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Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day....

Dog gets 2nd chance in Utah after escaping death in Indiana
KANAB, Utah (AP) -- A dog is getting a new lease on life at a Utah animal sanctuary a month after escaping a worse fate in Indiana: being euthanized and having its cremated ashes mixed with those of its late owner....

Naked violinist sues over arrest in Portland last year
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Hillsboro, Oregon, man arrested after playing a violin while naked outside the federal courthouse in Portland last year is suing police....





Suspected burglar falls through ceiling, lands near police
HOUSTON (AP) -- Authorities say a man's plans to break into a Houston store fell through, after he crashed through the ceiling and landed in front of police....

Woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash instead of food....

Dog returns after vanishing from Texas, appearing in Indiana
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- A dog who vanished from his Texas yard last year has been returned home after turning up in a central Indiana city some 1,100 miles away....

Police: Drunken driver hits squad car during DWI arrest
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) -- Police in a Dallas suburb say a drunken driver crashed into an empty squad car while officers were busy dealing with another drunken driver they had pulled over....

Lawyer: Man sentence for crime he can't recall after wreck
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to a year's probation for crimes his defense attorney says the man can't recall because of a brain injury suffered in a car accident....

Mannequin on billboard spurs 911 calls about possible jumper
SPERRY, Iowa (AP) -- A mannequin sitting atop a billboard in Des Moines County prompted several 911 calls from people who feared someone was about to take a leap....

Courthouse quote isn't Washington's; 'Unknown' now credited
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- A quote about respect for military veterans that had been attributed to George Washington and displayed prominently at the Deschutes County Courthouse has a new credit: "Unknown."...