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Behind famed hot dog contest, a whopper of a legend

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Nathan's Famous may be in the hot dog business, but for decades they've been peddling a whopper....

German writes own obit, bans relatives from funeral
BERLIN (AP) -- A German man has taken his grudges to the grave, telling relatives in a posthumous newspaper notice that some of them aren't welcome at his funeral....

Police: Teen designated driver pulled over for doing 103mph
RIVERDALE, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a 15-year-old serving as his uncle's designated driver was pulled over for driving 103 mph on a New Jersey highway....





Thieves at large, with 20,000 pounds of cheese, in Wisconsin
OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) -- It's a caper of grand proportion in a state that loves its cheddar....

Party foul? $90K worth of stolen beer set to be thrown away
ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities have found most of the nearly 80,000 bottles of beer that were stolen from an Atlanta brewery last week, but the company says every last drop will have to be thrown away....

Driver flips, totals car after slipping on snail slime
BERLIN (AP) -- Is this the definition of a slow-moving hazard?...

Judge to farmer: Stop using crushed eggshells as fertilizer
BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) -- A judge has ordered an upstate New York farmer to stop using eggshells as fertilizer after neighboring businesses complained the smell and clouds of flies drove away customers....

Dad who placed ad for a wife for his son gets 12 prospects
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- The father of a Salt Lake City businessman who placed an Idaho newspaper ad seeking women interested in marrying his 48-year-old son has received about a dozen inquiries....