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2-story 'Star Wars' replica in yard for Halloween is big hit
PARMA, Ohio (AP) -- A two-story, "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is enticing kids to get toy lightsabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state....

Student's yearbook photo rejected because he's holding gun
STANDISH, Maine (AP) -- A Maine high school has rejected a student's submitted yearbook photo because it shows him holding a shotgun....

Fan-tastic! Man who caught Turner HR ball snags Wrigley shot
He's become Mr. Hawk-tober....





No Go: Pokemon-costumed man arrested after White House jump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Kentucky man dressed as the Pokemon character Pikachu is accused of trying to jump the White House fence - all in the name of making a YouTube video....

Police video shows large bear peering into shop windows
KINGS BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A very large bear-about-town was spotted peering into shop windows in a California tourist community on Lake Tahoe....

Alaska rescue group takes in alligator that outgrew bathtub
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) -- It was an odd day for one Alaska animal control officer who took a call about an alligator outgrowing its bathtub....

Texas district alters homecoming queen's hair color in photo
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Houston-area school district has apologized for altering a high school homecoming queen's purple hair in a photo....

NYC water main breaks, sending geyser blasting onto house
NEW YORK (AP) -- Public works crews have repaired a broken water main that caused a geyser to erupt from the ground in front of a New York City home....

Facebook bug puts Pittsburgh users in Philadelphia for a day
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Facebook users in Pittsburgh and other western and central Pennsylvania locations have found themselves transplanted to Philadelphia for a day....

Robbers with hunting knives demand $1 from store, then flee
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) -- Two young men made an unusually small request as they robbed a store in Massachusetts by demanding a single dollar in their robbery....