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Lawyer: Confinement of chimps for research akin to slavery

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and imprisonment....

Police: Steven Tyler not really doing a strawberry farm show
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) -- Police have alerted residents of a New Jersey township that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will not be performing at a small pick-your-own strawberry farm....

Illinois couple welcomes their 100th grandchild

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QUINCY, Ill. (AP) -- A western Illinois couple recently celebrated the birth of their 100th grandchild....




Oh, brother: Twins charged with hurling bricks at each other
ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) -- What are a few bricks between brothers?...

Sea lion impaled with spear rescued in Southern California
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A giant sea lion impaled by a homemade spear is recovering at SeaWorld after being rescued just off the Southern California coast....

Ohio man posts message on his SUV: 'Got kidney? I need 1'

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A man in need of a kidney donor is taking his search on the road in unusual fashion, with bright yellow letters taped to the rear window of his SUV....

'John Wayne Day' in Texas honors actor's 108th birthday

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by John Wayne in 1945's "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy....

3 burglars share tips of trade in crime prevention video

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Police looking to educate the public about ways to prevent break-ins turned to the experts - a trio of convicted burglars....

Roller coaster fan notches 5,000th ride on historic coaster
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) -- An 82-year-old fan of a historic Pennsylvania roller coaster celebrated his 5,000th ride on it over the holiday weekend - sitting for more than eight hours straight and logging 95 spins around the wooden ride in a single day....

Woman uses obituary to say Brady innocent in 'Deflategate'

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BOSTON (AP) -- A Massachusetts woman has used her own obituary to convey a final message on Tom Brady and the "Deflategate" scandal....
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