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Ukraine: Russian missile strike kills 10 in Odesa, official says — live updates

- Ukraine says 10 dead in Russian missile strike on Odesa This article was last updated at 02:40 UTC/GMT Czech Republic's EU presidency to focus on Ukraine The Czech Republic will take over the...

Poisonous bite leads German police to farm with 110 snakes

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany said Sunday they discovered more than 110 dangerous snakes on a farm after a woman who lived there sought medical treatment for a poisonous bite. The ...

Germany: More than 110 snakes found on farm after woman bitten

Police in Germany said on Sunday they discovered more than 110 snakes, some of them dangerous, in a farm in Lower Saxony after a woman who lived there sought medical treatment for a poisonous bite. T...

Florida team hauls in 18-foot, 215-pound Burmese python

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A team of biologists recently hauled in the heaviest Burmese python ever captured in Florida, officials said. The female python weighed in at 215 pounds (98 kilog...

Ukraine gets possible path to EU, aid pledges from Britain

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The European Union’s executive arm recommended putting Ukraine on a path to membership Friday, a symbolic boost for a country fending off a Russian onslaught that is k...

Burmese python hunt in Florida Everglades slated for August

MIAMI (AP) — Flanked by a huge writhing snake, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that the annual prize-winning hunt for invasive Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades will begin Aug. 5. ...

Replacing benefits of Snake River dams would cost billions

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The benefits provided by four giant hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River in Washington state can be replaced if the dams are breached to save endangered salmon runs, accor...

India sees surge in exotic wildlife smuggling

Last month, West Bengal's forest officials rescued three kangaroos in the forests of Jalpaiguri district and recovered the carcass of another. Though the rescued kangaroos were finally sent to th...

Sonic workers flee from large snake found behind fryer

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Workers cooking burgers and tater tots in a Sonic fast-food kitchen fled after discovering an intruder hiding behind the deep fryer. Brunswick police Lt. Matth...

Indy 500 fans find comfort in milk, bricks, Snake Pit

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Wearing a green “ I Call In Sick for Carb Day ” T-shirt, Rick Leppert took a gulp of beer and studied a scene he didn’t quite recognize in his first trip to Indianapolis Motor Spee...

Pranks, practical jokes turn Indy paddock into silly season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi knows everything and is divulging nothing. Rossi was tight-lipped during Indianapolis 500 media day Thursday while discussing a rash of pranks tha...

Country star Blake Shelton named Indy 500 grand marshal

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Blake Shelton will lend his voice to the Indianapolis 500 as the grand marshal for Sunday’s race. The country music star and coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” Shelton w...

Snake causes scooter to malfunction in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A college student and a scooter mechanic in Pingtung County found a Taiwan stink snake in a scooter engine after the bike kept speeding up and slowing down without apparen...

Penske ready for 300,000 guests in a full-capacity Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske motioned toward the turn four grandstands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His father took him to those seats in 1951 and a 14-year-old Penske was instantly hooked by t...

Capitol rioter draped in Confederate flag gets 33 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland man who was draped in a Confederate flag when he stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced Monday to 33 months in prison for assaulting police officers and o...