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18-month-old Lucey beats out 49 others to take top honors 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....

Deer on Czech-German border still respect former Iron Curtain 25 years after fall of communism

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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....

Cat missing 5 years returned to Indiana woman thanks to implanted microchip
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....





General Motors 1Q results worst since 2009 due to recall costs; CEO says sales holding up

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DETROIT (AP) -- The cost of recalling nearly 7 million cars and trucks sank General Motors' first-quarter profit, but the company's CEO said the much-publicized recalls have yet to cut into sales....

Kansas man seeks to hide mirror-image 'murder' tattoo on his neck before upcoming murder 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: Truck carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries burns in parking lot 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....

Mexican vigilantes search caves in hunt for last fugitive leader of Knights Templar cartel
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Vigilantes are searching an extensive cave system in the hunt for the last fugitive boss of the Knights Templar drug cartel, a "self-defense" group leader in western Mexico said Thursday....

What's on the menu? From ribs to cupcakes, mayor spends day eating at town's 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....

Police investigating after rabbit heads left in sisters' mailboxes in western Massachusetts
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Westfield police are investigating after severed rabbit heads were found this week in two mailboxes in this western Massachusetts town....

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

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