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AP Top Strange News At 11:24 a.m. EDT

Wildlife rehab for bear found in Oregon drugstore
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ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year....

Nebraska trucker returns bull mastiff to Arizona
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona....

Dancing priests become Internet sensation
ROME (AP) -- A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract....





Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box....

Woman saved from California chimney, then arrested
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested....

'Pilfered' pumpkins end up pleasing pigs' palates
SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) -- A pilfered pumpkin caper in New Hampshire was just a misunderstanding that put some pounds on a passel of pigs....

Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh....

UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court
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LONDON (AP) -- He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card....

Man's ashes to be scattered in fireworks display
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway....

Woman says she sold pot to help raise grandkids
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died....