NEW YORK — One moseyed around Manhattan’s East Village. Another was caught in trendy Chelsea. Yet another rambled through a Hudson River park this week.
AMESBURY, Mass. — A Massachusetts native has been reunited with his high school class ring nearly 50 years after he lost it at a beach.
The Daily News of Newburyport (http://bit.ly/1QnCKWZ ) reports that Dan Toomey’s ring was found March 19.
Toomey says he was at the beach with his friends in 1966 when he lost the 10-carat Amesbury High School Class of 1967 ring.
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina officials are advising dozens of residents near Duke Energy coal ash dumps not to drink or cook with water from their wells after tests showed contamination with toxic heavy metals.
SITKA, Alaska — An Alaska woman suspected her family’s dog snatched her wedding ring, but she couldn’t find proof — until the platinum band turned up months later at a ball field.
The Daily Sitka Sentinel newspaper reports (http://is.gd/EJjr1y) Nikki Balovich lost her ring in January, when she was pregnant and often took it off her swollen finger.
TORONTO — When it comes to obsessively meticulous attention to detail, it seems Apple employees could learn something from Glenn Gould.
At the company’s internal Apple University — a somewhat secretive institution by reputation — professor Joshua Cohen delivers three-hour seminars on the late, great Canadian pianist to classes of 15 students.
GROVES, Texas — A 400-pound alligator safely hauled out of a Southeast Texas pond has a new home at a tourist attraction that caters to gators.
Gator Country preserve owner Gary Saurage (sarj) said Tuesday that the 11-foot reptile joins more than 400 other alligators at the preserve in Beaumont, Texas.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — During one swim, Lewis Pugh saw his support boat crew screaming at him just before they hauled him from the water as a sea lion bore down on him. During another, the air temperature dropped so far below freezing that a wave broke over the crew and froze solid.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — A sea otter that became an ambassador for her species after a remarkable recovery from an oil tar soaking off the coast of Northern California has been killed by a shark.
“Olive the Oiled Otter” made headlines in 2009 when she was found covered in oil and near death on Santa Cruz beach. Olive recovered fully and went on to deliver a healthy pup years later.
MOSCOW — Russia officials say they will resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts.
CHURCHILL, Man.—Manitoba’s tourism industry fears new national whale-watching rules could drive beluga boats out of business in Churchill and threaten the Hudson Bay community’s $7-million summer tourism season.
Ottawa has proposed new regulations requiring tour operators to come no closer than 100 metres to whales or other marine mammals in Canadian waterways.