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Not quite warp speed: Speeding man had alien doll passenger
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) -- Police say a motorcycle officer who stopped a driver for speeding on a suburban highway north of Atlanta had an 'extraterrestrial encounter' - sort of....

"Explicit" show at South African prison ignites scandal
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- AT least 13 South African officials face possible suspension after photos showing scantily clad female entertainers with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated on social media....

20-pound live lobster found in luggage at Boston airport
BOSTON (AP) -- The Transportation Security Administration says a 20-pound (9-kilogram) live lobster has been spotted in a passenger's luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport....





Transplanted: Large Idaho sequoia tree finds new home

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A large sequoia tree with a history rooted in conservation was standing in the way of progress, so on Sunday, it was moved....

Town limits councilman's broadcast of taps over loudspeaker
GLEN ROCK, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania town councilman who broadcasts taps at his home through loudspeakers every night must limit the activity....

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend....

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

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PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) -- Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion....

Al Capone song, pocket watch fetch over $100K at auction

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BOSTON (AP) -- Artifacts connected to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters sold for more than $100,000 at auction Saturday....