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Woman saved from California chimney, then arrested
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested....

Elusive bobcat again escapes from New Jersey home
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose....

New Mexico man's typo costs him thousands on bill
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A New Mexico man says he made an error while paying his electric bill that led him to overpay by thousands of dollars....





Stinky seaweed piling up at upscale Laguna Beach
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Warmer water and recent storm swells are to blame for mounds of stinky kelp piling up on the sand in the upscale Southern California resort city of Laguna Beach, scientists say....

Store clerk tells bandit to bug off with spray can
BERLIN, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania convenience store clerk told a would-be bandit to bug off by spraying the suspect with a can of insecticide....

Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights....

Man accused of stealing restaurant's plumbing
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Police say they've flushed out a man accused of stealing the handles and pipes of toilets in parks and restaurant restrooms around a Florida city....

Super drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar
PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) -- One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell....

Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent tourney
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburghers talk funny....

Michigan funeral home provides drive-thru option
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SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) -- Only a couple of families have taken advantage of a new service available at a Saginaw funeral home....