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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.

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.

Photo op turns into chance encounter with big gator on links

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:20pm

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.

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.

Zoo plan for baby hippo: More independence, nix lap naps

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

The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo, Fiona, is getting more independent and now tops 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms), meaning her days of napping on her human caretakers' laps are dwindling.

California Guard helps Sierra town remove huge snowpack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:16am

The Eastern Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes got so much snow this winter that it had to get removal help from the California National Guard.

Exotic African hybrid cat roaming New Jersey streets caught

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:20am

Authorities in New Jersey say they captured a large exotic cat that was wandering Paterson streets.

Jerzeez Diner owners admit setting fire for insurance money

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:30am

The owners of a New Jersey diner have admitted burning it down to collect insurance.

Bomb experts remove Civil War cannon balls from museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:20am

Bomb disposal experts removed four Civil War-era artillery rounds from Virginia's Siege Museum after X-rays showed several artillery rounds stored there are capable of exploding.