ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - Firefighters in upstate New York helped out a presumably hungry raccoon that got its head stuck inside a mayonnaise jar. The Ithaca Fire Department says the raccoon was spotted in a tree during its recent predicament. The Ithaca Journal reports both city firefighters and a state Department of Environmental Conservation officer got the animal down. They placed the raccoon into a large plastic tub and freed its head.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine rapper surprised moviegoers with free tickets to a sci-fi satire movie. Rory Ferreira, who goes by the stage name Milo, bought all 129 seats to the 4:20 p.m. showing of the movie "Sorry to Bother You" at the Nickelodeon in Portland, Maine, on Saturday. The Portland Press Herald reports employees told patrons they could see a movie for free as they arrived at the theater.
HELSINKI (AP) - A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit. RPS Brewing has issued a limited-edition lager depicting cartoon U.S. and Russian presidents on its label, with text for Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin saying "Let's Settle This Like Adults" and "Making Lager Great Again."
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's governor says she's holding summer office hours at the beach. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo (ray-MAHN'-doh) will hold the first event Monday at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett. She'll be joined by members of her Office of Constituent Services to help connect residents with various services. While there, she plans to sign an executive order to reduce reliance on single-use plastics that can end up in the state's waters.
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona authorities say a 44-year-old uniformed security guard is accused of impersonating a police officer by trying to pull over an unmarked car that happened to contain two state troopers patrolling a Phoenix freeway. The Department of Public Safety says Matthew Allen Disbro of Mesa was driving his personal black Dodge Charger on Wednesday when he activated law-enforcement-style emergency lights on his car to pull over the troopers' yellow Ford Mustang.
BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. (AP) - There's nothing superstitious about Friday the 13th as two towns celebrate the day with tours or tattoos. Masked maniacs on Friday take to the streets of Blairstown, New Jersey. The community and its surroundings are where the 1980 horror movie "Friday the 13th" was filmed.
DOVER, N.H. (AP) - Police say a man fell through the ceiling of a New Hampshire supermarket, twice. Authorities say officers were responding to the scene of a bank robbery in Dover Thursday afternoon when they heard a commotion at the nearby Shaw's supermarket. Police say they found a 30-year-old man's legs hanging above the store's seafood and deli section. Officers cleared the store, and the man partially fell through the ceiling again above the store's refrigerated meats.
PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona state lawmaker was seen telling a sheriff's deputy he sometimes drives as fast as 130 or 140 mph (210 or 225 kph) after he was pulled over for speeding, and the deputy said in a report later that the driver claimed to have legislative immunity State Rep. Paul Mosley was stopped on March 27 outside of Parker, Arizona. The rural area near the California border is in Mosley's district and more than 150 miles (240 kilometers) west of the state capital in Phoenix.
ATLANTA (AP) - Bears don't usually pack a lunch, but they'll be happy to eat whatever someone else has prepared. WSB-TV reports that Carrie Watts of Rabun County found a large black bear enjoying her sandwich, chips and a cookie inside her minivan after climbing through an open window. Watts had left the windows down Wednesday to combat the summer heat. She initially thought the bear was a black cat.