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Storm chasers honor "Twister" star with GPS tribute
Nearly 200 storm chasers paid tribute Sunday to the late actor Bill Paxton by spelling out his initials using GPS coordinates on a map depicting the heart of Tornado Alley....

Doctor-to-doctor donation: Kidney saves sick colleague
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- It's not unusual for a surgeon to save another doctor's life....

Stampede! Drone puts elk on the run in western Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Add this to the long list of problems caused by buzzing drones: Frightening 1,500 elk into stampeding at a time of year when too much stress can be deadly for the animals....

For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- For a Venezuelan skier who had only trained on wheels beneath a bright sun, the slopes of Finland proved a mighty challenge....

Attempted robbers apologize after victim rebuffs crime
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee woman held up at gunpoint by two men rebuffed their attempt to rob her and got an apology before they fled....

Too few flushes get legislative candidate thrown off ballot
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Democratic candidate's run for the Pennsylvania Legislature is down the drain - partly because he used too little water at the house he claimed as his residence....

Swedish politician: officials should have sex in lunchbreak
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A politician in northern Sweden wants to list sex as an officially approved activity for civil servants during their daily paid lunchbreak....

Woman's sassy obit warns people to wait to claim her stuff
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Relatives of a 91-year-old Ohio woman who died this week are giving her the last word with a sassy, occasionally profane obituary that starts with the basics - "I was born. I lived. I died." - and instructs people to "wait the appropriate amount of time" before trying to claim her stuff....