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Lava edges closer to burning vacated Hawaii house
Lava edges closer to burning vacated Hawaii house

Volcanic matter has already destroyed part of a cemetery, garden shed, tires

Woman survives 45 minutes without pulse

BOCA RATON, Fla. — A Florida mother is home and tending to her new infant less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes following complications from a routine cesarean section.

A spokesman for Boca Raton Regional...

Group to launch portable potty
Group to launch portable potty

THREE OAKS, Mich — A group of Michigan rocket enthusiasts is preparing to conduct an experiment involving a modified porta-potty.

The group, dubbed “The Throne Thrusters,” plans to launch the portable restroom thousands of...

Woman finds intruder snacking on cookie dough

WICHITA, Kan. — A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a Wichita woman found him eating cookie dough from her freezer in the early-morning hours.

The Wichita Eagle reported the woman came out of her bedroom...

Bad first date: Woman takes Oregon man’s wallet

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — Oregon police agree it was a bad first date.

They said a 23-year-old man met a woman for the first time in person Monday night after they talked online. She hopped into his vehicle at a drive-through restaurant in...

Quad amputee ‘person of interest’ in shooting

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida detectives are searching for a quadruple amputee they say is a “person of interest” in the shooting death of his parents.

Orange County Sherriff officials said they want to talk to Sean Petrozzino,...

Teen says he thought he killed goblin, not brother

LOGAN, Iowa — An Iowa teenager has testified that when he killed his 5-year-old foster brother, he was in a fantasy world and thought he was killing a goblin.

Cody Metzker-Madsen told a western Iowa courtroom on Wednesday that he visits a ...

No joke: Guy drives into bar, seeks drink

NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. — Police said it’s no joke: A guy drives into a western Pennsylvania bar and asks the owner for a drink.

New Brighton police said the trouble is that Gordon Milligan, 36, of Pulaski Township, literally drove into ...

Man charged in nude romp through town

GLENSHAW, Pa. — Police have charged a man they said ran naked through a Pittsburgh suburb.

Jonathan Sirianni was arraigned Tuesday on charges including public intoxication, indecent exposure and criminal mischief in connection with the...

Dutch to public: Don’t pee on the royal palace

AMSTERDAM — If you’re caught short on Amsterdam’s historic Dam Square, the Dutch government has a message for you: Don’t pee on the palace.

The Dutch royal family uses the stately Royal Palace in downtown...

Deer pays startling visit to New York homeowner

STRYKERSVILLE, N.Y. — A western New York homeowner said she awoke to find an unwelcome visitor in her living room — a deer.

Wyoming County Sheriff Deputy Matthew Sage responded to the homeowner’s call earlier this week. He...

Michigan couple marries after losing 380 pounds

WYANDOTTE, Mich. — A Detroit-area couple who met in a support group for weight loss surgery patients exchanged wedding vows after losing a collective 380 pounds.

Crysta Danaher, 34, of Windsor, and Bill Anderson, 44, of Allen Park, were...

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