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Coin toss rule could determine village's tied mayoral raceA mayoral election in a small Ohio village could once again be decided by a coin toss
The Associated Press2 days ago
French chocolate maker Patrick Roger, center, destroys a reproduction of the Berlin wall in chocolate, to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Sweet of taste of freedom: Chocolate Berlin Wall destroyedA French chocolate sculptor celebrated the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall by taking a hammer to a chocolate replica of the infamous barrier, distributing the sweet chunks to applauding bystanders
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2013, file photo, a person checks their smartphone in Glenview, Ill. A mysterious wave of texts swept America’s phones overnight Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, delivering unintelligible messages that left many people mildly confused when they woke up on Thursday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Got a weird text? A telecom vendor says it's to blameIf you woke up Thursday to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone
The Associated Press3 days ago
Customers help Waffle House worker left to run diner aloneCustomer steps up to help out lone employee serve a Waffle House crowd
The Associated Press3 days ago
This photo provided by Iowa Department of Corrections shows Benjamin Edward Schreiber.  The Iowa Appeals Court has ruled against Schreiber, a convicted killer, who says he "died" during a medical emergency and thus fulfilled his life sentence.  A district judge found little merit in Schreiber's argument, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, saying Schreiber's filing confirmed that he was still among the living. (Iowa Department of Corrections via AP)
Iowa inmate's claim he briefly died won't end life sentenceThe Iowa Appeals Court has ruled against a convicted killer who says he "died" during a medical emergency and thus fulfilled his life sentence
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2013, file photo, a person checks their smartphone in Glenview, Ill. A mysterious wave of texts swept America’s phones overnight Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, delivering unintelligible messages that left many people mildly confused when they woke up on Thursday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
People puzzled by peculiar texts, and no one can say whyIf you woke up Thursday to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone
The Associated Press3 days ago
S. Carolina man: McDonald's sweet tea came with weed insideA South Carolina man who went to McDonald's for a sweet tea got a little extra herbal substance on the side
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, Luke Phipps, 12, presents Montana Gov. Steve Bullock with a fossilized rib and tail vertebrae from a triceratops at the state Capitol in Helena, Mont., after the governor signed a bill to clarify that fossils are part of a property's surface rights, not its mineral rights, unless a contract separating the ownership says otherwise. The Montana Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, on the same issue in relation to a 2014 court case over the ownership of millions of dollars of dinosaur fossils that is not affected by the new law. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP, File)
Millions at stake in dinosaur fight: Are fossils minerals?The discovery of two fossilized dinosaur skeletons intertwined in what looks like a final death match could make a Montana couple rich, or they may have to share the wealth
The Associated Press4 days ago
Lobsterman rescues deer trapped in water off Maine coastA Maine lobsterman hauled in an unusual catch 5 miles off the coast - a live deer
The Associated Press4 days ago
Orangutan granted 'personhood' settles into new Florida homeA 33-year-old orangutan granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina is settling into her new surroundings at Florida's Center for Great Apes
The Associated Press4 days ago
Mesa police: 5-year-old boy calls 911 to order a kid's mealMesa police says a 5-year-old boy calls 911 to order a Happy Meal from McDonald's
The Associated Press5 days ago
FILE - This Aug. 12, 2019, file photo shows a University of Alaska Anchorage sign in Anchorage, Alaska. Anyone with unpaid parking fines at the university has the option to reduce or cover the cost of their tickets with peanut butter and jelly. KTUU-TV reported the university would take donations for their annual payment tradition until Nov. 8 to help combat student hunger. University officials say each person could use PB&J payments for two citations issued within the past 45 days. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
Alaska university taking PB&J as payment for parking ticketsAnyone with unpaid parking fines at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus has the option to reduce or cover the cost of their tickets with peanut butter and jelly
The Associated Press5 days ago
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