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AP Top Strange News At 5:50 p.m. EDT

Ax crashes through car windshield on highway
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TOPSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car....

Grandma thanks Idaho trooper for traffic stop
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A woman who got a speeding ticket while on a recent vacation to Idaho wrote a note to the Idaho State Police thanking the trooper for the kindness he showed her grandchildren during the stop....

Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors
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BERLIN (AP) -- Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles....





Police: Naked intruder fell asleep in couple's bed
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed....

Couple wants middle names to include 'Seamonster'
HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) -- Sea monsters may exist only in the imagination, but a Massachusetts couple wants to make them part of their names....

Pesky pig that scared kids on Maine trail captured
OAKLAND, Maine (AP) -- An 80-pound domestic pig that chased children and adults on a walking trail in Maine during three weeks of freedom has been nabbed....

'Spider-Man' fights Dubliner in street, goes viral
DUBLIN (AP) -- Dublin's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has become a social media phenomenon after being caught on video fighting a man who allegedly tried to steal his money....

Houston firm offers space flights for pet remains
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Houston company that already sends human remains out of this world will offer the same memorial space flights for four-legged loved ones....

Man finds calico lobster, gives it to aquarium
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HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) -- A fisherman has caught a rare lobster that's bright orange with dark blue spots....

Indianapolis man buys 2 $1M tickets in 3 months
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indianapolis man has won two $1 million lottery prizes in the past three months....