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Dog swims over 6 miles, walks 12 more to find family
BEULAH, Mich. (AP) -- A dog swam more than 6 miles and walked a dozen more to find its family after falling overboard into Lake Michigan during the weekend....

'Bad apple culprit' hits Pacific Northwest homes
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- One rotten apple spoils the bunch, but a man known as the "bad apple culprit" doesn't stop at just one....

A corny tribute: Red Sox slugger immortalized in corn maze
STERLING, Mass. (AP) -- Nothing quite measures up to the latest tribute to retiring Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz....





Anti-wrinkle device forces plane evacuation in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Authorities say a vibrating device that claims to fights wrinkles as it rolls over a person's face has forced a Southwest Airlines flight to evacuate in New Mexico....

Buzz-ted: Bee swarm ousts Pennsylvania police department
CARBONDALE, Pa. (AP) -- The cops have been buzz-ted....

Vladimir Putin _ not THAT Vladimir Putin _ nabbed in Florida
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Vladimir Putin has been arrested at a Florida supermarket. No, not THAT Vladimir Putin....

Believed python perplexing Maine city actually an anaconda
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) -- Wessie P. Thon might actually be Wessie A. Conda....

Phoenix-area woman finds 7-foot-long snake near trash
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- A suburban Phoenix woman has found a 7-foot-long boa constructor slithering near her trash can....

Australian senator caught napping still fan of press freedom
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- An Australian senator has fallen victim to the press freedom he champions when he was photographed snoozing on his first day in Parliament....