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  • WVa man sentenced for trying to help wife fake death

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of helping his wife try to fake her death to avoid being sentenced for health care fraud has been sentenced to eight months in prison. Rodney Wheeler of Beckley was sentenced Monday in Charleston federal court after pleading guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice. Prosecutors said […]
  • Correction: Big Tree-No More story

    KENSINGTON, N.H. (AP) — In a story April 5, 2021, about a sugar maple tree being removed, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the manager of American Forests’ National Champion Trees program. It should be Rose Tileston, not Rose Tileson. This story also clarifies that Braxton should be Buxton on second reference. Janet Buxton’s […]
  • Unique 4/3/21 date draws lines for Vegas wedding licenses

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Soon-to-be newlyweds lined up out the door of the marriage license office in Las Vegas on Friday, ahead of a unique date to tie the knot: 4/3/21. Nearly 700 couples obtained licenses for the Saturday date, said Jeff Klein, a spokesman for the Clark County Marriage Bureau, as the city where […]
  • April, the giraffe that became an online star, dies

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — April, the giraffe that became a sensation when a rural New York zoo livestreamed her 2017 pregnancy and delivery, was euthanized Friday because of advancing arthritis, the zoo said. “She is a precious member of our family, and while we knew this day would eventually come, our hearts are hurting,” Animal […]
  • April, the giraffe that became an online star, dies

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — April, the giraffe that became a sensation when a rural New York zoo livestreamed her 2017 pregnancy and delivery, was euthanized Friday because of advancing arthritis, the zoo said. “She is a precious member of our family, and while we knew this day would eventually come, our hearts are hurting,” Animal […]
  • April, the giraffe that became an online star, dies

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — April, the giraffe that became a sensation when a rural New York zoo livestreamed her 2017 pregnancy and delivery, was euthanized Friday because of advancing arthritis, the zoo said. “She is a precious member of our family, and while we knew this day would eventually come, our hearts are hurting,” Animal […]
  • Coin firm pays it forward after Georgia man paid in pennies

    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A global company has stepped in to solve quite a “coinundrum” for a Georgia man. Andreas Flaten’s former employer dumped at least 90,000 pennies on his driveway last month as a form of final payment for his work at an auto shop, he said. When Bellevue, Washington-based Coinstar heard about his […]
  • Fake German heiress taken into US custody, faces deportation

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities said Thursday they have detained Anna Sorokin, the con artist who passed herself off as a wealthy German heiress and served more than three years behind bars for defrauding New York banks and hotels. Sorokin, who finagled her way into the Manhattan elite using the name Anna Delvey, […]
  • Alaska man gets pistol from his car to stop robbery attempt

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks man stopped an attempted robbery at a gas station by pointing his gun at the suspect and holding him until law enforcement arrived. Nick Moore said he was standing in line Friday at a Holiday store with his breakfast and energy drink when a teen walked in with a […]
  • Alaska man gets pistol from his car to stop robbery attempt

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks man stopped an attempted robbery at a gas station by pointing his gun at the suspect and holding him until law enforcement arrived. Nick Moore said he was standing in line Friday at a Holiday store with his breakfast and energy drink when a teen walked in with a […]