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AP Top Strange News At 3:17 p.m. EDT

Lucey is tops in Iowa's `Beautiful Bulldog' event
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog....

Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer
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PRAGUE (AP) -- The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West....

Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip....





Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date
DOVER, N.J. (AP) -- A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online....

Man seeks to hide 'murder' tattoo before trial
GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or cover it up....

Extra crispy: French fry truck burns in Maine
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) -- Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville....

Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite
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YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly....

Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants
JENKINTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry....

Easter butter lamb gets 'pardon' at Buffalo market
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- There's at least one butter lamb in Buffalo that won't be going under the knife this Easter....

Milsap, Wiseman among Country Hall inductees
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman and the late Hank Cochran are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame....