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Republican Gov. Tate Reeves gestures Monday, May 4, 2020, in Jackson, Miss., as he wonders how needy state residents are being helped when lawmakers passed a bill May 1, that takes control of the federal CARES Act money, during his daily update on the state's response to COVID-19.   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi gov is pranked in shout-out to high school grads


Bouncing back: Restaurant debuts 'bumper tables' amid virus

Dining with dummies? Renowned restaurant adds mannequins

Detroit-area residents lift spirits with costumed parades

Peacock on the prowl falls for officer's decoy, not love

UK's 'Captain Tom' inspires campaign by 97-year-old Russian

Dining with dummies? Renowned restaurant adds mannequins

WASHINGTON, Va. (AP) - One of the country's most renowned restaurants says mannequins will add a touch of whimsy and help with social distancing when customers return to its grand dining room later this month.


This dad's daughter got her own college graduation ceremony

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Xavier University's cancellation of its graduation ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic didn't stop one Tennessee senior from walking across the stage.


9-year-old boy in Tennessee catches 80-pound lake sturgeon

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A nine-year-old boy in Tennessee became the third child in his family to catch a monster fish, reeling in an 80-pound sturgeon that outweighed him by far.


Detroit-area residents lift spirits with costumed parades

FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) - Sarah Ignash spends her days looking after dogs in normal times. With her business temporarily shuttered because of the coronavirus, though, she's taken to walks on the wild side through her Detroit suburb with dancing bears, bipedal zebras and the like.


Peacock on the prowl falls for officer's decoy, not love

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston police officer used an electronic mating call Monday to help capture a peacock that had escaped from a nearby zoo.


Man who sought trial by combat now wants ex-wife evaluated

HARLAN, Iowa (AP) - A Kansas man who sought legal permission in Iowa to engage in a sword fight with his ex-wife is not insane but merely angry over their child custody arrangement, according to a psychological evaluation.


Cops: McDonald's mask scofflaw breaks window, steals panties

BROOKLYN, Conn. (AP) - A man who had been kicked out of a McDonald's restaurant for having no face mask threw a rock through the window, stole some underwear from a Walmart and surrendered when police threatened to set a dog on him, authorities said.


UK's 'Captain Tom' inspires campaign by 97-year-old Russian

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - Inspired by 99-year-old Briton Tom Moore's multi-million pound charity walk, a Russian fellow World War II veteran has launched her own effort to gather contributions for the families of doctors and nurses who have died of COVID-19.


Pint-sized driver surprises Utah trooper during traffic stop

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A Utah Highway Patrol trooper got a pint-sized surprise when he pulled over a 5-year-old driver who was swerving so badly he thought the driver needed medical attention.


Fowl play: Louisiana police search for 'aggressive chicken'

WALKER, La. (AP) - Police are searching for an "aggressive chicken" accused of engaging in fowl play at an Louisiana bank.


Man arrested trying to quarantine on private Disney island

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida deputies arrested a man who had been living out his quarantine on a shuttered Disney World island, telling authorities it felt like a "tropical paradise."


Mask stolen from lion statue outside Chicago's Art Institute

CHICAGO (AP) - Somebody apparently needed a really big protective mask.


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