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Dad who placed ad for a wife for his son gets 12 prospects
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- The father of a Salt Lake City businessman who placed an Idaho newspaper ad seeking women interested in marrying his 48-year-old son has received about a dozen inquiries....

German court restarts trial after judge repeatedly nods off
BERLIN (AP) -- A German court had to restart the trial of two men suspected of robbing a grocery store because a judge kept nodding off during the proceedings....

40-year-old Twinkie still going strong
BLUE HILL, Maine (AP) -- In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: A decades-old Twinkie....





Blind dog with oozing sore wins World's Ugliest Dog contest
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) -- A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest....

Texas city council votes to oust library cat
WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) -- A North Texas city council has started a cat fight by voting to oust the furry mascot of the city's public library....

Wife of nation's lowest-paid governor takes waitressing job

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BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) -- The waitress bounded with a cup of chowder and a plate of fish and broccoli....

Eatery has duck on menu and ducklings jumping off its roof
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) -- One New Jersey restaurant has duck on its menu and ducklings jumping off its roof....

2 charged with racking up $30,000 in unpaid tolls combined
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say they've nabbed two New Jersey residents who have racked up about $30,000 in unpaid tolls combined....