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Viral invitation draws thousands to Mexican girl's party

Looking overwhelmed by the attention, yet resplendent in an elaborate fuchsia dress and gleaming tiara, Rubi Ibarra celebrated her 15th birthday on Monday on a ranch in central Mexico after the invitation to the event by her father went viral and made her the toast of the country. Family members ...

Jan 19, 2017

Driver clocked at 146 kph in snowstorm wanted new car stereo

New Hampshire State Police say a driver clocked at 91 mph (146 kph) during a snowstorm said she was late for an appointment to have a new car stereo installed. Police say they stopped 21-year-old Anastacia Hocking, of Laconia, on Interstate 93 in Concord ...

Trump retweets praise for his daughter, but tags the wrong Ivanka

Jan 18, 2017

Trump retweets praise for his daughter, but tags the wrong Ivanka

His daughter Ivanka may be Donald Trump’s favorite child, but the president-elect apparently doesn’t know her Twitter handle, mistaking her for a British woman from the seaside town of Brighton. On Monday night, the Republican retweeted praise for his daughter from a Twitter user ...

Jan 10, 2017

A moo-ving rescue: Stranded cow winched across frozen pond

A cow stranded on ice in western Oregon experienced what might be called a moo-ving rescue. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office got a report last Friday about a cow that had ventured onto a frozen pond, fallen and couldn’t get back up. A sheriff’s ...

Prankster arrested in case of the 'HOLLYWeeD' sign

Jan 10, 2017

Prankster arrested in case of the 'HOLLYWeeD' sign

Los Angeles police have made a “Hollyweed” bust. Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, was arrested Monday, just over a week after a prankster used white tarps to make the Hollywood sign read “HOLLYWeeD,” the LAPD said in a statement. Fernandez turned himself in with his ...

Jan 4, 2017

Ghosts haunt our palace, says Swedish queen

Queen Silvia of Sweden says the royal palace where she resides is haunted, according to a documentary to be aired on public television on Thursday. “There are small friends …ghosts. They’re all very friendly but you sometimes feel that you’re not completely alone,” Queen ...

Dec 28, 2016

'Grinch couple' broke into Mississippi home, ate Christmas treats

Referring to two suspects as the “Grinch couple,” a Mississippi sheriff says a man and a woman broke into a home and ate the homeowners’ Christmas treats before fleeing. Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said in a news release that the homeowners called police ...