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AP Top Strange News At 4:12 p.m. EDT

Alaska woman accused of stealing patrol car holding husband
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A woman suspected of stealing an Alaska State Troopers patrol car that held her handcuffed husband in the back seat was arrested on suspicion of theft and other charges....

Maine Dunkin' Donuts: Free coffee for 'Deflategate' judge
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- A Dunkin' Donuts shop in Maine is offering free coffee for life to the federal judge who lifted New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension....

New Hampshire town celebrates notable '65 UFO sighting
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EXETER, N.H. (AP) -- They say a lightning strike started a fire in the Exeter, New Hampshire, town hall that caused the cancellation of a UFO festival the first year it was hosted by the local Kiwanis Club....





Custody battle waged over San Francisco Bay Bridge chicken
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Three people are claiming ownership of the small brown chicken that fouled up rush-hour traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this week....

Court calls man's prison term of up to 216 years 'excessive'
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court has overturned a drug dealer's prison sentence of up to 216 years, calling it "excessive."...

Frozen meat, chain saw taken during Michigan break-in
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say frozen meat and a chain saw were the only things taken during a break-in a home in Michigan....

Police: Burglary suspect reveals plans with 911 'butt dial'
BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey man has been indicted on burglary charges after police say he inadvertently dialed 911 and let authorities in on his plans....

Prison ordered for Michigan man in dirty sock deal
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) -- A man who tried to sell a backpack of dirty socks as marijuana has been sentenced to at least one year in a Michigan prison....

Companies to stop 'revenge makeover' ads using ex-governor
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Two online marketing companies that ceased publishing ads depicting former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer as an over-the-hill divorcee who needed a "revenge makeover" could still face legal action from her....

New Hampshire pulls bartending guides for sexual drink names
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire has pulled hundreds of bartending guides from state-run liquor stores after workers complained that the drink manuals contained sexually explicit and derogatory drink names such as "stripper mom."...