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Dad who placed ad for a wife for his son gets 12 prospects
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- The father of a Salt Lake City businessman who placed an Idaho newspaper ad seeking women interested in marrying his 48-year-old son has received about a dozen inquiries....

40-year-old Twinkie still going strong
BLUE HILL, Maine (AP) -- In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: A decades-old Twinkie....

German court restarts trial after judge repeatedly nods off
BERLIN (AP) -- A German court had to restart the trial of two men suspected of robbing a grocery store because a judge kept nodding off during the proceedings....





Germany: Man finds $166,000 in old cupboard, hands it back
BERLIN (AP) -- Police in the German town of Minden say a 25-year-old man who arrived last year as a refugee is their "hero of the day" after he found some 150,000 euros ($166,095) - and handed it to authorities....

Horseback rider brings traffic to near halt on bridge to NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Traffic came to a near halt on a bridge connecting New York City and New Jersey as a man on horseback wearing a cowboy hat led another horse across the span....

Blind dog with oozing sore wins World's Ugliest Dog contest
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) -- A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest....

Texas city council votes to oust library cat
WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) -- A North Texas city council has started a cat fight by voting to oust the furry mascot of the city's public library....

Wife of nation's lowest-paid governor takes waitressing job

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BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) -- The waitress bounded with a cup of chowder and a plate of fish and broccoli....

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