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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) \u2014 A flock of wild turkeys, long considered menaces to one Oregon town, have sparked new ire after causing power outages in the eastern part of Medford.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://is.gd/KjJYj6 ) that wild turkeys flying into Pacific Power Lines have been responsible for four morning outages in the last month, each time cutting off power for more than 1,600 residents and businesses.

Pacific Power spokesman Monte Mendenhall says the outages are definitely caused by the turkeys, though it's unclear how the utility will resolve the issue.

Unlike in rural areas, it is illegal to shoot or hunt within Medford's city limits. And trapping turkeys is thought to be difficult and time consuming.

State wildlife biologists say the power outages are a new symptom of the old problem of people feeding turkeys, allowing them to establish urban flocks.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

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VIENNA (AP) \u2014 For all those who don't speak German \u2014 and indeed for those who do \u2014 here is Austria's word of the year, adding to the challenges of reading and speaking the language.

It's \"Bundespraesidentenstichwahlwiederholungsverschiebung,\" or \"postponement of the repeat of the runoff of the presidential election.\"

The tongue-twister was born of the record time it took to elect Austria's president, and was announced following a poll of 10,000 people carried out by the Research Unit for Austrian German at the University of Graz, in cooperation with the Austria Press Agency.

A first round in April was followed by a May runoff between the two most popular candidates. This was annulled because of irregularities. A new date set for October was then postponed because of faulty absentee ballots to Dec. 4, when the vote was won by Alexander Van der Bellen.

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BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) \u2014 Two women are suing a groom and the event company that ran his wedding reception after they allege he flew a drone that hit them in the head at the New Hampshire event.

Kneena Ellis, of Seabrook, and Kelly Eaton of Peabody, Massachusetts, claim in their Dec. 1 suit that they suffered permanent physical and emotional injury as a result of the Aug. 8 incident.

The suit says Barry Billcliff had flown the drone to take pictures at his wedding reception at Searles Castle in Windham.

It says the drone collided with the women while they were on the dance floor. The suit says they suffered a concussion.

Billcliff declined to comment on the suit. Phone messages were left Friday for Searles Castle Event Management Inc. and an attorney.

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) \u2014 For many South Korean business owners, President Park Geun-hye's impeachment Friday was a moment to celebrate \u2014 with a sale.

A hotel in the harbor city of Busan put a banner outside that all of its rooms were free Friday to mark Park's suspension as president, pending a court ruling on whether to remove her from office. Mom-and-pop restaurants, a hotel near a famous beach, a music shop and a clothing store were among businesses offering discounts.

One South Korean who runs a restaurant selling $2 rice rolls known as gimbap in western Seoul said she will sell them a quarter cheaper until Saturday to celebrate.

As the influence-peddling scandal involving Park and a longtime confidante unfolded, South Korean consumer sentiment hit its lowest level in seven years in November.

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) \u2014 It got so cold in Wyoming, even the Moscow Ballet couldn't move.

The traveling ballet group famous for performing \"The Nutcracker\" this time of year couldn't start their buses Thursday morning in Casper.

The temperature in the central Wyoming city plunged to 31 degrees below zero overnight.

Moscow Ballet spokeswoman Sally Michael Keyes says the group's bus and equipment trucks had to be defrosted over several hours.

The delay and worries about driving over snowy passes in Colorado prompted the troupe to cancel a performance Thursday night in Grand Junction, Colorado.

The ballet's home town of Moscow is no stranger to cold and snow, but even Moscow's recent low of 18 degrees wasn't nearly as cold as Casper.

The Moscow Ballet still plans to perform Friday and Saturday in Denver.

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BOSTON (AP) \u2014 Signs marking the eastern and western ends of the longest continuous road in the U.S. have been unveiled on both coasts.

Historic U.S. Route 20 runs between Boston and Newport, Oregon.

On Thursday, Massachusetts highway officials installed a mileage sign on the eastern end of the road in Boston's Kenmore Square. It informs motorists that Newport, Oregon, is a mere 3,365 miles away on Route 20 westbound.

