Wyoming police to dole out donated money for good deeds

December 4, 2016

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A good deed could turn into a $50 tip from Jackson law enforcement officials who will dole out donated money ahead of the holidays. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports (http://bit.ly/2h35w1O) that Teton County Sheriff Jim Whalen says anonymous donors have contributed enough for deputies, officers and troopers to...
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Cheers greet British veteran, 89, as he starts his new job

December 4, 2016

LONDON (AP) — An 89-year-old army veteran who made national headlines in Britain with a newspaper ad seeking work has started his new job. The Cantina Kitchen Bar in the seaside town of Paignton in southwestern England announced on its Facebook page that Joe Bartley was starting work Sunday. The widower, whose wife died...
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Deliberations by Texas jury prompts missing person report

December 4, 2016

WACO, Texas (AP) — One juror in a Central Texas robbery trial apparently forgot to tell her family she’d be working late deliberating in the case, prompting relatives to file a missing person report. The juror had been working late Thursday evening with fellow jurors in the McLennan County Courthouse and apparently had failed...
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Museum to auction wax figures of presidents, first ladies

December 3, 2016

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Gettysburg wax museum that features the likeness of every U.S. president and first lady has closed and the figures are up for auction. The Hall of Presidents and First Ladies Museum in Gettysburg had been in business for about 60 years. Owners say more than 1 million people had...
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Police: ‘Postal Grinch’ caught opening post office packages

December 3, 2016

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is being accused of being a Christmas Grinch after authorities say he broke into a post office and tried to steal packages. Francis Keller, 56, was arrested by the Boynton Beach Police Department and charged with burglary. Police say they found him inside a post office...
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Friendly moose befriends 2 cows on Vermont farm

December 3, 2016

SHELDON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont couple has chased off a moose that appeared to be bonding with their two cows on a Sheldon farm because they didn’t want it to get injured, stuck in their barn or damage their fences. Sharyn Abbott and her husband Tim returned to their home recently and found...
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Ho ho? Oh, no! It’s too warm for Boston holiday wonderland

December 2, 2016

BOSTON (AP) — Santa Claus or Santa Thaws? Boston city officials say they’re postponing the opening of a European-style “Boston Winter” outdoor wonderland because it’s unseasonably warm. City Hall Plaza was being transformed into a North Pole, complete with an ice skating path tucked among chocolate fountains and wooden chalets selling Christmas ornaments. But...
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