Fight between driver, passenger results in crash in Phoenix

July 25, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a car crash that critically injured a driver and shut down part of a Phoenix freeway was started by a fight between the man and a passenger. Authorities say the southbound lanes on a section of State Route 51 near the Northern exit were closed for several hours Sunday....
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Man arrested after spending 12 hours in tree in Seattle

July 25, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) — Police have arrested a man after he spent nearly 12 hours perched in a tree in Seattle. KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/29TPCI7 ) the man climbed onto the roof of an apartment building in the Lake City neighborhood at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. He then crawled across some power lines and made his...
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Hemingway (no relation) wins look-alike contest in Key West

July 24, 2016

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in its 36-year history, a Hemingway has won a competition seeking the man who most looks like literary giant Ernest Hemingway. Dave Hemingway was named the winner of the “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on Saturday in Key West, Florida. The winner said he is not...
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Thai police charge two eight-year-old girls who tore down pink lists

July 24, 2016

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Two 8-year-old girls in Thailand have been charged for violating campaigning rules ahead of a contentious referendum next month after tearing voter lists off a wall because they liked the pink paper they were printed on, police said on Sunday. The military government has clamped down on dissent ahead of the...
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Woman drove for days in Alaska with husband’s body in casket

July 23, 2016

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman who drove her husband’s body on a days-long traveling wake and used ice from local canneries to keep him cold is not accused of breaking any laws. Officers responded to a call last week to find the body of a 78-year-old man inside an aluminum transport casket....
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Russian pranksters call heads of WADA, U.S. anti-doping agency

July 22, 2016

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian media published on Friday calls by two comedians to the heads of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) pretending to be Ukrainian Sports Minister Ihor Zhdanov. Pranskters Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov separately called WADA President Craig Reedie and USADA chief executive Travis Tygart, according...
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Pennsylvania police hoping dope will claim marijuana package

July 22, 2016

CHELTENHAM, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania are hoping a dope will stop by their station and claim a package containing more than 4 pounds of marijuana. WCAU-TV (http://bit.ly/2af5eVL ) reports Cheltenham Township police near Philadelphia were alerted to the package this week. The package had been dropped off at the home of a...
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