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Woman in Thailand's high-rise cuts rope holding painters

Oct. 27, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A resident of a high-rise condominium in Thailand cut the support rope for two painters, apparently angry she wasn't told they would be doing work, and left them hanging above the 26th floor until a couple rescued them, police said Wednesday. The woman...

Alligator crawls out of drain at Alabama apartment complex

Oct. 26, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama apartment complex was paid a visit by an unusual guest as children were coming home from school Monday afternoon: an alligator that crawled out of a storm drain. Kenisha Miller and her boyfriend, Anthony Patterson, told WKRG-TV that they...

Ohio printed 35,000 wrong Wright Brothers license plates

Oct. 25, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) — Ohio printed out 35,000 new license plates before realizing a banner depicted on the plate was attached to the wrong end of the Wright Brothers’ historic first plane, the Wright Flyer. State officials acknowledged the error immediately after the...

Winther escapes bathroom, holds on to win Mallorca Open

Oct. 24, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

SANTA PONSA, Spain (AP) — Getting trapped in the bathroom didn't stop Jeff Winther from winning his first European Tour title at the Mallorca Open on Sunday. The 33-year-old Dane shot even-par 70 in the final round to finish 15 under for the tournament on the...

Police: Burglar gets new keys before she's locked up

Oct. 22, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — A woman pretended she owned a Southern California home so a locksmith would make her new keys. Then police locked her up. Officers arrested a 43-year-old woman on suspicion of burglary Thursday night in Coronado, a resort city across the bay from...

Serendipity? 3 sisters have same birthday in different years

Oct. 22, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) — Three sisters in Florida share the same birthday, but they're not twins or triplets. Instead, the Lammert sisters — Sophia, Giuliana and Mia — were each born on Aug. 25, respectively, in 2015, 2018 and 2021. All three were delivered naturally. ...

Wright Brothers, wrong design: Ohio mangles license plate

Oct. 21, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's debut of its new license plate failed to take off — because a banner depicted on the plate was attached to the wrong end of the Wright Brothers' historic first plane, the Wright Flyer. The new license plate illustrates rays of sunlight...

Buzzards settle in North Carolina town despite scare tactics

Oct. 21, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

BUNN, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina town finds itself under siege by buzzards, and nothing the locals do to scare them off seems to work. The buzzards have chosen the town of Bunn as a meeting place for the past year, and they’re congregating at every available...

Body scan reveals shotgun shell inside Alabama prisoner

Oct. 21, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A man being booked into an Alabama jail wound up at a hospital rather than behind bars after a scan revealed a shotgun shell in his abdomen. Prisoners entering the Morgan County Jail routinely undergo a body scan when being admitted, and a recent...

For sleepy Hong Kong residents, 5-hour bus tour is a snooze

Oct. 21, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Travel-starved, sleep-deprived residents might find a new Hong Kong bus tour to be a snooze. The 76-kilometer (47-mile), five-hour ride on a regular double-decker bus around the territory is meant to appeal to people who are easily lulled asleep by...