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Inmates in the custody of the New Jersey Department of Corrections move furniture from the New Jersey State House in Trenton, N.J., Tuesday, June 27, 2017. A Department of Corrections spokesman says that the inmates are members of the voluntary DEPTCOR program, meant to "develop usable skills." Inmates will refurbish the furniture and move it back when a $3 million renovation of the State House is completed. (AP Photo/Michael Catalini)
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  • Inmates in the custody of the New Jersey Department of Corrections move furniture from the New Jersey State House in Trenton, N.J., Tuesday, June 27, 2017. A Department of Corrections spokesman says that the inmates are members of the voluntary DEPTCOR program, meant to "develop usable skills." Inmates will refurbish the furniture and move it back when a $3 million renovation of the State House is completed. (AP Photo/Michael Catalini) Odd News

    Prison inmates remove statehouse furniture before renovation

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is borrowing more than $300 million to renovate its statehouse, but some of the work to clear old items out is being done by prison inmates. Department of Corrections spokesman Matt Schuman said Tuesday the inmates are working as part of the state’s DEPTCOR program, which allows towns and […]
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    Greek weapons enthusiast charged over balcony shooting range

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested an elderly man for allegedly setting up an improvised firing range on his balcony in a densely populated area and using guns he owned illegally for target practice. A police statement Tuesday says one of the handgun shots the man allegedly fired at a wooden […]
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    Big delivery: South Carolina mom gives birth to 14-pound son

    LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina couple is looking for some bigger baby clothes after their son was born at a whopping 14.4 pounds. WLTX-TV reports (http://on.wltx.com/2sXwYoQ ) that Colin Austin Keisler was born by cesarean section at a hospital in Lexington. The baby is healthy, but his mother, Cindy Richmond, says they had […]
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    80-year-old woman attacked, mauled by rabid bobcat in garden

    SUNAPEE, N.H. (AP) — An 80-year-old New Hampshire woman fought off a rabid bobcat with the help of her two dogs and her gardening sickle. Elsie Dabrowski says she was gardening Sunday at her Sunapee home when the animal attacked , biting her face, arm and back. She says her only thoughts at the moment […]
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    ‘Embarrassing’ Berlin police removed from G20 security duty

    BERLIN (AP) — A group of Berlin police officers helping with security ahead of next week’s Group of 20 summit in Hamburg has been sent home after some reportedly partied excessively at the barracks where they were staying. More than 220 officers were sent back to the German capital after what Hamburg police called “inappropriate […]
  • In this Sunday, June 25, 2017 photo provided by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety an alien figure sits in the passenger seat of a vehicle that was pulled over north of Atlanta, Ga. (Alpharetta Department of Public Safety via AP) Odd News

    Not quite warp speed: Speeding man had alien doll passenger

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a motorcycle officer who stopped a driver for speeding on a suburban highway north of Atlanta had an ‘extraterrestrial encounter’ — sort of. George Gordon, a spokesman for police in Alpharetta, says that when the officer pulled the man over Sunday, a life-sized doll of a big-eyed, large-skulled alien […]
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    Town limits councilman’s broadcast of taps over loudspeaker

    GLEN ROCK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania town councilman who broadcasts taps at his home through loudspeakers every night must limit the activity. The Glen Rock Borough Council voted Wednesday to restrict Councilman Joshua Corney’s broadcast of the song to Sunday nights and to certain flag holidays like the Fourth of July, Memorial Day and […]
  • This Sunday, June 26, 2017, photo provided by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) shows a TSA agent holding a live lobster that weighs roughly 20 pounds at Boston's Logan International Airport. TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy said Monday, June 26, that the lobster found Sunday in the passenger's checked luggage at the airport's Terminal C is the "largest" he'd ever seen. (Transportation Security Administration via AP) Odd News

    20-pound live lobster found in luggage at Boston airport

    BOSTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says a 20-pound (9-kilogram) live lobster has been spotted in a passenger’s luggage at Boston’s Logan International Airport. TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy says the lobster found Sunday in the passenger’s checked luggage at the airport’s Terminal C is the “largest” he’s ever seen. McCarthy says the TSA doesn’t […]
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    “Explicit” show at South African prison ignites scandal

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — AT least 13 South African officials face possible suspension after photos showing scantily clad female entertainers with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated on social media. The correctional services department said Monday that there was a security breach and that the “explicit entertainment” should not have been allowed at a “youth month” […]
  • Workers build a burlap, plywood and steel-pipe structure to contain the rootball so they can move the roughly 100-foot sequoia tree in Boise, Idaho, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The sequoia tree sent more than a century ago by naturalist John Muir to Idaho and planted in a Boise medical doctor's yard has become an obstacle to progress. So the 98-foot (30-meter) sequoia planted in 1912 and that's in the way of a Boise hospital's expansion is being uprooted and moved about a block to city property this weekend. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone) Odd News

    The Latest: Transplanted: 10-story Sequoia moves 2 blocks

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on a century-old sequoia moving to make way for a Boise, Idaho, hospital expansion (all times local): 1:20 p.m. A large sequoia tree with a history rooted in conservation was standing in the way of progress, so on Sunday, it was moved. More than a century after it was […]