Book thief in plot that duped famous authors avoids prisonMarch 24, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — It was the stuff of novels: For years, a con artist plagued the publishing industry, impersonating editors and agents to pull off hundreds of literary heists.
Zebra runs loose in Seoul before being taken back to zooMarch 23, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A young zebra walked, trotted, and galloped for hours in the busy streets of South Korea’s capital before emergency workers tranquilized the animal and brought it back to a zoo.
Escape-artist Missouri bear heads to Texas zoo with moatMarch 22, 2023 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An escape-artist bear from Missouri is headed to a Texas zoo with a moat in hopes that it will put an end to his wandering.
The St. Louis Zoo cited the “specific and unique personality” of the Andean bear named Ben in announcing the move Tuesday.
2 escape jail and go to IHOP, where patrons report themMarch 22, 2023 GMT
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Two inmates in a Virginia jail used primitively made tools to create a hole in the wall of their cell and escape, only to be found hours later at an IHOP restaurant nearby, a sheriff said.
What made Beethoven sick? DNA from his hair offers cluesMarch 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 200 years after Ludwig van Beethoven's death, researchers pulled DNA from strands of his hair, searching for clues about the health problems and hearing loss that plagued him.
New deep-sea worm named after Trinidad & Tobago scientistMarch 23, 2023 GMT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A new species of deep-sea worm that can live in environments on the ocean floor that are either extremely hot or very cold has been named after a marine scientist from Trinidad and Tobago.
‘Scream as loud as you can’: 5 boys rescued from NYC tunnelMarch 23, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Five mischievous boys had to be rescued after they crawled through a storm drain tunnel in New York City and got lost, authorities said.
In audio released by the fire department, 911 dispatchers work to pinpoint the boys' exact location and then tell them to scream once rescuers are close enough to hear.
Get sett for delays: Badgers burrow under Dutch train tracksMarch 21, 2023 GMT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Badgers burrowing under rail tracks have halted trains in the northern and southern Netherlands, forcing lengthy cancellations on at least two lines.
All trains were halted Tuesday afternoon on a busy line between the southern cities of Den Bosch and Boxtel after the animals dug into a dike carrying rails.
Missing porcupine Brain returns to zoo, Pinky still missingMarch 21, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Police said Tuesday that one of two porcupines that went missing from a zoo in central Germany over the weekend has somehow found its way back home.
State police in Saxony-Anhalt had called Sunday for the public to keep an eye out for the two Indian crested porcupines, called Pinky and Brain, after they were apparently stolen from an animal park in the town of Thale.
Man gets 4 1/2 years for role in $8M online romance scamMarch 22, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of helping steal millions of dollars from hundreds of people in online romance scams, often regaling the victims with stories of oil rig explosions and foreign jails, has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison.
Supreme Court chews on Jack Daniel’s dog toy disputeMarch 23, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute between Jack Daniel's and the makers of a squeaking dog toy that mimics the whiskey's signature bottle gave the Supreme Court a lot to chew on Wednesday.
Snap! Venus fly trap fans ask South Carolina to honor plantMarch 22, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Conservationists are pushing for the Venus fly trap to be South Carolina's official carnivorous plant, joining other official items such as the state bird (Carolina Wren), state opera (Porgy and Bess) and the state snack (boiled peanuts).
Lawyer: 29-year-old who posed as teen student was lonelyMarch 21, 2023 GMT
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman accused of using false documents to enroll as a New Jersey high school student and attend some classes over a four-day period did so because she was lonely and longed to return to her days with friends in school, her lawyer said.
Official: Mountain lion claws man in hot tub in ColoradoMarch 20, 2023 GMT
NATHROP, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials said Monday they are searching for a mountain lion that clawed a man's head while he was sitting in a hot tub with his wife at a rental home in central Colorado.
Millions of dead fish wash up amid heat wave in AustraliaMarch 19, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Millions of fish have washed up dead in southeastern Australia in a die-off that authorities and scientists say is caused by depleted oxygen levels in the river after recent floods and hot weather.
Louisiana works out deal for family to keep pet nutriaMarch 18, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After much public outcry, state officials now say they will let a Louisiana couple keep a 22-pound nutria -- a beady-eyed, orange-toothed, rat-tailed rodent commonly considered a wetlands-damaging pest -- as a pet that frolics with their dog, snuggles in their arms and swims in the family pool.
