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Tourist gets locked inside historic New York City fortress

NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about a tourist trap! A woman visiting New York City says she got locked inside a historic fortress and prison and was stuck for...

Bear caught in storm drain freed when manhole cover lifted

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have freed a bear that got caught in a storm drain for about an hour. Colorado Springs Utilities workers...

SD high court upholds sentence of man who flipped off judge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a man who got a harsher prison sentence after he flipped the bird...

When NYPD horses lose shoes, the blacksmith comes to them

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s like AAA for horses. When one of the New York Police Department’s horses loses a metal shoe, or they just wear out...

11-year-old girl catches piranha relative in Oklahoma lake

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An 11-year-old Oklahoma girl has quite the fish tale after catching a native South American fish with human-like teeth. Kennedy...

Researchers use leaf blower to see how lizards endure storms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tropical lizards have a stick-to-itiveness in high wind that puts TV weather reporters to shame. Now we know why, thanks in part to...

Michigan village elects cat _ ceremonially _ as mayor

OMENA, Mich. (AP) — Politics in a small northern Michigan village have gone to the cats and dogs and goats and even chickens. Omena’s newly...

Woman strangles rabid fox attacking her in backyard

PITTSGROVE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who was attacked by a fox in her backyard says she had no choice but to reach down, grab its snout with...