3 burglars share tips of trade in crime prevention video

May 26, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police looking to educate the public about ways to prevent break-ins turned to the experts — a trio of convicted burglars. The Columbus Police Department recruited the inmates with the help of the state prisons agency and produced a YouTube video in which the offenders share their how-to tips. Most...
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Roller coaster fan notches 5,000th ride on historic coaster

May 26, 2015

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — An 82-year-old fan of a historic Pennsylvania roller coaster celebrated his 5,000th ride on it over the holiday weekend — sitting for more than eight hours straight and logging 95 spins around the wooden ride in a single day. Vic Kleman, 82, marked the milestone Sunday on the Jack...
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A head scratcher: 9 brains found next to train tracks

May 24, 2015

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. (AP) — Nine brains were found along a street in a northern New York village, but authorities say there’s nothing to fear. The brains are believed to have been part of a collection for educational or research purposes. No criminal activity is suspected. Residents discovered the brains on a street near railroad...
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Woman uses obituary to say Brady innocent in ‘Deflategate’

May 24, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has used her own obituary to convey a final message on Tom Brady and the “Deflategate” scandal. Boston.com reports (http://bit.ly/1FHE96e ) that Patricia M. Shong, of Auburn, Massachusetts, died on Monday surrounded by family. Her obituary says the 72-year-old enjoyed scrapbooking, weekly card night and spending time with...
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Colorado city going dark this weekend to help stargazers

May 24, 2015

TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) — Telluride residents were asked to turn out the lights on Saturday night and early Sunday to help stargazers see the night sky free of light pollution. “For all of humanity’s history up until the last two generations, humans have always looked up and seen the night sky,” night sky photographer...
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Man sentenced for stabbing of bar doorman over bad drink

May 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 36-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 28 years in prison for a 2013 assault that prosecutors say stemmed from his anger over a botched drink. The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1Fv0nXL ) that Jovan Felix was sentenced Friday for the near-fatal stabbing of a doorman outside Sacramento night...
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Telluride going dark to help stargazers

May 23, 2015

TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) — Telluride residents were asked to turn out the lights on Saturday night and early Sunday to help stargazers see the night sky free of light pollution. “For all of humanity’s history up until the last two generations, humans have always looked up and seen the night sky,” night sky photographer...
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