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Silence overwhelming Paris

PARIS (AP) – Silence is invading Paris, now that tourism is banned, and millions of people are confined at home. The agency monitoring sound pollution in the Paris region says some 150 monitoring stations have recorded an

Lottery winnings cut by health crisis

DES MOINES, Ia. (AP) – Lottery jackpots are going to shrink as the coronavirus pandemic tamps down lottery sales. The group that oversees the Powerball game announced Wednesday night that it would cut minimum jackpots in half,

Peeps production stops for pandemic

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — No more Peeps are being hatched for at least a couple of weeks — but it shouldn’t affect Easter baskets. The Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based Just Born confections company said its production facilities there and

Weed stocks surging during pandemic

UNDATED – (AP) Cannabis stocks are flying high as investors see green following a recent surge in marijuana sales as people forced to stay home because of the coronavirus pandemic stock up. Shares in most of the

Navy toilets require $400,000 fix

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A U.S. Government Accountability Office report has found that repeatedly clogged toilets on two Virginia-based Navy aircraft carriers could require treatments that cost $400,000 each to clear the pipes. An accountability office employee

Virtual Racing replaces NASCAR this weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR is planning another virtual race during the coronavirus shutdown. The stock car series held a successful event over the weekend, giving its fans something to watch and enjoy with sports everywhere basically

Nuns offer advice on staying inside

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – A community of nuns living in silence at a Portuguese convent have offered tips on how to make the best of being stuck at home during the COVID-19 outbreak. The nuns living in

Sing Sing museum slated to open in 2025

OSSINING, N.Y. (AP) — A museum is being planned at just outside the walls of Sing Sing prison in New York state with a unique feature. Museum organizers intend to build a 300-foot-long corridor connecting the museum

Neighbor steals skeleton over offensive gesture

CUYAMUNGUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is facing a larceny charge after authorities say she stole a neighbor’s anatomical skeleton model that allegedly was making an offensive gesture toward her. The Santa Fe New Mexican

LSU student charged with riding ATV on stadium field

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University fraternity brother has been charged with breaking into the college’s under-construction football stadium and riding a four-wheeler around inside. University police said Thursday that 19-year-old Clayton Fleetwood entered

Nevada Precinct Has 0% Turnout

RENO, Nev. (AP) — What if they gave an election — and nobody showed up? It’s more than just a hypothetical question for Democrats who counted votes in last week’s presidential caucus. Not only did no one

Brit wins pancake race

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — Ok, so maybe it isn’t the World Cup, or even the World Series. But there is a result in an international competition pitting contestants in Kansas against their British counterparts. And in yesterday’s

Inmate escapes by posing as fellow inmate

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A case of deliberate mistaken identity has gotten a California inmate free from jail. Authorities in Utah say inmate Kaleb Wiewandt ended up being “released” from lockup Tuesday night — because he