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Easter butter lamb gets 'pardon' at Buffalo market
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- There's at least one butter lamb in Buffalo that won't be going under the knife this Easter....

Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning....

Tacoma zoo's trained owl spooked, flies off
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Tacoma zoo says a Eurasian eagle owl named Forrest that is trained to fly during performances of its outdoor theater got spooked and flew off into a nearby park....





Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley....

US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities....

79-year-old player joins Dubuque elementary band
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) -- One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque brings a certain maturity to his playing....

US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

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Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up....

Washington state sewage plant invites weddings
WOODINVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- A sewage treatment plant near Seattle is advertising its availability as a wedding venue....

Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

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MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives....

Did a German shepherd get called to jury duty?
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) -- Could this prospective juror take a bite out of crime?...