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Museum in Michigan brings Model T driving to the masses

HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. — A different kind of driving lesson ‚Äî in a vehicle with a top speed of 40 mph (65 kph) that hasn’t been produced in nearly a century is gaining traction in western Michigan.

More than 500 people have learned to drive a Model T at the Gilmore Car Museum near Kalamazoo this year.

Norwegians find well-preserved Viking-era sword

COPENHAGEN — A Norwegian archaeologist says a well-preserved, if rusty, iron sword dating to the Viking era has been found in southern Norway.

Lars Holger Piloe says the nearly one-meter-long (3-foot) sword was found slid down between rocks with the blade sticking out, and may have been left by a person who got lost in a blizzard and died on the mountain from exposure.

Chinese migrants lead US agents to San Diego border tunnel

SAN DIEGO — Dozens of migrants fleeing from Border Patrol agents led authorities to a surprising discovery over the weekend: A tunnel under the US-Mexico border in San Diego used to bring Chinese nationals illegally into the United States.

Drug cartels have built hundreds of tunnels to move drugs into California.

’Need help’: Harvey victims use social media when 911 fails

Desperate for help and unsure whether traditional rescue efforts will come through, Harvey victims are using social media to share maps of their location and photos of themselves trapped on rooftops and inside buildings.

“Need help in NE Houston! Baby here and sick elderly!” one user posted on Twitter along with her address late Sunday.