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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.

Kind act spreads to 167 drivers at Indiana McDonald's

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:41am

A customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line.

Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:40am

Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask, when served an elk burger or a venison steak, where the meat came from.

"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.

Bridge-name gridlock: NY inches toward spelling-error fix

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:10am

The political gridlock in a battle to fix the spelling of New York City's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge has eased slightly.

Big catch: Fisherman finds camera, returns it to owner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:10am

A man who was fishing in the Tennessee River reeled in a waterlogged camera and then used social media to track down its owner in Florida.

Chinese parents alarmed by miniature crossbow craze

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:01am

Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China — and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials.

Worker bit in tussle with would-be thief over stripper pole

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:48am

Police in Little Rock say a mall worker wrestled away a stripper pole from a would-be thief who bit the employee during the struggle.