Commuter's 'delay scarf' bought by German train company
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her "delay scarf."
Giant rotating ice disk stops moving
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Maine's giant spinning ice disk that quickly gained international fame seems to have met its end. The formation in the Presumpscot River in Greater Portland stopped rotating Wednesday, two days after a video of its mesmerizing movement was widely shared on social media.
Email prompts man to attend stranger's bachelor party
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An email about a bachelor party sent to the wrong person has led to an Arizona man taking a trip to a Vermont ski resort to attend the party of someone he doesn't know this weekend.
Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades.
Silicon Valley landlord rents $1,500 studio to 2 cats
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two cats are living large at a $1,500-a-month studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing shortage has sent rents skyrocketing.
Rodeo Alaska cow evades capture wandering Anchorage trails
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A rodeo cow named Betsy has evaded capture for six months as she wanders the trails of Alaska's biggest city, the cow's owner said.
Chocolate spill creates sweet hot mess on Arizona highway
FLAGSSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in northern Arizona had a sweet hot mess on their hands after a tank trucker's trailer detached from the truck and rolled on its side on slick pavement, spilling a river of liquid chocolate onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40.
Michael Flynn, Sean Spicer become neighbors in Rhode Island
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has bought a house in Rhode Island, and his new neighbor is a familiar face from their days together in the Trump administration: former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Woman drinking wine from Pringles can banned from Walmart
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — Police in northern Texas say a woman has been banned from a local Walmart after she spent several hours driving an electric shopping cart around the store's parking lot while drinking wine from a Pringles can.
Dave? Dave? Kansas City man gets tickets for helping Chief
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A random act of kindness has netted AFC Championship tickets for a man called Dave who helped dig a Kansas City Chief out of the snow.
Leave $350 hats at home, NY middle school administrators beg
GREAT NECK, N.Y. (AP) — Administrators at a New York middle school are begging students to leave their winter hats made by Italian apparel company Moncler at home because the pricy tops keep getting lost.
Houston police chief nabs driver for going 140 mph
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's police chief says he set a new personal record when he issued a ticket to someone who blew past him going 140 mph (225 kph).
Brewery launch is on target in former missile command center
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A new brewery is set to launch in a Cold War-era missile command center near Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Grist House Craft Brewery has set its sights on a structure known as "the bunker building" at the former Nike missile base.
Rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny sells for $204,000
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny has sold for more than $200,000 at a Florida auction. Heritage Auctions says more than 30 people bid on the rare coin Thursday night.
Man pleads guilty after alligator threat
BRIDEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man who police say placed a 3-foot alligator on top of another man in Connecticut as part of an extortion attempt has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.
Police: Woman breaks into police station, wanted to date cop
WYOMING, Pa. (AP) — Police say a woman smashed her way into a closed Pennsylvania police station looking for an officer she'd been sexually harassing ever since he arrested her.
Detectives: Burglar in closed police substation left ID
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — To identify the burglary suspect who broke into a closed Florida police substation and ate an officer's chicken dinner, detectives didn't need to lift fingerprints or get DNA from the discarded meal.
New Mexican arrested for allegedly stealing postal truck
RATON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a woman who allegedly stole a postal truck has been arrested in Raton. Police were notified about 8 a.m.
Lawyer: Coat chewing could've thrown off breath test
BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — An attorney for a Pennsylvania woman charged with drunken driving hinted his client's coat-chewing could've thrown off the results of her breath test.
Austrian train workers rescue wild goat buried in snowdrift
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian train workers have shut down their track clearing operations to rescue a mountain goat after seeing it get buried in a deluge of snow they had been clearing from the rails.
Police: Reporter who helped foil robbery finds missing woman
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A reporter who helped police catch a robbery suspect last week followed up with another good deed by finding an 89-year-old suburban Detroit woman with dementia who had wandered away from home in sub-freezing temperatures.
Oklahoma game warden catches poacher via dating app
CHECOTAH, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman looking for love got more than she bargained for when she unwittingly shared her exhilaration about illegally shooting a "bigo buck" on a dating app with a state game warden.
A moose walks into an Alaska hospital and finds a snack
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A moose wandered into a hospital building in Alaska's largest city and chowed down on some plants in the lobby as workers watched the massive animal in awe.
Missing Michigan cat found 2 months later in Florida
DETROIT (AP) — A cat who went missing from suburban Detroit for two months turned up more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away in Florida.
'Don't feed the fatberg': Huge mass blocks English sewer
LONDON (AP) — A British official says a giant "fatberg" has been found blocking a sewer in southwestern England: a mass of hardened fat, oil and baby wipes measuring 64 meters (210 feet) long.

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