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Man gets probation for smashing star Man gets probation for smashing star
2 days ago -
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who destroyed Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism. [Read More]
Police: Teen robs man of 'grandma's favorite' chocolates
3 days ago -
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island said a group of teens stole a man's cellphone and box of chocolates, with one suspect saying the chocolates were his “grandma's favorite.” [Read More]
Trump wigs in big demand during Carnival season in Austria Trump wigs in big demand during Carnival season in Austria
4 days ago -
PFAFSTAETTEN, Austria (AP) — So many people want to be Donald Trump this Carnival season in Austria that some costume shops have run out of wigs mimicking the U.S. president's memorable hairstyle. [Read More]
Misspelled note on pickup apologizes for 'anger isusesh'
4 days ago -
CARBONDALE, Colo. (AP) — Police in western Colorado say a man battered somebody else's pickup with a baseball bat and then left a note acknowledging he had anger issues. [Read More]
Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids
6 days ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Some joggers weren't joking when they said they were going out for a "brief run." [Read More]
Book returned to library 75 years late
6 days ago -
WILKES-BARRE (AP) — “Val Rides the Oregon Trail” is back in the hands of a Pennsylvania library — 75 years past the book’s due date. [Read More]
Men charged in $90,000 diaper heist Men charged in $90,000 diaper heist
1 week ago -
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island men have been arrested in connection with the theft of $90,000 worth of diapers. [Read More]
Harambe-shaped Cheeto sells for $100,000
2 weeks ago -
A Cheeto that bears a resemblance to slain gorilla Harambe has sold for nearly $100,000 on eBay. [Read More]
Woman accused of forging $1.2 million check
2 weeks ago -
DILLSBURG (AP) — Police said a Pennsylvania woman tried to buy a house by forging a $1.2 million check from a credit union. [Read More]
Police: Naked man drives stolen taxi
2 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police said a naked man stole a taxi and recklessly drove through a crowded park in a posh section of Philadelphia. [Read More]
Convenience store sues over similar name
3 weeks ago -
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey convenience store called Dawa has been sued by Wawa. [Read More]
‘Notorious B.O.B’ downs 409 wings during Bowl
3 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bob “Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt choked down 409 chicken wings to become the finger-licking champion of Philadelphia’s Wing Bowl. [Read More]
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