A similar sign went up in Newport marking the same distance to Boston.

At a Boston ceremony, Massachusetts Highway Administrator Thomas Tinlin says, \"There are many things that divide our country, but Route 20 is one thing that connects us.\"

The road passes through 12 states between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) \u2014 A hundred dollars can still go a long way in baseball.

This week, the Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers made a trade involving two big leaguers, two minor leaguers and a player to be named later or cash.

The amount? Yep, $100.

Less than daily meal money for guys in the bigs last season. Far less than the price of a box seat at many ballparks.

In a multibillion-dollar sport where $100 million contracts are becoming common, it looked like a misprint. Instead, it was right on the money.

Major League Baseball rules require an alternate cash consideration to be listed for deals that involve a player to be named, just in case something goes awry. Could be $50,000, maybe more.

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said in this case, he and Milwaukee general manager David Stearns were sure there would be no problems. So they just wrote down any old amount.

Well, almost.

\"They usually don't like when you make it $1,\" Dombrowski said Wednesday, smiling, \"so we made it $100.\"

That made things official \u2014 Boston got reliever Tyler Thornburg, and Milwaukee received infielder Travis Shaw, a pair of minor leaguers and a player to be named or that $100.

The winter meetings this week featured far more pricey transactions, with closer Aroldis Chapman agreeing to an $86 million deal with the Yankees and reliever Mark Melancon getting $62 million from the Giants. Recently, slugger Yoenis Cespedes got $110 million from the Mets.

But last year, there actually were at least two deals for just $1. Often, such moves are done as a courtesy.

The Mets paid San Diego a dollar on May 28 for first baseman James Loney, who was stuck in Triple-A for the Padres but had a chance to play regularly in New York.

On Sept. 22, Pittsburgh needed a reliever for a week-plus and gave $1 to the Yankees for Phil Coke. It was a worthy move \u2014 for those four quarters, the Pirates got four scoreless innings.

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EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) \u2014 A Pennsylvania police department says a black cat was lucky for one of its officers tracking down a fugitive.

The Ephrata Police Department posted on its Facebook page that officers were searching for Jonathan Michael Steffy last month over an outstanding bench warrant.

They found the 23-year-old in a backyard but he fled. As they searched the area, one officer noticed a black cat in a nearby yard staring intently at a shed. The officer checked that shed, but it was empty. The officer again saw the cat, and it became apparent it was staring at a different shed behind the officer.

The officer opened that shed and found Steffy.

Police say their thankful for any crime-fighting help, \"whether human or feline!\"

It wasn't clear if Steffy has an attorney.

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CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) \u2014 State police say holiday music was blaring from a Pennsylvania woman's car as she tore up the yard of her ex-boyfriend's home, nearly running the man and his family over.

Forty-seven-year-old Mary Jo Smith was charged Tuesday with multiple offenses stemming from Monday's incident.

Alan McCutcheon says he was setting up a Christmas light display outside of his Fayette County home when Smith yelled \"Merry Christmas\" and made several passes through his yard.

State police say Smith attempted to hit the 64-year-old along with his wife and adult daughter. No one was injured.

The joyride caused more than $500 in damage, leaving behind tire tracks and a trail of broken lights and decorations.

It's unclear if Smith has an attorney who could comment.

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CINCINNATI (AP) \u2014 A suburban Cincinnati man says someone vandalized the \"Zombie Nativity\" scene he puts up annually, beheading the ghoulish-looking Mary figure and flipping the greenish baby Jesus into the yard.

Jasen Dixon says someone damaged the handmade scene early Tuesday at his home in Sycamore Township, northeast of Cincinnati. He has since repaired the scene and says he'll keep rebuilding it if necessary.

Dixon tells WCPO-TV it's the first time someone has intentionally damaged the structure since he started the holiday display in 2014.

But it's been a topic of controversy previously. The township took Dixon to court last year for alleged zoning violations because of the structure over the nontraditional nativity scene, but it eventually dropped the case.

Dixon's attorney argued the township was trying to suppress his freedoms.

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