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Ho ho? Oh, no! It's too warm for Boston holiday wonderland
BOSTON (AP) -- Santa Claus or Santa Thaws?...

Macaw poses in man's mug shot after unlucky court appearance
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A 4-year-old macaw named "Bird" is an instant celebrity after appearing in a posed booking mug shot in Oregon with his unfortunate owner....

Man charged with burglary after being stuck in pizzeria vent
PENFIELD, N.Y. (AP) -- A man rescued from an oven vent at a western new York pizzeria is now facing burglary charges....





For environmental dogs, sniffing out doody is their duty
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FAIR HAVEN, N.J. (AP) -- Some pollution-sniffing dogs at the Jersey shore have shown they're No. 1 at sniffing out No. 2....

Retiring worker sends exit survey complaints to 2K employees
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A retiring Pennsylvania Turnpike worker decided brutal honesty was the way to go when he filled out an exit survey after a 35-year career....

Police: Thief stole 86 lb. bucket of gold flakes worth $1.6M
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police in New York City are looking for a quick-thinking thief who stole an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes worth nearly $1.6 million off an armored truck in Manhattan....

Homeowner's sign to prostitutes: 'Do not walk by this house'
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) -- Frustrated with the prostitutes who he says walk in front of his home day and night, a West Virginia man has put up signs urging them to take their business elsewhere....

New York-made beer to be sold in China starting next year
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Beer brewed in New York and bearing the iconic "I Love NY" logo will be distributed in China starting next year....

New York man caught speeding had license suspended 46 times
CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York man whose driver's license has been suspended nearly four dozen times was arrested for speeding on Interstate 81 south of Syracuse....