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A Utah veteran turning 101 gets over 5,000 birthday cards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 7:01pm

When John Frey's family requested 101 birthday cards to celebrate the World War II veteran's 101st birthday in Utah, they were expecting to get 500 at most.

Former Maine governor has a new job _ tending bar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 12:58pm

Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage's wife won't be the only one in their family spending the summer working at a restaurant. LePage will be joining her as a bartender.

Police: Woman was drunk, but no DUI for toy truck joy ride

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 9:06am

A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck.

Quiz: How well do you know the history of the American flag?

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 14th - 7:22am

What better day to quiz you on the history of the flag than this?

Beach concerts at Jersey shore town cancelled for the birds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 13th - 3:24pm

A concert series on a popular New Jersey beach is cancelled this summer to protect dozens of shorebirds nesting there.

Ikea re-creates 'Simpsons', 'Friends' and 'Stranger Things' living rooms

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 12th - 8:23am

I'm not sure you've ever dreamed of living in the house from "The Simpsons" or Will's home in "Stranger Things," but now you an. Ikea took its own furniture to create some of TV's most iconic living rooms.

Badly-made fake license plate leads to arrest in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 12th - 8:07am

A big-rig truck driver has been arrested after authorities spotted a phony license plate on his rig.

Motorcyclist hit by lightning in Florida crashes, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 10th - 5:19pm

The Florida Highway Patrol says lightning struck a motorcyclist on the helmet as he drove on an interstate in Florida, causing a crash and his death.

Lottery ticket worth $530 million sold in San Diego store

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 9th - 7:45pm

A California lottery ticket worth $530 million in the Mega Millions draw was sold at a liquor store in San Diego.

No more babies: April the Giraffe is going on birth control

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 9th - 4:45pm

There will be no more babies for April, the giraffe that enthralled viewers worldwide with two livestreamed pregnancies and births.

Man says he was deceived when he bought tiny strip of land

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 3:37pm

A South Florida man thought he snagged a deal when he paid $9,100 in an online auction for what he thought was a villa. What he got was a 1-foot-by-100-foot (0.3-meter-by-30-meter) strip of land.

Snake stows away in bag for trip to Hawaii from Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 13th - 8:11am

A snake stowed away in a man's bag and remained undetected until it completed the trip from Florida to Hawaii, officials said.

Lithuanian circus owner releases bear he took 'hostage'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 12th - 9:54am

Lithuanian police say a private circus owner has released a bear from a cage after a standoff with police trying to take the animal away.

Exotic animals removed from home where alligator escaped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 12th - 6:36am

Authorities have seized more than 30 animals — many of them exotic — from a Pittsburgh home where a 5-foot (1.52-meter)-long alligator escaped last week.

Deputies: Alligator bit off piece of patrol car in Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 11th - 1:35pm

Sheriff's deputies in Louisiana say an alligator took a bite out of one of their patrol cars.

Bagged lunch sparks inmate fight in courthouse holding cell

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 11th - 5:55am

A dispute over a banana and a cookie apparently sparked a fight between two inmates in a holding cell at a Pennsylvania courthouse.

120 whoopie pies are missing after fairground booth break-in

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 10th - 11:27am

Apparently hungry and thirsty vandals have trashed a fairgrounds booth in Maine, stealing 120 whoopie pies and drinking half a gallon of iced tea.

2 convicted for tossing horse lubricant and glitter on cops

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 9th - 12:16pm

Two Oregon protesters have been sentenced to five days in jail for throwing horse lubricant mixed with gold glitter on two police officers at a protest.

Police arrest parents after boy brings meth to school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 7th - 11:11am

Police say a boy's mother and stepfather have been arrested after he brought a bag of methamphetamine to his elementary school in Washington state.