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Rats! DC working to fight rodent problem as complaints riseThe nation's capital is taking a modern approach to dealing with an old problem: rats
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Indian Muslim children gather around a photograph of U.S. President Donald Trump during the inauguration of Trump Sulabh Village, in Maroda, India, Friday, June 23, 2017. A toilet charity is leading an effort to rename a tiny, north Indian village after President Donald Trump, saying the gesture is meant to honor relations with the U.S. and draw support for better sanitation in India. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump nameA charity that provides toilets to poor Indians is helping a northern village rename itself after President Donald Trump
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Kind act spreads to 167 drivers at Indiana McDonald'sA customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Big catch: Fisherman finds camera, returns it to ownerA man who was fishing in the Tennessee River reeled in a waterlogged camera and then used social media to track down its owner in Florida
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Driver rescued after van gets stuck in Wisconsin drawbridgeFirefighters had to rescue a man after his minivan became wedged in a drawbridge in downtown Green Bay
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Police: Man faces charges after stealing more than 500 signsAn Ohio man is facing charges after police say he stole more than 500 signs, claiming they were an eyesore and a distraction to drivers
The Associated Press5 hours ago
A listing by a Chinese seller on eBay's U.S. site for a miniature crossbow capable of firing toothpicks is seen on a computer screen in Beijing, Friday, June 23, 2017. Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China - and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials. Several cities have reportedly banned sales of the palm-sized contraptions, which are powerful enough to puncture soda cans, apples and cardboard, depending on the projectile. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Chinese parents alarmed by miniature crossbow crazePowerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China _ and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE -This Nov. 22, 2006, file photo a giant sequoia tree sits next to St. Luke's Hospital in downtown Boise, Idaho. The sequoia tree that was a seedling sent more than a century ago by naturalist John Muir to Idaho and planted in the yard has become an obstacle to progress. The 98-foot (30-meter) sequoia planted in 1912 that's in the way of the Boise hospital's expansion is being uprooted and moved about a block to city property starting Friday, June 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Troy Maben, File)
Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for moveA massive sequoia sent to Boise as a small seedling by naturalist John Muir more than a century ago is now in the way of a hospital's expansion and plans are to move it two blocks away to city property
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, first place winner SweePee Rambo, a 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua, is cradled by her owner Jason Wurtz of Encino after the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. The annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest celebrates homely pooches for their inner beauty in Petaluma. Organizers say the pooches will face off in a red carpet walk and "Faux Paw Fashion Show" during Friday's events. It's intended to show that all dogs, regardless of physical appearance, can be lovable additions to any family. (Alvin Jornada/The Press Democrat via AP, File)
World's Ugliest Dog Contest awards underdogs' inner beautyThe World's Ugliest Dog Contest is celebrating man's best friend's perfect imperfections in California Friday
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Workers prune the roots and built a burlap, plywood and steel-pipe structure to contain the rootball so they can move the roughly 100-foot sequoia tree In Boise, Idaho, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The sequoia tree sent more than a century ago by naturalist John Muir to Idaho and planted in a Boise medical doctor's yard has become an obstacle to progress. So the 98-foot (30-meter) sequoia planted in 1912 and that's in the way of a Boise hospital's expansion is being uprooted and moved about a block to city property this weekend. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)
Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for moveA massive sequoia sent to Boise as a small seedling by naturalist John Muir more than a century ago is now in the way of a hospital's expansion and plans are to move it two blocks away to city property
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Worker bit in tussle with would-be thief over stripper polePolice in Little Rock say a mall worker wrestled away a stripper pole from a would-be thief who bit the employee during the struggle
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this March 4, 2010, file photo, a deer runs across the road in Pittsburg, N.H. In Oregon, under a road kill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat for human consumption. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for foodUnder an Oregon roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed last week by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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