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Suspected burglar dies after getting stuck in chimney
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a suspected burglar has died after getting stuck in a chimney in Central California....

Political corruption museum could become Albany tourism draw
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A resident of New York's capital city has an unusual economic development plan to harness what he says is one of Albany's most abundant renewable resources: political corruption....

Australian Christmas tree sets record with 518,838 lights
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- An Australian set his third Christmas-themed world record in as many years Friday by illuminating a tree in downtown Canberra with 518,838 twinkling lights....

Police find spiked baseball bats throughout San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Police are asking for help leading to those chaining up spiked baseball bats to poles throughout the city....

Where's the beef? Trucker steals 40,000 pounds of meat
LOGANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Where's the beef? That's what authorities would like to know after someone stole 40,000 pounds of it from a meat plant in central Pennsylvania....

Former luncheonette owner chooses to die in her restaurant
HOPEWELL, N.J. (AP) -- A 78-year-old woman decided to spend her final hours last month - to her very last breath - in the now-shuttered New Jersey luncheonette she spent more than three decades running....

Oregon firefighters rescue owl tangled in fishing line
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Wildlife rehabilitation workers say a great horned owl that was tangled in fishing line is resting after being rescued by Oregon firefighters....

Baby red pandas at Philly zoo named Betsy and Ben, of course
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A pair of baby red pandas at the Philadelphia Zoo have been named after two of the city's most famous residents: Betsy and Benjamin....

Glitch causes bank customers to see billions in charges
HONOLULU (AP) -- A technical glitch meant some First Hawaiian Bank customers logged on to their accounts to find that they appeared to be billions, or sometimes more than a trillion dollars in the red....