NORFOLK, Va. — Four hundred years after American slavery and democratic self-rule were born almost simultaneously in what became the state of Virginia, ceremonies will mark the arrival of enslaved Africans in the mid-Atlantic colony and seek healing from the legacy of bondage that still haunts the nation.
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STURGIS, S.D.—A South Dakota woman who recently gave birth to triplets says she didn't find out about her pregnancy until she went to the hospital with what she thought were kidney stones.
KOTA-TV reports Dannette Giltz, of Sturgis, gave birth to the healthy triplets on Aug. 10.
Giltz says that despite having two other children, she did not know she was 34 weeks pregnant.
KEAVY, Ky.—Authorities in Kentucky say three thieves thought they were stealing gasoline from a property for their broken down car until the car stopped working again.
Laurel County Sheriff's Office on Facebook said the three stole a 5-gallon gasoline jug from a garage for their car. Except there wasn't gasoline in the jug. It was peroxide.
A truck driver has been arrested after saying he would commit a mass shooting at a church in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities say in newly filed court records.
Thomas Matthew McVicker was apprehended in Indianapolis before the plan could be carried out, according to court papers filed yesterday.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—A New York couple's luxurious vacation house in Florida has been taken over by dozens of black vultures that are vomiting and defecating everywhere.
The Palm Beach Post reports the Casimano family can't even visit the $702,000 home they purchased earlier this year in the Ibis Golf and Country Club.
MADRID—An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization left Gibraltar and was heading east into the Mediterranean Sea today, with its next destination reported to be Greece.
BEAUFORT, S.C.—A South Carolina elementary is reopening for the first day of school despite a smouldering, toxic fire in a 50-foot trash pile at a nearby recycling centre.
News outlets report Beaufort County School District decided to open Okatie Elementary as scheduled today.
RICHMOND, Va.—Police in Virginia say more than 50 television sets have been mysteriously placed on front porches in a neighbourhood outside Richmond.
Henrico County police Lt. Matt Pecka said residents found older model televisions outside their front doors Sunday morning.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand—Scientists in New Zealand said yesterday they've found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago.
They said the previously undiscovered species is believed to have stood about 1.6 metres (5 feet 2 inches) tall and weighed up to 80 kilograms (176 pounds).
DURHAM, N.C.—A tennis club for African American players that hosted International Tennis Hall of Famers Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe is being honoured with a historic marker.
The North Carolina Highway Historical Marker was dedicated today at the site of the Algonquin Tennis Club, which was created in 1922 by the American Tennis Association.