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AP Top Strange News At 9:49 a.m. EDT

German mechanic wins pay for changing, but not for showers
BERLIN (AP) -- A German court says a municipal bus mechanic can have hundreds of euros (dollars) in back pay for time spent changing into his work clothes - but not for time he spent showering....

Massachusetts woman's chicken getting $2,500 prosthetic leg
CLINTON, Mass. (AP) -- This chicken leg isn't for eating....

Skunk saved by Detroit-area police officer _ sans spray
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer....





Woman sues credit reporting firms for declaring her dead
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A 40-year-old St. Louis woman isn't dead, but she said she spent months trying to convince credit reporting agencies that she's alive....

Maine man hires plane to fly banner protesting Brady ruling
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) -- A man hired a plane to fly a banner over NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's vacation home in Maine, telling him to go back to New York....

Subway sandwich artists set world record in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Subway's "sandwich artists" cranked out a record number of their lunchmeat masterpieces in Las Vegas on Saturday....

Cops: Man buys car after taking $150,000 left by ATM workers
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MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) -- One of two men suspected of making off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash that was mistakenly left behind by ATM workers bought an SUV with the money hours later, police said....

School closes after venomous spiders found for a 3rd time
MERCERSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania school district has closed one of its elementary schools due to an infestation of venomous spiders....

Runaway rail car kicked loose by teen hits New York station
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) -- Video surveillance footage released Friday shows a rail car that was accidentally set in motion by a 13-year-old boy ramming an antique locomotive into a train station, sending passengers waiting for a train scrambling for safety....

Cops: Man impersonated brother to avoid $7K in unpaid tolls
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a New Jersey motorist assumed his brother's identity to avoid $7,500 in unpaid tolls after he was stopped for not paying another toll on the George Washington Bridge....