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AP Top Strange News At 9:13 a.m. EDT

'Spicy' scent of a Burger King store entices cologne buyers
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TOKYO (AP) -- The whiff of a Whopper made hundreds of customers hungry for a Burger King special - "Flame Grilled" cologne....

Tiny songbird tracked across 1,700 miles of open ocean
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A tiny songbird that summers in the forests of northern North America has been tracked on a 1,700-mile, over-the-ocean journey from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to the Caribbean as part of their winter migration to South America, according to a new study....

Man accused of posing as officer to cut into fast-food line
ODESSA, Texas (AP) -- A West Texas man has been charged with impersonating an officer by using sirens and flashing lights to skip to the head of the drive-thru line at a fast-food restaurant....





Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend after salsa argument
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A northeast Ohio woman has been charged with felonious assault for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend after yelling at him for eating all of the couple's salsa....

Police: Idaho man calls 911 a dozen times about bar bill
POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Police say a northern Idaho man called 911 a dozen times to report being overcharged at a bar and now faces a $1,000 fine and a year in jail....

10-foot, 300-pound metal rooster goes missing in Athens
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Police are searching for whoever made off with Rocket the Rusty Rooster, a 10-foot-tall, 300-pound metal sculpture stolen from its perch outside an Athens business....

Police: Man crashed truck, stole forklift while intoxicated
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- Police in Fairbanks, Alaska, say a 21-year-old man drove a stolen forklift more than 3 miles while intoxicated to retrieve a truck he crashed....

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....