May 13, 2021

Ben & Jerry’s reveals new flavor: Schweddy Balls

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Ben & Jerry’s has Schweddy Balls. Would you like a taste? Chill out, it’s only the name of their new flavor. Schweddy Balls ice cream is an homage to a 13-year-old “Saturday Night Live” skit featuring Alec Baldwin as bakery owner Pete Schweddy, whose unique holiday offerings included a delicacy called […]

10 years later, Maine’s flag ladies still waving

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — Three days after 9/11, Elaine Greene held an American flag above her on a busy street corner in this small Maine town. Since then, she and two other women have waved the flag on the same corner for an hour every Tuesday in honor of America’s service personnel and to show […]

Kids with Bush on 9/11 saw change sweep over him

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The 16 children who shared modern America’s darkest moment with President George W. Bush are high school seniors now — football players, ROTC members, track athletes, wrestlers and singers. They remember going over an eight-paragraph story so it would be perfect when they read it to the president on Sept. 11, […]

Bon Jovi in 9/11 encore sings for NY firefighters

NEW YORK (AP) — Rocker Jon Bon Jovi returned to a Manhattan fire house Wednesday to pay tribute to firefighters marking the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The New Jersey native was filmed singing “America The Beautiful” by an NBC television crew preparing for a special “NFL Kickoff 2011: Back to Football” […]

Shooting victims loved history, fitness, baking

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Before the breakfast-time massacre killed three National Guard members and sent tremors of fear through Nevada’s state capital, Sgt. 1st Class Miranda McElhiney drew a happy face on a poster board outside her office door and wrote her last message to the world: “staff meeting. Will return by 11:00.” She […]

Court convicts Galliano in anti-Semitism case

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court convicted former Christian Dior designer John Galliano on Thursday for making anti-Semitic insults in a bar but gave him only a suspended sentence, taking into account his apology to the victims. Galliano, who didn’t attend the announcement of the verdict, was given no prison time. He was given a […]

Libyan estimate: At least 30,000 died in the war

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — At least 30,000 people were killed and 50,000 wounded in Libya’s six-month civil war, the interim health minister said, offering a first detailed estimate of the high cost in lives of bringing down Moammar Gadhafi. There have been rough estimates in the past, but Naji Barakat, the health minister in the […]

Dutch woman calls ex-boyfriend 65,000 times

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch prosecutors are charging a 42-year-old woman with stalking after she allegedly called her ex-boyfriend 65,000 times in the past year. The 62-year-old victim from The Hague filed a police complaint in August due to the persistent phone calls. Police arrested the suspected stalker Monday, seizing several cell phones and computers from […]

Seemingly drunk Swedish moose found stuck in tree

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A seemingly intoxicated moose has been discovered entangled in an apple tree by a stunned Swede. Per Johansson, 45, says he heard a roar from his vacationing neighbor’s garden in southwestern Sweden late Tuesday and went to have a look. There, he found a female moose kicking about in the tree. The […]

UMass welcomes students with world record stir-fry

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — It wasn’t just a record, it was delicious and nutritious. Staff and students at the University of Massachusetts celebrated the start of the new semester on Monday by making the world’s largest stir-fry. Using a custom-built, 14-foot-frying pan, the 4,010-pound meal included 800 pounds of chicken, 500 pounds of onions, 400 […]