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Woman stuck in swimming pool turns to Facebook for help
EPPING, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire woman who became stuck in a swimming pool after the ladder broke turned to Facebook to ask for help getting out....

Men say they've set record for traversing Boston's subway
REVERE, Mass. (AP) -- Two Boston-area residents say they've set the world record for travelling to every stop on the city's subway system in about 7 1/2 hours....

Big catch! Drunken woman allegedly bites fisherman's line
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) -- It wasn't exactly the catch a Florida man was hoping for while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Instead, deputies say a drunken 22-year-old woman cursed at him before swimming up to his fishing line, biting it and swimming away with the rigging....





Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge
LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A driver was forced to gun his engine and jump a drawbridge that began rising as he crossed it with his family....

Golden retriever digs up heroin in Oregon backyard
MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon family's golden retriever has been honored by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a family's backyard....

NY courts spokesman fired after saying he 'barely' worked
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York state court system's longtime communications chief was fired Thursday after inadvertently telling a reporter that he "barely" went to work at his $166,000-a-year job....

Man denies purposely spraying manure on border patrol car
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about why he wasn't doing more to arrest people in the country illegally....

Constipated gorilla in Kansas zoo recovering after surgery
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A constipated 49-year-old lowland gorilla at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas is recovering after having surgery....

Bavarian black swan finds companion through lonely hearts ad
BERLIN (AP) -- A black swan in Bavaria is no longer alone after finding a mate thanks to a lonely hearts ad....