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Mayor offers to help McGraw find Portland, Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn't know where it is. And he doesn't want to know, either.

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Man at Texas Chick-fil-A pays $1K to treat diners

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — A generous customer has paid $1,000 to pick up the tab for diners in dozens of vehicles at the drive-thru lanes of a West Texas fast-food restaurant.

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Man apologizes for drug-filled football toss

Man apologizes for drug-filled football toss

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man is apologizing for trying to throw a football loaded with drugs and cellphones into a state prison yard.

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Missing driver says he woke up in field of donkeys

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover in New Mexico says he later woke up in a field of donkeys.

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Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.

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Michigan woman holds off thief, then gives birth

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.

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Florida woman flies plane on 90th birthday

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman celebrated her 90th birthday by flying a four-seat Cessna.

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Experts: Mystery fireball was Russian satellite

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward across the night sky. Witnesses described it as three "rocks" with glowing red and orange streaks.

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Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.

September 16, 2014 8:50 pm Photos

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Arrest in robbery of autistic man in Connecticut

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 27-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with stealing $100 in birthday money from an autistic man in a crime that was captured by video cameras.

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Boa constrictor captured after escaping Idaho cage

Boa constrictor captured after escaping Idaho cage

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity that escaped its southwest Idaho cage has been found after two days on the loose.

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Man wanted for robbery arrested at Frisbee tourney

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man wanted for an armed bank robbery in New York eluded authorities for four years until they caught up with him while he played at an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Oregon.

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Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

BEIJING (AP) — Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

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Officials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feud

Officials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feud

COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other's establishments over a years-long feud.

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Police seek huge boa on loose in Idaho

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Police in Nampa say they're on the lookout for a 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity.

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California nudist camp accused of stealing water

LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought.

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Police: 2 boys confess to preschool pumpkin heist

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two juvenile suspects have confessed to picking clean a pumpkin patch that was cultivated by New Mexico preschoolers, police said Friday.

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Woman accused of aiming gun at kids over clarinet

CLIFTON, Colo. (AP) — A western Colorado woman is accused of pointing a rifle at several children in a neighboring backyard because she was upset that an 11-year-old boy was playing his clarinet outside.

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New Mexico county struggling with stinky building

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A county government building in southern New Mexico stinks.

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Giant San Diego panda gets chipped tooth fixed

Giant San Diego panda gets chipped tooth fixed

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bai Yun, the San Diego Zoo's giant female panda, has been known to chew on bamboo up to 12 hours a day, so when she chipped a lower tooth, veterinarians had to fix it.

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Thieves steal pumpkins grown by preschoolers

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Thieves have picked clean a pumpkin patch that had been cultivated by New Mexico preschoolers.

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Cops: NY man hid drugs in anti-drug stuffed animal

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — State police say they've arrested a 22-year-old New York man after he was found with marijuana, cocaine and LSD hidden inside a stuffed animal dressed in an anti-drug T-shirt.

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Police: Intruder caught cooking corn in home

ROCKLAND, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police have arrested a man they say broke into a home and cooked himself a snack.

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Vermont town looking for stolen electronic sign

BRIGHTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town is considering a reward for help finding whoever stole a brand new electronic sign that tells drivers how fast they're going.

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Man arrested after discussing drugs on 911 call

MOUNT PLEASANT, Tenn. (AP) — A man has been arrested in Middle Tennessee after dispatchers heard him discussing drugs on an accidental 911 call.

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