African land snails found in luggage at Michigan airportMarch 17, 2023 GMT
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Six giant African land snails have been found in the luggage of a traveler who flew to Michigan from the west African country of Ghana.
State says Louisiana family must give up beloved pet nutriaMarch 17, 2023 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana couple has run afoul of state law by keeping a 22-pound nutria -- a beady-eyed, orange-toothed, rat-tailed rodent commonly considered a wetlands-damaging pest -- as a pet that frolics with their dog, snuggles in their arms and swims in the family pool.
Germany detains 42 in effort to prevent attacks on ATMsMarch 17, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German police detained 42 people as part of a crackdown on gangs suspected of blowing up cash machines, authorities said Friday.
Incidents in which thieves blow up ATMs and then make off with the cash, usually during the night, have become increasingly common in Germany in recent years.
Future NASA moonwalkers to sport sleeker spacesuitsMarch 15, 2023 GMT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Moonwalking astronauts will have sleeker, more flexible spacesuits that come in different sizes when they step onto the lunar surface later this decade.
Beloved and debated, French bulldog becomes top US dog breedMarch 15, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in three decades, the U.S. has a new favorite dog breed, according to the American Kennel Club.
Adorable in some eyes, deplorable in others, the sturdy, push-faced, perky-eared, world-weary-looking and distinctively droll French bulldog became the nation's most prevalent purebred dog last year, the club announced Wednesday.
Thai officials search for radioactive cylinder from plantMarch 15, 2023 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in Thailand expanded their search Wednesday for a metal cylinder with radioactive contents that has gone missing from a power plant, warning the public that it poses a danger to health.
Italian’s espresso machine a hit at World Baseball ClassicMarch 15, 2023 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Old-time baseball players would be appalled.
Italy's dugout at the World Baseball Classic comes outfitted with an espresso machine. And it's getting lots of attention.
“We are kind of shocked, actually, because this is something in Italian culture that’s sort of like water.
Part of mall roof in Duluth collapses under weight of snowMarch 14, 2023 GMT
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Part of the roof at a shopping mall in Duluth, Minnesota, collapsed early Tuesday as workers were removing several inches of snow that had fallen over the weekend, authorities said.
Retrial ordered for 87-year-old ex-boxer on Japan death rowMarch 14, 2023 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo’s high court on Monday ordered a retrial for an 87-year-old former boxer who has been on death row for more than five decades after his murder conviction that his lawyers said was based on forced confession and fabricated evidence.
How this little see-through fish gets its rainbow shimmerMarch 13, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — You can see right through this little aquarium fish from Thailand: Its skin is almost completely transparent. But when the light hits it just right, its body flickers with shimmering rainbow colors.
New Hampshire lawmaker arrested for obstructing snowplowMarch 11, 2023 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire was arrested Friday for allegedly screaming and swearing at a snowplow truck operator who recorded the confrontation and later reported him to police.
Puerto Rico breaks world record as baseball fans go blondMarch 10, 2023 GMT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The blonds are back.
Puerto Rico on Friday broke the Guinness World record for the most hair dyed, with 192 men going blond to support the U.S. territory’s team that is vying to win the World Baseball Classic after finishing twice as runner-up.
The view from above the Oscars: The slap, the snafu, SpikeMarch 10, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — I was the man in the box at the Oscars for The Associated Press.
I would stand in an opera-style balcony near the stage at the Dolby Theatre that provides a great view of the show but an even better view of the audience.
Sheriff: Vehicle crashes in airport terminal, driver chargedMarch 10, 2023 GMT
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A vehicle crashed inside a terminal at the Wilmington International Airport in North Carolina, but no one was injured, officials said.
Deputies with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office responded Thursday night to a report that a car had breached the airport's fence and drove onto the tarmac, the agency said.
‘Cocaine cat’ escaped owner, will now live at Cincinnati ZooMarch 10, 2023 GMT
An African serval cat that was found with cocaine in its system after an escape at a traffic stop now calls the Cincinnati Zoo home, much to the delight of social media users still amused by the recent release of the movie “Cocaine Bear.”
Maine motorists appeal to keep naughty vanity license platesMarch 9, 2023 GMT
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine vegan whose custom license plate contains the word “tofu” is one of the motorists caught in a state crackdown on vulgar tags.
Car owners across the United States can pay an extra fee to customize license plates, sparking creativity and personality but causing headaches for state officials who have to decide what’s acceptable.
