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'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals....

Navy plane traces obscene sky drawing over Washington town
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Residents of the town of Okanogan, Washington, got quite an air show courtesy of the U.S. Navy....

Suspect dances for Texas officers before police dog ends jig
HOUSTON (AP) -- A man who led police on a nearly 20-mile chase through Houston was taken into custody only after dancing for a time once he stepped out of his car....





NYC taxi drivers camp it up in playful pinup calendar

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NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City cabbies have been called a lot of things over the years ... courteous, reckless, sometimes rude. But sexy?...

Lawsuit: Couple detained after hibiscus mistaken for pot
SARVER, Pa. (AP) -- A couple who say they were handcuffed for hours in a police patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana are suing the police and an insurance company....

Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway train
PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train....

McDonald's drive-thru window break-in: Suspect surrenders
COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) -- A suspect has surrendered in a McDonald's break-in in which a woman squeezed her way through a drive-thru window....

California woman leads officers on second chase in 2 days
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say the same woman led officers on vehicle chases through Southern California on back-to-back days....

Billionaire Norwegian given $30,400 drunken driving fine
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A 22-year-old Norwegian student has been handed a 250,000-kroner ($30,400) fine for drunken driving - but can still count herself lucky....

Man gets his dying wish: To be buried with cheesesteaks
PLAINS, Pa. (AP) -- A man who always joked that he didn't want to venture into the afterlife hungry got his wish when he was buried with two cheesesteaks from his favorite sandwich shop - Pat's King of Steaks in Philadelphia....