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German police rescue men tangled up with mannequin, toy car
BERLIN (AP) -- Police in western Germany have freed two men who became entangled with a mannequin and a large, remote controlled car....

Is Maryland ready to rid 'Northern scum' from state song?
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland lawmakers who support changing the official state song think the time is right to finally wipe away "Northern scum" and other sensitive pre-Civil War phrases....

Dozen day care workers say parent's cookies made them high
BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- The director of a Maine day care says cookies dropped off by a parent as a Valentine's Day treat left about dozen staff members feeling high....

'Unseen' museum exhibit to depict glow-in-the-dark creatures
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Feel as though you're in the dark when it comes to the underwater world?...

San Francisco firefighters rescue 2 dogs from cliff
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It's usually cats in trees that need a firefighter's help but not Friday, when two dogs were rescued by San Francisco firefighters after sliding halfway down a cliff....

Fries, not flowers: Fast-food chains try to lure valentines
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Is that love in the air or french fries? White Castle, KFC and other fast-food restaurants are trying to lure sweethearts for Valentine's Day....

NYC woman stood up by mystery man described in huge mural
NEW YORK (AP) -- It wasn't meant to be for a New York City woman seeking a mystery missed connection via a 20-foot mural asking him to meet her on Valentine's Day....

100 pizzas and counting: German police probe pizza stalker
BERLIN (AP) -- German police are investigating a case of severe pizza stalking in the western town of Dortmund....