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Artist: Santa Fe police pulled rifle for dog poop
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- A well-known American Indian artist said police in New Mexico pulled a rifle on him after his dog pooped in his SUV and a woman mistook his cleanup efforts for a burglary....

Cat in central Florida goes wild; owner calls 911
DELAND, Fla. (AP) -- A 4-year-old Russian blue cat named Kush is being quarantined after apparently going berserk inside a central Florida home, prompting its owners to call 911....

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Halfway up the 264 stairs leading to the top of the world's tallest waterslide, it was clear this was the most breathtaking ride I'd ever encountered....




Probation for official who stole $460K in quarters
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) -- The former public works inspector for a northern New Jersey town who admitted stealing $460,000 in quarters over two years has been spared a prison term....

Naked Seattle intruder recites Scripture in home
SEATTLE (AP) -- It was little comfort to the residents of a Seattle home along Lake Washington when the naked man who crashed through their front door began loudly reciting Scripture....

Pilot buys pizzas for passengers grounded by storm

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Faced with potentially hungry - and grumpy - passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, where the plane was stuck for a couple of hours....

Pennsylvania man's draft notice was 102 years late
KENNERDELL, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman says her late father has received notice to register for the nation's military draft - some 102 years too late....

Agave that will bloom only once begins to do so

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DETROIT (AP) -- A flowering process 80 years in the making is finally underway....

The lid's off: Judge accused of lying about fight
WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) -- An upstate New York judge has been indicted on nine charges related to a reported attack last summer that authorities now say he fabricated....

Farmer loses phone, returned 8 months later

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a grain elevator last year. Eight months later, his phone was returned unscathed after a trip to Japan....