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Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested
HOLLIS, Maine (AP) -- A man is accused of drunkenly strolling down a Maine road wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to where his arm had been amputated....

Police: Woman arrested after topless road rage attack
SANDWICH, Mass. (AP) -- Police say a Massachusetts motorist has been arrested after getting out of her sport utility vehicle, removing her shirt and charging topless while holding a knife toward another motorist....

Cellphone video shot by California inmates shows escape

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Video shot by three inmates with a smuggled cellphone shows their methodical escape through a vent at the maximum-security wing of a Southern California jail last year, along with scenes from their days on the run....




Man sentenced to 120 days in jail after pet fish cut in half
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 120 days in jail after police say he cut a pet fish in half during a domestic dispute....

Statue kept decades in Philly closet sent to Italian church
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A nearly life-sized statue missing for decades from an Italian church is being returned by an American couple who finally solved the mystery of their family's odd relic....

University professor charged with keying her neighbors' cars
BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania professor known for her expertise on consumer trends has been charged with keying her neighbors' cars....

Teacher who cartwheeled without underwear given probation
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) -- A former substitute teacher in Oklahoma who exposed herself to students when she did a cartwheel while wearing a long skirt but no underwear has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge....

Man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday after customs officers intercepted a shipment with three live king cobras hidden inside potato chip canisters that were being mailed to his California home, U.S. prosecutors said....

Hop on! Wild rabbits surf on sheep to flee New Zealand flood
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- It was a woolly ride, but three wild rabbits managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard sheep and surfing to safety on their backs....

926-pound shark won't be recognized as New Jersey's record
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A 926-pound (420-kilogram) Mako shark caught off the New Jersey coast won't be recognized as a state record because more than one angler helped catch it....