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Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 24th

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GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) -- A Honduran woman arrested in a drug smuggling bust in southern Arizona also is facing an animal cruelty charge for allegedly punching a border agent's horse.
Border Patrol agents were conducting enforcement operations near the tiny town of Why last Saturday.
Late that night, they spotted nine people in the desert with seven large backpacks.
The backpacks contained 374 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $500,000.
Authorities say 29-year-old Karla Banegas-Banegas was part of the group and allegedly struck a Border Patrol horse in the face with a closed fist.
Banegas-Banegas was booked into jail on suspicion of drug possession and transport plus animal cruelty to a work animal.
Her bond was set at $20,000 at her initial court appearance Tuesday. She doesn't have a lawyer yet.

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METHUEN, Mass. (AP) -- An animal rescue farm in Massachusetts says it's experiencing a goat overload - and it's not kidding.
The MSPCA-Nevins Farm in Methuen (mih-THOO'-uhn) recently received nearly 50 goats and is asking people to step forward and give them new homes.
The goats are an assortment of alpine, pygmy and angora mixes. They were voluntarily turned over by an owner in Montague who couldn't handle the growing herd. Some are nursing kids and pregnant does.
Nevins Farm barn manager Gia Barss says people who want to adopt the goats should have experience raising them and be willing to adopt more than one because goats are highly social.
Most of the goats tested positive for a bacteria that causes intestinal upset and parasitic infections, but they're expected to recover.

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COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) -- A Coos Bay homeowner made teens caught breaking into his house call 911 to report themselves.
KATU-TV reports the three 14-year-old boys were all taken to the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center on Sunday on charges including burglary, trespassing and possession of marijuana.
The Coos County sheriff's office says the man was armed when he discovered the boys burglarizing his home.
Emergency dispatchers say he made one of the teens call police and report the burglary in progress.

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department says a melee that erupted at a charity football game between police and firefighters just shows that football is a competitive sport.
Video of the aftermath of Sunday's game at Coney Island shows dozens of players brawling and yelling curses. Blood can be seen dripping down the face of one firefighter.
The NYPD said in a statement Tuesday that football "is a competitive sport whether it's the NFL Super Bowl or the annual NYPD-FDNY challenge."
The Fire Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The departments have a history of brawling at charity sports events. Multiple fights broke out at a 2014 hockey game between the departments at the former Nassau Coliseum on Long Island.
The Police Department won Sunday's game 29-13.

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MADRID (AP) - A woman in Spain may be fined under the country's public security law for carrying a bag bearing the initials A.C.A.B., which police interpreted to stand for "All Cops Are Bastards" and not "All Cats Are Beautiful," as was written on the bag.
A spokesman said Tuesday the type and coloring of the lettering are traditionally associated with the insult to police. He spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with police regulations.
The police department later issued a statement saying it had decided to further investigate the matter given the circumstances of the incident and the possible "ambivalence" of the initials.
The fine of between 100 and 600 euros ($112-672) was proposed under the 2015 Public Security Law nicknamed the "gag law," which has been criticized by opposition parties, United Nations experts and journalists' and rights groups, who say it curtails free assembly and expression. Opposition parties say they will ditch the law if they get into government.
The woman told several Spanish news outlets that police stopped her Sunday in Madrid. She said she explained to them that the bag made no mention of police.
The online newspaper Eldiario.es and others showed photographs of the bag and the police complaint reportedly posted on the woman's Twitter account.
It was not immediately possible to obtain comment from the woman.
The A.C.A.B. slogan has long been used to insult police on T-shirts and graffiti, while the cat wording is seen by some as a way of concealing it.
The "gag law" allows the expulsion of migrants illegally entering Spain's two North African enclaves, sets stiff fines for protests outside Parliament or strategic installations and allows authorities to fine journalists and media organizations who distribute unauthorized images of police. In this case, the alleged offense was a lack of respect for police.
The measure was drawn up following a wave of anti-government protests in 2012 as Spain was in the throes of the financial crisis.

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South West, England, United Kingdom - When you think of how frequently they deal with things like this, maybe you'll cut them some slack -- or maybe not. 
Police in southwestern England are apologizing for creating a crime scene-themed sand castle in a contest. 
Devon and Cornwall Police Officers made what looked like a naked woman face down out of sand, with a plastic spade in her back for the annual Cornwall Beach Games. Of course the surrounded the whole thing with police tape. 
Believe it or not, they won first prize in the competition, but when they posted about the win online, they were quickly criticized for being offensive. 
Some people called it insensitive and in poor taste, but others simply called it harmless fun. 

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Officials say Scottsdale will bar the Satanic Temple from leading a scheduled prayer at a City Council meeting in July.
City spokesman Kelly Corsette says Scottsdale informed the Satanic Temple's Arizona chapter that only representatives from institutions that have a substantial connection to the Scottsdale community will be allowed to give the invocation.
Scottsdale now is making other arrangements for the July 6 invocation.
Satanic Temple spokesman Stu de Haan says the city has twice approved plans for the invocation - first for April 5 and then for July 6 when the group had to reschedule for logistical reasons.
De Haan learned about Scottsdale's decision Monday afternoon. He says it's too early to say what the group might do next.
The Satanic Temple's Arizona chapter is based in Tucson.

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Stratford, CT - The Stratford Fire Department is plagued with an unusual problem: Two ospreys that built a nest above the station are dropping sticks, fish and even a kitten in the path of unsuspecting firefighters below.
The ospreys, which can grow up to 2 feet long with wingspans over 5 feet, have nested on a communication antenna at the fire station along the Connecticut shoreline.
They often drop large sticks, and in some cases entire fish - their main source of food - in front of the main entrance below.
"We have ospreys that have built a nest up there and basically it's causing a little bit of problems with dropping stuff down on the main entrance of the fire station," said Stratford Fire Chief Robert McGrath.
An air conditioning unit was damaged last week after a dropped bass landed inside. Firefighters said the birds dropped a kitten on Sunday.
The other concern is that the nest could prevent the communication antenna from operating properly, according to the chief.
"It could compromise the signal going back and forth from the two towers," said McGrath.
According to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, osprey are no longer endangered. The nest can be moved if there are no eggs inside, which firefighters say is the case with this one.
DEEP officials said April and May are egg-laying months for the birds, so firefighters are working on a plan to get the feathered visitors to leave.
"It's entertaining, I can tell you that, at best. But really, it's a nuisance," McGrath said.

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St. Petersburg, FL - No one likes to lose, but when a Florida man repeatedly lost at a quarters game inside a convenience store, he didn't just get mad, he got even.
Police say the man was caught on surveillance video attempting to play a quarters game several times without a win.
Officers say he walked out to his car, grabbed a sledgehammer, and played the game one more time.
Apparently frustrated, he pulled out a sledgehammer and smashed the machine.
It appeared as though he reaches into the machine to grab some change then walked out of the store.
Police say they are still looking for the man.

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chile has broken the world record for the most participants in a soccer match.
The mark was achieved Sunday night after a match that featured 2,357 people who took turns to keep the ball rolling during more than 120 hours. The score? A close 505-504.
The record was recorded by Guinness World Record adjudicator Evelyn Carrera.
The feat took place at Bicentenary stadium in La Florida, a neighborhood in the Chilean capital.
Most players were amateurs, but professionals also joined the end of the game.
Goalkeeper Gabriel Castellon of the Chilean first division Wanderers club said he was elated to be part of a world record for Chile.

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