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AP Top Strange News At 7:54 a.m. EDT

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface....

Officials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feud
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COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) -- Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other's establishments over a years-long feud....

Man wanted for robbery arrested at Frisbee tourney
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A man wanted for an armed bank robbery in New York eluded authorities for four years until they caught up with him while he played at an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Oregon....





Boa constrictor captured after escaping Idaho cage
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NAMPA, Idaho (AP) -- A 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity that escaped its southwest Idaho cage has been found after two days on the loose....

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane
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BEIJING (AP) -- Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going....

California nudist camp accused of stealing water
LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) -- Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought....

Cops photograph alleged sleeping Florida burglar
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NOKOMI, Fla. (AP) -- Talk about a heavy sleeper....

Police: 2 boys confess to preschool pumpkin heist
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Two juvenile suspects have confessed to picking clean a pumpkin patch that was cultivated by New Mexico preschoolers, police said Friday....

Police: Man broke into bar, took nap in kitchen
MOUNT JEWETT, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania State Police say a man broke into a northwestern Pennsylvania bar, where he was found napping on a table....

Giant San Diego panda gets chipped tooth fixed
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Bai Yun, the San Diego Zoo's giant female panda, has been known to chew on bamboo up to 12 hours a day, so when she chipped a lower tooth, veterinarians had to fix it....