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Snake orgy shuts down park

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Birds do it. Bees do it. And, as people near a lake in Florida found out the other day, so do snakes — in large groups. Authorities in Lakeland shut down a section

Marriage proposal ends up on Google maps

BERLIN (AP) — Some marriage proposals go viral. This one went aerial. A German man literally spelled out his intentions to marry his girlfriend by planting a field of corn so the gaps between the stalks spelled

Colorado University will offer marijuana studies

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A cannabis syllabus? A university in Colorado says yes. Colorado State University will be offering a pot-related degree program, after getting approval from the state. The program will begin this fall at the

Nevada eliminates parallel parking requirement

LAS VEGAS (AP) — People who’ve been thwarted in getting their drivers licenses because they can’t parallel park might want to steer their way to Nevada. State officials have eliminated the parallel parking part of its driving

Record firework over Colorado

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — It’s the big bang fact. A huge fireworks shell has blasted its way into the record books. A shell was launched over a ski resort in Steamboat Springs, Colorado — and it

Box of bears left on North Carolina doorstep

CAMDEN, N.C. (AP) — It’s a mystery that a North Carolina man is still trying to solve. Cornelius Williams says he went grocery shopping Tuesday night. When he returned, he found a cardboard box in his walkway,

Mexico’s president looks to end three-day weekends

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president feels his citizens don’t care as much about their nation’s history as they should. But his effort to change that may trigger a historically negative response. Andrés Manuel López Obrador is