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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....

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....

Man sits in jail when drywall powder is mistaken for cocaine
OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man spent 90 days in jail after police officers who stopped him for driving without headlights said white powder found in his car was cocaine....





"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....

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....

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....