• September 27, 2016

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Satanic Temple brings after-school club to elementary

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland chapter of The Satanic Temple has succeeded in their efforts to bring an after-school program to a Portland elementary school.

Driver uses cardboard Trump head in carpool lane

SEATTLE (AP) — A cardboard cutout of a head in a passenger seat definitely caught the attention of a Washington State Patrol trooper Tuesday morning.

Bear at Polish zoo finds WWII mortar grenade

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Taking a toy from a bear can be dangerous, especially when the toy is a mortar grenade.

Police: Woman robs Arby's restaurant, flees in taxi cab

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman faces armed robbery charges after police say she robbed an Arby's restaurant in Gainesville and then hailed a cab to get away.

Long dog-gone trip: Florida pooch travels to Boston and back

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Pyrenees mix named Apollo is back home in Florida after a journey that took him to the Boston area.

Drone to the face doesn't stop Bone Thugs-n-Harmony show

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The hip-hop rhythms of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony are too fierce to be stopped. Even by a drone to the face.

Austrian customs officials find human intestines in luggage

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian customs officials are used to finding unusual items in travelers' luggage. But human intestines were not on their list — until now.

Python wrapped around armrest halts Japanese 'bullet' train

TOKYO (AP) — A passenger spotted a python curled around the armrest of another passenger's seat on a Japanese high-speed Shinkansen "bullet" train, forcing the train to make an unscheduled stop.

Swooping, gliding over the Alps at free-flight festival

SAINT HILAIRE DU TOUVET, France (AP) — In wild costumes, wingsuits and even home-made flying machines, thousands of people are gliding through the French Alps in the world's oldest free-flight festival.

Alaska council to vote on cat leash law

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval.

Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower blooms in New Hampshire

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is blooming at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011.

Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower opens in New Hampshire

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is started to bloom Friday at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011.

Driver caught using mannequin to drive in carpool lane

BREA, Calif. (AP) — A California driver has been cited for using a mannequin — not a real person — to drive in the carpool lane.

Michigan quintuplets work first jobs together at McDonald's

POTTERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Three 18-year-old brothers and their two 18-year-old sisters have landed their first jobs, together, at a McDonald's in Michigan.

German girl bicycles to Poland to see her grandmother

BERLIN (AP) — German police say a missing 14-year-old girl has turned up safe and sound in Poland, after bicycling and hitchhiking some 400 kilometers (250 miles) to see her grandmother.

Send in the clown complaints: Spate of reports raises alarm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police are encouraging caution amid a rash of public complaints and social media reports in a number of states of people dressed like clowns and acting suspiciously, even if they think many are knucklehead pranksters or simply bogus.

Scholars who studied liars, put pants on rats win Ig Nobels

BOSTON (AP) — A Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs, an Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives and a British researcher who lived like an animal have been named winners of the Ig Nobels, the annual spoof prizes for quirky scientific achievement.

Sold: New York mansion of 'Keeping up with the Joneses' fame

RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — A dilapidated New York mansion believed to have inspired the phrase "Keeping up with the Joneses" has sold at auction for $120,000.

Dog eats 7 corncobs, vet picks up the $5,000 surgery bill

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A dog named Roxy is recovering from surgery after eating seven corncobs.

Teen hospitalized after air freshener causes car explosion

BERLIN (AP) — A German teenager has suffered serious injuries after accidentally creating an explosion in the family car with air freshener.

4 white lions, 3 white tigers born in zoo in Poland

BORYSEW, Poland (AP) — Seven rare white wild cats — four lions and three tigers — have been born in the past week in a private zoo in central Poland.

God's got mail: Letters arrive at Jerusalem's Western Wall

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's postal service is delivering letters to a unique address that hasn't changed in thousands of years.

For sale: NY mansion of 'Keeping up with the Joneses' fame

RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — A dilapidated mansion in New York believed to have inspired the phrase "Keeping up with the Joneses" is on the auction block.

Horse named Mercy freed from septic tank by rescue workers

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — Officials say animal rescue workers have freed a horse that fell into a septic tank hole in central Florida.