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Officials: Unexpectedly large wave washes out Jersey shore town's fireworks display
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) -- A large wave washed out the Fourth of July fireworks show in a Jersey shore community....

Phoenix firefighters rescue man stuck in chimney; he was trying to re-enter locked house
PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix firefighters have rescued a man who became stuck after trying to re-enter a house through the chimney....

Matt Stonie beats Joey Chestnut in July Fourth hot dog eating contest, breaking Chestnut's run

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, thwarting Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory....




Friends trying to hand off rice cooker in casino parking lot cause brief security scare
LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) -- Police say two friends trying to hand off a rice cooker at a Rhode Island casino caused a brief security scare....

California couple dies in each other's arms just days before 75th wedding anniversary
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Jeanette and Alexander Toczko were each 8 years old when they became smitten with one another. They married in 1940 and were rarely apart in the decades since....

140 pairs of underwear stolen from lingerie store struck by 4 bra heists since February
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- First they took the bras. Now they've come back for the panties....

BYOW: Campaign underway in Denver to allow 'social marijuana consumption' in bars

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DENVER (AP) -- Beer? Wine? Or weed?...

German authorities seize Nazi Panther tank, other WWII weapons in raid on collector

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BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities seized a 45-ton Panther tank, a flak cannon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old collector's home in northern Germany, prosecutors said Friday....

Change to 'Liar's Law' axes written promise to take Ohio-purchased fireworks out of state
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio eliminated part of its "Liar's Law" that for years has required residents to make empty promises to take fireworks they bought out of state within 48 hours....

Connecticut town's Boom Box Parade celebrates 30 years without a marching band on July Fourth
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) -- The town's annual Independence Day parade once again will include the traditional Little League teams, floats sponsored by local businesses, fire trucks and politicians. But, for the 30th consecutive year, there will be no marching bands....

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