Bald eagle shows air superiority, sends drone into lake
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A bald eagle launched an aerial assault on a drone operated by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy — known as EGLE — ripping off a propeller and sending the aircraft into Lake Michigan.
Wayward emu captured running through New Jersey city
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A wayward emu was taken to an animal shelter after it was captured while running through the streets of a northern New Jersey city.
Baby born on flight in Alaska is named Sky by his mother
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The mother of a baby born on an airplane that was taking her to a hospital in Anchorage has named her son Sky because of his unique birth and first experience.
Picture perfect? Woman receives ID with photo of empty chair
CENTERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Driver’s license photos aren't always the best, but when a Tennessee woman received her new ID the picture was perfect — for a furniture store.
Some coffee with your coffee? Dunkin' launching cereal line
CANTON, Mass. (AP) — As if 2020 wasn’t weird enough, Dunkin’ is getting into the cereal game. The Massachusetts-based coffee and donuts empire is releasing two new breakfast cereals based on two of its most popular coffee drinks: Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Latte.
Apt Bible passage at Catholic Mass coincides with earthquake
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Scripture quite literally came to life for several Catholic churches in North Carolina as a rare earthquake rattled portions of the state over the weekend.
Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask
MOTZA, Israel (AP) — An Israeli jewelry company is working on what it says will be the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face covering with a price tag of $1.5 million.
Bad week for Mexico tourism capped by mis-translations
MEXICO CITY (AP) — It has been a bad week for Mexican tourism promotion, and it got worse Friday when the English language version of the country’s tourism website appeared with hilarious mis-translations.
Eye candy: More than 50,000 pink flamingos mass in France
PARIS (AP) — Behold a treat for the eyes! Tens of thousands of pink flamingos have amassed in the wetlands of southern France along with their offspring still lacking flamboyant plumage.
German nudist chases down boar who snatched his laptop
BERLIN (AP) — A German nudist had the last laugh after giving chase to a wild boar that had run off with a bag containing his laptop.
'Chief mouser' Palmerston retires as UK's top diplomatic cat
LONDON (AP) — Time spent in lockdown was just superb for Palmerston, the chief mouser at the U.K. Foreign Office. It was so good, in fact, that the cat has decided to leave sorting out international affairs to the human diplomats and retire to the countryside after four long, hard years on the job.
Minnesota man sells '57 pickup for $75 he paid 44 years ago
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man sold the 1957 Chevy pickup he drove for 44 years for $75, the same price he paid decades ago. Bob Sportal of Prinsburg handed over the key last month to the grandson of the man he bought the truck from, KARE-TV reported.
Couple in Confederate flag flap finds Scandinavian solution
ST. JOHNS, Mich. (AP) — A couple who came under attack for displaying the Norwegian flag outside their mid-Michigan inn because some observers mistook it for a Confederate flag have found another way to show their Scandinavian pride.
Woman with husband's bones gets close look at Munich Airport
BERLIN (AP) — Police at Munich Airport got a surprise during their search of a wooden box being transported by a 74-year-old passenger that turned out to contain the bones of the woman's dead husband, authorities said Tuesday.
New Wisconsin justice sworn in during ultramarathon
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jill Karofsky has finished her 100-mile (161-kilometer) ultramarathon after being sworn in mid-run.
US Marshals put Fyre Festival merchandise up for auction
NEW YORK (AP) — More than three years after the highly publicized Fyre Festival famously fizzled out in the Bahamas, merchandise and other “minor assets” are up for sale — courtesy of the U.S.