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A Florida school district says an unusual passenger was found in a student’s backpack.

By Associated Press September 10, 2019
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A Washington motorist who police say used a black marker to try to make the vehicle-tab sticker on the license plate appear current received an A for effort along with a $228 ticket for expired tabs.

By Associated Press September 9, 2019
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A 50-year-old man police say used a dump truck to drop loads of gravel on Interstate 5 in Portland and attempted to elude police in the vehicle has been taken into custody.

By Associated Press September 9, 2019
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Could “Friends” fans BE any luckier? Those who have snagged tickets to the New York City Pop-Up experience based on the comedy favorite will get to plop down on the orange couch at Central Perk, play foosball in Joey and Chandler’s apartment and marvel at Rachel’s haircuts through the show’s 10 seasons.

By BROOKE LEFFERTS, Associated Press September 9, 2019
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Thousands of tourists could soon be forced to make reservations and pay to drive the famous crooked Lombard Street in San Francisco.

By Associated Press September 9, 2019
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A man confused about Ohio drug laws has called a police department demanding that officers return the small amount of marijuana they “stole” from him.

By Associated Press September 8, 2019
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A mobile speed limit monitoring trailer in Albuquerque can still monitor speeding motorists but can’t be moved because thieves recently stole its tires.

By Associated Press September 8, 2019
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Authorities say a burglar broke into a Florida home, cooked himself an early morning meal and told the resident there to “go back to sleep.”

By Associated Press September 7, 2019
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A Utah woman has been sentenced to jail time after calling 911 to report a possible drunk driver while she was intoxicated.

By Associated Press September 7, 2019
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A Slovenian news agency says an airliner canceled a flight to Vienna for fear its plane would be seized because of a 250-euro ($275) penalty it owes to an Austrian citizen.

By Associated Press September 6, 2019
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A newborn two-headed timber rattlesnake has been found in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.

By Associated Press September 5, 2019
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A scientist who collected DNA from Scotland’s Loch Ness suggests the lake’s fabled monster might be a giant eel.

By MALCOLM RITTER, Associated Press September 5, 2019
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Facebook is tackling a new frontier: love.

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, Associated Press September 5, 2019
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Maurice the rooster can keep crowing, a French court ruled Thursday, as it rejected a complaint from neighbors who sued over noise nuisance.

By NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY, Associated Press September 5, 2019
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A Florida man parked his Smart car in his kitchen to protect it from Hurricane Dorian .

By Associated Press September 4, 2019
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Police in La Crosse didn’t have to work too hard to track down a man suspected of stealing a wallet from a car.

By Associated Press September 4, 2019
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Police say a man who broke into Taylor Swift’s beachfront mansion in Rhode Island took his shoes off because he wanted to be polite.

By Associated Press September 4, 2019
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Authorities say a woman stole a $28,000 diamond ring from a New Jersey Costco store by replacing it with a much cheaper ring she had stolen from a different Costco.

By Associated Press September 4, 2019
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A female moose looked like she was trying out for running back as she loped across a football practice field at the University of North Dakota.

By Associated Press September 4, 2019
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An anonymous flyer denying that Bigfoot is behind the prolonged closure of a bridge in a Vermont town has got locals talking about the mythical forest creatures.

By Associated Press September 3, 2019
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A 76-year-old Connecticut man is walking from Yankee Stadium to Fenway Park in an effort to promote peace and not just between the two fan bases.

By Associated Press September 3, 2019
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An Iowa funeral home is calling on families to pick up the unclaimed cremated remains of nearly 100 people that it has been keeping in a locked closet for years, some since the mid-1990s.

By Associated Press September 1, 2019
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A new Guinness World Record might be set by a New Jersey man who's corn stalk sprouted 28 ears of corn.

By Monica Brabant September 1, 2019
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About 250 pigs have been causing a ruckus in a Vermont town the past month after they escaped from their enclosure, but most of them had been returned as of Thursday thanks to a trail of hot dog buns and good ol’ fashioned corralling.

By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press August 31, 2019
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A Georgia probation officer has resigned and her friend has been arrested for borrowing that officer’s badge and gun to get free snacks at a QuikTrip.

By Associated Press August 31, 2019

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