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A New Hampshire man placed second in an innovation contest after fashioning a surfboard out of hundreds of used Dunkin’ Donuts coffee cups.

March 31, 2019
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Along with all the usual declarations and deductions, Massachusetts residents have been asked to keep something else in mind this tax season: pigeon droppings.

By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press March 31, 2019
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It appears an upstate New York man was not hungry when police say he stole a Little Debbie delivery truck.

By Associated Press March 30, 2019
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A pit bull intent on chasing down an opossum was foiled when he ended up wedged around 100 feet (30 meters) into a pipe in North Carolina.

By Associated Press March 30, 2019
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Police in Australia set off a panic when they locked down a Melbourne train station on Thursday after a street entertainer’s instrument was mistaken for a rifle.

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press March 30, 2019
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The numbers of sea turtles washing up on New England beaches has spiked significantly, many stunned and unable to escape the region’s cooling winter waters

By Associated Press March 30, 2019
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Three boisterous 10-week-old rare Sumatran tiger cubs have play-wrestled and explored their jungle habitat in their first public appearance at a Sydney zoo.

By Associated Press March 29, 2019
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A pioneering use of drones to fly blood samples across a North Carolina hospital campus launched this week in the latest move to expand their roles in business and health care.

By Associated Press March 29, 2019
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New Yorkers have strict rules when it comes to their iconic foods, and one of them, apparently, is you never slice a bagel like a tiny loaf of bread.

By DAVID R. MARTIN and MARY ESCH, AP March 29, 2019
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Michelle Richan was stranded for a week in snow and mud in rural Utah — but she was prepared, police said.

By Associated Press March 29, 2019
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A teen who pleaded guilty to pushing her 16-year-old friend from a bridge at a popular swimming area near Vancouver has been sentenced to two days in jail and 38 days on a county work crew.

By Associated Press March 28, 2019
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Authorities say a Florida man didn’t want to show up for his shift at a Hardee’s restaurant, so he called 911 and reported he’d just been robbed.

By Associated Press March 28, 2019
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Two Wisconsin sheriff’s deputies rescued a pair of bear cubs trapped in a flooded culvert that had served as their den.

By Associated Press March 28, 2019
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A South Carolina man accused of driving around a college campus without pants on has been arrested.

By Associated Press March 28, 2019
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A British man wanted on drug charges has been thwarted in a daring bid to flee Australia for Papua New Guinea on a motorized personal watercraft.

By TREVOR MARSHALLSEA, Associated Press March 28, 2019
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Anonymous customers at a Maine restaurant seemingly approved of the eatery’s service, leaving a $2,000 tip on a $48 bill.

By Associated Press March 27, 2019
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As legal cannabis has spread to dozens of states, many older Americans are adding marijuana use to that roster of senior activities like golf and bingo.

By Associated Press March 27, 2019
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Watch: Texas company destroys 60,000 bump stocks
Texas retailer gives 60,000 bump stocks to feds to destroy

A Texas retailer of now-banned bump stocks has transferred about 60,000 of the gun-related items to the federal government to be destroyed.

By Associated Press March 27, 2019
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A Hawaii judge suggested a man not drink his favorite soda during four years of probation on a car theft conviction.

By Associated Press March 27, 2019
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A New England supermarket chain is spiriting away rumors that one of its stores is haunted.

By Associated Press March 27, 2019
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Indonesian police said Monday they also found geckos and chameleons in the luggage of a Russian tourist who was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Bali.

By Associated Press March 26, 2019
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Authorities in South Carolina say a man sprayed Axe body spray in his mouth to cover the smell of alcohol as deputies approached during a traffic stop.

By Associated Press March 26, 2019
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Naked bicyclists say they were so cold riding around Philadelphia last September that this year they’ll do it in August.

By Associated Press March 26, 2019
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Berlin police say an 81-year-old man is being investigated on charges of causing dangerous bodily harm after he whacked a smoker in a downtown train station with a wooden fence picket for puffing on a cigarette in a non-designated area.

By Associated Press March 26, 2019
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A Utah family has become the victim of extreme stalking involving unwanted service providers repeatedly being sent to their home, according to the homeowner and police.

By Associated Press March 25, 2019