Student's service dog gets own headshot in class yearbook

May 25, 2017

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school student who attends school with a service dog found himself side-by-side with his canine in the school’s yearbook photos. Andrew Schalk has Type 1 diabetes and uses his dog, Alpha, to alert him when his blood sugar levels are off. The black Labrador Retriever gives the...
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Florida woman finds python while doing laundry

May 25, 2017

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Another day, another python in Florida. This time a woman found a python wrapped around her pet rat’s blanket while she was doing laundry. Juanita Tedesco called police after spotting the snake as she rinsed blankets Wednesday. She says she believes it was trying to get to her pet rat...
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Tattooed 'Joker' accused of pointing gun at traffic

May 25, 2017

MIAMI (AP) — Police in Florida have managed to arrest the Joker without Batman’s help following reports of a green-haired man with tattoos on his face pointing a gun at traffic. A Miami-Dade police report says 29-year-old Lawrence Sullivan was arrested Tuesday evening and charged with carrying a concealed firearm. A booking photo shows...
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Florida student accused of changing grade from F to B

May 25, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old student is accused of sneaking into a building and illegally logging into a Florida university’s grading system to change his failing grade to a B. Sami Ammar turned himself in at the Orange County Jail in Orlando on Wednesday and now faces a felony charge of accessing a...
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New York City mayor still won't cheer for hometown Yankees

May 25, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — He has served a full-term as New York City mayor, but Bill de Blasio has never attended a New York Yankees game during his tenure. And he doesn’t plan to break the streak now. The Democratic mayor grew up outside Boston and is a fan of the Yankees’ rival Boston...
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How do you move 40,000 bees? Carefully, with just 3 stings

May 25, 2017

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — With just three stings and no serious injuries, two beekeepers have safely removed an estimated 40,000 bees that bedeviled a Virginia townhouse community. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/2rCfkZo ) the 40-pound (18-kilogram) swarm was carefully snipped from a tree branch May 17 in a grassy area of the Fredericksburg community...
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Dog stuck on 400-foot cliff rescued by cop using ropes

May 24, 2017

MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. (AP) — A dog stuck about half-way down a 400-foot cliff in a western New York gorge has been rescued by a police officer who had to use ropes to reach the stranded canine. The state parks office says visitors to Letchworth State Park reported hearing a dog barking in the...
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