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Snowstorm sasquatch? Watch out for the Boston yeti
BOSTON (AP) -- The monster storm in Boston has brought with it another monster - a yeti....

Rhode Island school announces snow day to 'Let It Go' tune
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The head of a Rhode Island school took inspiration from the movie "Frozen" to announce a snow day....

Woman faces charges of stealing police cruiser while cuffed
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- A woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges she stole a police cruiser and led officers on an 80 mph chase - all while her hands were cuffed behind her....





Holy mackerel! Belfast warned not to eat free fish
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- This fish tale might be a wee bit hard to stomach....

Experts: Gold nuggets stolen from museum may be tough sell

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Thieves who rammed a stolen SUV into the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco and swiped historic gold nuggets worth roughly $10,000 could face a tough time selling the loot as news of the heist sweeps through the rare metal community, experts say....

Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day....

Dog gets 2nd chance in Utah after escaping death in Indiana
KANAB, Utah (AP) -- A dog is getting a new lease on life at a Utah animal sanctuary a month after escaping a worse fate in Indiana: being euthanized and having its cremated ashes mixed with those of its late owner....

Naked violinist sues over arrest in Portland last year
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Hillsboro, Oregon, man arrested after playing a violin while naked outside the federal courthouse in Portland last year is suing police....

Deputy lowered from chopper comes face to face with bears
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- As Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Ricky Hernandez was being lowered from a helicopter to inspect an abandoned car in rugged terrain, his team spotted a bear on the ground....

Suspected burglar falls through ceiling, lands near police
HOUSTON (AP) -- Authorities say a man's plans to break into a Houston store fell through, after he crashed through the ceiling and landed in front of police....

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