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Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years later
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) -- It took nearly 80 years, but a book borrowed during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library....

Pennsylvania high school golfer has 2 holes-in-one in round
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania high school golfer has defied huge odds by recording two holes-in-one in the same round....

Police: Shop owner fires warning shot, gets stolen beer back
COCOA, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a Florida gas station owner chased a man and fired a warning shot, forcing him to return some stolen beer....





300 bats caught by janitors at Salt Lake City high school
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A bat infestation prompted a Salt Lake City high school to cancel its after-school programs so school workers could root out the flying mammals....

Police: Man steals green chile burger after slapping victim
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he randomly slapped a customer and then stole the man's green chile cheeseburger before dashing away....

Ex-Mountie headed to US prison for smuggling narwhal tusks
BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks was sentenced Wednesday to five years, two months in a U.S. prison for related money laundering counts....

In Alaska town packed with cabs, bootleggers give you a ride
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A far-flung Alaska town is known for having streets that are among the most taxi-congested in the U.S. in proportion to the small number of people who call it home....

Diamond on the highway: Officer comes to driver's rescue
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) -- A police officer has come to the rescue of a New Jersey woman who lost her diamond engagement ring on a highway while changing a flat tire....