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Used clothing store gets surprise donation of marijuana
4 days ago -
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — Someone apparently inadvertently donated more than 100 grams of marijuana when they dropped off some used children's clothes a suburban Minneapolis shop. [Read More]
'Costume jewelry' diamond really worth hundreds of thousands
5 days ago -
LONDON (AP) — Some people have all the luck. [Read More]
Oregon governor pardons young thief
1 week ago -
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The governor of Oregon has pardoned a fourth-grade boy who swiped a hazelnut and a pen during a recent tour of the state Capitol. [Read More]
Woman makes dress from wrappers
1 week ago -
ELIZABETHTOWN (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has made a dress from more than 10,000 Starburst candy wrappers given to her by her high school sweetheart-turned-husband. [Read More]
Woman, 105, receives honorary high school diploma Woman, 105, receives honorary high school diploma
1 week ago -
OAKDALE (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who said her only regret in life was not finishing high school has received an honorary diploma — at age 105. [Read More]
MIT student sues CIA for info on Twitter jokes
1 week ago -
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts doctoral student is trying to force the CIA to open up about how it uses jokes on social media. [Read More]
Deliveryman takes pizza to riders on stalled Amtrak train
2 weeks ago -
NEWPORT, Del. (AP) — A pizza delivery man in Delaware got an order from an unusual address: a stalled Amtrak train from New York on its way to Washington. [Read More]
British World War II veteran, 101, breaks skydiving record British World War II veteran, 101, breaks skydiving record
2 weeks ago -
LONDON (AP) — A 101-year-old D-Day veteran has become the oldest person in the world to skydive. [Read More]
Canadian woman's cutout of Spicer in bush gets attention
2 weeks ago -
VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian woman's idea to make a lawn ornament out of a picture of White House press secretary Sean Spicer has been trending on social media. [Read More]
Corpse plant blooms Corpse plant blooms
2 weeks ago -
Visitors to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh looked at a corpse plant called “Barbara,” last week. [Read More]
Man calls 911 in Florida to ask to be deported
2 weeks ago -
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in southwest Florida say a Guatemalan man was arrested after he dialed 911 to ask for his deportation. [Read More]
High school teen earns college degree
2 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania girl has earned an associate’s degree at a community college even before she has received her high school diploma. [Read More]
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