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UMass opens new academic year by serving more than 3,000 New England clambake dinners
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- The new school year at the University of Massachusetts has started with a record-setting feast....

Penn State student gains rep as squirrel whisperer for feeding _ and dressing up _ animal
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A Penn State student is gaining an Internet reputation as a "squirrel whisperer" for befriending, feeding and dressing up a furry little friend she has named "Sneezy."...

New England's tallest lighthouse, standing 133 feet tall, sells for $78,000 to Maine man
YORK, Maine (AP) -- New England's tallest lighthouse has been sold for $78,000....





Police: X-ray shows Utah suspect swallowed stolen ring in attempt to hide it
OREM, Utah (AP) -- Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it....

New Hampshire motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph brags to cops that he hit 185 mph during pursuit
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase....

Dog turns on stove, which catches laptop resting on burner on fire and sends smoke out roof
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof....

Slice of cake from 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana auctioned for $1,375

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375....

1,000-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets Safari Club International world record
CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) -- A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record....

Austrian police break down door, wake man at gunpoint _ but oops, wrong apartment!
VIENNA (AP) -- The drug bust was perfectly planned. Unfortunately, Austrian police broke down the wrong door....

Once a woolly wanderer, Shaun the Aussie sheep shorn smooth, but alas, wasn't shaggiest of all

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SYDNEY (AP) -- Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of them all....

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