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Georgia city to move roadkill dumpster after odor complaints

City officials in an Atlanta suburb say they'll relocate a dumpster used for discarding roadkill after complaints of dead-animal smells wafting from the receptacle
Published: 07/20/16
Russian balloon more than halfway to circumnavigating globe

Russian balloon more than halfway to circumnavigating globe

A Russian adventurer was battling sleep deprivation, freezing temperatures and ice in his oxygen mask but was ahead of schedule for his record attempt to fly solo in a balloon around the world nonstop, his son said
Published: 07/20/16
Moo-ving out: Sensor sends text alerts from cows in labor

Moo-ving out: Sensor sends text alerts from cows in labor

University of New Hampshire dairy researchers are more relaxed these days about monitoring pregnant cows: A sensor attached to the tails sends text alerts to help detect when they're in labor
Published: 07/20/16

Lap dance proceeds will support West Virginia flood relief

Lap dances at a West Virginia strip club will help pay for flood relief
Published: 07/19/16

School seeks home for fallout shelter 'survival biscuits'

The University of Montana is getting rid of crate after crate of Cold War-era fallout shelter supplies
Published: 07/19/16

Mystery numbers in N. Korea broadcasts carry Cold War echoes

North Korea's state radio has recently broadcast strings of indecipherable numbers in a possible resumption of a Cold War-era method of sending coded messages to spies operating in South Korea
Published: 07/19/16

Accounting mistake shortchanges college president $11,000

Officials say an accounting mistake shortchanged the salary and benefits of Northwestern Michigan College's president by more than $11,000 since 2013
Published: 07/19/16
Goat drowns trying to escape Alaska crowds taking its photo

Goat drowns trying to escape Alaska crowds taking its photo

A mountain goat in Alaska jumped into the ocean to get away from crowds snapping its picture, and the animal drowned when it couldn't get back to land because of the crush of people on shore
Published: 07/19/16
Philadelphia museum puts early presidents' hair on display

Philadelphia museum puts early presidents' hair on display

A Philadelphia museum is taking advantage of a presidential campaign season where a certain candidate's gravity-defying hair has generated plenty of attention: it's putting the hair of some early presidents on display
Published: 07/18/16
Police: Runaways used tractor to break into school building

Police: Runaways used tractor to break into school building

Authorities say three runaways used a large tractor to smash through the wall of a California school building, then went inside and stole sodas and portable radios
Published: 07/18/16