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Police: Man comes to courthouse in stolen car

SONORA, Calif. — Police say a man was arrested after using a stolen car to get to a court appearance in California. James Manning was taken into custody…

Did a German shepherd get called to jury duty?

BRIDGETON, N.J. — Could this prospective juror take a bite out of crime? Cumberland County, N.J., has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is that…

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Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

LINCOLN, Neb. — Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees…

Obama cuts sentence with typo, plans more clemency

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday cut prison time for a drug convict sentenced…

Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

PITTSBURGH — A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January…

Maine animal shelter buried under carrot avalanche

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A Maine animal shelter has so many carrots it doesn’t know what…

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In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

BEIJING — Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city’s choking…

Judge says flashing headlights is free speech

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff’s deputy behind him and flashed his lights…

Man with 1st name ‘God’ sues credit rating agency

NEW YORK — A New York City man claims that a credit reporting agency falsely reported he had no financial history because his first name is God. According…

Washington state sewage plant invites weddings

WOODINVILLE, Wash. — A sewage treatment plant near Seattle is advertising its availability as a wedding venue. The Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Center says on Facebook it has a…

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Police: Man on field during Pirates’ pierogi race

PITTSBURGH — A man who ran onto the field at PNC Park during the between innings “pierogi race” has been charged with defiant trespass, and could be…

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Willie Nelson’s armadillo returned after theft

HENDERSON, Nev. — A stuffed armadillo that serves as an on-stage mascot for country music legend Willie Nelson has been returned after being kidnapped from a Las…

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Anger management required for Castle Rock mayor

CASTLE ROCK, Wash. — The mayor of Castle Rock is required to take anger management classes for violating the courtesy code at a City Council meeting when…

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Tree trimmer hospitalized with chain saw in neck

PITTSBURGH — A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck. James Valentine was…

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Woman pays $200 bill with coins, town says no more

ERIE, Pa. — A Pennsylvania township is asking residents to keep the change. Officials in Millcreek Township, along with its water and sewer authorities, have adopted a…

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Firefighter rescues 6-foot python from blaze

MUSKEGON, Mich. — A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 6-foot-long python from a burning home in western Michigan. Muskegon firefighter…

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Man does C-section on dead porcupine, saves baby

LISBON, Maine — A Maine man in search of a valuable mineral cut open a dead porcupine on the side of the road and unexpectedly pulled out…

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Pa. teen says typeface change could save millions

PITTSBURGH — A teenager has published a study suggesting the federal government could save millions of dollars a year in printing costs by switching to a thinner…