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AP Top Strange News At 2:27 p.m. EDT

Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date
DOVER, N.J. (AP) -- A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online....

Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite
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YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly....

Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants
JENKINTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry....





Easter butter lamb gets 'pardon' at Buffalo market
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- There's at least one butter lamb in Buffalo that won't be going under the knife this Easter....

Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning....

Tacoma zoo's trained owl spooked, flies off
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Tacoma zoo says a Eurasian eagle owl named Forrest that is trained to fly during performances of its outdoor theater got spooked and flew off into a nearby park....

Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley....

Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine....

79-year-old player joins Dubuque elementary band
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) -- One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque brings a certain maturity to his playing....

US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in
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Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up....