POT PIPE DELIVERED WITH KIDS MEAL AND BURGER KING: DUNDEE, Mich. (AP) — Police say a family found a marijuana pipe inside a Kids Meal bought for a 4-year-old boy at a Burger King restaurant in southern Michigan.
Dundee police report that a 23-year-old employee says he put the pipe in the box to hide it while he worked and he didn't mean to give it out.
Chief David Uhl tells the Monroe Evening News that a family from the Detroit suburb of Warren was in the area for a visit to the Splash Universe water park.
He says the boy's grandfather entered the restaurant Tuesday night to pick up some food. The chief says the family discovered the pipe and notified police.
Uhl says police arrested the employee and two friends, ages 18 and 20. All three are awaiting charges.
AIR FORCE DRONE CRASH CLOSES REMOTE FLA. HIGHWAY: TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — An Air Force drone being tested at a nearby base crashed on takeoff Wednesday near a remote stretch of a Florida Panhandle highway. Officials say no one was injured but the road would be closed into Wednesday night.
The Air Force closed Highway 98 west of Panama City and east of Mexico Beach because of possible fires from the crash. Officials said the drone has a limited, 24-hour battery life and would be inactive after the battery depleted.
According to an Air Force fact sheet, the QF-4 is tested at nearby Tyndall Air Force Base and at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. The plane is a modified F-4 Phantom aircraft, which has been in use since the 1950s.
ARIZ. SHERIFF: MAN ARRESTED WAS DEPORTED 11 TIMES: FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities along the Arizona border say a man accused of driving a car carrying 220 pounds of marijuana had been deported to Mexico 11 times.
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says 21year-old Daniel Jupa-Fino was arrested Tuesday after he ran from the car after a deputy made a traffic stop on Interstate 8.
The agency says it later learned from federal authorities that Jupa-Fino had been deported 11 prior times during the past three years for illegal entry into the United States.
He's jailed in Florence on charges of possession and transportation of marijuana.
OFF-DUTY AZ COP ACCUSED OF POINTING GUN AT CLERK: TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson, Ariz., police officer has been fired after authorities say he pulled a gun on a gas station attendant while off duty and apparently intoxicated.
The Pima County Sheriff's Department notified Tucson police that 23-year-old Kyle James McCartin was arrested early Tuesday on two counts of aggravated assault.
Deputies were called to a Giant Gas Station and learned two men who appeared very intoxicated entered the store wearing bulletproof vests.
Authorities say one of the men pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the clerk twice.
NY RABBI ARRESTED 2ND TIME ON IMPERSONATION CHARGE: WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A rabbi was charged Wednesday — for the second time — with impersonating a police officer during an angry confrontation on a suburban road.
In both cases, motorists said the rabbi flashed a badge and seemed to be angry that they weren't driving faster.
Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski, accompanied by his lawyer, surrendered at police headquarters in White Plains, Detective Lt. Eric Fisher said.
There was no immediate arraignment. The rabbi has a court date Thursday in Mamaroneck, just north of New York City, on his first arrest, which came in June.
The lawyer said Borodowski suffers from bipolar disorder and recently was hospitalized.
In the Mamaroneck case, the 49-year-old rabbi, who grew up in Argentina, is accused of pulling his car alongside a woman's car, flashing a badge and shouting: "Police! Police! Pull over!"
SENATORS REACH DEAL ON STUDENT LOANS: WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading off a costly increase for returning college students, a bipartisan group of senators reached a deal Wednesday that would offer students better rates on their loans this fall but perhaps assign higher rates in coming years.
The deal would offer students lower interest rates through the 2015 academic year, but then rates were expected to climb above where they were when students left campus this spring. The interest rates would be linked to the financial markets, but Democrats won a protection for students that rates would never climb higher than 8.25 percent for undergraduate students. Graduate students would not pay rates higher than 9.5 percent and parents' rates would top out at 10.5 percent.
Under the deal, all undergraduates this fall would borrow at 3.85 percent interest rates. Graduate students would have access to loans at 5.4 percent and parents would be able to borrow at 6.4 percent. Those rates would climb as the economy improves and it becomes more expensive for the government to borrow money.
BIG-NOSED, HORNED-FACED DINOSAUR UNEARTHED IN UTAH: SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Researchers in Utah said Wednesday they discovered a new type of big-nosed, horned-faced dinosaur that lived about 76 million years ago in the area of what is now the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
The discovery of the creature, named "Nasutoceratops titusi," was described in the British scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B and by officials at the National History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City.
The dinosaur was a wide-bodied plant-eater that grew to 15 feet long and weighed 2 1/2 tons, said Patti Carpenter, spokeswoman for the museum. It is considered unique for its oversized nose and its exceptionally long, curved and forward-pointing horns over the eyes. It also had a low, narrow blade-like horn above the nose.
ALA. GIRL FOUND IN SUV PRONOUNCED DEAD: HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Police in suburban Birmingham, Ala., say a 1-year-old girl who was found unresponsive in an SUV has died.
Homewood police say the girl was found inside a white Lexus SUV Wednesday afternoon before being rushed to Children's of Alabama.
Police say the girl's temperature was about 105 degrees when they arrived, and her mother is being questioned in connection with her death.