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Man wins $2M after mistakenly buying extra lottery ticketSome mistakes are costly, but not this one
The Associated Press2 days ago
Woman's obituary: In lieu of flowers 'do not vote for Trump'An obituary for a Minneapolis-area woman who died at age 93 included one specific request for her mourners: Do not vote for Donald Trump
The Associated Press4 days ago
In this 2016 photo provided by the University of California, Irvine, a cross section of the medial suture, where two halves of the diabolical ironclad beetle’s elytra meet, shows the puzzle piece configuration that’s among the keys to the insect’s incredible durability. Scientists say the armor of the seemingly indestructible beetle could offer clues for designing stronger planes and buildings. In a study published Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in the journal Nature, a group of scientists explains why the beetle is so squash-resistant.  (Jesus Rivera, Kisailus Biomimetics and Nanostructured Materials Lab, University of California Irvine via AP)
Can't crush this: Beetle armor gives clues to tougher planesScientists say the armor of a seemingly indestructible beetle offers clues for designing stronger planes and buildings
The Associated Press5 days ago
This undated photo provided by the Long Beach, Calif., Police Department shows one of two unique Australian monitor lizards that were stolen from a reptile shop in November 2019. The Long Beach Police Department has announced two arrests in the case and the return of the lizards, which can grow to be more than 6 feet (1.83 meters) long and are valued together at $75,000. (Long Beach Police Department via AP)
California police recover lizards stolen from reptile storePolice in California have announced two arrests and the return of a pair of unique lizards that were stolen from a reptile shop last year
The Associated Press6 days ago
Rare white sea turtle found on South Carolina beachVolunteers checking sea turtle nests on a South Carolina beach came upon a rare sight: a white sea turtle hatchling crawling across the sand
The Associated Press7 days ago
This image taken from video released by HBO shows John Oliver, host of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," right, with Mayor Mark Boughton during a dedication ceremony for The John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant, in Danbury, Conn. Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a sign naming a sewage treatment plant in his honor. (HBO via AP)
John Oliver now has a sewage plant named after himComedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a new sign naming the city's sewage treatment plant in his honor
The Associated Press7 days ago
This undated photo provided by the San Francisco Police, courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo, shows a missing lemur named Maki. The ring-tailed lemur was missing from the San Francisco Zoo after someone broke into an enclosure overnight and stole the endangered animal, police said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. The 21-year-old male lemur was discovered missing shortly before the zoo opened to visitors, zoo and police officials said. They're seeking tips from the public in hopes of finding the lemur, explaining that Maki is an endangered animal that requires specialized care. (Marianne V. Hale/San Francisco Zoo via AP)
'There's a lemur!' 5-year-old helps crack SF Zoo theft caseSan Francisco police say they arrested a man suspected in the abduction of a ring-tailed lemur from the city’s zoo, where officials rewarded a 5-year-old boy who helped recapture the endangered primate with a lifetime membership
The Associated Press9 days ago
This Dec. 17, 2018, photo provided by the San Francisco Police courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo, shows a missing lemur, named Maki. The ring-tailed lemur was missing from the San Francisco Zoo after someone broke into an enclosure overnight and stole the endangered animal, police said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. The 21-year-old male lemur was discovered missing shortly before the zoo opened to visitors, zoo and police officials said. They're seeking tips from the public in hopes of finding the lemur, explaining that Maki is an endangered animal that requires specialized care. (Marianne V. Hale/San Francisco Zoo via AP)
Lemur located after break-in at San Francisco ZooA ring-tailed lemur stolen from the San Francisco Zoo has been found
The Associated Press10 days ago
Brazil leader's ally suspended after underwear cash jackpotA Brazilian lawmaker has stepped down from his position representing President Jair Bolsonaro’s government, and has been suspended from the senate, after police searched his house and found cash in the underwear he was wearing
The Associated Press10 days ago
This image released by Profiles in History shows a Santa Clause and Rudolph reindeer puppet used in the filming of the 1964 Christmas special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." The soaring reindeer and Santa Claus figures who starred in in the perennially beloved stop-motion animation Christmas special “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” are going up for auction.Auction house Profiles in History announced Thursday that a 6-inch-tall Rudolph and 11-inch-tall Santa used to animate the 1964 TV special are being sold together in the auction that starts Nov. 13 and are expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000. (Profiles in History via AP)
Rudolph and his nose-so-bright into auction will take flightA stop-motion Rudolph of TV legend and his still-shiny nose are going up for auction
The Associated Press11 days ago
Researchers discover fossils of new species in ArizonaResearchers studying fossils among a vast expanse of petrified wood in eastern Arizona say they've found a new species
The Associated Press11 days ago
Email error: Law school dean sends private bar exam resultsThe dean of South Carolina’s largest law school is apologizing for forwarding an email that contained the names of students who failed the exam to become a lawyer and the confidential bar exam grades of every student
The Associated Press11 days ago
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