Alabama party mistakenly taps dead man for panel
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Reynolds Smith Jr. was a stalwart Democratic voter in Alabama.
But the Alabama Democratic Party overlooked another fact when it appointed Smith to an interim party panel: He died in November at age 83.
Missing Thurman Thomas statue apparently in Canada
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A missing half-ton chain-saw carving of former Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas is apparently in Canada.
Orchard Park police say an Ontario man called the organization that owns the carving Tuesday. He said he and some friends rescued it after seeing people trying to burn it.
Ohio boy, 7, hit by deer while playing football
WINTERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A 7-year-old Ohio boy playing a game of backyard football was tackled by a deer.
Brandon Hiles says he encountered the buck when the ball rolled into woods while he was playing with friends Saturday in Wintersville, about 125 miles east of Columbus. The boy says the buck ran at him and flipped him with its antlers, leaving bruises and a gash.
Free honeymoons in Malaysia to rescue marriages
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian state government says it plans to offer free honeymoons to save the marriages of couples who are on the brink of divorce.
Ashaari Idris, a government official in northern Terengganu state, says troubled couples will be allowed to spend two nights at the state's scenic islands or beach resorts to help them rekindle their romance under a "Second Honeymoon" program.
Thurman Thomas statue missing, day after unveiling
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A chain saw carving of former Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas is missing from a parking lot across from Ralph Wilson stadium, a day after it was unveiled.
The project's creator, Therese Forton-Barnes, says the 8 1/2-foot statue carved from a fallen pine tree weighs more than 1,000 pounds and it took a crane to get it set up for Sunday's event. She says it would have taken several strong people with a flatbed truck to remove it. It's unclear when it disappeared.
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Plane through: Cessna lands on Houston golf course
HOUSTON (AP) — An area near the 11th hole at a Houston golf course provided a smooth landing spot after a small plane ran out of fuel and glided on to the grass.
The Cessna 170 was expected to be moved from Hermann Park on Tuesday. The unplanned landing of the single-engine plane happened Monday night on a flight from Lafayette, La.
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