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86-year-old Utah woman writes romance novel

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife.

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$21,000 falls off money truck after casino pickup

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nearly $21,000 is missing after the cash fell from the roof of an armored truck that had picked it up from a soon-t…

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Police: Robber caught after shower and shave

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a suspect accused of robbing a 94-year-old Albuquerque, New Mexico, man was caught after he shaved and sho…

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Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

MADISON, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shi…

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Massachusetts man finds bloody stranger in home

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who fell asleep in a chair in his living room over the weekend got quite the surprise when he wo…

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Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

LONDON (AP) — Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want to have a word with you.

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His 101st birthday present? Another day at work

His 101st birthday present? Another day at work

EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) — Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job.

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Hunters snag 1K-pound alligator, an Alabama record

CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) — A family battled a 1,000-pound alligator for more than five hours, putting several large hooks into the beast before firin…

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Owl enters 10th story apartment, kills canary

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An owl flew into a 10th story apartment in Coeur d'Alene, apparently opened a bird cage and killed one of two cana…

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Captain of the corn maze: Farm honors Derek Jeter

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — As far as corny Derek Jeter tributes go, this one will be tough to beat.

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US: Living dead man's family must repay benefits

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — The government wants to recoup benefits paid to the daughters of a man who was declared legally dead and then turned up a…

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Woman cited for climbing into zoo's giraffe pen

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police say a California woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo and getting kicked in the face.

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Sweet job: England seeks 'choc doc' to study candy

LONDON (AP) — Is there a doctor of chocolate in the house?

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Elderly man unharmed after crashing car into pool

ALTADENA, Calif. (AP) — An 85-year-old man was unharmed Saturday after he crashed his car into a backyard pool, authorities said.

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Fla. man asleep at intersection flees police

GREENACRES, Fla. (AP) — A sleeping driver awakened by police at a Florida intersection led authorities on a chase before being arrested in a g…

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Woman reported dead during Michigan flood is alive

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A woman who city officials said died in massive flooding this week in the Detroit area has a message to share.

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Woman allegedly stole wine to see jailed boyfriend

CEDAR PARK, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman allegedly stole a bottle of $3.99 wine to get arrested and see her jailed boyfriend.

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Mr. T pities criminals as he awaits jury duty

Mr. T pities criminals as he awaits jury duty

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — Lawrence Tureaud, better known as Mr. T, was in true form as he waited outside a suburban Chicago courthouse to b…

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UK councils field weird queries on dragons, ghosts

LONDON (AP) — Is your town safe from dragon attack? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Person drops off about 100 tuxedo cats at shelter

NOVATO, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1Bm6coH ) reports that someone has dropped off more than 100 tuxedo cats, whi…

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Los Angeles looks into making ballot bankable

Los Angeles looks into making ballot bankable

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is considering turning voting ballots into lottery tickets.

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Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada

Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada

TORONTO (AP) — He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot h…

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Lucky cat survives 12-story fall in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — A cat named Gizmo has only minor injuries after a 12-story fall at a Manhattan apartment building.

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Last scream for California's Colossus coaster

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — It's last call for Colossus.

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Iowa farm creates corn maze of Al Roker's face

ATKINS, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa farm has found a creative way to celebrate "Today" show weatherman Al Roker's 60th birthday.

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