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Prison inmates remove statehouse furniture before renovation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:35pm

New Jersey is borrowing more than $300 million to renovate its statehouse, but some of the work to clear old items out is being done by prison inmates.

12 fads from the past 6 years we may have forgotten

Camilla Stimpson  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:59pm

Fads are something that have been around throughout history. We often see a cycle of people getting hooked on one thing very intensely for a while before they eventually become bored and forget about it.

20-pound live lobster found in luggage at Boston airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:04pm

The Transportation Security Administration says a 20-pound (9-kilogram) live lobster has been spotted in a passenger's luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport.

Not quite warp speed: Speeding man had alien doll passenger

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:00pm

Police say a motorcycle officer who stopped a driver for speeding on a suburban highway north of Atlanta had an 'extraterrestrial encounter' — sort of.

Vintage Disneyland concept map sells at auction for $708,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:30pm

A hand-drawn map that shows Walt Disney's original ideas for Disneyland has sold at auction for $708,000.

Transplanted: Large Idaho sequoia tree finds new home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 1:43pm

A large sequoia tree with a history rooted in conservation was standing in the way of progress, so on Sunday, it was moved.

Norwegians collect money to fix penis-shaped rock formation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:21am

Activists are collecting money to repair a penis-shaped rock formation in southern Norway after the popular tourist attraction was found badly damaged.

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:12pm

Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend. "Your son is alive," he said.

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

Linda Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:01pm

Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion.

The Latest: Mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:51pm

The Latest on The World's Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, California (all times local):

Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump name

Vaishnavee Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:16pm

A charity that provides toilets to poor Indians is leading an effort to rename a tiny northern village after President Donald Trump, saying the gesture is meant to honor relations with the U.S. and draw support for better sanitation in India.

Workers help woman find necklace buried in hospital waste

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:56pm

A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her special necklace that was thrown in the trash after she went to a hospital, thanks to a group of hardworking sanitation workers.

Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:44am

Not very often does a 10-story-tall, 800,000-pound (362,877-kilogram) landmark change locations. Especially one that's alive.

Sheriff: Altercation over dead raccoon prompted shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:10pm

Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon led to a shooting in rural Washington state.

Greek weapons enthusiast charged over balcony shooting range

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:16pm

Greek police say they have arrested an elderly man for allegedly setting up an improvised firing range on his balcony in a densely populated area and using guns he owned illegally for target practice.

Town limits councilman's broadcast of taps over loudspeaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:53pm

A Pennsylvania town councilman who broadcasts taps at his home through loudspeakers every night must limit the activity.

"Explicit" show at South African prison ignites scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:40am

AT least 13 South African officials face possible suspension after photos showing scantily clad female entertainers with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated on social media.

Top dog, Brynneth Pawltro, elected mayor of Kentucky town

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 7:30pm

Being mayor is a ruff job but somebody has to do it.

Professor to student mom: Just bring your baby to class

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 12:00pm

A professor in Tennessee has a solution for a student who missed class after she couldn't find someone to babysit her 3-year-old girl: Just bring the child to class.

Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:50pm

While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the station's SUV.