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Toy given to police officer as safety talisman gets to Ohio
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Police in Ohio have received a stuffed toy given by a child to a Pennsylvania police officer to help keep him safe....

Larry Bird delivers Pacers' 2021 All-Star bid in an Indy car
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Indiana wants the NBA All-Star Game and sent Larry Bird to get it - in an Indy car....

Police stop 12-year-old boy from driving across Australia
SYDNEY (AP) -- Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia....

Just a minute: FIU baseball
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- Who says baseball is slow?...

Civil War-era cannonballs to be moved from work site
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Dozens of Civil War-era cannonballs unearthed at a Pittsburgh construction site will be removed by a Maryland firm....

Cops: 10 pounds of pot wrongly sent to Pennsylvania pastor
YEADON, Pa. (AP) -- Police are trying to determine who shipped 10 pounds of marijuana from California to a pastor in the Philadelphia suburbs....

Coin flip decides new president of southern Illinois village
MARION, Ill. (AP) -- A coin flip has decided who will lead a tiny southern Illinois town after an election this month ended in a tie....