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Thai man bloodied but unbowed after intimate attack by snake
BANGKOK (AP) -- A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet....

6-month-old skis across lake; parents say it's a record
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A 6-month-old girl whose professional water-skier parents put her on junior-size water skis last week glided 686 feet across a man-made lake in what her parents say sets a youth record....





A pup named Potato? 15 were registered in NYC last year
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bella and Max are top dogs in New York City....

Rescue farm overwhelmed by 50 goats, seeks the public's help
METHUEN, Mass. (AP) -- An animal rescue farm in Massachusetts says it's experiencing a goat overload - and it's not kidding....

Pennsylvania county jail kept inmate 17 months too long
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Officials at a county jail in Pennsylvania say they mistakenly kept an inmate locked up 17 months too long....

Detroit-area cop delivers pizza after takeout driver hurt
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- A suburban Detroit police officer stepped in after a pizza delivery driver was injured in a car crash to make sure a still-warm order made it to its destination....

What a circus: Clowns beg lawmakers not to ban animal shows
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A public hearing on a proposed wild-animal entertainment ban that would keep circuses and similar shows out of the city ended up being a circus of sorts, complete with clowns who begged the City Council not to enact the measure....

Man makes teens caught breaking into his house call 911
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) -- A Coos Bay homeowner made teens caught breaking into his house call 911 to report themselves....

NYC's police, firefighters brawl at charity football game
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department says a melee that erupted at a charity football game between police and firefighters just shows that football is a competitive sport....