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Baby girl who couldn’t wait born on Beltway in northern Va.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A baby was born overnight on the Capital Beltway in northern Virginia.

Fairfax County Fire Medic Kyle Ballinger tells WTOP-FM that he got the call about a woman about to give...

Chicago strip club gets neighborhood award for cleanliness

CHICAGO — A Chicago strip club has received an award for its efforts at dressing up the neighborhood.

The Admiral Theatre on Chicago’s northwest side received one of Albany Park Neighbors’ six “Block Star...

62-year-old woman finds python during nighttime potty visit

SHARON, Pa. — A 62-year-old woman says she discovered a python on her bathroom floor when she went to take an overnight potty break.

Debbie LaMotte told The (Sharon) Herald that she first thought the snake was a scarf lying on the floor...

62-year-old woman finds python during nighttime potty visit

SHARON, Pa. (AP) — A 62-year-old woman says she discovered a python on her bathroom floor when she went to take an overnight potty break.

Debbie LaMotte tells The (Sharon) Herald that she first thought...

‘In Dog We Trust’ accidentally printed on sheriff’s rugs

LARGO, Fla. — The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Florida has gone to the dogs. Well, at least its rugs have.

Department spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda said Wednesday that the new rugs at the sheriff’s administration...

Philadelphia cabbie gets tip of lifetime: almost $1,000

PHILADELPHIA — An anonymous passenger brightened a Philadelphia cab driver’s night with the tip of a lifetime: nearly $1,000 on a $4.31 fare.

Oumar Maiga’s bosses revealed the hefty, holiday-season gratuity Wednesday after...

Stretchers stolen from funeral hearses in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Police and funeral directors in Gainesville have a mystery on their hands: Someone is breaking into hearses and stealing the stretchers used to carry deceased people.

Gainesville police Cpl. Kevin Holbrook said thieves...

Illinois family creates 45-foot-tall icicle in front yard
Illinois family creates 45-foot-tall icicle in front yard

ST. ELMO, Ill. — A family in south-central Illinois has created a 45-foot-tall icicle in their front yard.

Katherine Ragel of St. Elmo in Lafayette County said she’s worried there might be an accident because passing traffic...

Pet wallaby missing from Arlington farm; predators feared

ARLINGTON, Wash. — The operators of Outback Kangaroo Farm near Arlington are hoping someone sees a pet wallaby that escaped Friday as it was being moved.

It’s still missing Tuesday.

Joey Strom, who owns the farm with...

Principal seeks food cans to defend against school intruders

VALLEY, Ala. — An eastern Alabama school principal is asking students to bring cans of food such as corn and peas as a way of fighting off a school intruder.

W.F. Burns Middle School Principal Priscella Holley said in a Friday letter to...

Squirrel’s wrong turn leads to Ohio power outage

CINCINNATI — An energy company says a squirrel’s wrong turn led to a power outage affecting about 4,500 electric customers in southwestern Ohio.

Duke Energy said the customers in Forest Park in suburban Cincinnati and areas...

Black lab likes to take solo bus ride to her dog park stop

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SEATTLE — A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop — to the...

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