San Francisco officials save backyard pine tree from the ax

May 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco city leaders unanimously granted landmark status to a tall, slender pine tree that a San Francisco property owner wants to cut down but that neighbors rallied to save. The vote Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors protects a Norfolk pine hybrid that stands in the backyard of a...
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It takes a village to corral a loose llama in Colorado

May 3, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — It took a village and two hours to corral an uncooperative llama named Ethel who escaped from her pasture in rural Colorado and wandered near some busy roadways. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office tweeted a wanted poster with a photo of the wayward animal and the hashtag #LlamaOnTheLoose. It’s an...
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Maine’s GOP governor, veto record-holder, names new dog Veto

May 3, 2016

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage, the state’s all-time veto champion, has named his new dog Veto. LePage, who has earned renown for exercising his veto pen on bills he didn’t like, adopted a Jack Russell terrier mix from a shelter. His family’s previous dog, an 11-year-old Jack Russell named Baxter, died...
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San Francisco tree could get landmark status or the ax

May 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fate of a tall, slender pine tree in the backyard of a San Francisco house that the owner wants to cut down but neighbors are rallying to save is now in the hands of city leaders. The Board of Supervisors will decide Tuesday whether to grant landmark status to...
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Soccer-Leicester’s "magic" hailed globally as the party goes on

May 3, 2016

(Reuters) – Leicester City’s exultant players and beaming manager Claudio Ranieri went back to work in a daze on Tuesday as the sports world saluted their outlandish Premier League triumph as the perfect example of the “magic of football.” At their training ground in Leicester, sleepless but bright-eyed players continued in party mood as,...
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San Francisco tree could get landmark status or the axe

May 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fate of a tall and slender pine tree in the backyard of a San Francisco house that’s at the center of a dispute among neighbors is now in the hands of San Francisco city leaders. The Board of Supervisors will decide Tuesday whether to grant landmark status to a...
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Italian court: homeless man stealing hot dogs did no crime

May 3, 2016

ROME (AP) — Italy’s top criminal court has ruled that a hungry homeless man who took a package of hot dogs from a supermarket committed no crime. The man had been about to leave the store after paying for breadsticks but not for the hot dogs and some cheese he had in his pocket....
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