PHOENIX (AP) -- 911 -- what's your emergency? No hash browns! A couple called 911 after they didn't get hash browns with their breakfast order at a Phoenix-area McDonald's. Michael and Nova Smith tell KNXV-TV they called the emergency number because the McDonald's managers weren't any help. The managers are accusing the Smiths of assault and disorderly conduct for throwing food at employees. When the managers refused to give her hash browns or her money back, Nova Smith says she threw her bag of food in their direction.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Penmanship still counts. The Kansas State Board of Education says kids must learn cursive, even in the digital age. The board has unanimously approved new handwriting standards for public schools. Students are expected to learn to write in cursive in the third grade and write legibly by the fifth grade. But there isn't a statewide test for handwriting, so the board's standards have little teeth.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- He's a lone wolf, looking for love and covering a lot of territory. Researchers have been tracking a male wolf, known as OR-7, since 2011. His GPS collar shows the wolf journeyed more than 3,000 miles in southern Oregon and Northern California trying to find a mate. Perhaps a lot of single guys can sympathize, but so for no luck for OR-7.
HERSHEY'S TRUCK STOLEN
DELAND, Fla. (AP) -- As crimes go this one is awfully sweet. Someone has swiped a truck loaded with Hershey's chocolate. The driver tells deputies he parked overnight earlier this week at a truck center in DeLand, Florida. The truck carried about 120,000 bucks worth of chocolate. The sheriff's office says the investigation continues.
BC-US--Dow Record-Three Personal Stories, 1st Ld-Writethru,1173 Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes AP Photo FX102, FX103 Eds: With BC-US--Dow Record. Adds photos. By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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