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Trainer Jerry Bozzo, 97, gets win at Gulfstream Park

Jul. 21, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Until Jerry Bozzo, no trainer had ever won a thoroughbred race at the age of 96. And now, make it 97. Bozzo bettered his own mark Saturday, when Gusty Wind prevailed in the fifth race at Gulfstream Park by nearly four lengths in a mild upset. Gusty Wind, with Luca Panici...

Astronaut drops in on Kraftwerk gig, plays duet from space

Jul. 21, 2018 10:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart. Video posted Saturday by the European Space Agency shows German astronaut Alexander Gerst "dropping in" for a live performance from the International...

Man in concrete mixer truck leads Wyoming police in chase

Jul. 20, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming police say a man twice led them in a chase — once in a pickup truck and then in a concrete mixer truck. Gillette Police Lt. Brent Wasson says the incident began about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when police tried to stop a pickup truck on the Interstate 90 on-ramp. The...

Paper problem has Long Island Rail Road tickets saying 2019

Jul. 20, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (AP) — It's back to the future on the Long Island Rail Road. The nation's largest commuter train system said Friday it's printing next month's tickets on paper marked for 2016 and 2019 due to a problem with its usual supply. Riders who get monthly tickets by mail will see a big "19"...

Woman gives birth in Chick-fil-A bathroom, baby gets perks

Jul. 20, 2018 1:29 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) — A baby girl is guaranteed food for life — and a job — after her mother gave birth in a Chick-fil-A bathroom. Falon Griffin was having contractions when she and her husband stopped at the fast-food restaurant in San Antonio to drop off their daughters with a family...

Cow breaks Connecticut farm worker's jaw

Jul. 20, 2018 8:12 AM EDT

ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A worker at a Connecticut dairy farm was taken to the hospital with a broken jaw after being head-butted by a cow. Seth Bahler, owner of Oakridge Dairy Farm in Ellington, tells the Journal Inquirer the 23-year-old man suffered the injury at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday when a cow swung...

Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up

Jul. 19, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire. Ellen Fleming says she received a voicemail from a TD Ameritrade financial consultant Wednesday afternoon that a deposit had been made into her account. The 26-year-old opened the company's app on her cellphone and was surprised to...

Cops responding to 911 call find 4-foot gator in building

Jul. 19, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Police responding to a 911 hang-up call from an abandoned building in western New York found something they weren't expecting: a 4-foot-long (1.2-meter) alligator. WKBW-TV in Buffalo reports officers in the city of Batavia were checking out the inside of the building on Monday for...

Selfies snapped on stolen cellphone used to ID thief

Jul. 19, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A robbery suspect used a stolen cellphone to snap a selfie and, in the process, gave authorities his identity. That's according to police in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Shreveport Times reports the victim of a July 10 robbery told police he was held up at gunpoint as he exited his...

Poison parsnip causes severe burns, blisters on woman's legs

Jul. 18, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — A woman was left with severe burns and blisters on her legs after encountering an invasive species of plant in Vermont. Charlotte Murphy says she developed painful blisters overnight after brushing against poison parsnip. Murphy says the blisters got so bad she had to go to the hospital...