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AP Top Strange News at 5:33 p.m. EDT

Prison inmates remove statehouse furniture before renovation
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey is borrowing more than $300 million to renovate its statehouse, but some of the work to clear old items out is being done by prison inmates....

Big delivery: South Carolina mom gives birth to 14-pound son
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina couple is looking for some bigger baby clothes after their son was born at a whopping 14.4 pounds....

Not quite warp speed: Speeding man had alien doll passenger
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) -- Police say a motorcycle officer who stopped a driver for speeding on a suburban highway north of Atlanta had an 'extraterrestrial encounter' - sort of....





20-pound live lobster found in luggage at Boston airport
BOSTON (AP) -- The Transportation Security Administration says a 20-pound (9-kilogram) live lobster has been spotted in a passenger's luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport....

Sheriff: Altercation over dead raccoon prompted shooting
ALLYN, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon led to a shooting in rural Washington state....

Alabama man accused of stealing Atlanta Braves golf cart
ATLANTA (AP) -- Police say an Alabama man is accused of stealing a golf cart at the Atlanta Braves stadium and crashing it....

80-year-old woman attacked, mauled by rabid bobcat in garden
SUNAPEE, N.H. (AP) -- An 80-year-old New Hampshire woman fought off a rabid bobcat with the help of her two dogs and her gardening sickle....

Man sits in jail when drywall powder is mistaken for cocaine
OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man spent 90 days in jail after police officers who stopped him for driving without headlights said white powder found in his car was cocaine....

'Embarrassing' Berlin police removed from G20 security duty
BERLIN (AP) -- A group of Berlin police officers helping with security ahead of next week's Group of 20 summit in Hamburg has been sent home after some reportedly partied excessively at the barracks where they were staying....

Greek weapons enthusiast charged over balcony shooting range
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek police say they have arrested an elderly man for allegedly setting up an improvised firing range on his balcony in a densely populated area and using guns he owned illegally for target practice....