In sync: Over 31,000 in China set world dance record

May 24, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — China’s dancing grannies have taken their moves to the record books. Guinness World Records says more than 31,000 Chinese participants have set a record for mass plaza dancing in multiple locations. Some 31,697 people in Beijing, Shanghai and four other cities set the new mark on Saturday by performing choreographed dance...
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Arizona city bars Satanic Temple prayer at council meeting

May 24, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Officials say Scottsdale will bar the Satanic Temple from leading a scheduled prayer at a City Council meeting in July. City spokesman Kelly Corsette says Scottsdale informed the Satanic Temple’s Arizona chapter that only representatives from institutions that have a substantial connection to the Scottsdale community will be allowed to...
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Police smile at ‘Cops Suck’ tattoo across man’s knuckles

May 23, 2016

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A police officer in Maine is getting a laugh out of a man’s tattoo that says, “Cops Suck.” The Bangor Police Department on Monday posted a Facebook photo of the man holding out his fists with letters tattooed on his knuckles next to a smiling officer. The photo has more...
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Chewbacca Mom’s infectious laugh draws more than 137M views

May 23, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Before last week, Candace Payne’s infectious laugh was known only to her close friends and family. After she went into hysterics donning a toy Chewbacca mask in a video she posted online, more than 137 million viewers know it too. Payne went live on Facebook from her car in a...
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Alaska inmate escapes, then comes back to try to free others

May 23, 2016

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A minimum-security prisoner who escaped from a halfway house in Alaska came back three hours later, but it wasn’t to turn himself in. State Troopers say 20-year-old Joshua Yaska returned with an SUV and tried to help other inmates flee the facility in Fairbanks. Staff members say Yaska was spotted...
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Chewbacca Mom’s infectious laugh draws more than 135M views

May 23, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — A Texas woman who spontaneously donned a Chewbacca mask she bought for a Facebook video says she “feels like she deserves a gold medal” after the post garnered more than 135 million views. Candace Payne tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” that the mask that emits the Star Wars creature’s distinctive...
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Massachusetts man runs for 10,000 consecutive days

May 23, 2016

SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who made a resolution on Jan. 1, 1989, to run every day is still going strong — 27 years later. Saugus resident Lenworth “Kip” Williamson recently ran for the 10,000th consecutive day. The 57-year-old General Electric Co. engineering manager tells The Daily Item of Lynn (http://bit.ly/1XryHN2 )...
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