• October 26, 2016

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Man says tree stunt that blocked traffic was performance art

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man arrested for blocking traffic in Maine while dressed as an evergreen tree says the public display was intended to be performance art.

Cleveland Indians get boost from newborn babies in onesies

CLEVELAND (AP) — Newborn babies at an Ohio hospital have joined the ranks of Cleveland Indians fans.

In a tense campaign season, Texas ad takes humorous approach

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The wife of a Texas county commissioner is pleading in an online campaign video for voters to re-elect her husband so he'll get out of the house and relieve her of his nonstop prattling about county issues.

FBI: Man wearing cat 'mugshot' shirt robs Oklahoma bank

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The FBI is searching for a man who they say robbed an Oklahoma bank while wearing a T-shirt depicting a cat posing for a mugshot.

Beer run! Self-driving truck goes 120-plus miles on delivery

DENVER (AP) — Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado.

Bottled message sent out to sea returned to man's daughter

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A bottled message sent out to sea by a New Hampshire man more than five decades ago has been returned to his daughter.

Youth league kicks out team after man plays in football game

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The founder of a Rhode Island youth football team says its season is ending early after the coach put a man into a game against 13- and 14-year-old players.

Police: Man dressed as tree arrested for blocking traffic

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police say they've arrested a man dressed as a tree for blocking traffic in Maine.

Police: RV containing pot-laced candy catches fire on bridge

PENNSVILLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a pot advocacy company's RV carrying marijuana-laced candy burst into flames on a bridge that connects New Jersey and Delaware, causing lane closures and tying up traffic for hours.

Eli Manning denies yelling 'Trump' to signal audible

LONDON (AP) — Eli Manning says he wasn't using Donald Trump's name in order to signal an audible during the New York Giants' victory over the Los Angeles Rams in London on Sunday.

UMaine professor dies conducting research in Antarctica

ORONO, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine professor has died while conducting research in Antarctica.

94-year-old Pennsylvania fire chief won't run for 22nd term

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A fire chief in a western Pennsylvania city is announcing his retirement just ahead of his 95th birthday after serving more than six decades in the job.

Peanut butter vandal mistakes gathering for Trump rally

AMHERST, Wis. (AP) — Disorderly conduct charges are pending against a woman who authorities say smeared peanut butter on 30 vehicles outside a gathering in central Wisconsin that she mistakenly thought was a Donald Trump rally.

Yoga pants parade to protest man's comments on women's wear

BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) — Women clad in yoga pants plan to parade through a coastal Rhode Island town in protest of a man who says the outfits look tacky and ridiculous.

Police: Man thanks trooper in letter after speeding ticket

EWING TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police say the general manager of a company that operates radio stations complimented a trooper in a letter after he was ticketed for speeding.

Woman with skull on stick leads Sacramento police to body

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It sounds like a Halloween prank but Sacramento police say it was all too real.

Move along Bozo: Mississippi county bans clowns for now

DEKALB, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county has had enough of the creepy clown craze, at least until after Halloween.

Guinness declares massive Michigan ice cream sundae a record

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — Guinness World Records says a roughly half-mile-long ice cream sundae that was gobbled up in Michigan this June was the longest ever.

Bank places 100 'lucky pennies' across US worth $1,000 each

DETROIT (AP) — Stopping to pick up a stray penny off the ground may not seem worth the effort, yet one bank is trying to change that mindset by placing 100 fake pennies across the country worth $1,000 apiece.

Nearly $10K in cash left in shopping cart returned to owner

SENNETT, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly $10,000 in cash a restaurant owner left in a shopping cart at an upstate New York store has been returned thanks to a couple who found the money.

Though banned from City Hall, Tennessee man runs for mayor

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — He's banned from City Hall by a court restraining order but that's not stopping a man from running for mayor of a Tennessee city.

US Postal carrier filmed dumping bins of mail into a ditch

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has launched an investigation after a metro Atlanta resident says she filmed a worker dumping hundreds of pieces of mail in the woods.

Meet Azalea the smoking chimp, new star at Pyongyang zoo

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang's newly opened zoo has a new star: Azalea, the smoking chimpanzee.

Fisherman reels in whopper of a lobster in Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Hurricane Nicole may have brought more than wind and rain to Bermuda. Two fishermen are crediting the storm with bringing in an enormous 14-pound spiny lobster.