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The Associated Press
AP Top Strange News At 9:23 p.m. EDT

Alaska police officers corral grazing miniature horses
AP Photo
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Police officers in Alaska's biggest city became wranglers early Friday morning, rounding up a couple of miniature horses that escaped from their corral....

Mystery of California hilltop piano solved
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- For a couple of days this week, a Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound of - mystery....

Girl, 4, sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3 a.m. slushie
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A 4-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3 a.m. and hopped a Philadelphia bus in search of a snack....





Oregon farmers agree slugs are a problem _ but what to do?
AP Photo
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Farmers in Oregon's Willamette Valley hate slugs, slimy mollusks that munch their way through crops....

Authorities: Woman posed as lawyer for decade, named partner
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A woman used forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade and made partner at her small firm before her fraud was discovered, according to charges announced Friday....

Seattle police corral goats running through neighborhood
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police got their goats, corralling a group of 10 that had managed to get loose from a yard in the city's Beacon Hill neighborhood....

Cardboard 'Most Interesting Man' fails as carpool-lane ruse
AP Photo
FIFE, Wash. (AP) -- A Washington State Patrol trooper says it's by far the best carpool scam he's seen, but it didn't work....

Elephant hauler gets stuck; pachyderms keep truck upright
AP Photo
POWHATAN, La. (AP) -- Louisiana authorities responding to a tractor-trailer stuck on the muddy shoulder of a highway were astounded to see what was keeping it from overturning: elephants....

Veteran's prosthetic eye stolen from his car in New York
BOONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Police say a veteran's prosthetic eye has been stolen from his car in New York....

200 hens poached from California farm weeks before Easter
SEBASTOPOL, Calif. (AP) -- Less than two weeks before Easter, a Northern California farmer says someone stole more than 200 of his hens that lay eggs with shells in subtle shades of green, blue, rose and chocolate brown....