• July 28, 2016

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Satire site blames Merkel for burnt pizza, Pokemon problems

BERLIN (AP) — Who's to blame for socks with holes and empty beer glasses?

He's a skydiver working with a net _ but no parachute

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for "Ironman 3." But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit.

Police: Bridal shop co-owner stood naked in store window

ZELIENOPLE, Pa. (AP) — The co-owner of a bridal shop has been charged with indecent exposure after three women reported him standing naked next to mannequins in the store's display window.

Circus acrobats tie the knot on tightrope during show

HOUSTON (AP) — Two circus acrobats tied the knot on a tightrope during a performance in Houston.

Oops! Trump: Clinton's VP pick was bad New Jersey governor

MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took a shot Wednesday at Hillary Clinton's running mate, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, for doing a terrible job as governor of New Jersey.

Officials at historic tourist spot warn of 'fake monk mafia'

BOSTON (AP) — Visitors to one of Boston's top tourist destinations are being asked not to give money to what officials have dubbed "the fake monk mafia."

Norway mulls giving mountain peak to Finland

HELSINKI (AP) — Norway is considering moving a mountain — or at least its peak — to neighboring Finland.

Michigan biker nabbed after Facebook post about eluding cops

LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit motorcyclist was apparently fast enough to leave police in the dust during a chase, but not swift enough to stop from bragging about it on Facebook.

Butter sculpture offers Cavs fans new way to savor NBA title

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have a new way to savor the team's NBA title.

Man uses power spray to blast carjacking attempt at car wash

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man in Louisiana has thwarted a carjacking attempt with the help of a car wash power spray.

US Marine Corps horse honored for Korean War valor

LONDON (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps horse who served during some of the bloodiest fighting of the Korean War has been posthumously decorated for bravery.

Think Trump and Clinton fall flat? Vote for Cat in the Hat

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat in the Hat.

No typical salmon run: Fish spills across Alaska highway

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaskans are always excited by salmon runs, unless it's across a highway.

Man gets stuck in mud pit while playing Pokemon Go at night

COEYMANS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 62-year-old man had to be rescued after he became stuck in waist-deep mud while playing Pokemon Go at night in the woods behind his upstate New York home.

Transport truck rolls, spills chum salmon across Alaska road

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaskans are always excited by salmon runs, unless it's across a highway.

Vegas judge orders swastika face tattoos covered for trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge has ordered a cosmetologist to cover up a defendant's neck and facial tattoos that include a swastika and the words "Most Wanted" on each day of his robbery trial.

Romania: hang glider dumps contraband cigarettes in field

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian border police have confiscated thousands of packs of cigarettes which apparently were dropped in a field from a powered hang glider.

Port Authority police reunite traveler with his lost turtle

NEW YORK (AP) — A turtle found wandering around New York's busy Port Authority bus terminal has been returned to its owner.

Band of monkeys raid Thai polling place, tear up voter lists

BANGKOK (AP) — Election officials in northern Thailand think they can buy off a gang of monkey vandals with fresh fruit and vegetables, after about 100 macaques tore up voter lists publicly posted ahead of next month's referendum on a proposed constitution.

Man arrested after spending 12 hours in tree in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Police have arrested a man after he spent nearly 12 hours perched in a tree in Seattle.

Fight between driver, passenger results in crash in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a car crash that critically injured a driver and shut down part of a Phoenix freeway was started by a fight between the man and a passenger.

Hemingway (no relation) wins look-alike contest in Key West

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A white-bearded North Carolina man has won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest.

Hemingway (no relation) wins look-alike contest in Key West

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A white-bearded North Carolina man has won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest.

Woman drove for days in Alaska with husband's body in casket

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman who took her husband's body on a days-long traveling wake and used ice from local canneries to keep him cold is not accused of breaking any laws.