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No ticket for Shrek over loud musical, chief says

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A musical being performed in a New Hampshire park has drawn some noise complaints, but the deputy police chief says he's "not giving Shrek a ticket."

July 26, 2014 1:16 pm

California to have 4 governors in 4 days next week

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — How many governors does it take to run the state of California? Next week, the answer's four.

July 25, 2014 9:55 pm

Yes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar

PHOENIX (AP) — A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.

July 25, 2014 8:02 pm

Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle

SEATTLE (AP) — An Amazon.com employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said.

July 25, 2014 4:14 pm

Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.

July 25, 2014 9:53 am

Honey bees sting Texas man about 1,000 times

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him.

July 24, 2014 3:02 pm

Outcry saves rare redwood from being chopped down

Outcry saves rare redwood from being chopped down

COTATI, Calif. (AP) — A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks.

July 24, 2014 1:56 pm Photos

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State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake

JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry.

July 24, 2014 11:15 am

Rotting food prompts German gas leak scare

BERLIN (AP) — Emergency officials called to check out a suspected gas leak in Germany found a culprit they didn't expect: a fridge full of rotting food.

July 24, 2014 10:00 am

Tortoise an accomplice in alligator's zoo escape?

NAUBINWAY, Mich. (AP) — An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.

July 24, 2014 9:38 am

Man run over by own truck during road rage

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

July 24, 2014 6:40 am

Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."

July 24, 2014 5:30 am

New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.

July 23, 2014 11:20 pm

Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown

Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla.

July 23, 2014 3:30 pm

Woman: Backyard near turnpike is not a rest stop

STAHLSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman says she can see drivers who pull off the side of a highway relieving themselves near her backyard, and state police have been asked to increase patrols.

July 23, 2014 10:22 am

2 police cars collide when officer runs red light

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Syracuse city police officer was looking at the computer inside his patrol car when he ran a red light and collided with an unmarked police vehicle.

July 23, 2014 7:01 am

Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags with bleac…

July 22, 2014 6:44 pm Photos

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Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

SEATTLE (AP) — The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle will be put on display at the city's Museum of History and Industry after a woman donated part of her purchase Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 4:47 pm Photos

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Judge spins rhymes in puppy-napping case

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint was convicted of the crime by a judge who left him with a rhyme.

July 22, 2014 3:25 pm

Couple marries in Omaha's largest cemetery

Couple marries in Omaha's largest cemetery

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska couple chose an unusual venue for their wedding: the largest cemetery in Omaha.

July 22, 2014 2:57 pm Photos

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170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money.

July 22, 2014 2:15 pm Photos

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Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

HOUSTON (AP) — A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor a decade ago in Texas is facing a new charge in Houston that accuses him of urinating on candy at a drug store.

July 22, 2014 1:57 pm

George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles.

July 22, 2014 1:52 pm

Hunt on for possible anaconda in New Jersey lake

Hunt on for possible anaconda in New Jersey lake

JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — Reports of a 16-foot-long exotic snake — possibly an anaconda — slithering through New Jersey's largest lake have stoked fears among residents and led to searches and questions about what exactly is in the water.

July 22, 2014 1:12 pm Photos

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Driver stops to help ducklings, gets ticket

NEWFIELDS, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $44 ticket.

July 22, 2014 12:44 pm

Pastry pranks: Vandals smear cars with baked goods

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — There's mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighborhood, but police say it doesn't involve the typical spray paint or broken windows. No, we're talking pastry here — maple bars smeared on cars, doughnuts left atop …

July 21, 2014 9:47 pm

Chase ends as man runs into a Miss. police academy

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was apparently so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran into a law enforcement academy.

July 21, 2014 6:24 pm

High water moves Alaska regatta into parking lot

FAIRBANK, Alaska (AP) — High water forced the cancellation of the Red Green Regatta in Fairbanks over the weekend, with the fun moved off the water and into a parking lot.

July 21, 2014 1:53 pm

Another tiny Wyoming town for sale: Aladdin

ALADDIN, Wyo. (AP) — If you missed out on buying the tiny Wyoming town of Buford (BYOO'-ferd), another village is on the market.

