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Man arrested; deputies say he aimed banana at them
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) -- A man is facing a felony menacing charge after two western Colorado sheriff's deputies say he pointed a banana at them and they thought it was a gun....

Heirloom ring flushed; sewer workers retrieve it
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (AP) -- Pat Hanson of Central Point says she's lost about 10 pounds recently, an aftereffect of a fall, and noticed in church earlier this month that her mother's wedding ring was loose on her finger....

Houston-area family rescues dog with jug on head
HOUSTON (AP) -- A stray puppy with a plastic jug stuck on his head has been rescued - and freed from his headpiece....





Ohio family recovers missing Sasquatch statue
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A southwest Ohio family is searching for Sasquatch no longer....

In Seattle, tofu turkeys get Thanksgiving pardons

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SEATTLE (AP) -- As Thanksgiving approaches, Tofurkys in Seattle can breathe easy, even if real turkeys can't....

Los Angeles freeway sign unveiled with typo
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- No one noticed the mistake until the morning after the sign was installed above Interstate 710 in Southern California....

Iowa woman locked up after locked out of home
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Police say an Iowa woman who was locked out of her apartment has been locked up after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside....

Police: Facebook posts of stolen guns spur arrest
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he posted Facebook photos of stolen guns from an unsolved burglary....

Auction fetches $28K for 1st batch of new bourbon
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- One of Kentucky's newest whiskey makers is making a big splash, fetching more than $28,000 for its first bottle of bourbon....

Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

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MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) -- Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird....
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