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Suspicious object spotted on Juneau road turns out to be Star Wars toy taped to stick
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Call Luke Skywalker for backup....

Owner gets stolen life-size statue of Obama back after thieves put it on bench with a six-pack
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- Police have returned a life-size statue of President Barack Obama that went missing from its owner's northeastern Pennsylvania porch and was found a few days later reclining on a nearby park bench with a six-pack of Twisted Tea....

Un-bee-lievable: New York woman finds out she had 50,000 bees living in her apartment ceiling
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees....





German court upholds eviction of man for use of squeaky swing set in apartment as sex prop
BERLIN (AP) -- A German court says a landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing set in his apartment late at night as a sex prop....

Lawyer wants back $125K wine collection that was seized and could be destroyed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A lawyer convicted of selling high-end wine from his home cellar despite strict Pennsylvania liquor laws hopes to win back the seized collection before it's destroyed....

Sorry, officer: County incorrectly calculated blood-alcohol level of suspected drunken drivers
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county....

Convicted ex-judge spared shame of having to write her apologies on photos of her in handcuffs
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption was spared on Thursday the further embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs....

County dismisses $2.4 million in speeding-camera tickets, says cameras malfunctioned
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A suburban New York county is forgiving $2.4 million in speed camera fines issued in the past month....

Governor signs bill setting up rules for California restaurants that want to allow pet dogs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Fido can feast with you now when you go out to eat in California....

Costa Rica not amused by Swedish comedy show's use of national anthem
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- A Swedish TV network has apologized to Costa Rica for using the Central American country's national anthem to promote a comedy show....