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Roommates find $40,000 in sofa

Roommates find $40,000 in sofa

For all the screaming and carrying on, their neighbors thought they'd won the lottery. But it was a lumpy old sofa stuffed with $40,000 in cash that had three young roommates raising a ruckus. And here's the other side of the ticket: They returned the money to the 91-year-old widow whose couch had been given away. "We just pulled out envelopes and envelopes," said Cally Guasti, a social worker with Family of Woodstock who shares an apartment with two friends in New Paltz, 75 miles north of New York City. "My mouth was literally hanging open." Guasti told the Associated Press on Thursday that she and her friends had bought the beat-up couch and a chair for $55 at a Salvation Army thrift shop in March.

WWII plane takes off for D-day event

A World War II transport plane that dropped American paratroopers on Normandy has departed a western New York airfield for D-day's 70th anniversary commemoration in France. The Douglas C-47 restored at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo took off just Thursday afternoon from the museum's airfield. It's one of the last planes of its kind still flying and the only one from the U.S. participating in the June 6 events in Normandy.

Flames in engine send flight back

An American Airlines jet with 183 passengers aboard returned to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport after flames were seen in one of the Boeing 757's two engines. The incident began about 2 p.m. Thursday shortly after American Flight 2287 took off from DFW for Tulsa, Okla. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the crew declared an emergency when flames were seen in the right engine. The jet landed safely at 2:07 p.m. with no injuries and without further incident. .

By the Numbers

77 percent of Chipotle's shareholders who voted against Chipotle's executive pay plan during the Mexican food chain's annual meeting in Denver on Thursday. Last year, co-CEOs Steve Ellis and Montgomery Moran were paid $25.1 million and $24.4 million, respectively.

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Roommates find $40,000 in sofa 05/15/14 [Last modified: Thursday, May 15, 2014 9:37pm]
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