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Washington snipped here? College says it found prez's hair

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) -- Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair."...

Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to escape three days of violence....

German police rescue men tangled up with mannequin, toy car
BERLIN (AP) -- Police in western Germany have freed two men who became entangled with a mannequin and a large, remote controlled car....





Is Maryland ready to rid 'Northern scum' from state song?

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland lawmakers who support changing the official state song think the time is right to finally wipe away "Northern scum" and other sensitive pre-Civil War phrases....

Dozen day care workers say parent's cookies made them high
BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- The director of a Maine day care says cookies dropped off by a parent as a Valentine's Day treat left about dozen staff members feeling high....

'Unseen' museum exhibit to depict glow-in-the-dark creatures

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Feel as though you're in the dark when it comes to the underwater world?...

San Francisco firefighters rescue 2 dogs from cliff
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It's usually cats in trees that need a firefighter's help but not Friday, when two dogs were rescued by San Francisco firefighters after sliding halfway down a cliff....

Fries, not flowers: Fast-food chains try to lure valentines

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Is that love in the air or french fries? White Castle, KFC and other fast-food restaurants are trying to lure sweethearts for Valentine's Day....