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Officials: Trolley driver paid man $2K to attack him on job
BOSTON (AP) -- Authorities say a Massachusetts trolley driver paid a man $2,000 to attack him while wearing a Halloween mask so the driver could fraudulently collect workers' compensation and disability insurance....

Oklahoma City receives rare lake effect snow from storm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma City, meet the Great Lakes....





Church: Cardinal's 'nighty-night, baby' tweet was for sister
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey archbishop raised a few eyebrows when he tweeted "Nighty-night, baby. I love you," but his spokesman says it was an errant message intended for his sister....

Student calls 911 from school, says he was sleepwalking
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania middle school canceled classes after a student who said he was sleepwalking was found inside the building....

APNewsBreak: NY touts economic boom with South African photo
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York economic development agency report meant to show the state's growth was illustrated with an 8-year-old photo showing construction cranes in South Africa....

Tar cakes tires, slows commute on New Jersey highway
OLDMANS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- It was a sticky commute on a New Jersey interstate after tar coated the highway....

Nothing to see here! Police clear T-Rex walking student
EAST LANSDOWNE, Pa. (AP) -- Police in a Philadelphia suburb received an unusual report about a dinosaur on the loose....

Massachusetts transit bosses under fire for $100K bathroom
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts transportation officials are under fire for authorizing a no-bid contract for a tiny, $100,000 bathroom inside a state office building....