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Driver uses cardboard Trump head in carpool lane
SEATTLE (AP) -- A cardboard cutout of a head in a passenger seat definitely caught the attention of a Washington State Patrol trooper Tuesday morning....

Snake wrapped around armrest halts Japanese 'bullet' train
TOKYO (AP) -- A passenger spotted a snake curled around the armrest of another passenger's seat on a Japanese Shinkansen "bullet" train on Monday, forcing the train to make an unscheduled stop....

Long dog-gone trip: Florida pooch travels to Boston and back
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A Pyrenees mix named Apollo is back home in Florida after a journey that took him to the Boston area....

Police: Woman robs Arby's restaurant, flees in taxi cab
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida woman faces armed robbery charges after police say she robbed an Arby's restaurant in Gainesville and then hailed a cab to get away....

Austrian customs officials find human intestines in luggage
VIENNA (AP) -- Austrian customs officials are used to finding unusual items in travelers' luggage. But human intestines were not on their list - until now....

Bear at Polish zoo finds WWII mortar grenade
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Taking a toy from a bear can be dangerous, especially when the toy is a mortar grenade....

Swooping, gliding over the Alps at free-flight festival
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SAINT HILAIRE DU TOUVET, France (AP) -- In wild costumes, wingsuits and even home-made flying machines, thousands of people are gliding through the French Alps in the world's oldest free-flight festival....

Alaska council to vote on cat leash law
KENAI, Alaska (AP) -- Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval....

Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower blooms in New Hampshire
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is blooming at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011....