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The Associated Press
AP Top Strange News At 6:12 p.m. EDT

Man fighting charges for painting Main Street
BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street....

Cockroach disrupts pest control chief's testimony
CHICAGO (AP) -- A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives....

Wildlife rehab for bear found in Oregon drugstore
AP Photo
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year....





Nebraska trucker returns bull mastiff to Arizona
AP Photo
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona....

Dallas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola
UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas (AP) -- Taking inspiration from the fear of Ebola, a Dallas-area man has stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," surrounded his yard with yellow caution tape and crossed his door and windows with white tape marked "quarantine."...

Dancing priests become Internet sensation
ROME (AP) -- A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract....

Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box....

Woman saved from California chimney, then arrested
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested....

'Pilfered' pumpkins end up pleasing pigs' palates
SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) -- A pilfered pumpkin caper in New Hampshire was just a misunderstanding that put some pounds on a passel of pigs....

Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh....