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Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle

SEATTLE (AP) — Police say an out-of-town Amazon employee was the operator behind a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week.

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Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.

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Honey bees sting Texas man about 1,000 times

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two …

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Outcry saves rare redwood from being chopped down

Outcry saves rare redwood from being chopped down

COTATI, Calif. (AP) — A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for pl…

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State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake

JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or …

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Rotting food prompts German gas leak scare

BERLIN (AP) — Emergency officials called to check out a suspected gas leak in Germany found a culprit they didn't expect: a fridge full of rot…

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Tortoise an accomplice in alligator's zoo escape?

NAUBINWAY, Mich. (AP) — An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.

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Man run over by own truck during road rage

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck aft…

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Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber…

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New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden Sta…

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Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown

Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla.

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Woman: Backyard near turnpike is not a rest stop

STAHLSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman says she can see drivers who pull off the side of a highway relieving themselves near her backyard…

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2 police cars collide when officer runs red light

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Syracuse city police officer was looking at the computer inside his patrol car when he ran a red light…

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Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of…

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Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

SEATTLE (AP) — The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle will be put on display at the city's Museum of History and Industry af…

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Judge spins rhymes in puppy-napping case

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint was convicted of the crime by a judge who left…

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Couple marries in Omaha's largest cemetery

Couple marries in Omaha's largest cemetery

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska couple chose an unusual venue for their wedding: the largest cemetery in Omaha.

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170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over e…

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Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

HOUSTON (AP) — A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor a decade ago in Texas is facing a new charge in Houston that…

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George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles.

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Hunt on for possible anaconda in New Jersey lake

Hunt on for possible anaconda in New Jersey lake

JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — Reports of a 16-foot-long exotic snake — possibly an anaconda — slithering through New Jersey's largest lake have stoke…

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Driver stops to help ducklings, gets ticket

NEWFIELDS, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fig…

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Pastry pranks: Vandals smear cars with baked goods

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — There's mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighborhood, but police say it doesn't involve the typical spray paint…

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Chase ends as man runs into a Miss. police academy

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was apparently so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran in…

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High water moves Alaska regatta into parking lot

FAIRBANK, Alaska (AP) — High water forced the cancellation of the Red Green Regatta in Fairbanks over the weekend, with the fun moved off the …

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