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Pricey pooch: $10K dog found after being reported stolen
BEAVERDAM, Va. (AP) -- Call it the caper of the pricey pooch....

Face-down dummy Halloween prank prompts repeated 911 calls
DETROIT (AP) -- A dummy placed face down in a Detroit woman's front yard as a Halloween prank has prompted repeated visits by police....

Police: Teen left court docs about auto theft in stolen car
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say an 18-year-old man drove a stolen car to police headquarters to pick up court papers about a previous auto theft he was involved in - documents that were found in yet another stolen car....

Missing snake found under dryer tried to slither away
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Elvis the king cobra put up a fight, even briefly escaping, as animal control officers tried to lure it from underneath a dryer in an Orlando woman's garage....

Thai beauty queen to dress like a tuk-tuk at Miss Universe
BANGKOK (AP) -- The smoke-belching, ear-splitting, undisciplined rickshaws known as tuk-tuks are part of the chaos on Bangkok's clogged streets....

Prosecutors: Man posed as agent to get VIP Comic Con passes
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Prosecutors say a Utah man posed as a federal agent in an attempt to get VIP tickets to a Comic Con event in Salt Lake City....

Police: Man drops wallet, gets arrested in 12 burglaries
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- A man who lost his driver's license while fleeing police used the van from the adult day care center where he worked to commit burglaries of several vehicles in central New Jersey, police said....

Sleeping Idaho hunter wakes up to black bear biting his head
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A hunter asleep in the remote Idaho wilderness woke up when he felt something tugging on his hair. Then he heard the black bear breathing....

'Lucky' pig gets new home after fall onto Colorado highway
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) -- A 650-pound pig that fell off a trailer in Colorado is getting a new name -- "Lucky" -- and a new home at a sanctuary for abandoned pigs....

Bull elk keeps authorities on the run in downtown Waco
WACO, Texas (AP) -- A bull elk kept officials on the run in downtown Waco for seven hours before the animal was subdued and removed to a private herd....