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Missing Virgin Mary statue found 2 years after disappearance

May. 19, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) — A missing statue of the Virgin Mary stolen from a Vermont nativity scene more than two years ago has been found unharmed and returned to its owner. The statue was stolen from Lyndonville in January 2016 and it was recently discovered in an apartment house storage area by Lyndonville...

Roo-ting out trouble: Rogue S Carolina kangaroo nabbed again

May. 18, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

CLARKS HILL, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's most talented escape artist may be a kangaroo. News outlets report the McCormick County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that a mischievous marsupial was roaming the county for the second time in three days. Maj. Robert Christie says authorities have yet to...

Ammo box falls from military chopper, crashes into school

May. 18, 2018 6:40 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine how a box of ammunition fell from a military helicopter and crashed through the roof of an elementary school in Texas. The Ysleta Independent School District says no one was injured when the ammo box hit Parkland Elementary School in El Paso on...

Laurel, Yanny or ... covfefe? White House joins in on debate

May. 17, 2018 8:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is joining in on the viral debate over whether people hear the names "Laurel" or "Yanny" in a much-shared audio clip. The White House on Thursday released a video featuring various members of the staff weighing in. Senior adviser Ivanka Trump says, "So clearly Laurel."...

6 young squirrels rescued from ordeal of tangled tails

May. 17, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Six young squirrels whose tails were stuck together by tree sap are recovering after a Nebraska wildlife expert untangled them. A Nebraska Humane Society worker rescued the squirrels from a pine tree in Omaha last week. Nebraska Wildlife Rehab executive director Laura Stastny told the...

93-year-old makes first hole-in-one in 65 years of golfing

May. 17, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A 93-year-old Ohio man wrapped up his nearly seven decades of golfing with his first hole-in-one. Ben Bender told The Zanesville Times Recorder "the Lord knew" this was his last round and gave him a hole-in-one. Bender aced the 152-yard third hole last month at Green Valley Golf...

Person in Spider-Man costume hangs out on Boston train

May. 17, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A person sporting a Spider-Man costume joined commuters on a Boston subway train — dangling from a handrail. Twitter user Ashley Armstrong tweeted a video Wednesday of the masked superhero checking a smartphone while hanging upside down on a Green Line train. Armstrong tweeted: "Just...

Man accused of stealing cruiser slipped through tiny opening

May. 17, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors say a man charged with stealing a police cruiser in Maine slipped through an 11-by-11 inch opening while handcuffed to get into the driver's seat. Assistant District Attorney Marianne Lynch says video captured 22-year-old Tyler Tibbetts' maneuver during his arrest May 11....

How many retweets to wear Crocs to graduation? 2018!

May. 17, 2018 8:49 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — On a whim, a Florida high school senior asked the Crocs shoe company to supply its foam shoes for her and all of her female classmates to wear to graduation, and the company said OK — if her request could get 2,018 retweets. Sarah Agee tells the Tampa Bay Times that she...

Owner of $85M apartment offers trip to space with purchase

May. 17, 2018 7:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The owner for a New York City condominium is offering a trip to outer space included with the purchase of an $85 million dollar apartment. The condo is a 15,000 square-foot duplex located on the entirety of the 45th floor of the Atelier building on west 42nd street in Manhattan. WNBC-TV...