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The hacked road sign in Chili reads

Sign of the times: Hacked road sign in Chili providing some comic relief


Endangered corpse flower blooms in Warsaw, drawing crowds

Chicago man jumps into Lake Michigan for 365th straight day

Dog ejected from vehicle in Idaho crash found herding sheep

Sunrise special: Solar eclipse thrills world's northern tier

Archaeologists dig hilltop over Plymouth Rock one last time

Sunrise special: Solar eclipse thrills world's northern tier

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The top of the world got a sunrise special Thursday - a "ring of fire" solar eclipse.


Customer finds 7-foot gator inside Florida post office

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) - They say neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night will stop the U.S. Postal Service, but an alligator could get in the way.


Archaeologists dig hilltop over Plymouth Rock one last time

BOSTON (AP) - Archaeologists are giving a grassy hilltop overlooking iconic Plymouth Rock one last look before a historical park is built to commemorate the Pilgrims and the Indigenous people who once called it home.


Bear found stuck on power pole in southern Arizona city

WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) - A bear in Arizona emerged unscathed from quite the power trip when it became stuck on a utility pole.


Cicadas were flying; for hours, Biden's press plane was not

WASHINGTON (AP) - The cicadas were flying. The reporters hoping to join the president in Europe were not.


Golden retriever caught on video giving rodent aquatic ride

LUNENBURG, Mass. (AP) - Wally the golden retriever did exactly what his breed is supposed to do during a recent swim in a Massachusetts lake, retrieving a small rodent and giving it a ride to shore on his back before ending the trip with a little kiss - an interaction all caught on video by Wally's owner.


Skeletons of related Viking-era men to reunite for exhibit

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - The skeletons of two related Viking-era men, one who died in central Denmark and the other who was killed in England during a massacre ordered by a king, are set to be reunited for an exhibition opening in Copenhagen this month.


Mysterious black substance on Wells Beach is many dead bugs

WELLS, Maine (AP) - Scientists have determined that a black substance that had settled near the shore line over several days at a beach in Maine is made up of millions of dead bugs.


China's wandering elephants becoming international stars

BEIJING (AP) - Already famous at home, China's wandering elephants are now becoming international stars.


Amorous cicada blamed for causing car crash in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) - An amorous cicada was blamed for causing a car crash in Ohio.


Donkey on the run in same town that dealt with runaway steer

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) - The same Rhode Island town that had to deal with a runaway steer earlier this year is now investigating reports of a donkey on the loose.


No shirts, pants or undies needed on bike ride, just a mask

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia bike riders won't need their shirts, pants, skirts or even underwear - just a mask.