Berlin to let everyone go topless at public swimming poolsMarch 9, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Women in Berlin will soon be allowed to go topless at the city's public swimming pools, like men, the Berlin state government said Thursday.
The new bathing rules allowing everyone to go swimming without covering their torsos followed a discrimination complaint by a woman who was not allowed to go topless in a swimming pool in the capital.
Slap fighting: The next big thing, or unsporting stupidity?March 9, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The competitors stand rigidly upright with their hands behind their backs, waiting to absorb a brutal slap to the face.
When the open-handed blow is delivered, there's a sharp report and the reaction can be dramatic.
82-year-old charged with sale of fake Michael Jordan cardsMarch 8, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — An 82-year-old Colorado man was charged Wednesday with selling and trading fake Michael Jordan basketball cards in a scheme that prosecutors said resulted in him making more than $800,000 over four years.
On tap: Booze still allowed on Amtrak in New HampshireMarch 8, 2023 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Riders on an Amtrak train that runs from Maine to Boston can continue to buy alcoholic beverages during the 35-mile stretch of the trip that goes through New Hampshire as officials said they plan to work out a “creative solution” to avoid violating a state liquor law.
Video captures dramatic moment SUV slams into Houston cafeMarch 8, 2023 GMT
A podcaster caught the startling moment an SUV crashed into the Houston cafe, sending shattering glass toward him and the guest he was interviewing on video.
Coming soon: Reese’s Cups, chocolate bars made from plantsMarch 7, 2023 GMT
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are getting the vegan treatment.
The Hershey Co. said Tuesday that Reese’s Plant Based Peanut Butter Cups, which go on sale this month, will be its first vegan chocolates sold nationally.
Live free or dry: No buying booze on Amtrak in New HampshireMarch 7, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Riders on an Amtrak train that runs from Maine to Boston will soon have to hold off on buying alcoholic beverages during the 35-mile stretch of the trip that goes through New Hampshire.
‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ actor Ricou Browning diesMarch 6, 2023 GMT
Ricou Browning, a skilled swimmer best known for his underwater role as the Gill Man in the quintessential 3D black-and-white 1950s monster movie “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” has died, his family told various media outlets.
Thar she blows! Canadian woman wins Key West conch contestMarch 5, 2023 GMT
A Canadian woman and a pediatric cardiologist from Georgia won the men's and women's contests at Key West's annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest, using different techniques to impress Saturday's judges.
PitchCom volume issue gives away Twins pitch callsMarch 3, 2023 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — This was a different kind of pitch tipping when Minnesota right-hander Kenta Maeda made only his second spring start in his return from Tommy John surgery two seasons ago.
Colombia proposes shipping invasive hippos to India, MexicoMarch 3, 2023 GMT
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia is proposing transferring at least 70 hippopotamuses that live near Pablo Escobar’s former ranch - descendants of four imported from Africa illegally by the late drug lord in the 1980s – to India and Mexico as part of a plan to control their population.
Olympian who dropped dog’s meds on skin avoids doping banMarch 2, 2023 GMT
Nowhere in the complex labyrinth of rules, bylaws and interpretations that govern the global anti-doping system did anyone see this warning: Beware of Dog Medicine.
It's an understandable omission, but one that led to a three-month sleuthing expedition that eventually exonerated a five-time Olympian of doping, while adding what some feel is an unnecessary asterisk next to her spotless record as a clean athlete.
Hare-brained scheme: Man busted for illegal hare traffickingMarch 2, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Massachusetts man to probation for running an illegal trapping operation that captured wild hares in Maine for the purpose of training dogs.
Jon Rioux, 36, of Attleboro, solicited Maine residents to trap snowshoe hares, court documents show.
German ice cream parlor offers cricket-flavored scoopsMarch 2, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A German ice cream parlor has expanded its menu with a skin-crawling offering: cricket-flavored scoops with dried brown crickets on top.
The unusual confection is available at Thomas Micolino's store in southern Germany's town of Rottenburg am Neckar, German news agency dpa reported Thursday.
Olive oil in coffee? New Starbucks line a curiosity in ItalyMarch 1, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Putting olive oil in coffee is hardly a tradition in Italy, but that didn't stop Starbucks interim CEO Howard Schultz from launching a series of beverages that do just that in Milan, the city that inspired his coffee house empire.
Hate your signature? Try plastic surgery for autographsFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors, lawyers, celebrities: There's a new cosmetic surgery, of sorts, for which they're all signing up.
