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A detention deputy is accused of stealing an inmate’s $250 Nike sneakers.A detention deputy is accused of stealing an inmate’s $250 Nike sneakers.

By Associated Press May 20, 2019
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Pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage was hit with a milkshake while campaigning in the European Parliament election on Monday — the latest in a spate of attacks on politicians with the sticky beverages.

By Associated Press May 20, 2019
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Climber attempts to scale Eiffel Tower in Paris
Rescuers finally persuade Eiffel Tower climber to come down

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated and closed down Monday after a man scaled nearly to the top of the Paris monument and refused to come down for several hours.

By Associated Press May 20, 2019
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Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel collapsed in a matter of seconds Sunday as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world headquarters in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

By Associated Press May 20, 2019
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A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he would pay off their student loans — estimated at up to $40 million.

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press May 20, 2019
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Attorneys for a man accused of four counts of child molestation have filed a motion to suppress statements made by the defendant during an interview with officers.

By Brandon Messick For The Daily Courier May 19, 2019
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A Colorado man has been ordered to pay more than $28,000 to cover damages after he pleaded guilty to stealing a Sno-Cat painted to look like the “General Lee” car featured in the TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard."

By Associated Press May 19, 2019
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A teen searching for arrowheads in southern Iowa found something much bigger: the prehistoric jawbone of a mastodon.

By Associated Press May 19, 2019
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Wildlife officials have finally captured a large invasive Asian water monitor that had been running loose in the Florida Keys for more than a year.

By Associated Press May 19, 2019
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Authorities say somebody stole a tripod from a California Department of Transportation crew and then dropped it from an overpass onto a Sacramento freeway, impaling the lung of a passenger in a van.

By Associated Press May 18, 2019
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A Florida Goodwill store got a donation it didn’t need or expect — a grenade.

May 18, 2019
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The New York Police Department used a photo of Woody Harrelson in its facial recognition program in an attempt to identify a beer thief who looked like the actor, according to a report published Thursday.

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press May 18, 2019
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Federal prosecutors plan to retry a Delaware man who admitted he broke a thumb off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum.

By Associated Press May 18, 2019
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A newborn sloth at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs is getting a loving, but slow, welcome to the world from its mother.

By Associated Press May 18, 2019
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A kitten that was found encased in hardened spray foam is expected to make a full recovery after being rescued from a garbage can by an Oregon sanitation worker, authorities said Thursday.

By Associated Press May 17, 2019
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Watch: At $75 a cup, "World's Most Expensive Coffee"
California cafe touts its $75 coffee as the world’s priciest

A California cafe is brewing up what it calls the world’s most expensive coffee — at $75 a cup.

May 17, 2019
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Five kittens that stowed away on a 400-mile trip to San Diego are looking for new homes.

By Associated Press May 17, 2019
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Staff at a U.S. Air Force base in Florida had to bring in a front-end loader to remove an alligator that was lounging on a runway.

By Associated Press May 17, 2019
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A British restaurant has given some customers an unexpected treat, accidentally serving them a 4,500-pound ($5,760) bottle of red wine.

By Associated Press May 16, 2019
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Police: 5-year-old brings 22 vials of crack cocaine to preschool
Boy told teacher’s aide the person who handed him the bag told him to hide it

Philadelphia police are investigating after a 5-year-old boy brought 22 vials of crack cocaine into a preschool at a Roman Catholic church.

May 16, 2019
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The famous winged TWA terminal at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport came out of its decades-long retirement Wednesday with a new life as a luxury hotel.

By Associated Press May 16, 2019
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A French-developed tablet called the HistoPad is giving museumgoers in Ohio the opportunity to travel back in time and experience the milestone D-Day World War II invasion 75 years later.

By Associated Press May 16, 2019
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A polar bear at Utah's Hogle Zoo got a treat on a hot day last week. Nora got a chance to roll around and munch on ice cubes.

By Associated Press May 16, 2019
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A farmer says he had to cut off his own mangled leg with a pocket knife after it became trapped in a grain hopper in northeastern Nebraska.

By Associated Press May 15, 2019
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A man in the Mississippi Delta says he and his son are still alive because their dog alerted them that their house was on fire.

By Associated Press May 15, 2019

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