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Snake on mailbox halts delivery

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Postal Service Creed covers rain, snow, heat and gloom of night, but it says nothing about snakes on a mailbox.

One North Carolina postal worker who encountered that very thing said the mail delivery could wait until the snake was delivered elsewhere.

The Charlotte Observer reported the worker found the snake at a home in Mint Hill near Charlotte.

Abandoned tents, human waste piling up on Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal—After every party it's time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different.

The record number of climbers crowding the world's highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.

Abandoned tents, human waste piling up on Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal — After every party it’s time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different. The record number of climbers crowding the world’s highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.