By that, we mean handing over money to hire a calligrapher for a fresh take on writing one's own name in cursive.
Investigation of powder in air reveals it was pollenFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials investigating reports of a powder in the air and on some vehicles in the mid-Atlantic have determined the source: pollen.
UK police search for infant after missing couple arrestedFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — British police were urgently searching for a two-month-old baby Tuesday after officers arrested the infant's mother and her boyfriend who had been missing since January.
Police find 850 kilos of cocaine washed up on French beachFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Seashells, seaweed — and nearly a ton of cocaine. That’s what French maritime police found on a beach on the English Channel this week.
Police are investigating where the drugs came from and how they ended up on the shores of the town of Reville on the Cotentin Peninsula on Sunday, according to France's maritime authority for the English Channel and North Sea.
What time is it on moon? Europe pushing for lunar time zoneFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — With more lunar missions than ever on the horizon, the European Space Agency wants to give the moon its own time zone.
This week, the agency said space organizations around the world are considering how best to keep time on the moon.
That’s an error: NYC road sign is spelled ‘Jakie’ RobinsonFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Department of Transportation swung and missed with a road sign for the Jackie Robinson Parkway that spelled the baseball Hall of Famer's first name as “Jakie.”
The sign spotted Sunday in Queens featured a picture of Robinson, Major League Baseball's first African American player in the modern era, over the words “Jakie Robinson Parkway.”
WVa bill would give tax credits to ex-residents to move backFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Senate passed a bill Monday that would give $25,000 in tax credits to former residents who move back to the state to work.
The Senate passed the bill unanimously and sent it to the House of Delegates.
Putin bestows friendship award on actor Steven SeagalFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday bestowed a state decoration on Steven Seagal, the American action-movie actor who also holds Russian citizenship.
The awarding of the Order of Friendship was announced on the Russian government's internet portal.
NYC thieves stealing Apple headphones off victims’ headsFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Listen up! At least 21 people in New York City have had their fancy Apple headphones stolen right off their heads by a roving team of moped-riding bandits, police say.
Mexican president posts photo of what he claims is an elfFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president posted a photo on his social media accounts Saturday showing what he said appeared to be a mythological woodland spirit similar to an elf.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador did not seem to be joking when he posted the photo of an “Aluxe,” a mischievous woodland spirit in Mayan folklore.
Iowa State University gets 169 confiscated baby tarantulasFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Baby tarantulas have invaded Iowa State University.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service donated 169 confiscated tarantulas and offered them to the school in Ames this month.
St. Louis Zoo bear has second brief escape from enclosureFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Zoo officials say they are working to find a way to keep an Andean bear named Ben inside his enclosure after he escaped Thursday for the second time this month.
The bear was outside for less than an hour and was found only about 100 feet away from his habitat, zoo officials said in a statement.
Alligator pulled from NYC lake had swallowed bathtub stopperFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The alligator that was rescued from a chilly lake in New York City over the weekend had swallowed a bathtub stopper, authorities said.
Police: Crypto mining operation found in school crawl spaceFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
COHASSET, Mass. (AP) — A former employee of a Massachusetts town is facing charges of allegedly setting up a secret cryptocurrency mining operation in a remote crawl space at a school, police said.
1st baby pangolin in Europe born in Prague zoo, doing wellFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
PRAGUE (AP) — A Chinese pangolin has been born in the Prague zoo, the first birth of the critically endangered animal in captivity in Europe, and is doing well after initial troubles, the park said on Thursday.
Vandalism suspect breaks into California court, starts fireFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) — A 31-year-old man who showed up to a California courthouse over the weekend to inquire about an upcoming hearing in a vandalism case broke into a courtroom and started a fire, authorities said.
Pay-Per-Chew: More restaurants trying subscription programsFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
Consumers are willing to pay monthly subscription fees for streaming services, pet food and even toilet paper. And now some restaurants are betting they'll do the same for their favorite meals.
Cold-blooded: Abandoned alligator rescued from Brooklyn lakeFebruary 20, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s no urban legend: An alligator was found in a chilly New York City lake on Sunday, far from the subtropical and tropical climates where such creatures thrive.
The 4-foot (1.2-meter) reptile was pulled from Prospect Park Lake in Brooklyn around 8:30 a.m.
Russian pranksters call Merkel posing as Ukraine’s ex-leaderFebruary 20, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Russian pranksters posing as Ukraine’s ex-President Petro Poroshenko managed to contact Angela Merkel by phone to discuss developments in Ukraine and Belarus, although the former German chancellor appeared wary during the call.
