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Wildlife officer rescues elk with antlers entangled in child’s swing

A wildlife officer in Colorado came to the rescue of a bull elk found with its antlers entangled in a child’s swing. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Wildlife Officer Scott Murdoch responded to the Indian Hills community in Jefferson County after members of the public contacted the department to report an elk in distress. The […]

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Bear crashes wedding reception in Mexico

A wedding in Mexico became an even more memorable event for everyone present when the reception was interrupted by an unusual crasher: a bear in search of food. A video posted to TikTok by user @AngieDisa shows the bear knocking over a chair and putting its front paws on a table during dinner at the […]

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Colorado softball team features players in their 90s

A Colorado softball team is believed to be the oldest such team in the country, with players ranging from their 50s to their 90s. The Colorado Peaches, a team founded in 1991, features more than 50 players, many of whom are in their 70s, 80s and 90s. Player Fran Simon told KMGH-TV the team is […]

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Hundreds of rolls of toilet paper spilled onto California highway

Traffic on a stretch of California highway was slowed due to an unusual hazard: hundreds of rolls of toilet paper in the roadway. Aerial video from the scene shows the rolls of toilet paper were spread across about 100 yards of Interstate 880 in San Leandro, south of Marina Boulevard. Transportation authorities said the unusual […]

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Iowa bar offers cocktails and karaoke but no alcohol

A new bar in Iowa offers cocktails, karaoke and pizza, but one common bar feature is absent from the business: alcohol. Unimpaired, which opened its doors this month in Iowa City, is aimed at giving people a place to play games and socialize without the pressure to consume alcohol. Co-founder Amber Haines said the business […]

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New Zealand strait crossed for first time by electric plane

As he made history by becoming the first person to fly across New Zealand’s Cook Strait in an electric plane, Gary Freedman thought it only fitting that the first thing he saw when approaching the Wellington coastline was the rotating blade of a wind turbine producing renewable energy. Freedman’s 40-minute solo flight in the small […]

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Heartless! Artists says NYC tribute removed in permit snafu

Have a heart, New York! A giant red heart sculpture installed this week in Central Park as a tribute to health care workers and COVID-19 victims has been taken down — an apparent casualty of confusion and red tape. Italian sculptor Sergio Furnari says he was walking by the park Thursday afternoon with friends when […]