LEAD STORY Nevada is site of first-ever underground nuclear explosion, 1957
AMERICAN REVOLUTION rnold and Gates argue at First Battle of Saratoga,1777
AUTOMOTIVE Death of country-rock pioneer leads inspires car crime, 1973
CIVIL WAR Union forces defeat Rebels at the Battle of Iuka, 1862
COLD WAR Khrushchev barred from visiting Disneyland, 1959
CRIME Newspaper publishes Unabomber manifesto,1995
DISASTER Earthquake shakes Mexico City, 1985
GENERAL INTEREST President Garfield succumbs to shooting wounds, 1881
HOLLYWOOD Goodfellas opens, 1990
LITERARY Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel debuts, 2000
OLD WEST Jim Bowie stabs a Louisiana banker with his famous knife, 1827
PRESIDENTIAL President James Garfield dies, 1881
SPORTS Louganis wins gold in springboard, 1988
VIETNAM WAR Pressure mounts against continued U.S. involvement in Vietnam,1966
WORLD WAR I British offensive begins in Palestine , 1918
WORLD WAR II Germans bombard Leningrad, 1941
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Text about pot goes to cop MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18 (UPI) — A Minneapolis woman is facing a marijuana charge after a city police investigator says he got a random text message saying someone had his “greens.”
Woman makes nephew, 11, ride in trunk EDINA, Minn., Sept. 18 (UPI) — A woman from the upscale Minneapolis suburb of Edina is facing charges she made her 11-year-old nephew ride in the trunk of her Lexus, police say.
Judge tosses cinema snack suit LIVONIA, Mich., Sept. 18 (UPI) — A lawyer for a Michigan man who lost his lawsuit alleging snack price gouging at movie theaters said he advised his client to buy a subscription to Netflix.
Town plots restoration of Gettysburg map HANOVER, Pa., Sept. 18 (UPI) — Officials in a Pennsylvania town said they are hoping to bolster tourism with a nearly 50-year-old electric map illustrating the Battle of Gettysburg.
12-15 foot python captured in Illinois WAUKEGAN, Ill., Sept. 18 (UPI) — Authorities in Illinois said a landscaper working across from a Lake Michigan beach discovered a 12-foot to 15-foot Burmese python.
World’s largest yo-yo really works CINCINNATI, Sept. 18 (UPI) — An Ohio woman said she has submitted evidence of her 15-foot-wide yo-yo in action to Guinness World Records for verification.
Kitten rescued from sewer pipe PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 18 (UPI) — Firefighters in Oregon said it took them about six hours to rescue a kitten from a sewer pipe with the help of a plumber.
Couple arrested after highway sex YULEE, Fla., Sept. 18 (UPI) — Police in Florida said they arrested a couple accused of using a gun to threaten a motorist who spotted them having sex behind the wheel.
Woman going to court to keep chicken BLUFFTON, S.C., Sept. 18 (UPI) — A South Carolina woman said she will argue in court her family should be able to keep a chicken because it is a pet, not a farm animal banned by city ordinance.
Four generations skydive together TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 18 (UPI) — A Tacoma, Wash., man celebrated his 87th birthday by going skydiving with three younger generations of relatives.
Neiman Marcus targets thrift store’s name COLOMBIA, S.C., Sept. 18 (UPI) — A South Carolina thrift shop supporting a women’s shelter said retailer Neiman Marcus is trying to get it to change the store’s name.
Man agrees to pay broom-hitting fine MAISACH, Germany, Sept. 18 (UPI) — An 88-year-old German man has dropped his appeal and agreed to pay a $2,610 fine for hitting his 65-year-old son with a broom.
Helicopter used to ask girl to dance NOKESVILLE, Va., Sept. 18 (UPI) – Students at a Virginia school are abuzz after a boy employed the use of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter to ask a female classmate to a dance.