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Woman thought she had kidney stones, gave birth to triplets

Aug. 17, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman who recently gave birth to triplets says she didn't find out about her pregnancy until she went to the hospital with what she thought were kidney stones. KOTA-TV reports Dannette Giltz, of Sturgis, gave birth to the healthy triplets on Aug. 10. Giltz says that...

CORRECTIVE: Mario Cuomo Bridge story

Aug. 16, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 15, The Associated Press, relying on information from state officials, erroneously reported which New York agencies were involved in fixing signs for the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge to add the governor's middle initial. State officials now say only the Thruway Authority has...

Florida vacation home invaded by vomiting vultures

Aug. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A New York couple's luxurious vacation house in Florida has been taken over by dozens of black vultures that are vomiting and defecating everywhere. The Palm Beach Post reports the Casimano family can't even visit the $702,000 home they purchased earlier this year in the Ibis...

Ohio officials say more crocodiles unlikely after 1 found

Aug. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WEST ALEXANDRIA, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it's unlikely there are any other crocodiles in a western Ohio creek where one was captured this week. The Dayton Daily News reports more than a dozen kids were with a church group at a creek in a town west of Dayton when they...

Bidders vie for Obama's high school basketball jersey

Aug. 16, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Bidding was drawing to a close Friday for a basketball jersey believed to have been worn by President Barack Obama. Peter Noble was a student at a prestigious and elite Honolulu prep school when he grabbed a basketball jersey that was destined for the trash. Years later he saw an old photo...

'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' promotion jams up Los Angeles

Aug. 16, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A city-wide promotion in Los Angeles for a popular Amazon television series caused chaos when drivers lined up for hours to cash in on 1950s gas prices. Amazon partnered with nearly 30 businesses to roll back prices Thursday in honor of the show "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," set in the...

Sheriff: Trio of thieves thwarted by misleading gas jug

Aug. 16, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

KEAVY, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky say three thieves thought they were stealing gasoline from a property for their broken down car until the car stopped working again. Laurel County Sheriff's Office on Facebook said the three stole a 5-gallon gasoline jug from a garage for their car. Except there...

Officers stake out 2 airports, nab accused turtle trafficker

Aug. 16, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An investigation involving two of the world's biggest airports and hundreds of turtles has led to federal charges that a man illegally shipped the reptiles to China. Nathan Horton is charged with violating the Lacey Act, which forbids illegal wildlife trafficking. Prosecutors took a...

Trooper finds parked driver playing Pokemon Go on 8 phones

Aug. 15, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state trooper who pulled over to help what he thought was a disabled vehicle found something else instead: The driver had eight phones simultaneously playing the video game Pokemon Go. The driver was stopped on the shoulder of Highway 518 in Burien, south of Seattle, on...

Grasshoppers came to Vegas but didn't stay in Vegas

Aug. 15, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A migration of mild-mannered grasshoppers has left Nevada, but the swarm could return in a few years, a report said. National Weather Service meteorologists say the arrival of the grasshoppers in July was attributed to an uncharacteristically wet winter and spring that is likely to repeat...