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Oklahoma astronaut corn maze photographed from space

Sep. 21, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

HYDRO, Okla. (AP) — It's apt that a maze cut into an Oklahoma cornfield featuring the likeness of a former NASA astronaut can be seen from space — and has been photographed by a satellite orbiting Earth. The image of Oklahoma-born Thomas P. Stafford is cut into a 10-acre field at P Bar Farms in...

Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

Sep. 21, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's not quite the World Wide Web — but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low...

Dad accused of putting girl in game machine, stealing prizes

Sep. 20, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts teacher has been charged with putting his toddler into a game machine at a New Hampshire shopping mall and using her to steal prizes. Police in Salem say 34-year-old Anthony Helinski, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, turned himself in Wednesday, five days after witnesses at...

160-foot-long Italian sandwich is quickly devoured in Maine

Sep. 20, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — This was a sub worth diving into. Eleven sandwich shops in Maine combined forces to create a 160-foot-long (49-meter-long) Italian sandwich. The ginormous sandwich disappeared as quickly as it was created Thursday, devoured by hungry passersby in Portland's Monument Square. Organizer...

Get ready for 'Bongzilla,' selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

Sep. 20, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas' newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis. Nobody will be allowed to light up at Cannabition when it opens Thursday...

Plants, but no pants: Florida man gardens in the nude

Sep. 20, 2018 10:45 AM EDT

STUART, Fla. (AP) — Being in touch with nature is one thing. But gardening au naturel is quite another for some neighbors of a Florida man who's been doing yard work in the nude. The miffed residents tell news outlets they've called the Martin County Sheriff's Office, but the man continues to do yard work...

Too soon? Fans find Red Sox division title banner in street

Sep. 20, 2018 7:15 AM EDT

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have not clinched this year's American League East division championship, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled. Boson-area friends Louie Iacuzzi, James Amaral and Randy Baldasarri say they found the banner on a road...

Too soon? Fans find Red Sox division title banner in street

Sep. 19, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have not clinched this year's American League East division championship, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled. Boston-area friends Louie Iacuzzi, James Amaral and Randy Baldasarri say they found the banner on a road...

Fishmonger offers lobsters some herb before the butter

Sep. 19, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (AP) — These lobsters are going to pot in more ways than one. A Maine lobster pound is banking on using marijuana to try to make cooking the crustaceans a little more humane. The business, Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, is owned by a registered medical...

Nevada elementary selling chicken to save teacher position

Sep. 19, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada elementary is trying to save a teacher position through a unique fundraiser — selling chicken. KVVU-TV reports parents at Lamping Elementary in Henderson, Nevada, held a fundraiser Wednesday at a Chick-Fil-A in Las Vegas with the hopes of funding at least one teacher...