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Texas judge cited after allegedly making obscene gesture
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- A state district judge in El Paso is accused of shaking his middle finger at another judge in a fit of anger and now has a court date after being charged with disorderly conduct....

Mars investigating Skittles said to be intended for cattle
NEW YORK (AP) -- A mysterious Skittles spill on a rural highway in Wisconsin is taking another twist, with Mars Inc. saying it doesn't know why the discarded candy might have been headed to become cattle feed....

Rotting radishes stinking up Pennsylvania town
JERSEY SHORE, Pa. (AP) -- A television station has found the reason one central Pennsylvania town stinks: a field of decaying radishes....





Florida man's message in bottle turns up 34 years later
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- It took about 34 years, but a sailor finally got a response to a message he stuffed into a plastic bottle and tossed into the Atlantic Ocean....

Driver clocked at 91 mph in snowstorm wanted new car stereo
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire State Police say a driver clocked at 91 mph during a snowstorm said she was late for an appointment to have a new car stereo installed....

How low? 'Limbo Queen' slips under airport bench on layover
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A record-setting limbo dancer gave Philadelphia airport passengers some free entertainment this week when she scooted under a bench at a terminal....

Passengers scream as Florida alligator leaps into airboat
MIAMI (AP) -- A Missouri couple vacationing in Florida had a close encounter with an alligator when it leapt into their airboat and became wedged in the boat's railing....

Montana beekeeper stung by beehive thieves in California

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana beekeeper says thieves got away with 488 beehives he had taken to California to pollinate almond trees....

'The Hobbit' book returned after 38-year unexpected journey
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) -- A hardbound edition of "The Hobbit" is back on the shelves at a New York library nearly 40 years after it was checked out by a reader who traveled the world as a Marine....