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AP Top Strange News At 12:27 p.m. EDT

Man jailed for not paying $749 fare for 300-mile cab ride
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a man who took a 300-mile cab ride across Pennsylvania to surprise his fiancee has been jailed because he couldn't pay the $749 fare....

For sale: Former prison with mountain view, sleeps hundreds
MOREAU, N.Y. (AP) -- For sale: A 325-acre New York property containing more than 100 structures atop a mountain offering spectacular views. Sleeps hundreds....

4th set of triplets delivered at California hospital
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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Doctors at a Central California hospital have delivered a fourth set of triplets in the last four weeks....





Pennsylvania racetrack cancels races due to running deer
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania thoroughbred track has canceled its racing card again as officials deal with deer running onto the track during races....

Maine woman pleads guilty to stealing wreaths from cemetery
ALFRED, Maine (AP) -- A Maine woman has pleaded guilty to stealing Christmas wreaths and arrangements from grave sites in a Saco cemetery to decorate her own properties during the holidays....

Man forgets glasses, mistakenly buys winning lottery ticket
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier....

Police: Man in stolen car gets lost, runs out of gas
PLAINFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a New York City man driving a stolen car took the wrong road and ended up lost and without gas in Pennsylvania....

Bees swarm from truck crash near Washington-Idaho border
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities say bees are swarming near the Washington-Idaho border after a tractor-trailer full of the buzzing insects tipped over, spilling its load on Sunday....

Deformed mutt is crowned World's Ugliest Dog
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PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) -- A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left her a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest....

Black bear crashes college party, gets collared
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- A college party got a little wild when a black bear showed up....