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An 86-year-old Utah woman writes romance novel
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife....

$21,000 falls off money truck after casino pickup
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Nearly $21,000 is missing after the cash fell from the roof of an armored truck that had picked it up from a soon-to-be-closed Atlantic City casino....

Wanted man rear-ends Washington police detective
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say a wanted man has been arrested after he rear-ended a Spokane, Washington, detective's car....

Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot
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MADISON, Maine (AP) -- A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot....

His 101st birthday present? Another day at work
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EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) -- Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job....

Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you
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LONDON (AP) -- Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want to have a word with you....

Police: Robber caught after shower and shave
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Police say a suspect accused of robbing a 94-year-old Albuquerque, New Mexico, man was caught after he shaved and showered in the victim's home - and left behind his fingerprints....

Hunters snag 1K-pound alligator, an Alabama record
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CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) -- A family battled a 1,000-pound alligator for more than five hours, putting several large hooks into the beast before firing a fatal shotgun blast into the gator's head....

Massachusetts man finds bloody stranger in home
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts man who fell asleep in a chair in his living room over the weekend got quite the surprise when he woke up - a bloody stranger asleep on the couch....

Owl enters 10th story apartment, kills canary
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- An owl flew into a 10th story apartment in Coeur d'Alene, apparently opened a bird cage and killed one of two canaries inside, the residents said....