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Chicago man jumps into Lake Michigan for 365th straight day

Jun. 13, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago bus driver looking for a way to relieve stress during the coronavirus pandemic jumped into Lake Michigan for a 365th straight day on Saturday. Dan O’Conor said he started jumping into the lake at Montrose Harbor on the city's North Side last...

Lobster diver injured when caught in whale's mouth

Jun. 11, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A commercial lobster diver who got caught in the mouth of a humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod on Friday morning said he thought he was going to die. Michael Packard, 56, of Wellfleet, told WBZ-TV after he was released from Cape Cod...

Dog ejected from vehicle in Idaho crash found herding sheep

Jun. 10, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A pet dog who vanished for two days after being ejected from a vehicle during an accident has been found apparently doing the job it was bred to do — herding sheep. Linda Oswald's family and their dog, Tilly, were driving along Idaho State...

Sunrise special: Solar eclipse thrills world's northern tier

Jun. 10, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The top of the world got a sunrise special Thursday — a “ring of fire” solar eclipse. This so-called annular eclipse began at the Canadian province of Ontario, then swept across Greenland, the North Pole and finally Siberia, as the...

Customer finds 7-foot gator inside Florida post office

Jun. 10, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — They say neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night will stop the U.S. Postal Service, but an alligator could get in the way. That's what happened at the Spring Hill Post Office in Florida's Hernando County, according to a sheriff's office...

Archaeologists dig hilltop over Plymouth Rock one last time

Jun. 10, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Archaeologists are giving a grassy hilltop overlooking iconic Plymouth Rock one last look before a historical park is built to commemorate the Pilgrims and the Indigenous people who once called it home. Braving sweltering heat, a team of about 20 graduate...

Bear found stuck on power pole in southern Arizona city

Jun. 09, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) — A bear in Arizona emerged unscathed from quite the power trip when it became stuck on a utility pole. Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, a utility company based in the southern Arizona city of Willcox, was notified Monday morning that a...

Man stuck for days inside giant fan at California vineyard

Jun. 09, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities rescued a man who said he had been trapped for two days inside a large fan at a Northern California vineyard. The man was discovered Tuesday by a deputy responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle parked near the winery in...

Cicadas were flying; for hours, Biden's press plane was not

Jun. 09, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cicadas were flying. The reporters hoping to join the president in Europe were not. Reporters traveling to the United Kingdom for President Joe Biden's first overseas trip were delayed seven hours after their chartered plane was overrun by cicadas....

Golden retriever caught on video giving rodent aquatic ride

Jun. 09, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

LUNENBURG, Mass. (AP) — Wally the golden retriever did exactly what his breed is supposed to do during a recent swim in a Massachusetts lake, retrieving a small rodent and giving it a ride to shore on his back before ending the trip with a little kiss — an interaction all caught on video...