Cars parked on thin ice get icy bath in Wisconsin

February 7, 2016

(Reuters) – Call it the polar bear plunge for cars and trucks. The drivers of 15 vehicles parked on ice at Geneva Lake in the Wisconsin for a so-called Winterfest celebration on Saturday, but their festivities were interrupted when the ice broke, police said. Five of the vehicles that fell into the water were...
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Branded for Bernie: Dozens get inked with free Sanders tat

February 6, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Fans of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are wearing their support for him on their sleeves — and on their rib cages, calves, necks and backs. Several dozen people have flocked to Aartistic Tattoo in Montpelier, Vermont, to get a free tattoo of the senator, complete with his unkempt hair...
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Fake quotes by founding fathers included in gun rights bill

February 6, 2016

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A gun rights bill introduced at the Washington state Capitol includes some quotes falsely attributed to America’s Founding Fathers. The News Tribune reports (http://goo.gl/27c7Ti ) Republican Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane Valley introduced the measure Friday. House Bill 2975 would create penalties for public officials who block people from owning...
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Answers sought after male bus driver poses as elderly woman

February 6, 2016

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Some Rhode Island city councilors want to know more about a middle-age male senior center van driver who posed as an elderly woman during a press conference. WJAR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1SxVl5N ) the council debated the fallout from the January stunt. The Cranston Senior Center’s van driver posed as a woman...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets some roast with his Hasty Pudding

February 6, 2016

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten a little roast along with his pudding. In keeping with tradition, “The Walk” actor was feted and roasted as Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year on Friday. The collegiate theatrical organization says it selected the 34-year-old Gordon-Levitt as its 2016 honoree because he’s...
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Unabashed gluttony takes center stage at Philly’s Wing Bowl

February 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With those around him sick and stuffed, Dennis Rodman needed to brush up on the rulebook. When a queasy chicken-wing contest competitor could digest no longer and heaved brown, lumpy chunks on a plate of discarded bones — and the crowd roared with unapologetic glee — the basketball Hall of Famer...
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Ohio police and perhaps ‘Man with the Yellow Hat’ on lookout for monkey

February 5, 2016

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) – In an escape worthy of popular cartoon monkey “Curious George,” police in Minerva Park, Ohio, have alerted the public to a simian on the loose. First spotted by a police officer on Thursday in the heavily wooded Columbus suburb in central Ohio, the suspected “medium sized” howler monkey...
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