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"Star Trek' wax figures get new mission: helping museum

Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:53pm

The starship Enterprise has a new five-year mission: to boldly go and raise money to help a quirky museum live long and prosper.

Four-legged fugitives take free rein on a California highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:20pm

That mustang in the rearview mirror turned out to be a real horse running on a Northern California highway — followed by a mule.

Podiatrist who set free throws world record dies at 94

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 11:22pm

A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94.

Turkish chocolate festival features bust of President Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:45am

One of the highlights at a Turkish chocolate festival has been U.S. President Donald Trump — made of cake icing.

Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:50pm

Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword.

UVU students upset about school's toilet paper

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:23pm

Some students at Utah Valley University are at odds with the school's choice in toilet paper. They say it's way too thin and harsh.

Mindy Kaling's Newark joke leads to dinner with Cory Booker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:57pm

A joke about Newark, New Jersey, on "The Mindy Project" led to dinner plans between U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and star Mindy Kaling.

Nearly half of high school's students get suspension notices

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:10am

Nearly half the students at a high school in Pennsylvania's capital city have been given suspension notices for missing too much class time.

Attorney: Home owners got another letter from 'The Watcher'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:46am

A New Jersey couple who claim they were scared away from their home by creepy letters they received from "The Watcher" say another letter was delivered.

Photo op turns into chance encounter with big gator on links

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:46am

Carrie Moores says she'd only seen alligators at the zoo before relocating last year from Connecticut to South Carolina. That changed this week during a chance encounter with a very big gator on the golf links.

Birds blamed for fire at Massachusetts water treatment plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:35am

A fire that knocked a Massachusetts city's water treatment plant out of commission has been blamed on birds.

Driver runs out of gas again after stealing squad car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:16am

A driver who called for help after running out of gas is accused of stealing a deputy's squad car in South Dakota and leading authorities in a pursuit before once again running out of fuel.

Library patron returns book he took in 1982, plus $200

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:10pm

A patron who stole a book from a Montana library in 1982 has returned it after reading it at least 25 times, having it restored and having the author sign it.

New Jersey man gets wish, returns to work on 100th birthday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:44am

A New Jersey man wanted only one thing for his 100th birthday: to return to his old job.

J is not OK _ Swiss court nixes letter as baby's name

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:04am

J is not OK — as a name, that is, according to a Swiss court.

101-year-old resident attends borough's centennial party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:30am

A 101-year-old woman was on hand to celebrate the centennial of the Pennsylvania borough where she has always lived.

It wasn't seaweed; Man finds marijuana bale on Florida beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:24am

Authorities say a 52-year-old man called 911 after finding a bale of marijuana that had washed up on a Florida beach.

Teens wearing leggings barred from United flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 4:52pm

Two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a United Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday because they were wearing leggings, according to a spokesman for the airline.

Canada pulls vehicle license plate deemed offensive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 5:20am

A Canadian provincial government has withdrawn a man's eponymous personalized vehicle license plate, saying Lorne Grabher's surname is offensive to women when viewed on his car bumper.