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Lightning strikes injure 3 during heavy storm in Hawaii

Jun. 27, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Three people have been injured by lightning strikes during heavy storms in Hawaii. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday that a 10-year-old boy and two men sustained serious injuries in two separate lightning strikes on Oahu Tuesday. As heavy rain continued Wednesday, a...

Police arrest man accused of stealing 26 street signs

Jun. 26, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

GEORGIA, Vt. (AP) — Deputies have arrested a Vermont man who is accused of stealing more than two dozen street signs. Mynbc.com reports 19-year-old Joshua Hanselman has been charged with larceny and unlawful mischief after acknowledging that he and others stole the 26 street signs. The signs were stolen...

55-year-old table-tennis player wins European Games medal

Jun. 26, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A 55-year-old table-tennis player has won a bronze medal at the European Games, 36 years after she was a world champion for China. Representing Luxembourg, veteran player Ni Xia Lian won 4-2 against another Chinese-born player, Yang Xiaoxin of Monaco, on Wednesday. The victory also...

Malaysia detains 4 Indians, seizes drugs, 5,255 turtles

Jun. 26, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia authorities have arrested four Indians and seized more than 14 kilograms of drugs and over 5,000 turtles from their luggage at the Kuala Lumpur airport. Senior customs official Zulkurnain Mohamed Yusof said Wednesday that agents found a total 5,255 red-ear slider baby...

Wyoming capitol building renovation reveals hidden paintings

Jun. 25, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Workers have discovered oil paintings hidden on six vault doors in the Wyoming Capitol Building. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the discovery of the art works uncovered during renovations in late May were announced Tuesday. Officials say EverGreene Architectural Arts workers removed...

Postal service returning decade-old stolen Hawaii mail

Jun. 25, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says it has found mail stolen in Hawaii more than a decade ago. KHON-TV reported Monday that the family of a now-deceased postal worker discovered the stolen mail inside a storage unit and turned them over to officials. The postal service says the stolen mail is...

Woman uses shovel to kill cobra slithering on her patio

Jun. 25, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman used a shovel to kill a cobra she saw slithering on the patio of her apartment. Kathy Kehoe said the squawking of some blue jays outside her unit caught her attention Monday. When she looked outside, she saw a 4 to 5-foot-long serpent. The 73-year-old Kehoe...

Rhode Island tries to cancel Mickey, Bugs from elections

Jun. 25, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Sorry Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny and other fictional characters and celebrities who have received write-in votes in a Rhode Island election. Some state lawmakers don't want those ballots to count. The Providence Journal reports that the House Judiciary Committee approved legislation...

Authorities: Man built bomb to warn about alien threat

Jun. 25, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man who allegedly placed a homemade bomb in a parking lot behind a Pennsylvania hotel told them he did it to warn police about aliens bent on destroying the planet. State troopers responded to the Bahney House in Myerstown on Sunday. They discovered a suspicious...

Puppy who disappeared after crash found 13 days later

Jun. 25, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A recently adopted puppy that disappeared after her owner crashed in Arizona survived 13 days in the mountains and has been reunited with her owner. The Arizona Daily Sun reports volunteers found Bella, a 4-month-old mixed yellow lab, almost two weeks after driver Michael Crocker...