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Man in scuba gear gets warning after causing restaurant stir

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Police say a belligerent man dressed in scuba gear caused a stir at a northern Michigan fast food restaurant.

Man in scuba gear gets warning after causing restaurant stir

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Police say a belligerent man dressed in scuba gear caused a stir at a northern Michigan fast food restaurant.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle and MLive.com reported the man, who had been drinking, showed up Tuesday...

Obama’s trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle
Obama’s trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s trade agenda cleared a key Senate hurdle and advanced toward likely passage on Thursday despite opposition from most Democrats.

The 62-38 vote capped a long, tense roll call on a measure that...

Overbooked flight leads to under-dressed traveler at airport

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After dressing down a gate agent about an overbooked flight, an angry would-be passenger apparently decided he would get undressed.

WBTV in Charlotte reported one witness said the unidentified man was trying to board a...

Man evades police, then caught while returning for lost hat

EASTLAKE, Ohio — An 18-year-old had successfully eluded officers in northeast Ohio, but a search for his missing hat led him back into the hands of police.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reported officers in Eastlake tried to stop Otha...

Male cat nurtures kittens
Male cat nurtures kittens

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Six abandoned kittens named after the kids in “The Brady Bunch” TV series are getting a nurturing boost from an unlikely source — a male cat with a slight neurological disorder.

The 3-week-old...

Man rescued from Colorado restaurant’s greasy air duct

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A 22-year-old man was rescued Saturday after falling through the roof of a Colorado restaurant and becoming lodged in a greasy kitchen air duct.

Poudre Fire Authority officials said Andrew Neely fell through the...

Vandals attack selfie-taking statue of Turkish prince

ISTANBUL — A statue erected in a Turkish city of an Ottoman prince taking a selfie with a cellphone has met swift and violent criticism.

Just days after it was erected, vandals — perhaps offended by disparagement of Ottoman history ...

Police discourage chasing bears while drunk

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police in Massachusetts have some sage advice: Don't go chasing after bears while drunk and armed with nothing more than a dull hatchet.

North Adams police said on their Facebook page that someone did just that on...

Student asks girlfriend to prom while skydiving

POMFRET, Conn. — A northeastern Connecticut boarding school student has videotaped himself asking his girlfriend to go to prom with him while jumping out of an airplane.

WVIT-TV reported Pomfret School student Eddie Staten saw people...

Sea lion pup climbs aboard yacht
Sea lion pup climbs aboard yacht

SAN DIEGO — A surprising stowaway startled a man out on his boat in San Diego: A sea lion pup who decided to crash in a bunk, waking the owner with his snoring.

Michael Duffy, 48, said he was on his 41-foot Kettenburg boat...

‘Scary’ Lucille Ball statue to be moved to comedy center
‘Scary’ Lucille Ball statue to be moved to comedy center

The widely mocked bronze statue intended to depict Lucille Ball will soon be relocated to a new comedy center set to open next year in upstate New York.

The sculpture gained national attention last month when Jamestown's Post-Journal reported...

Senior sells booze, pays prostitutes, loses housing subsidy

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A man living in a suburban Philadelphia assisted-living facility has lost his housing subsidy after officials say he paid prostitutes using profits earned from peddling alcohol to fellow residents.

Montgomery County's...

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