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Too busy for Pokemon? These entrepreneurs will play for you

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Too busy with your real life to play the hit augmented reality game "Pokemon Go"? For a price, some entrepreneurs will play the game for you....

Strong smell of cooked urine prompts apartment evacuation
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- The strong smell caused by a man cooking urine has prompted the evacuation of an apartment building in Massachusetts....

Woman drove for days in Alaska with husband's body in casket
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) -- A woman who drove her husband's body on a days-long traveling wake in Alaska and used ice from canneries to keep him cold is not accused of breaking any laws....





Town where 'Jersey Shore' was filmed now wants quiet beaches
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey town made famous by the "Jersey Shore" reality TV series and its hard-partying cast is ready for some quiet time on its beaches....

Old lobster spared the pot, will retire to Maine aquarium
BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) -- It's not common for senior citizens to move from Florida to Maine, but Larry the Lobster's life depends on it....

Man lassoes bear with head stuck in big plastic container
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado bed and breakfast owner armed with just a length of rope helped save a black bear with a giant plastic container stuck on its head....

Woman uses dummy passenger with briefcase in carpool lane
DIX HILLS, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities in New York say a woman has been ticketed for driving in a carpool lane with a fake passenger - who even had a briefcase....

Stubbornness pays off for coffee-serving man and his mule
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho man and his mule who serve coffee to hikers and bikers in remote areas of the popular Boise foothills trails have sidestepped federal regulatory rules by getting permission from three private landowners....

Cops: Coffee thief stealing bags of beans for cash, not buzz
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Police in suburban Philadelphia say they have grounds to believe a one-woman string of coffee thefts across four states has been brewing for months and want the public's help in finding her....