• February 24, 2017

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Jeep buried in sand dune for 40 years is finally unearthed

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — A Jeep buried in sand in Massachusetts 40 years ago has finally been dug out.

United States Drone Registrations by State

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Wyoming Year-To-Date Snowfall

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Wyoming Month-To-Date Snowfall Compared to Normal

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Month-To-Date Snowfall

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Wyoming Month-To-Date Snowfall Compared to Normal

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Stampede! Drone puts elk on the run in western Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Add this to the long list of problems caused by buzzing drones: Frightening 1,500 elk into stampeding at a time of year when too much stress can be deadly for the animals.

Too few flushes get legislative candidate thrown off ballot

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Democratic candidate's run for the Pennsylvania Legislature is down the drain — partly because he used too little water at the house he claimed as his residence.

Attempted robbers apologize after victim rebuffs crime

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee woman held up at gunpoint by two men rebuffed their attempt to rob her and got an apology before they fled.

Need a doctor in Naples? Try tennis court, not hospital

ROME (AP) — Fifty-five employees at a Naples public hospital, including doctors and nurses, are under house arrest for allegedly clocking in, then disappearing from their posts, including one physician spotted hopping a cab to play tennis, another suspect who allegedly worked as a hotel chef while on duty at the hospital, and others who slipped off to go shopping.

Swedish politician: officials should have sex in lunchbreak

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A politician in northern Sweden wants to list sex as an officially approved activity for civil servants during their daily paid lunchbreak.

For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For a Venezuelan skier who had only trained on wheels beneath a bright sun, the slopes of Finland proved a mighty challenge.

Minneapolis women line up for 'she persisted' tattoos

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — So many women showed up at a Minneapolis tattoo parlor for a permanent reminder of female solidarity that it had to turn away some latecomers.

Zoo: Live video of giraffe giving birth was labeled explicit

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The owner of a New York zoo planning to live-stream a giraffe giving birth says the video feed was briefly removed from YouTube because animal rights activists labeled it sexually explicit.

Woman's sassy obit warns people to wait to claim her stuff

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of a 91-year-old Ohio woman who died this week are giving her the last word with a sassy, occasionally profane obituary that starts with the basics — "I was born. I lived. I died." — and instructs people to "wait the appropriate amount of time" before trying to claim her stuff.

Henryetta abolishes decades-old dance ban

HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) — Kick off the Sunday shoes: Dancing in public is now legal throughout Henryetta.

Correction: France-Michelin Mistake story

BOURGES, France (AP) — In a story Feb. 22 about a restaurant mistakenly given a Michelin star, The Associated Press misspelled its name. The restaurant's name is "Le Bouche a Oreille," and not "Le Bouche a Oreilles."

Cute calf video draws activists fearful of animal's fate

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — So much for sharing the good news about a newborn calf named Pitcher Diego.

Altar in Mexico town hides illegal fuel tap

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Altars to the Virgin of Guadalupe are ubiquitous at businesses across Mexico. Now federal police say one has even been used in a gasoline smuggling racket in the central state of Puebla.

Motor Vehicle Theft in United States

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Cops: Philly man made up abduction story to spur theft probe

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a man made up a story that he had been carjacked with a child in his vehicle because he wanted police to work more urgently to find the car.

Ohio policeman answers girl's request for math homework help

MARION, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 10-year-old Ohio girl who messaged police on Facebook for help with math homework says the responding officer's engaging approach is what counts, though his math was a little off.

Iceland's president says he would not ban pineapple pizza

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's president's strong views on pizza have caused an international stir.

Man who smashed Trump star to pay damages, serve probation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism.