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AP Top Strange News at 7:36 p.m. EDT

Dr. Heimlich, 96, uses his maneuver to save choking woman
AP Photo
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The 96-year-old retired chest surgeon credited with developing the namesake Heimlich maneuver has used it to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center....

Thai man bloodied but unbowed after intimate attack by snake
BANGKOK (AP) -- A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet....

Porcupine sculpture stolen from Maine airport is replaced
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A prickly steel-and-nails sculpture of a mama porcupine and its baby has replaced a statue that was stolen from an airport in Maine....





Boat from 19th century found under New Jersey home
HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) -- Workers raising a waterfront home in New Jersey made a nautical discovery: a 44-foot wooden boat from the 19th century....

Traffic ticket? State lawmaker says no problem, just burn it
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Republican Tennessee lawmaker says getting a traffic camera ticket isn't a problem - he just burns them....

Dog day: Officer finds 911 caller, now both lost in woods
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A police officer dashed into the woods alone to search for a man who called 911 saying he ran into forest to escape two armed men....

Police say man used front-loader to break into liquor store
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska police say a man used a stolen front-end loader to break into a liquor store and then led officers on a low-speed chase early Thursday....

Tiger shark caught for 2nd time by same fisherman
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- It seems a huge tiger shark named Chessie likes the South Carolina coast....

New England beachgoers warned: Don't take selfies with seals
BOSTON (AP) -- The feds have a warning for beachgoers in New England during Memorial Day weekend: Don't take selfies with the seals....

6-month-old skis across lake; parents say it's a record
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A 6-month-old girl whose professional water-skier parents put her on junior-size water skis last week glided 686 feet across a man-made lake in what her parents say sets a youth record....