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After fight, Indiana man receives 'ATHE1ST' license plate
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) -- A man who was initially denied an Indiana license plate reading "ATHE1ST" now has the personalized plate....

That's not carry-on: Loose snake slumbers on Alaska flight
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska's largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board....

What a croc: Student busted for taking baby gators into taxi
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- What a croc!...





Religious TV station in Senegal accidentally airs porn
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- An Islamic television station in Senegal says it has filed a formal complaint against unknown saboteur "X'' for taking over the network and airing pornography instead of its regularly scheduled religious programming....

Michigan college student's dating resume goes viral
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan State University student has received dozens of phone calls after creating and sharing a dating resume....

Authorities: Man errantly texted prosecutor about drug swap
EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a man mistakenly sent a text message to a Pennsylvania prosecutor indicating that he wanted to trade marijuana for heroin....

Viral video imagines Elmo getting fired over PBS budget cuts

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A viral online video imagines lovable "Sesame Street" character Elmo getting fired due to budget cuts to PBS....

Cops: Cocaine trafficker lived in public housing for elderly
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) -- A 74-year-old Massachusetts man living in public housing for the elderly faces drug trafficking charges after police say they found cocaine valued at about $150,000 in his unit....

Police: Man checks out of hospital, steals ambulance
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities on Long Island say an 83-year-old man has been arrested after checking himself out of a hospital and stealing an ambulance....