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California firefighters break chimney, use dish soap to free trapped woman, who was arrested

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested....

Convicted murderer sues Connecticut, saying its ban on porn in prison violates his rights
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights....

Man accused of stealing plumbing pieces from toilets at Florida restaurants

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Police say they've flushed out a man accused of stealing the handles and pipes of toilets in parks and restaurant restrooms around a Florida city....




Michigan sheriff: Super drunk driver arrested after she mistook Van Buren County jail for bar
PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) -- One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell....

Pittsburgh wins 'ugliest accent' tournament as voted on by readers of Gawker.com
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburghers talk funny....

Michigan funeral home's drive-thru window allows mourners to pay their last respects on the go

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SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) -- Only a couple of families have taken advantage of a new service available at a Saginaw funeral home....

Puppy found in suspected Massachusetts drug dealer's pocket recovering nicely
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) -- Police searching the pockets of a suspected drug dealer in Lawrence, Massachusetts, got an unusual surprise....

Greek bakers make 1.35-ton ring bread, plan to encircle ancient grave soon

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THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- Greek bakers in the northern city of Thessaloniki have made a giant "koulouri," a ring bread similar to a bagel, around the city's most visible monument, the medieval White Tower....

Homes found for 24 Salem bearded dragons facing eviction with reptile rescue lady
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A Salem woman says an outpouring of support from all over the country will save 24 bearded dragons she has to move or face eviction from her mobile home park....

Illinois pet breaks world record, dubbed world's tallest cow by Guinness World Records

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ORANGEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by an Illinois woman was recently dubbed the world's tallest....

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