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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who made headlines when he was caught for break-ins after winning a doughnut-eating contest has been arrested again. And this time he's accused of stea

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Workers in Philadelphia are greasing light poles in a bid to prevent fans from climbing up them after the NFC Championship game.Officials say the grease should make the poles too s

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GRANVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio liberal arts college is hanging effigies in trees and using pyrotechnics to move destructive vultures off campus.The Columbus Dispatch reports vultures have caused at le

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — His name means "king of the tyrant lizards," but sometimes Tyrannosaurus rex just wants to party.Make that many T. rexes. Hundreds of curious people descended on Portland's Monu

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian police had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg — a crocodile in the basement.The Fontanka.ru news portal said the incident happened

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BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have accused a man of punching himself in the face three times to avoid a sobriety test.Police in the town of Belfast say they found 27-year-old Brian Fogg in his

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian police had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg — a crocodile in the basement.The Fontanka.ru news portal said the incident happened

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former leader of the Montana House of Representatives who once supported funding for an anti-drug campaign was sentenced to 18 years in prison Thursday for his central role in

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Chris Christie is disputing reports suggesting he tried to get special treatment that he enjoyed while he was governor.The former Republican governor of New Jersey tweeted on Thurs

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley six decades ago in Oklahoma is up for auction, and bids have already surpassed $1,200.North Carolina resident Wade Jones is a collector

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NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a woman told them a man was fatally shot and was in her home, and then led them on a chase into Massachusetts and back before she was arrested.A body ha

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KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — An umbrella sparked a scare at a Seattle-area hospital after it was mistaken for a rifle.KOMO reports an employee of Evergreen Medical Center in Kirkland, Washington, noticed a

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the discovery of two decapitated chickens inside a courtroom.Judicial marshals and maintenance staff investigating a putrid smell

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WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Some Maine drivers say their vehicles were damaged when they purchased fuel at a gas station where the diesel and gasoline were in the wrong pumps.The Kennebec Journal reports

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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spanish and Portuguese police say a joint operation resulted in the seizure of 745 kilograms (1,642 pounds) of cocaine, much of it allegedly concealed inside pineapples shipped
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