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Seattle's 'man in tree' sent to psychiatric hospital
SEATTLE (AP) -- A man who spent 25 hours high atop a sequoia tree in downtown Seattle in March has been found incompetent to stand trial on a malicious mischief charge....

Alberta is a scary-looking dog, but she's great as a cadaver
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Alberta the dog doesn't bark or bite, and she's skinless and hairless, although she does bleed. Frankly, she is frightening to look at....

1-year probation for man who threw alligator into restaurant
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man who threw an alligator through a drive-thru window was sentenced to a year of probation after throwing himself at the mercy of the court....





Hacked Texas construction signs call Donald Trump a lizard
DALLAS (AP) -- Electronic construction signs in the Dallas area appear to have been hacked, displaying messages calling Donald Trump a reptile and imploring early morning commuters to take a day off work....

Off to see the wizard? 'Land of Oz' theme park reopens
BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) -- You'll have to take some backroads to visit this Land of Oz, but both the Yellow Brick Road and Dorothy will be waiting when you arrive....

Bank robber who used sex toy as fake bomb is sent to prison
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh man who robbed a bank with a fake bomb made out of phone wires, duct tape and a sex toy has been sentenced to 1 1/2 to 3 years in prison....

Teen to historic prison: Al Capone's radio is wrong vintage
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A sharp-eyed boy who collects antique radios is taking umbrage with the vintage radio on display inside gangster Al Capone's cell at a historic Philadelphia prison....

Dead whale found on bow of cruise ship entering Alaska port
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A veterinary pathologist worked Monday to determine what killed a juvenile fin whale discovered on the bow of a cruise ship entering an Alaska port....

Replica of Jefferson's Monticello home goes up for auction
SOMERS, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut home that is a replica of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is about to go on the auction block....

Treasure hunters to gather for celebration in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Searchers fixated with finding a treasure hidden in the mountains north of Santa Fe will converge in the city....


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