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New Mexico couple gets engaged, then stranded on mountaintop
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- An ecstatic New Mexico couple who got engaged on top of Sandia Peak had to curtail their celebrations after getting stuck for hours because of high winds....

Restaurant pays 101-year-old for his birthday breakfast
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A restaurant's policy to give customers a percentage off their bill on their birthday actually became a 7-cent refund for man who turned 101....

Mystery solved: Source of bad smell in Louisville found
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Officials with Louisville's Metro Air Pollution Control District say they've identified the source of the bad odor that residents have been complaining about for a week....

Southern California beach turned white by hail from storm
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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- The beach at Southern California's "Surf City" has been turned white by a dumping of hail from a fast-moving storm....

Mayor decides public can't ask questions at council meetings
EVESHAM, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey mayor has banned the public from asking questions at township council meetings....

Toronto Police: men built mystery tunnel to use as man cave
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TORONTO (AP) -- Two young men who built a mysterious tunnel in Toronto had no criminal intent, police said Monday. They just wanted a man cave....

Nats' Scherzer simulates everything, including anthem
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VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Max Scherzer was warming up in the bullpen, getting ready to head onto the field to throw his first batting practice session for the Washington Nationals....

Nebraska police find pot inside container labeled 'Not Weed'
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A man in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been cited for possessing pot inside a container that had been slapped with a label reading: "Not Weed."...

Joint birthday party for NY couple married 82 years
SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) -- A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays - and their combined ages will be 212....

Woman admits digging up dad's grave in search of 'real will'
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) -- A woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes pleaded guilty Monday....