorado National Forest east of Sacramento, KTXL-TV reported Wednesday. “We shared the videos and photos with […]
  • Prankster appears in Australia court for driving flooded car

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — A social media prankster appeared in an Australian court on Wednesday charged in relation to driving a car full of water to a liquor store during a heat wave and buying beer. Michael Alexander Philippou, 28, who operates the RackaRacka YouTube channel with his twin brother Danny, faced the Christies Beach […]
  • Theories persist about mystery drones seen in rural region

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — People insist they have spotted fleets of large drones crisscrossing rural America’s night sky, their mission mysterious, raising questions that have veered into conspiracy theories and launching an investigation. Authorities in Colorado have tried to put those theories to rest, announcing that they have confirmed nothing unusual or criminal about dozens […]
  • Las Vegas animal rescue: Cowboy hat-wearing pigeon dies

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas animal rescuers have confirmed one of three hat-wearing pigeons that gained popularity on social media has died. Lofty Hopes Pigeon Rescue employees say fumes from glue used to affix the hats could have poisoned Bille the Pidge. Lofty Hopes Pigeon Rescue tweeted Sunday that the female bird was weak […]
  • A tip-top tip: Customer leaves over $2,000 for 2 bartenders

    MILFORD, N.H. (AP) — A customer made it much more than a double for two New Hampshire bartenders when he tipped them over $2,000 on a $21 check. Bruce Girouard and Karen Vaillancourt say a customer left them a $2,078.74 tip even though his bill was for only $21.26 on Friday at the Pasta Loft […]
  • Christmas crystal: Man charged with mailing meth to inmate

    MACON, Ga. (AP) — A man sent some illegal holiday cheer to a woman in jail and he ended up getting arrested himself, officials in a Georgia county say. News outlets report 40-year-old Timothy Lee Snow sent the woman a Christmas card filled with drugs. Bibb County Jail inmate Mary Beth Odum, 40, had told […]