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Jeep buried in sand dune for 40 years is finally unearthed
TRURO, Mass. (AP) -- A Jeep buried in sand in Massachusetts 40 years ago has finally been dug out....

Stampede! Drone puts elk on the run in western Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Add this to the long list of problems caused by buzzing drones: Frightening 1,500 elk into stampeding at a time of year when too much stress can be deadly for the animals....

For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- For a Venezuelan skier who had only trained on wheels beneath a bright sun, the slopes of Finland proved a mighty challenge....

Attempted robbers apologize after victim rebuffs crime
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee woman held up at gunpoint by two men rebuffed their attempt to rob her and got an apology before they fled....

Too few flushes get legislative candidate thrown off ballot
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Democratic candidate's run for the Pennsylvania Legislature is down the drain - partly because he used too little water at the house he claimed as his residence....

Swedish politician: officials should have sex in lunchbreak
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A politician in northern Sweden wants to list sex as an officially approved activity for civil servants during their daily paid lunchbreak....

Woman's sassy obit warns people to wait to claim her stuff
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Relatives of a 91-year-old Ohio woman who died this week are giving her the last word with a sassy, occasionally profane obituary that starts with the basics - "I was born. I lived. I died." - and instructs people to "wait the appropriate amount of time" before trying to claim her stuff....

Need a doctor in Naples? Try tennis court, not hospital
ROME (AP) -- Fifty-five employees at a Naples public hospital, including doctors and nurses, are under house arrest for allegedly clocking in, then disappearing from their posts, including one physician spotted hopping a cab to play tennis, another suspect who allegedly worked as a hotel chef while on duty at the hospital, and others who slipped off to go shopping....

Henryetta abolishes decades-old dance ban
HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) -- Kick off the Sunday shoes: Dancing in public is now legal throughout Henryetta....