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In Tel Aviv, Neil Patrick Harris says he's no gay icon

In Tel Aviv, Neil Patrick Harris says he's no gay icon

TEL AVIV, Israel — This year's official international ambassador to Tel Aviv's Gay Pride Parade says he has no interest in being a gay icon.

Lithuanian circus owner releases bear he took 'hostage'

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Lithuanian police say a private circus owner has released a bear from a cage after a standoff with police trying to take the animal away.
'Super fan' buying childhood home of rocker Tom Petty

'Super fan' buying childhood home of rocker Tom Petty

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A California real estate agent and self-proclaimed "super fan" says he's extended an offer to buy the Florida home of rock legend Tom Petty.
Principal accused of copying Kutcher speech is suspended

Principal accused of copying Kutcher speech is suspended

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A West Virginia principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school's graduating class has been suspended without pay for five days.

Marvel fans can stay in Iron Man's cabin outside Atlanta

CAMPBELLTON, Ga. — Marvel fans can now live out a fantasy in Georgia if they're willing to shell out almost $1,000 a night.

Louisiana man accused in drive-by involving NBA YoungBoy

BATON ROUGE, La. — A Louisiana man is accused of opening fire alongside rapper NBA YoungBoy in a 2016 nonfatal drive-by shooting. The Advocate reports 21-year-old Turlondrick Norman was arrested Monday and charged with attempted second-degree murder.
Patriots' Kraft to receive warm welcome in Israel

Patriots' Kraft to receive warm welcome in Israel

JERUSALEM — Israel is rolling out the red carpet for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who arrives next week to collect the Genesis Prize, a prestigious award dubbed by its sponsors as the "Jewish Nobel Prize.

Deputies: Alligator bit off piece of patrol car in Louisiana

MOORINGSPORT, La. — Sheriff's deputies in Louisiana say an alligator took a bite out of one of their patrol cars.

2 Canadian women abducted in Ghana have been rescued, authorities say

ACCRA, Ghana — Authorities say two Canadian women who were abducted earlier this month in Ghana have been rescued. Ghana's information ministry says the rescue operation was completed early Wednesday in the south-central Ashanti region.
Ex-slugger David Ortiz had counted on fans to protect him

Ex-slugger David Ortiz had counted on fans to protect him

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Beloved in his hometown, David Ortíz travelled the dangerous streets of Santo Domingo with little or no security, trusting in his fans to protect him.