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Retired Ohio sheriff and tiny K-9 partner die the same day

Apr. 16, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio county sheriff and his tiny police dog were inseparable, their lives unwaveringly intertwined. It thus seems fitting that retired Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland, 67, and his crime-fighting partner Midge, 16, would both die on Wednesday...

Sydney man finds snake in lettuce bought at supermarket

Apr. 15, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Alex White thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in plastic-wrapped lettuce he’d just brought home from a Sydney supermarket — until a snake tongue flicked. “I kind of completely freaked out when I saw this little tongue come out...

Canadian lawmaker caught naked during video conference

Apr. 15, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian Parliament member was caught stark naked in a virtual meeting of the House of Commons. William Amos, who has represented the Quebec district of Pontiac since 2015, appeared on the screens of his fellow lawmakers completely naked...

Lawmakers fighting like cats and dogs? Not over this bill

Apr. 15, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

CONCORD. N.H. (AP) — Nine lives notwithstanding, killing a cat in a hit-and-run soon could become illegal in New Hampshire. New Hampshire was ahead of the pack when it passed a law nearly 40 years ago that requires drivers who injure or kill dogs to notify police or...

Dulux apologizes for painting Tottenham in a bad light

Apr. 15, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham's newest sponsor didn't exactly paint a great picture of the club when launching their partnership on Thursday. Paint supplier Dulux had to apologize after its social media team mocked Tottenham on Twitter shortly after announcing that the...

Colorful coffins lighten mood at New Zealand funerals

Apr. 15, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When the pallbearers brought Phil McLean's coffin into the chapel, there were gasps before a wave of laughter rippled through the hundreds of mourners. The coffin was a giant cream donut. “It overshadowed the sadness...

After months on lam, slaughterhouse escapee beefalo caught

Apr. 14, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Conn. (AP) — After more than 250 days on the run, an 800- to 900-pound (360- to 410-kilogram) beefalo that has been roaming the woods in western Connecticut since it escaped on its way to a slaughterhouse has been captured, police said. The beefalo — a cross...

Colorado to auction off cannabis-themed license plates

Apr. 13, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis-themed license plates in Colorado are being auctioned off to the highest bidder in a fundraiser for the Colorado Disability Funding Committee. The state is selling the rights to 14 plates with cannabis-themed phrases, including “BONG,”...

Man fleeing police crashes, wedges Maserati under freeway

Apr. 13, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man fleeing the California Highway Patrol totaled his girlfriend's Maserati SUV after he careened up an embankment and slammed into the underside of an overpass, wedging the vehicle under a freeway in Oakland, authorities said Tuesday. “The...

Bunny snatched: Record-holding giant rabbit stolen in UK

Apr. 13, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police say one of the world’s biggest bunnies has been stolen from its home in central England. Darius, a Continental Giant rabbit, disappeared from his enclosure in a backyard in the village of Stoulton over the weekend, the West Mercia Police force...