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Dog gets 2nd chance in Utah after escaping death in Indiana

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 5:57pm
KANAB, Utah (AP) -- A dog is getting a new lease on life at a Utah animal sanctuary a month after escaping a worse fate in Indiana: being euthanized and having its cremated ashes mixed with those of its late owner....
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Naked violinist sues over arrest in Portland last year

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 4:03pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Hillsboro, Oregon, man arrested after playing a violin while naked outside the federal courthouse in Portland last year is suing police....
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Suspected burglar falls through ceiling, lands near police

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 3:45pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Authorities say a man's plans to break into a Houston store fell through, after he crashed through the ceiling and landed in front of police....
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Police: Drunken driver hits squad car during DWI arrest

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 1:55pm
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) -- Police in a Dallas suburb say a drunken driver crashed into an empty squad car while officers were busy dealing with another drunken driver they had pulled over....
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Lawyer: Man sentence for crime he can't recall after wreck

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 6:59am
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to a year's probation for crimes his defense attorney says the man can't recall because of a brain injury suffered in a car accident....
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Dog returns after vanishing from Texas, appearing in Indiana

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 6:59am
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- A dog who vanished from his Texas yard last year has been returned home after turning up in a central Indiana city some 1,100 miles away....
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Woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 6:59am
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash instead of food....
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Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:18pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday....
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$300,000 in fine wine stolen from famed restaurant recovered

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:54pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- More than $300,000 in world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley restaurant has been recovered from a private cellar on the other side of the country....
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In bike-loving Colorado city, ambulances get racks for rides

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 3:18pm
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Showing how much one Colorado city loves its bikes, cyclists who go to the hospital by ambulance no longer have to leave their rides behind....
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Mannequin on billboard spurs 911 calls about possible jumper

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:57pm
SPERRY, Iowa (AP) -- A mannequin sitting atop a billboard in Des Moines County prompted several 911 calls from people who feared someone was about to take a leap....
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2 nabbed in iPad theft when selfies appear on owner's iCloud

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 6:58pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Two men arrested in Houston are accused of stealing an iPad and using it to take selfies that they unknowingly uploaded to the owner's iCloud account....
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Man close to running 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 6:44pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A San Francisco man is one race away from completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents....
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Courthouse quote isn't Washington's; 'Unknown' now credited

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 5:56pm
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- A quote about respect for military veterans that had been attributed to George Washington and displayed prominently at the Deschutes County Courthouse has a new credit: "Unknown."...
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Man who bought lottery tickets to break $100 bill wins $10M

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:45pm
BOSTON (AP) -- A Massachusetts man who bought a pair of lottery tickets at a grocery shop to break a $100 bill for lunch has ended up winning $10 million....
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Dancing genitals clip not progressive enough for some Swedes

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:05pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- In socially liberal Sweden, an educational video for children featuring dancing genitals has become an online hit - and even drawn criticism for not being progressive enough....
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4 bears die of chocolate overdoses; expert proposes ban

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:04pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's bear expert is proposing to eliminate the use of chocolate as bait after four bears were found dead at one trapping site due to a chocolate overdose....
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Police: Woman says aliens told her to break into theme park

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:37am
FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) -- Police say a couple broke into a theme park that was closed for the offseason near the South Carolina-North Carolina line, and the woman told investigators that God and aliens directed her there....
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German court upholds man's right to pee standing up

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:04am
BERLIN (AP) -- A German court has ruled that a tenant who liked to pee standing up doesn't owe his landlord money for damages apparently caused by splashing, or missing his target altogether....
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