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US cities increasingly dealing with messy goose poop problem

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BOSTON (AP) -- Canada geese are loud, aggressive and annoying, but worst of all they poop everywhere - a messy problem vexing cities across the country trying to keep their parks clean and safe....

North Dakota tavern takes trademark as North American center

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Crediting "barstool science," a small-town tavern in central North Dakota is laying claim as the center of North America after snatching the title from a nearby city that allowed its trademark to lapse....

New Hampshire hotel is home to supersized cat

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WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (AP) -- Guests at a hotel in New Hampshire can be forgiven for thinking a raccoon is lounging out front....




Internet star Grumpy Cat to join a Broadway show _ 'Cats'

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Life will imitate art - or is it the other way around? - when internet sensation Grumpy Cat joins the cast of the Broadway musical "Cats" on Friday for what will likely be a feline-good moment....

Police: Pennsylvania dealer hid 110 heroin bags in buttocks
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania drug dealing suspect was found hiding 110 small bags of heroin in his buttocks....

Pittsburgh man faces penalty if he can't catch noisy rooster
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh man has 30 days to figure out how to catch a noisy rooster or the city will penalize him....

Fan drops ring during televised Yankee Stadium engagement

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NEW YORK (AP) -- In the end, Andrew Fox wasn't charged with an error....

Video shows deer trying to jump inside SUV that hit it
HOWELL, N.J. (AP) -- A deer that was hit by an SUV in New Jersey wasn't going down without a fight....

Company: Crows knocked out power to 100,000 in 3 states
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- A utility company says two crows triggered a power outage in mid-July that knocked out service to about 100,000 customers in three Western states....