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Oregon festival's giant nutcracker: 41 feet

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece — a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 pounds and work its jaw with enough force to crush coconuts.

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Michigan wins appeal over prisoner's air mattress

KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court has deflated a Michigan prisoner's air mattress.

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Woman raising grandkids gets prison over pot sales

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman who said she sold marijuana to help raise several grandchildren after her daughter died has been sentenced to 15 to 30 months in state prison.

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Bandage DNA leads to arrest in 2-year-old burglary

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — State police say DNA taken from an adhesive bandage left at the scene of a Vermont camp break-in two years ago has led to an arrest.

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Judge says crowing Oregon rooster must go

Judge says crowing Oregon rooster must go

CORNELIUS, Ore. (AP) — It was just the first of Mr. Rooster's problems that he was first believed to be a Ms.

November 20, 2014 5:36 am Photos


19th century school caked in ice after fire

19th century school caked in ice after fire

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago school building that opened to students in 1890 is now caked in ice after being gutted by fire.

November 19, 2014 4:38 pm Photos



Ortiz doll, marathon medal in Boston time capsule

BOSTON (AP) — Whoever opens Boston's time capsule in 2114 will find a David Ortiz bobblehead doll and a medal from last year's Boston Marathon.

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Group to hold pit bull parade after ban dropped

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A group of pit bull lovers plans to hold a pit bull parade to celebrate after a judge threw out a 10-year-old ban on the dogs in a Rhode Island city.

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Cuban couple keeps rodents called hutias as pets

Cuban couple keeps rodents called hutias as pets

BAINOA, Cuba (AP) — Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets.

November 19, 2014 3:00 pm Photos


Washington gun law leads museum to remove rifles

Washington gun law leads museum to remove rifles

SEATTLE (AP) — A small museum in Washington state is removing World War II-era weapons from an exhibit to avoid having to comply with a new voter-approved law requiring background checks on gun transfers.

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Give your pet something unexpected over holidays

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pet owners looking to launch the next Internet sensation or just longing for a new view of their dog's dashing and digging won't have to shop for long to find the perfect holiday gift. Wrap up a dog harness that holds GoPro's durable cameras and watch Frisbee fetch, lazy l…

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Aggressive groundhog charges at New Hampshire man

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man says he was working in his garage when a groundhog he had seen in his backyard charged at him.

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TSA: Ice skates OK on plane; fake saw stays home

NEW YORK (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday displayed thousands of items confiscated from carry-on bags over three months at Kennedy Airport. As the chaotic holiday travel season approaches, the agency wanted to remind the public what carry-on items are no-nos.

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Ring flushed by kid returned to California family

UNION CITY, Calif. (AP) — Sanitation workers have returned an heirloom diamond and sapphire ring to a San Francisco Bay Area family whose 3-year-old son flushed it down the toilet.

November 18, 2014 12:29 pmLoading…
Not feeling sexy? Try frogs in a blender!

Not feeling sexy? Try frogs in a blender!

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? High in the Andean mountains, some locals believe putting frogs in a blender is the answer.

November 18, 2014 11:57 am Photos



Alaska man arrested in women's underwear thefts

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say they have detained a man suspected of stealing women's underwear during burglaries in Kodiak.

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Pennsylvania Great Dane gives birth to 19 puppies

YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — Call it "19 Pups and Counting."

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Restaurateur pleads guilty to serving whale meat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parent company and owner of a now-closed Southern California restaurant have pleaded guilty to serving meat from an endangered whale.

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Ireland's gay bull Benjy saved from slaughterhouse

Ireland's gay bull Benjy saved from slaughterhouse

DUBLIN (AP) — He faced execution for failure to perform. But Benjy, the gay bull of Ireland, has been saved following a worldwide appeal backed by "The Simpsons" co-creator Sam Simon.

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NJ man accused of stealing bulldozer for ride home

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man who was drunk stole a bulldozer in order to get a ride home.

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Woman wears colander for driver's license photo

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver's license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement.

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Police: Suspect tries to escape via ceiling tiles

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a woman suspected of stealing a vehicle tried to escape from custody by climbing through ceiling tiles at a hospital where she was being treated.

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TV anchor's fashion sense gets attention, finally

SYDNEY (AP) — The male co-host of an Australian TV program is finally getting some attention for his fashion sense. And that's his point.

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Maine teen charged with naked break-ins

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old Maine man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two homes while naked, at about the same time his own home was destroyed in a fire.

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Atari games buried in landfill net $37,000 on eBay

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a New Mexico city.

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