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Penn State student gains rep as squirrel whisperer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A Penn State student is gaining an Internet reputation as a "squirrel whisperer" for befriending, feeding and dressing up a furry little friend she has named "Sneezy."...

UMass starts semester with giant clambake
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- The new school year at the University of Massachusetts has started with a record-setting feast....

Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring
OREM, Utah (AP) -- Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it....





Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase....

Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof....

Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375....

1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record
CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) -- A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record....

Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment
VIENNA (AP) -- The drug bust was perfectly planned. Unfortunately, Austrian police broke down the wrong door....

Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth
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SYDNEY (AP) -- Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of them all....

3rd tourist cited for flying drone in Yellowstone
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- For the third time this summer, Yellowstone National Park rangers have cited a tourist for illegally flying a drone in the park....