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Illinois city marks birthday with mega bratwurst
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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun....

Ohio college president backs skunk safety
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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio college president says the school supports safety for skunks, and for other furry creatures, too....

Idaho woman charged with felony over chewed seat
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) -- A northern Idaho woman has been charged with a felony after police say she chewed up the upholstery of a patrol car seat....





Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska....

Police deliver pie after Pizza Hut driver hurt
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- After a pizza delivery driver was injured in a crash in Portland, Oregon, two police officers completed the delivery for him....

Charges dropped against homeless man in suite
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania have dropped charges against a homeless man found squatting inside the presidential suite of a Pittsburgh hotel last fall....

Woman gives birth on California freeway shoulder
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Marine Corps veteran Bolivar Vilchez was terrified as he helped his wife deliver their daughter on the side of a Southern California freeway....

Man breaks into Vermont police station
SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) -- Police say a man who thought he was breaking into a Vermont school actually got into the local police station....

Greece: Homeless used in VIP taxi scam
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Police have busted a phony VIP taxi service in Greece that was using the bank accounts of homeless people to collect deposits from cab drivers....

The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink
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TOKYO (AP) -- The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King Japan is going black on black....