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A whale's tale: Longest painting in North America restored

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- A museum has restored the longest painting in North America so it can share the story of American whaling with the public....

Las Vegas pot dispensaries offer Black Friday deals
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Big-box stores won't be the only ones offering discounts to shoppers in Las Vegas this Black Friday. Marijuana dispensaries are rolling out deals, too....

German women's clinic's incense therapy triggers fire alarm
BERLIN (AP) -- A reported fire in a Hamburg basement turned out to be a false alarm after firefighters determined that the smell of burning came from an alternative therapy being used at a neighboring gynecological clinic....





Police: Man crashes car to highlight dangerous intersection
CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a man angered over people driving dangerously through a busy intersection appeared to intentionally cause a crash there to highlight the problem....

House falls off trailer, blocks North Carolina road
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Some house movers in North Carolina thought they were getting a jump on the day. Instead, their day got longer when the house they were moving fell off a trailer and onto a road....

Woman raises more than $60K for homeless man who helped her
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man after she ran out of gas on an interstate in Philadelphia has raised more than $60,000 for the good Samaritan....

In Alabama, Nitro the police dog creates viral workout video
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama police dog shown on video doing pushups with two officers is a big hit on the internet - and a public safety reminder....

High winds topple 9 semitrucks near Wyoming-Colorado line
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Officials say high wind speeds tipped over nine semitrucks on a highway near the border of Wyoming and Colorado....

Police: Prostitution ring run out of senior living facility
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Police in Massachusetts have arrested two men they say ran a prostitution ring out of an apartment at a senior living facility....

Baron Cohen to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis
PRAGUE (AP) -- Comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat....


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