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This undated photo provided by the 'Senckenberg Institute' shows a 'Danish Mayfly'. The Danish Mayfly has been selected by a German entomological society as the Insect of the Year for 2021, but won’t have long to celebrate its 15 minutes of fame. The insect, whose scientific name is Ephemera danica, only has a few days to fly, mate and lay new eggs. (Wolfgang Kleinsteuber via AP)
Brief buzz: Danish Mayfly named 2021 insect of the yearThe Danish Mayfly has been selected by a German entomological society as the Insect of the Year for 2021, but won’t have long to celebrate its 15 minutes of fame
The Associated Press18 hours ago
In this photo provided by the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, Ravensbeard Director and founder Ellen Kalish holds a Saw-whet owl at the center in Saugerties, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. A worker helping to get the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City found the tiny owl among the tree's massive branches on Monday, Nov. 16. Now named Rockefeller, the owl was brought to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center for care. (Lindsay Possumato/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center via AP)
Rocky the Christmas tree stowaway owl returns to the wildRocky the stowaway owl is back in the wild
The Associated Press2 days ago
This Nov. 18, 2020 photo provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety shows Utah state workers walking near a metal monolith in the ground in a remote area of red rock in Utah. The smooth, tall structure was found during a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep in southeastern Utah, officials said Monday. State workers from the Utah Department of Public Safety and Division of Wildlife Resources spotted the gleaming object from the air and landed nearby to check it out. The exact location is so remote that officials are not revealing it publicly, worried that people might get lost or stranded trying to find it and need to be rescued. (Utah Department of Public Safety via AP)
Mysterious shiny monolith found in otherworldly Utah desertDeep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah’s red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state
The Associated Press3 days ago
Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as restaurant closes for virusA customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a Cleveland restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic
The Associated Press4 days ago
In this photo provided by the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, Ravensbeard Wildlife Center Director and founder Ellen Kalish holds a Saw-whet owl at their facility in Saugerties, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. A worker helping to get the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City found the tiny owl among the tree's massive branches on Monday, Nov. 16. Now named Rockefeller, the owl was brought to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center for care. (Lindsay Possumato/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center via AP)
Owl found in Rockefeller Center tree could take flight soonA tiny owl that was found dehydrated and hungry in the branches of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is eating its way back to good health and set to be released back into the wild Saturday
The Associated Press7 days ago
Dan and Barbara Donovan of Niles say they were targeted by intruders when a man claiming to be a ComEd employee came to their home, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 in Niles, Ill. Donovan, an 81-year-old former Marine from suburban Chicago used his grandfather's antique Irish walking stick to chase off three burglars and deliver one a thump in the head for his trouble.(Jennifer Johnson/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Illinois man, 81, uses antique walking stick to beat thievesAn 81-year-old former Marine from suburban Chicago says he was looking for “some type of persuasive weapon” when he used his grandfather's antique Irish walking stick to chase three burglars from his home
The Associated Press8 days ago
Holy smoke! German customs seizes 10 tons of shisha tobaccoGerman authorities say they have seized 10.2 tons of water pipe tobacco that was being smuggled into Berlin from the Mideast to avoid import taxes
The Associated Press8 days ago
In this photo provided by the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, Ravensbeard Director and founder Ellen Kalish holds a Saw-whet owl at the center in Saugerties, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. A worker helping to get the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City found the tiny owl among the tree's massive branches on Monday, Nov. 16. Now named Rockefeller, the owl was brought to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center for care. (Lindsay Possumato/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center via AP)
Hoot, hoot, hoot! Owl in Rockefeller Center Christmas treeA worker helping set up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree found a holiday surprise — a tiny owl among the massive branches
The Associated Press9 days ago
Video shows unauthorized man with flamethrower atop NYC busA rapper who says he was making a tribute to a New York City hip-hop group was recorded shooting a flamethrower from the top of an occupied city bus in an unsanctioned stunt
The Associated Press10 days ago
Puerto Rico policeman accused of theft while in uniformAuthorities say a police officer in Puerto Rico has been charged with stealing more than $1,300 worth of goods from Home Depot while wearing his uniform
The Associated Press10 days ago
A lost dog's journey across the Canadian border and backA dog’s journey across the Canadian border and back was complicated by coronavirus restrictions limiting movement from a town on one side of the St. John River to a Maine town on the other
The Associated Press10 days ago
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, one of two "dueling dinosaurs" fossils is displayed in New York. In an ongoing court case over the ownership of the fossils and others worth millions of dollars, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on June 17, 2020, that fossils unearthed on an eastern Montana ranch belong to the owners of the surface estate. (AP Photo/Seth Weinig, File)
'Dueling dinosaurs' fossils donated to North Carolina museumThe skeletons of two dinosaurs that appear to have died fighting each other have been donated to a North Carolina museum
The Associated Press10 days ago
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