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Don't look up! Bangkok's slitherers keep snake catchers busy

Jul. 15, 2021 06:57 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Bangkok parkgoers looking for relief from renewed coronavirus restrictions got a slithering surprise Thursday when a python as long as two of the Thai capital’s ubiquitous motorbikes was spotted in one of the city's most popular green spaces. The...

Free way: Tolls removed from quickest way to Hilton Head

Jul. 01, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — For the first time in 23 years, it won't cost drivers anything to take the quickest way to the heart of Hilton Head Island. Tolls on the Cross Island Parkway were dropped Thursday after South Carolina made its final bond payment on the...

It's imminent: After nearly 20 years US to leave Bagram

Jun. 29, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — For nearly 20 years, Bagram Airfield was the heart of American military power in Afghanistan, a sprawling mini-city behind fences and blast walls just an hour’s drive north of Kabul. Initially, it was a symbol of the U.S. drive to avenge the 9/11 attacks, then...

Songwriter Diane Warren saves escaped cow from slaughter

Jun. 24, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Songwriter Diane Warren stepped in Thursday to save the life of cow that eluded capture for more than a day after a herd escaped from a Southern California slaughterhouse and stampeded through a suburb. The Grammy-winning artist contacted the city of...