Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town awash in red pulp

August 31, 2016

BUNOL, Spain (AP) — Thousands of people pelted each other with tons of ripe tomatoes Wednesday, creating a red, mushy mess in the annual “Tomatina” street battle in eastern Spain. At the fiesta in Bunol, 160 tons of tomatoes were offloaded from six trucks into the crowd packing the town’s streets for the hour-long...
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Buzz-ted: Bee swarm ousts Pennsylvania police department

August 31, 2016

CARBONDALE, Pa. (AP) — The cops have been buzz-ted. A swarm of bees has forced officers at a Pennsylvania police department out of their station. The (Scranton) Times-Tribune (http://bit.ly/2celBDh ) reports Carbondale police had to abandon the station Tuesday when the bees arrived. Most of the buzzing insects settled into cracks and crevices in...
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‘Bad apple culprit’ hits Pacific Northwest homes

August 31, 2016

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — One rotten apple spoils the bunch, but a man known as the “bad apple culprit” doesn’t stop at just one. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office in southwest Washington says someone has periodically been tossing apples on roofs. Sometimes the culprit leaves a note, as was the case when he recently...
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Dog swims over 6 miles, walks 12 more to find family

August 31, 2016

BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — A dog swam more than 6 miles and walked a dozen more to find its family after falling overboard into Lake Michigan during the weekend. Edward Casas was boating on the lake Sunday with his wife, Kristin, and the family dog, a 10-month old Belgian Malinois (MAL’-ehn-wah) named Rylee. Casas...
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Australian senator caught napping still fan of press freedom

August 31, 2016

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator has fallen victim to the press freedom he champions when he was photographed snoozing on his first day in Parliament. Former veteran journalist Derryn Hinch was caught napping as a senator beside him nudged his arm during Governor-General Peter Cosgrove’s 40-minute speech on Tuesday afternoon opening Australia’s...
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Believed python perplexing Maine city actually an anaconda

August 30, 2016

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Wessie P. Thon might actually be Wessie A. Conda. A Texas scientist who ran tests on a large snake skin found in the Maine city of Westbrook says Tuesday the tests came back as “100 percent from anaconda.” A big snake caused a stir in Maine when it was seen...
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A corny tribute: Red Sox slugger immortalized in corn maze

August 30, 2016

STERLING, Mass. (AP) — Nothing quite measures up to the latest tribute to retiring Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. A corn maze dedicated to the player known as Big Papi was unveiled at a ceremony Tuesday in Sterling, Massachusetts. Ortiz had a message for his legions of fans at the unveiling: “I love...
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