Dogs in costumes take over at Rio Carnival street partyFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As Rio de Janeiro kicked off its Carnival on Saturday, about 100 dogs barked and wagged their tails to the tune of samba music as they paraded in front of pet lovers in a canine costume competition.
Tiger cub rescued in New Mexico finds new home in ColoradoFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Bengal tiger cub found by Albuquerque police in a dog crate last month now has a new home in Colorado.
Officials at the ABQ BioPark Zoo, where the 4-month-old cub has been receiving care, told the Albuquerque Journal that he was transferred to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado.
Dog vs shark standoff thrills tourists on Bahamas boat tourFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The sight of a massive hammerhead shark was a rare treat for 32 travelers on a tour boat in the Bahamas this week. But then, something stranger still: A dog dove from a nearby dock to confront the monstrous sea creature.
Lonely tunes: Humpback whales wail less as population growsFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Those melancholy tunes sung by humpback whales may really be a sign of loneliness.
Scientists who tracked humpback whales in Australia noticed that fewer whales wailed to find mates as their population grew.
Fowl-free: McDonald’s debuts plant-based McNuggetsFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
McDonald’s McNuggets are going fowl-free.
The Chicago-based fast food giant is introducing plant-based McNuggets next week. Germany will be the first market to get them.
McPlant Nuggets __ made from peas, corn and wheat with a tempura batter __ are the second product McDonald’s has co-developed with Beyond Meat, an El Segundo, California-based maker of plant-based meats.
Loggerhead sea turtle released after rehabbing in FloridaFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A loggerhead sea turtle named Rocky paused briefly on the sand Wednesday morning before slowly crawling into the Atlantic Ocean after spending six weeks rehabbing at Florida's Loggerhead Marinelife Center.
UK: Thief admits stealing thousands of chocolate Easter eggsFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — A man who prosecutors said broke into a U.K. industrial park to steal almost 200,000 chocolate Easter eggs has pleaded guilty to theft and criminal damage.
Prosecutors said Tuesday that Joby Pool, 32, used a metal grinder to break through a gate at an industrial park in Telford, central England, on Saturday, then used a stolen semi truck to tow away a trailer loaded with Cadbury Creme Eggs and other chocolate goods worth more than 31,000 pounds ($38,000).
Polish mother of 7 successfully gives birth to quintupletsFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish mother of seven has successfully given birth to premature quintuplets, hospital officials in southern Poland said Tuesday.
The two boys and three girls were born through cesarean section Sunday, in the pregnancy’s 28th week, at the University Hospital in Krakow.
German ballet director suspended over feces attack on criticFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A German newspaper critic had animal feces smeared on her face in the city of Hannover by a ballet director who apparently took offense at a review she wrote.
The Hannover state opera house apologized for the incident and said Monday that it was suspending ballet director Marco Goecke with immediate effect.
Auburn student wins car in a long-putt contest at Bama gameFebruary 12, 2023 GMT
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — In a game where Auburn struggled with its 3-point accuracy, the best long shot of the afternoon by far belonged to a student in the stands.
Harley-Davidson from 1908 becomes priciest bike at auctionFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A rare Harley-Davidson motorcycle built in 1908 has become the most expensive motorcycle ever sold at auction, according to data compiled by a website that tracks vintage motorcycle sales.
Emu escape: Flightless giant gets loose in MassachusettsFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — A large pet bird that is normally native to Australia caused a ruckus south of Boston after escaping from her home.
The bird is an emu, which is the second-tallest bird on Earth after its close relative the ostrich.
Dance like a Rockette: College students take unique classFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Rhapsody Stiggers has been dancing since she was 2, but the 20-year-old college junior has never taken a dance class quite as challenging as the one she's in now.
She is one of 38 students at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee enrolled in the first for-credit college dance class taught by the Radio City Rockettes, the precision dance team famous for its annual high-kicking “Christmas Spectacular," seen by more than 69 million people since 1933.
Tiny California mouse wins Guinness award for longevityFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A tiny California mouse now has a big title after winning a Guinness World record for longevity.
A Pacific pocket mouse named Pat — after “Star Trek" actor Patrick Stewart — received the Guinness approval Wednesday as the oldest living mouse in human care at the ripe age of 9 years and 209 days, the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance announced after a certification ceremony.