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After months on lam, slaughterhouse escapee beefalo caught

Apr. 14, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Conn. (AP) — After more than 250 days on the run, an 800- to 900-pound (360- to 410-kilogram) beefalo that has been roaming the woods in western Connecticut since it escaped on its way to a slaughterhouse has been captured, police said. The beefalo — a cross...

Colorado to auction off cannabis-themed license plates

Apr. 13, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis-themed license plates in Colorado are being auctioned off to the highest bidder in a fundraiser for the Colorado Disability Funding Committee. The state is selling the rights to 14 plates with cannabis-themed phrases, including “BONG,”...

Man fleeing police crashes, wedges Maserati under freeway

Apr. 13, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man fleeing the California Highway Patrol totaled his girlfriend's Maserati SUV after he careened up an embankment and slammed into the underside of an overpass, wedging the vehicle under a freeway in Oakland, authorities said Tuesday. “The...

Bunny snatched: Record-holding giant rabbit stolen in UK

Apr. 13, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police say one of the world’s biggest bunnies has been stolen from its home in central England. Darius, a Continental Giant rabbit, disappeared from his enclosure in a backyard in the village of Stoulton over the weekend, the West Mercia Police force...

Maine group spins ice carousel they hope is a world record

Apr. 10, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

ST. AGATHA, Maine (AP) — An intrepid group of volunteers from northern Maine took advantage of the last of the melting spring lake ice on Saturday to spin what they hope is a world record ice carousel. The Northern Maine Ice Busters, using outboard motors and a potato...

Nurse, capturing the feeling of a nation, gets stuck in mud

Apr. 09, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Camille Coelho just wanted to take a stroll on the beach and look for some sea glass. Instead, the Massachusetts nurse ended up feeling the way so many have felt during the pandemic: she was stuck in the mud. The 54-year-old was taking a walk at Boston’s...

University of Kentucky mistakenly sends 500,000 acceptances

Apr. 08, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky mistakenly sent acceptance emails to 500,000 high school seniors for a program that usually accepts about three dozen students a year. The school followed up with another email less than 24 hours later and apologized for...

No one in small southwest Missouri town voted on Tuesday

Apr. 08, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

LA RUSSELL, Mo. (AP) — Local elections in April generally attract few voters but a small southwest Missouri town hit a new low this week when not one of its 70 residents cast a ballot. Jasper County Clerk Charlie Davis said his office checked several times to confirm...

Reigning Mrs. World arrested over onstage melee in Sri Lanka

Apr. 08, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in Sri Lanka on Thursday arrested the reigning Mrs. World for pulling the crown off the head of the winner of a Mrs. Sri Lanka beauty pageant and allegedly causing injuries. She was later released on bail. Caroline Jurie, who won the...

Police probe reports of monkeys on loose in Ohio cemetery

Apr. 08, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police and animal authorities in Cincinnati were on the lookout Thursday for monkeys reportedly last seen swinging in trees in a cemetery. After being unable to spot any monkeys Wednesday night or Thursday morning, police expressed some speculation...