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Michael Jackson’s former elephant escapes from zoo

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch briefly escaped its enclosure at a Florida zoo. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens posted on Facebook that Ali the bull elephant wandered through a gate that was accidentally left open and wound up in a courtyard. The zoo said guests weren’t endangered and safety protocols were quickly put...

Dancing FBI agent accused of accidentally shooting man at bar charged

He went from pop and locking — to lockup. The brainless off-duty FBI agent who accidentally shot a man while doing a backflip on a Colorado dance floor was tossed in jail Tuesday, according to a report. Chase Bishop, 29, whose gun went flying out of his holster at Mile High Spirits bar in Denver, was charged with second-degree assault, according to The Denver...

Salted popcorn breaks marriage apart

Would you like anything else with that? A soda? Candy? A divorce? A Wisconsin man caused a scene at a movie theater after his wife allegedly put salt on their popcorn without his permission and angrily declared their marriage to be over, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Police arrived at Marcus Majestic Cinema in Brookfield, a town 12 miles west of...

Patients being tested for HIV after nurse reused syringes

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — A Cherokee Nation hospital in Oklahoma is testing more than 180 patients for HIV and hepatitis after allegations that a nurse reused syringes to administer medications. The nurse violated protocols by using the same vial of medication and syringe to inject multiple intravenous bags at W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, according to Cherokee officials. The nurse no...

Emergency workers found sleeping on the job: cops

MADISON, Conn. — Police say three emergency dispatchers in Connecticut have been caught sleeping on the job. Madison Police Captain Joseph Race said Tuesday two of the dispatchers resigned in February and May and one was fired in May as a result of an investigation into the matter. Race says all three Madison dispatchers worked the overnight shift from 11 p.m....

Puerto Rico to release storm death data after court ruling

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s government said Tuesday it will comply with a court ruling that orders officials to release all death certificates issued after Hurricane Maria hit the US territory amid allegations that the official death toll of 64 is severely undercounted. The court said in its ruling earlier in the day that the government also has...

Crocodile kills pastor as he baptizes followers near lake

A water baptism ceremony held near a lake turned into a horrific tragedy when the pastor was reportedly grabbed by a crocodile Sunday. Pastor Docho Eshete was baptizing at least 80 members of his Protestant congregation at Lake Abaya, in southern Ethiopia, an area known to have a huge crocodile population, when one of the creatures leaped out of the...

Boy caught with loaded gun said he brings it to school often

The New Jersey 9-year-old caught trying to sneak a gun into school told cops he brought the weapon into the building on a regular basis, School Superintendent Laura Winters said Wednesday. “It’s something the students claimed when they were questioned,” she told The Post, about the gun-toting boy and his 10-year-old friend. On Tuesday, the fourth-grader at Oak Street School in Lakewood was...

American diplomats fall ill in China after hearing odd noises

Two American diplomats stationed in Guangzhou, China were reportedly evacuated from the region when they fell ill after hearing mysterious noises — as the baffling sicknesses, which began in Cuba, continues to haunt US embassies. The diplomats were flown out by the State Department, which also sent in a medical team to evaluate other employees at the American Consulate along with...

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