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Swooping, gliding over the Alps at free-flight festival

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SAINT HILAIRE DU TOUVET, France (AP) -- In wild costumes, wingsuits and even home-made flying machines, thousands of people are gliding through the French Alps in the world's oldest free-flight festival....

Alaska council to vote on cat leash law
KENAI, Alaska (AP) -- Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval....

Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower blooms in New Hampshire
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is blooming at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011....





Scholars who studied liars, put pants on rats win Ig Nobels

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BOSTON (AP) -- A Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs, an Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives and a British researcher who lived like an animal have been named winners of the Ig Nobels, the annual spoof prizes for quirky scientific achievement....

Sold: New York mansion of 'Keeping up with the Joneses' fame
RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) -- A dilapidated New York mansion believed to have inspired the phrase "Keeping up with the Joneses" has sold at auction for $120,000....

Michigan quintuplets work first jobs together at McDonald's
POTTERVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- Three 18-year-old brothers and their two 18-year-old sisters have landed their first jobs, together, at a McDonald's in Michigan....

She ate 7 corncobs and was sick as a dog - but pup recovered
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A dog who rooted through the trash from a family dinner and ate seven corncobs is recovering after a charity raised money for surgery....