Alaska whale-watchers rescue swimming deer in distress

July 29, 2016

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska whale-watching cruise turned into a rescue mission for an unusual aquatic species — a distressed, swimming deer. The 18-passenger tour vessel from Gastineau Guiding Co. lassoed the struggling deer on Wednesday, pulled it on board and gave it a ride to an island, Juneau radio station KTOO (http://bit.ly/2aD9xf6...
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Man sues to get license to marry Kentucky prison inmate

July 29, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — To get a Kentucky marriage license, Bradley Jones just has to bring his fiancee to the clerk’s office, but there’s a problem: She’s in prison and can’t make the trip. Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry says state law requires both applicants to apply in person, and won’t issue the...
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13-year-old boy reels in 200-pound shark on New Jersey beach

July 29, 2016

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy fishing with his father on a New Jersey beach has reeled in a 200-pound shark. A video posted on Facebook on Sunday shows Gianni Mandile pulling the fish most of the way in before dad Joseph Mandile grabs the shark’s tail and pulls it onto...
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Are Swedes having less sex? The government wants to know

July 29, 2016

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Worried that Swedes aren’t having enough sex, the government wants to analyze the bedroom activities of its citizens in a major new study. It’s been 20 years since the last in-depth study of the sex habits of the Scandinavian welfare state, so Public Health Minister Gabriel Wikstrom says it’s high time...
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Rare, foul-smelling ‘corpse flower’ blooms in New York City

July 29, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — A foul smelling plant known as the “corpse flower” is finally blooming at the New York Botanical Garden in New York City. The rare blooming began Thursday afternoon after more than 10 years of growth. It’s native to Sumatra’s equatorial rain forests, and emits an odor like rotting flesh while...
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Mounted police officer rides through drive-thru on horseback

July 29, 2016

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A mounted police officer in upstate New York has been spotted going through a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru on horseback. Boston’s WCVB-TV posted a picture of the officer and his partner in line at the Saratoga Springs drive-thru Wednesday. The station reports Saratoga Springs Officer John Sesselman ordered a cup...
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Bikini-clad Swedish cop makes arrest while sunbathing

July 29, 2016

STOCKHOLM (AP) — She was off duty and wearing a bikini but that didn’t stop Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner from catching a suspected thief. A photo of Kellner pinning the suspect to the ground was trending on social media in Sweden this week. “My first intervention while wearing a bikini during my 11...
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