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Firefighters rescue dog trapped in gap between walls
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Los Angeles County firefighters got creative to rescue a dog that had fallen into a six-inch-wide gap in West Hollywood, California....

Teacher jailed for showing high school class violent movie
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail....

Man accused of buying auto insurance from scene of car wreck
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a Pennsylvania man called an insurance company from a crash scene to buy auto coverage and later claimed his wreck happened after he got the policy....

Bill to make 'Hang on Sloopy' Ohio's rock song passes House
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A proposal to make "Hang On Sloopy" Ohio's official rock song has struck the right note with state representatives....

Emu jumps fence, escapes from farm when noise spooks bird
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- An emu jumped a fence and escaped from a farm in North Carolina when it was spooked by a loud piece of farm equipment....

Oregon man accused of stealing bikes, goat too
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities suspect a Portland, Oregon, man accused of stealing two bicycles also took a dwarf goat....

Malfunctioning Miami Beach welcome sign sends mixed message
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A sign welcoming tourists to Miami Beach briefly offered visitors a confusing message....

Texan arrested with sword in cane, tried to visit jailed son
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A San Antonio man trying to visit his jailed son also landed behind bars after being caught with a combination cane and 2-foot sword....

Faucet theft from German spy building causes water leak
BERLIN (AP) -- Police say someone removed faucets from the still-incomplete headquarters of Germany's foreign intelligence service in Berlin, causing a large water leak....

Rooms going fast at Hungary's village for rent
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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Rooms at Hungary's village-for-rent are going fast....