Church: Cardinal's 'nighty-night, baby' tweet was for sister

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey archbishop raised a few eyebrows when he tweeted "Nighty-night, baby. I love you," but his spokesman says it was an errant message intended for his sister.
Cardinal Joseph Tobin's spokesman says the leader of the Newark Roman Catholic archdiocese later deleted Wednesday's tweet because it was being misinterpreted.
Spokesman Jim Goodness says Tobin has eight younger sisters and "they're all his baby sisters." Goodness said he doesn't know how the siblings were communicating before the message was tweeted out. Tobin's Twitter account shows he tweets infrequently.
The full tweet read: "Supposed to be airborne in 10 minutes. Nighty-night, baby. I love you.

Officials: Trolley driver paid man $2K to attack him on job

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BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts trolley driver paid a man $2,000 to attack him while wearing a Halloween mask so the driver could fraudulently collect workers' compensation and disability insurance.
A Suffolk County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Thomas Lucey on charges of insurance fraud, workers' compensation fraud, misleading a police investigation and perjury.
Prosecutors say the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority driver reported the man pulled him out of a trolley shortly after midnight on Oct. 30, 2016, and punched him repeatedly. The attacker wore a mask and carried a plastic pumpkin.

Oklahoma City receives rare lake effect snow from storm

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City, meet the Great Lakes.
A weather event known as lake effect snow that's common in the upper Midwest and northeastern U.S., made a rare appearance at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner on Wednesday.
Meteorologist Ryan Barnes with the National Weather Service in Norman said an area south of the lake in western Oklahoma City received lake effect snow about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
"Very rare," Barnes said Thursday. "It's very unusual ... it definitely was snow."
The weather event can produce heavy snow in the Great Lakes, but Barnes said it resulted in only a dusting, "less than an inch for sure," in Oklahoma City.
Lake effect snow occurs when cold air moves over warmer, moist air of a body of water.

Cuenta estatal de Twitter insulta a Donald Trump

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COLUMBIA, Carolina del Sur, EE.UU. (AP) — Alguien que tuvo acceso a la cuenta en Twitter del Departamento de Salud de Carolina del Sur colocó un mensaje lleno de improperios contra el presidente estadounidense Donald Trump a raíz de la masacre la semana pasada en una escuela secundaria en Florida, que dejó 17 muertos.

El periódico The State reportó que el tuit colocado a las 5:30 p.m. del miércoles calificó a Trump de idiota, modificado por un expletivo. Aludía a las demandas de los estudiantes de la escuela secundaria Marjory Stoneman Douglas en Parkland, Tras el ataque, los estudiantes de la secundaria han demandado control de armas de fuego.
El tuit fue retirado por el Departamento, que se disculpó.

Student calls 911 from school, says he was sleepwalking

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GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania middle school canceled classes after a student who said he was sleepwalking was found inside the building.
State police say the seventh-grade student called 911 around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to report he was inside Wendover Middle School in Hempfield Township.
The student told authorities he had been sleepwalking and woke up inside the school. Police say the student entered the school through a window and wandered around for about 15 minutes.
Police say the student lives about 4 miles from the school.
The Hempfield Area School District canceled classes Wednesday due to security concerns, and police swept the building.

Policías egipcios atrapan a un niño que cayó de un 3er piso

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EL CAIRO (AP) — Tres policías egipcios atraparon a un niño de cinco años que cayó del balcón de un tercer piso en la ciudad de Assiut, en el sur de Egipto, salvando la vida del menor.

El Ministerio de Interior difundió un video del incidente esta semana en el que aparecían tres agentes de guardia protegiendo un banco y parados en la vereda. Los tres hombres miran hacia arriba y, al parecer, vieron al niño colgado del balcón antes de apurarse para atraparlo en su caída.
El menor resultó ileso pero uno de los policías sufrió heridas y fue trasladado a un hospital cercano para ser atendido, explicó el ministerio en un comunicado.
El video fue emitido por medios egipcios, que calificaron de “heroica” la rápida reacción de los policías.

Sonda espacial europea analiza atmósfera de Marte

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BERLÍN (AP) — Una sonda espacial europea ha entrado en órbita alrededor de Marte para analizar su atmósfera y buscar posibles señales de vida.

La Agencia Espacial Europea dijo el martes que su sonda Trace Gas Orbiter realizó con éxito una maniobra difícil que consiste en hundirse en la atmósfera superior del planeta para perder velocidad.
La sonda empezará a buscar en abril rastros de gases como el metano, que podrían ser producto de la actividad biológica o geológica. También buscará hielo, que podría ser útil para futuros descensos sobre el planeta.
Un radio fabricado por la NASA ayudará a transmitir señales de los exploradores estadounidenses sobre la superficie a la Tierra.
Europa planea enviar un explorador en 2021.

Yuck: Bank staff sick of hawk scarfing pigeons at their door

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DEWITT, N.Y. (AP) — The feeding habits of a Cooper's hawk may fascinate birdwatchers, but employees of a New York bank are fed up with the feathery remnants of slaughtered pigeons.
A hawk has been killing and devouring pigeons near the entrance to M & T Bank in suburban Syracuse for several weeks. Property manager Joseph Mathlin tells the Syracuse Post-Standard that bank staff are terrified and disgusted.
Mathlin says the bank tried putting up a fake owl to shoo the hawk away. Jake McGowan of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology says the hawk probably won't care about the owl but its pigeon prey might be scared off.

Got skunks in your home? Don't use a smoke bomb

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FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man destroyed a suburban Detroit home while trying to use a smoke bomb to rid a crawlspace of skunks.
The Detroit Free Press reports the man's attempt sparked a fire Monday that quickly spread from the crawlspace to the first floor. The fire eventually spread through the walls and attic of the rental property.
Ferndale Fire Chief Kevin P. Sullivan says the house was a complete loss. He says no skunk carcasses were found.
Sullivan says the department advises that people hire pest control professionals for such work. But he says if someone is "an absolute die-hard do-it-yourselfer, please read and understand the directions and warning labels" on such devices.

Fabricantes venden juguetes inspirados en excremento

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NUEVA YORK (AP) — Los fabricantes de juguetes están acudiendo al inodoro para sus nuevas creaciones.

Mattel, una compañía más conocida por sus muñecas Barbie, se apresta a lanzar un juego llamado Flushin' Frenzy que dispara un excremento plástico.
Su rival Hasbro, cuyo Toilet Trouble, que dispara un chorro de agua, fue un éxito el año pasado, mantuvo la tendencia este año y lanzó Don't Step In It, un juego en el que los participantes tienen los ojos vendados y no tienen que pisar unas sustancia parecida a heces elaboradas con algo parecido a la arcilla.
Analistas de juguetes y expertos dicen que los juguetes relacionados con excremento están saliendo a las tiendas ahora debido a la popularidad del emoji de popó.