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A 26-year-old man says he was making an action video with friends when he fell 40 feet down the chimney of a downtown Denver apartment building
DENVER (AP) -- A 26-year-old man says he was making an action video with friends when he fell 40 feet down the chimney of a downtown Denver apartment building....

About 1,000 Philadelphia joggers have gone quite literally for a brief run _ a three-quarter-mile sprint in their briefs, boxers, bras and bloomers as part of a Valentine's Day-related charity event benefiting sick children
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Some joggers weren't joking when they said they were going out for a "brief run."...

Scientists examining deep and hot caves in Mexico have found microbes trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old

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BOSTON (AP) -- In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old....




An indoor pet squirrel named Joey has thwarted a burglary attempt in Idaho
MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) -- A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said....

It was quite a night for a New York college basketball fan who made a half-court shot to win a $500 gift card and received a marriage proposal seconds later
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- It was quite a night for a New York state college basketball fan who made a half-court shot to win a $500 gift card and received a marriage proposal seconds later....

Columbia University says it's strengthening its procedures after it accidentally sent acceptance notices to 277 prospective students and then recalled them
NEW YORK (AP) -- Columbia University says it's strengthening its procedures after it accidentally sent acceptance notices to 277 prospective students and then recalled them....

The thimble will no longer be a game piece in Monopoly after being rejected in a campaign to determine the tokens for the next generation of the game

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- You can still pass "Go" and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won't be able to do it with the thimble game piece....

A college student says he was startled when he saw a large snake crawl under his roommate's car
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- A South Florida college student says he was startled when he saw a large snake crawl under his roommate's car....

Philadelphia's Democratic mayor is coming to the city's defense against Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie once again

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia's mayor is coming to the city's defense against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie....