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Contraband-laden drone snags in prison net; 2 arrested

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 10th - 3:07pm

A drone carrying marijuana, cigarette lighters and cellphones got caught in a net above a Mississippi prison fence, resulting in the arrest of two men, state corrections officials said.

Letters reveal public distaste for booze in JFK White House

William J. Kole, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 10th - 11:17am

It was a tempest in a teapot — or, more accurately, a whiskey tumbler.

Nearly $500K hidden in furniture seized at Miami airport

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 10th - 8:21am

Customs officers at a Florida airport found nearly a half-million dollars being smuggled out of the United States hidden inside furniture, officials said.

Dog's bark saved Alabama family as fire swept through home

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 9th - 6:25am

A dog has been credited with saving an Alabama family’s lives after his bark awakened them to a fire that was sweeping through their rental home early Tuesday morning.

Will he Wonka? A candy maker is giving away a candy factory in a nationwide treasure hunt

Scottie Andrew, CNN  |  Posted Sep 8th - 9:33pm

A quirky candy maker has launched a nationwide treasure hunt, sending sugar mavens into a frenzy. They'll need to pay to play for the ultimate prize — one of his candy factories.

2 pythons weighing 100 pounds collapse ceiling in Australia

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 1st - 6:25pm

An Australian returned home and was surprised to discover that his kitchen ceiling had collapsed under the weight of two large pythons apparently fighting over a mate.

Creator of mosquito-themed state flag says design was a joke

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 14th - 8:20am

A Mississippi man who submitted a proposal to place a giant mosquito on the new state flag, a design that went viral on social media, said he created it as a joke.

Bald eagle shows air superiority, sends drone into lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 9:23am

A bald eagle launched an aerial assault on a drone operated by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy — known as EGLE — ripping off a propeller and sending the aircraft into Lake Michigan.

Wayward emu captured running through New Jersey city

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 9:14am

A wayward emu was taken to an animal shelter after it was captured while running through the streets of a northern New Jersey city.

Picture perfect? Woman receives ID with photo of empty chair

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 12th - 9:41am

Driver’s license photos aren't always the best, but when a Tennessee woman received her new ID the picture was perfect — for a furniture store.

Agency swats down prospect of mosquito flag for Mississippi

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 11th - 3:55pm

Mississippi will not put a huge mosquito on its new state flag.

Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask

Isaac Scharf, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 9th - 2:25pm

An Israeli jewelry company is working on what it says will be the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face covering with a price tag of $1.5 million.

Eye candy: More than 50,000 pink flamingos mass in France

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 7th - 12:15pm

Behold a treat for the eyes! Tens of thousands of pink flamingos have amassed in the wetlands of southern France along with their offspring still lacking flamboyant plumage.

German nudist chases down boar who snatched his laptop

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 7th - 7:39am

A German nudist had the last laugh after giving chase to a wild boar that had run off with a bag containing his laptop.

'Chief mouser' Palmerston retires as UK's top diplomatic cat

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 7th - 5:23am

Time spent in lockdown was just superb for Palmerston, the chief mouser at the U.K. Foreign Office.

Minnesota man sells '57 pickup for $75 he paid 44 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 5th - 3:32pm

A Minnesota man sold the 1957 Chevy pickup he drove for 44 years for $75, the same price he paid decades ago.

Couple in Confederate flag flap finds Scandinavian solution

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 5th - 12:50pm

A couple who came under attack for displaying the Norwegian flag outside their mid-Michigan inn because some observers mistook it for a Confederate flag have found another way to show their Scandinavian pride.

Woman with husband's bones gets close look at Munich Airport

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 5:11am

Police at Munich Airport got a surprise during their search of a wooden box being transported by a 74-year-old passenger that turned out to contain the bones of the woman's dead husband, authorities said Tuesday.

New Wisconsin justice sworn in during ultramarathon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 3rd - 6:50am

New Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jill Karofsky has finished her 100-mile (161-kilometer) ultramarathon after being sworn in mid-run.