Stork delivery? Woman gives birth to baby at Nebraska zoo

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A woman whose baby was due mid-May went into labor early and gave birth at a Nebraska zoo. Drea Hubbard was born Sunday at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, weighing 5 pounds, 5 ounces. Her mother, 24-year-old Kymica Hubbard, says the birth took about two minutes from when her water broke. Hubbard was so taken by surprise that she was still standing when Drea's head appeared.

World's last male rhino getting help from Tinder dating app

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive. "I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends on me," the rhino's profile says. "I perform well under pressure.

Deputy wrangles feisty alligator in central Georgia

MACON, Ga. (AP) -- An alligator has been apprehended at a park in central Georgia after a sheriff's deputy wrestled the creature. The Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/2p0pt00) that Bibb County Sheriff's deputy Clay Williams and Animal Welfare officer Bruce Rozier were dispatched to round up the 4-foot alligator Monday morning in Macon. Footage from the deputy's body camera shows Williams straddling the reptile and holding its jaws shut as Rozier tapes its snout.

Stuck cow pulled from muddy ditch by Florida deputies

WAHNETA, Fla. (AP) -- Sometimes a law enforcement officer's duty involves rescuing a cat from a tree. In one Florida county, it also can involve rescuing a cow. Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies on Monday rescued a cow that was stuck belly deep in a muddy ditch. The sheriff's office said on Facebook (http://bit.

Torrents of juice flood Russian town after factory accident

MOSCOW (AP) -- A flash flood of fruit juice from a beverage plant in southern Russia has flowed into a town's streets and into the River Don. The Prosecutor's Office in the Lipetsk region said in a statement that the roof of PepsiCo's Lebedyansky factory collapsed Tuesday morning, injuring two people. By early Tuesday afternoon, rescue workers were still working to clear debris from the factory floor.

Toy given to police officer as safety talisman gets to Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Police in Ohio have received a stuffed toy given by a child to a Pennsylvania police officer to help keep him safe. The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/2owU8hU ) reports a stuffed moose called Mr. Moosey has become a traveling protection talisman sent to police and other first responder agencies around the country.

Civil War-era cannonballs to be moved from work site

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Dozens of Civil War-era cannonballs unearthed at a Pittsburgh construction site will be removed by a Maryland firm. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2oEtKnf ) reports Ordnance Holdings Inc., of Reisterstown, has been hired to remove the cannonballs found near the former site of the Allegheny Arsenal. The arsenal supplied the Union Army, and an explosion there in September 1862 killed 78 people, many of them female employees.

Police stop 12-year-old boy from driving across Australia

SYDNEY (AP) -- Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia. The unlicensed boy had driven more than 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) from his home in Kendall on the east coast when he was stopped by traffic police on Saturday on the Barrier Highway near the remote mining town of Broken Hill.

Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats

BELFAST, Maine (AP) -- Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets. A Belfast police officer responded Sunday morning to find the pygmy goats in a woman's garage. They had been snacking on cat food. Officer Daniel Fitzpatrick used a cat leash to lead them into his squad car.

Golf ball pieces from harvest cause hash brown recall

MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) -- A food company is recalling frozen hash browns from stores in nine states because the potatoes may have pieces of golf balls in them. McCain Foods USA's recall notice said the golf balls apparently were "inadvertently harvested" along with the potatoes and chopped up. They say the pieces could be a choking hazard, but no injuries have been reported.

Vienna bartender appeals fine for public belching _ and wins

VIENNA (AP) -- He who burps loudest laughs best -- at least in this case. Nearly a year after a policeman ticketed Edin Mehic for loudly belching next to him, the Vienna bartender has won his appeal. Mehic was fined 70 euros ($75) for a sonorous post-kebab burp next to the officer at an amusement park. The ticket said he violated "public decency with a loud belch next to a police officer.

Cops: 10 pounds of pot wrongly sent to Pennsylvania pastor

YEADON, Pa. (AP) -- Police are trying to determine who shipped 10 pounds of marijuana from California to a pastor in the Philadelphia suburbs. Yeadon police tell WTXF-TV (http://bit.ly/2pJoU9o ) the drugs arrived Thursday, in bundles stuffed into a plastic bucket inside a cardboard box that was delivered by United Parcel Service. The package was sent from Sacramento.

Massachusetts man sentenced for burial plot sale scam

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to selling unused burial plots that had already been purchased by other people and pocketing the cash. Prosecutors say 71-year-old John Hughes was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation, the first three months of which must be served in home confinement, and ordered to pay nearly $75,000 in restitution to the city of Melrose.

Coin flip decides new president of southern Illinois village

MARION, Ill. (AP) -- A coin flip has decided who will lead a tiny southern Illinois town after an election this month ended in a tie. Tammy O'Daniell-Howell is the new village president of Colp, home to about 250 residents, after the coin toss Thursday. Williamson County Clerk Amanda Barnes says opponent Bryan Riekena let O'Daniell-Howell choose heads or tails. She picked heads and that's where it landed.

Yo, Adrian! Pet shop from 'Rocky' films demolished

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia storefront featured prominently in the "Rocky" films has been demolished. The building was home to the fictional pet store where Rocky courted his eventual wife, Adrian. It was featured in several of the films and was a frequent stop on tours designed for Rocky fans. Tour Guide Ben Caplan tells Philly.com (http://bit.ly/2oaZiFc ) he was taking a group there Thursday when he found construction crews tearing the building down.

Chilly justice: Man ticketed for warming up car loses case

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- Warming up your car in the driveway might be a Michigan winter tradition, but a judge says it's not legal in a Detroit suburb if no one's behind the wheel. Nick Taylor challenged a $125 ticket in court Thursday and lost. His lawyer, Nicholas Somberg, says a Roseville ordinance against unattended running vehicles shouldn't apply to driveways. But Judge Marco Santia says the law is in the public interest.

Coin toss decides winner of small Illinois village election

MARION, Ill. (AP) -- The flip of a coin on Thursday decided the next leader of a tiny town in southern Illinois after an election earlier this month ended in a tie. Williamson County Clerk Amanda Barnes said Bryan Riekena let fellow candidate Tammy O'Daniell-Howell choose heads or tails before the coin toss. She picked heads.

Man in bunny suit who blew air horn at police pleads guilty

SPARTA, N.J. (AP) -- A man who wore a bunny costume and repeatedly blew an air horn inside a New Jersey police station has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Kevin Hemmerich (HEM'-er-ik) entered the plea Thursday and was fined $500. The judge also ordered a police officer charged with striking Hemmerich in Hopatcong (hoh-PAHT'-kahng) last November to stand trial July 6. Hopatcong police Officer Nicholas Maresca Jr.

Starbucks barista has meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino

SEATTLE (AP) -- A Starbucks barista has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the coffee chain's much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear. Starbucks' entry into the unicorn food craze was released Wednesday and its popularity was too much for 19-year-old Colorado barista Braden Burson.

Who stashed gold inside a British piano? It's a mystery

LONDON (AP) -- British officials say they've been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a "life-changing" amount of money. The school that owns the piano and the tuner who found the gold are now in line for a windfall after a coroner investigating the find declared it treasure.