July 21, 2014 10:46 am

200 pairs of panties stolen at east Georgia mall

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a thief at an east Georgia shopping mall made off with a bagful of women's unmentionables.

July 21, 2014 9:28 am

Black-and-white stripes are the new orange

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture.

July 21, 2014 8:36 am

Deja Phew: Plane lands on NY highway for 2nd time

EAST MORICHES, N.Y. (AP) — A New York pilot who landed his disabled plane on a highway for the second time in eight days said Friday he's lucky to have escaped unhurt and thankful he didn't hit anyone.

July 18, 2014 7:13 pm

Cornhole champions being decided in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Cornhole, the strange-sounding game made popular in backyards and at football tailgate parties, is taking on a serious side this week.

July 18, 2014 2:52 pm

Rare blue-colored red king crab caught in Alaska

Rare blue-colored red king crab caught in Alaska

NOME, Alaska (AP) — A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.

July 18, 2014 1:22 pm

Robber who hit same bank, teller twice sentenced

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A 24-year-old man who a month after being released from prison for a bank robbery held up the same bank and teller has been sentenced to more than 10 years behind bars.

July 18, 2014 11:53 am

Contempt charge for saggy pants in court dismissed

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a contempt-of-court citation against a man who was fined $50 for wearing saggy pants in court.

July 18, 2014 8:26 am

Mosquito trap causes bomb scare at power plant

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A suspicious device at a southwest Wyoming power plant turned out not to be a bomb, but it might have hurt a mosquito or two.

July 17, 2014 8:35 pm

History buffs? Police say museum's dinosaur stolen

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Talk about exploring the past. Police say a pair of thieves stole a baby dinosaur replica from a science museum and took props from a history exhibit at another facility.

July 17, 2014 4:50 pm

Dog hailed as hero for alerting deaf boy to fire

Dog hailed as hero for alerting deaf boy to fire

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero for licking the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old Indianapolis boy to alert him that the house was on fire.

July 17, 2014 10:44 am

Couple pilfers replica of baby dino from museum

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police are looking for a man and a woman caught on video stealing a baby dinosaur replica from a North Carolina museum.

July 17, 2014 10:26 am

Twins are born 12 hours apart on different days

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Muldowney twins will share plenty of things in life, but the same birthday isn't one of them.

July 17, 2014 9:00 am

Police: Arrested man ordered 5 pizzas to station

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — Police in southern Kentucky say they got a surprise delivery after charging a man with shoplifting — five pizzas showed up at the station.

July 17, 2014 6:10 am

Criminal history on Pennsylvania Capitol portraits

Criminal history on Pennsylvania Capitol portraits

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The portraits of three former Pennsylvania House speakers and one former top state senator hanging in the Capitol's marble corridors each have new information to tell visitors: their criminal histories.

July 16, 2014 4:01 pm Photos

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Man starts fire using 'blowtorch' to kill spider

Man starts fire using 'blowtorch' to kill spider

SEATTLE (AP) — A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 3:34 pm Photos

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Uruguay teachers protest attacks by parents

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Teachers in this South American country are going on a 24-hour strike to protest a wave of physical attacks on educators by students' mothers and fathers.

July 16, 2014 2:48 pm

Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico.

July 16, 2014 2:16 pm

Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after some scientists gave her name to a water mite species they discovered near Puerto Rico.

July 16, 2014 12:51 pm

@HiddenCash to pay for park trampled by money hunt

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — When the man with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash moved his scavenger hunt to Whittier, California, a thousand people trampled through Penn Park seeking free money.

July 16, 2014 9:35 am

SAY WHAT!? Removal by noise reaps barbs in Belgium

BRUSSELS (AP) — A plan by a Belgian mayor to remove a group of Gypsies by playing loud music backfired when the camping cars stayed put and the children danced to the music.

July 16, 2014 6:47 am

2 arrested in theft of cheese vans in California

2 arrested in theft of cheese vans in California

MANTECA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in California have arrested two men on suspicion of stealing three Volkswagen minibuses that were customized to look like bright orange Tillamook cheese blocks.

July 15, 2014 9:12 pm
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