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Grandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendar
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AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn't stop the men and women from an assisted living facility in Ohio from showing a little skin....

Oregon's pink chicken mystery solved; owner explains
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved....

Officials: Pizza shop burglar steals 100 candy bars, cookies
PLEASANTVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- State police in northwestern Pennsylvania are looking for a burglar who just may have some cavities - or, at least, a sweet tooth....





Man pays fine, avoids jail for missing jury duty 11 times
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has paid a $500 fine to avoid being jailed for missing jury duty 11 times in the last two years....

After uproar, Utah restaurant statue loses prominent feature
HURRICANE, Utah (AP) -- The small southern Utah town of Hurricane might become a little quieter after a statue of a copper bull lost its most prominent private feature this weekend....

Alaska police officers corral grazing miniature horses
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Police officers in Alaska's biggest city became wranglers early Friday morning, rounding up a couple of miniature horses that escaped from their corral....

4-year-old girl rides Philly bus searching for 3 a.m. snack
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A 4-year-old Philadelphia girl has been returned safely to her parents after slipping out of her house at 3 a.m. and getting on a transit bus in search of a snack....

Surplus symbols: How many state bugs and beans do we need?
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Whoopie pies, the K4s steam locomotive, the Carolina Shag and Harney silt loam share a common bond: Each is a treasured member of the eclectic and, some say, out-of-control state symbol club....

Arizona man finds gun inside used golf bag
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) -- An Arizona man who bought a used golf bag discovered his purchase was packing more than just a set of clubs....

Mystery of California hilltop piano solved
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CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- For a couple of days this week, a Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound of - mystery....