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Sinister find could confirm dark legend

ATHENS, Greece—Archaeologists have made a sinister discovery at the top of a Greek mountain which might corroborate one of the darkest legends of antiquity.

Excavations this summer on Mount Lykaion, once worshipped as the birthplace of the god Zeus, uncovered the 3,000-year-old skeleton of a teenager amid a mound of ashes built up over a millennium from sacrificed animals.

Rubber duck back from global ‘trot’

HAMPTON, N.H.—An over-sized rubber duck that was stolen from a New Hampshire family’s home five years ago has returned—shrouded in a cloud of mystery and global intrigue.

The Portsmouth Herald reported the Troiano family began receiving cryptic postcards and pictures of the duck in locations all over the world soon after its disappearance from their Hampton home.

Pokémon play costly

BRANDON, Man.—A Manitoba driver who thought it was OK to play Pokémon Go on her cellphone while she was behind the wheel has learned an expensive lesson about when and where she can enjoy the popular game.

The 21-year-old Carberry woman has been fined $203.80 by the RCMP for using a hand-held electronic device while driving.

Shooting star ‘outburst’ forecast

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—The heavens will be bursting with shooting stars this week.

Tonight into early tomorrow, the annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak with double the normal number of meteors.

Scientists call this an outburst, and they say it could reach up to 200 meteors per hour.

Prime viewing should be in the pre-dawn hours of Friday, after the moon sets.