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Highway abuzz with millions of bees after semitruck tips
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LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) -- A semitruck carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could....

2 minor league baseball teams to test game with 5-pitch rule
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- This isn't your grandparents' baseball game....

Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict....





NY woman tackles pothole problem by planting pansies there
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) -- An upstate New York woman has taken on the post-winter pothole problem in her hometown by filling in the eyesores with pansies....

Buffalo herd roams Arkansas city neighborhoods
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -- Two buffaloes are on the run in a central Arkansas city after authorities failed to round up all of an escaped herd....

Colorado law enforcement switches message to safe pot use
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DENVER (AP) -- Breaking from decades of "Just Say No"-type messaging about marijuana use, Colorado law enforcement officials are starting a new campaign designed to promote safe marijuana use....

Bosnians hope to break world record for biggest chicken stew
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SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Bosnian chefs hope to break a Guinness World Record for the biggest chicken stew in the world by cooking up the meal for 14,000 people....

Police: 'Tree Ninja' caught chopping down tree with a hammer
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston police say they have arrested a 65-year-old man they believe is the infamous "Brighton Tree Ninja."...

Northern Illinois University offers 'Game of Thrones' course
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series "Game of Thrones."...

Connect the dots: Minnesota city gets umlauts back on signs
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota's Great Umlaut Crisis is over - and without Gov. Mark Dayton having to use his paint and brushes....