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  • Oops: VP Mike Pence missing from some Michigan ballots

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump … and “Spike?” Local election clerks in Michigan downloading absentee ballots for residents overseas were given ballots that listed Trump’s Republican running mate as Jeremy Cohen, who is the Libertarian Party candidate for vice president, the Michigan secretary of state’s office said. Vice President Mike Pence wasn’t on […]
  • Sheriff: Fleeing suspect abandons winning lottery ticket

    CANTON, Ga. (AP) — A suspect in Georgia left his good luck behind when he abandoned a winning lottery ticket while fleeing sheriff’s deputies. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says the man had a Georgia Lottery scratch game card worth $100 when he ran away during a traffic stop on Interstate 75 on Monday. In […]
  • Lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair sells for more than $81,000

    BOSTON (AP) — A lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair along with a blood-stained telegram about his 1865 assassination have been sold at auction for more than $81,000. The items were sold during an auction that ended Saturday, according to RR Auction of Boston. No information about the buyer was disclosed. The roughly 2-inch (5 centimeter) […]
  • Grandson of Harding and lover wants president’s body exhumed

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The grandson of U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his lover, Nan Britton, went to court in an effort to get the Republican’s remains exhumed from the presidential memorial where they have lain since 1927. James Blaesing told an Ohio court that he is seeking Harding’s disinterment as a way “to […]
  • Harshmallow: Virus prompts pause for Peeps holiday treats

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Peeps treats are going on hiatus for several months — another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Just Born Quality Confections said it won’t be producing the popular marshmallow sweets for Halloween, Christmas or Valentine’s Day as the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based company prepares for next Easter, reports. Production of the holiday-shaped candies […]
  • Spartacus the serval cat found safe after escape from home

    MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — A 40-pound (18-kilogram) African serval cat named Spartacus has been found safe and sound after escaping from his home and spending days in the New Hampshire wild. The cat was “was trapped near its home and is in good health,” Merrimack police posted on Facebook on Friday. The animal has been […]
  • African serval cat, named Spartacus, missing in NH town

    MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — A 40-pound (18-kilogram) serval cat named Spartacus that was adopted from a zoo four years ago is missing after running away from his New Hampshire home. Spartacus, an African serval cat, was reported missing in Merrimack on Wednesday, police said. Dean King told The Associated Press his family adopted Spartacus from […]
  • St. Louis Zoo says python laid 7 eggs without male help

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Experts at the St. Louis Zoo are trying to figure out how a 62-year-old ball python laid seven eggs despite not being near a male python for at least two decades. Mark Wanner, manager of herpetology at the zoo, said it unusual but not rare for ball pythons to reproduce asexually. […]
  • Tennessee officials searching for tiger spotted by deputy

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities were searching Thursday morning for a tiger in East Tennessee. A deputy spotted the animal Wednesday night at an industrial park, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on social media. Several agencies including animal control, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and representatives with the rescue organization Tiger […]
  • Voter bares arms, and more, after anti-Trump shirt is nixed

    EXETER, N.H. (AP) — A voter who was told she couldn’t wear an anti-Trump shirt at a polling place because it violated electioneering rules simply whipped it off and did her civic duty topless. The woman walked into a polling place in Exeter, New Hampshire, on Tuesday’s primary election wearing a “McCain Hero, Trump Zero” […]