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German court upholds man's right to pee standing up

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a tenant who liked to pee standing up doesn't owe his landlord money for damages apparently caused by splashing, or missing his target altogether.

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Ex-postal worker says he 'got lazy,' failed to deliver mail

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A former U.S. Postal Service worker who failed to deliver nearly 1,000 pieces of mail has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor mail obstruction and been sentenced to a year of probation.

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Police: New York man demolishes home without telling wife

Police: New York man demolishes home without telling wife

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York man demolished his upstate home without telling his wife he planned to tear it down.

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High school coach charged with biting another coach in face

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A high school coach in suburban Atlanta is accused of biting another coach's face, though her attorney says the attack never happened.

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Fleeing suspect drives right into Ohio prison's parking lot

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a Michigan man who drove away from a traffic stop smashed through a gate and landed right in a prison parking lot.

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Irish grandma busted for possessing cocaine at bingo hall

DUBLIN (AP) — Helen Heaphy's number came up at the bingo hall. The prize was a trip to court.

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Barking dog alerts family to fire at California home

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A family of seven who was sleeping when a fire consumed their Southern California home says they escaped unscathed thanks to their barking dog.

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Man who used dumbbell in jewelry store break-ins gets prison

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man dubbed a "one-man crime wave" by police has been sentenced to up to nine years in prison for using a dumbbell in three smash-and-grab burglaries at jewelry stores.

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Man had 15,000 baggies of heroin in car, Delaware police say

Man had 15,000 baggies of heroin in car, Delaware police say

MILTON, Del. (AP) — Police say they arrested a man in Delaware who had 15,000 baggies of heroin in his car during a traffic stop.

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County's 1st meeting adjourned due to lack of advertising

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The first commissioners' meeting of 2015 adjourned after 15 minutes in one western Pennsylvania county because the government hadn't placed legal advertisements listing the time and dates of this year's meetings.

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Tourists get knockout photo of Stallone atop 'Rocky' steps

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group of tourists who ran up the "Rocky" steps got a knockout photo at the top — a selfie with Rocky himself.

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Workers craft ice playground ahead of Alaska sculpture event

Workers craft ice playground ahead of Alaska sculpture event

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Workers are building an ice playground in a city in Alaska's interior, including a pirate ship slide made from 65 refrigerator-sized blocks of ice.

January 20, 2015 5:33 pm Photos

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Woman charged with robbing store while toddler was in cab

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Police say a woman took a cab to and from a convenience store robbery and left her 1-year-old daughter in the vehicle during the crime.

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When is a 4/20 festival not a 4/20 festival?

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's infamous 4/20 marijuana festival will not actually happen on the famed stoner date of April 20 this year.

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New Hampshire Lottery releases bacon-scented ticket

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Lottery ticket buyers in New Hampshire who dream of bringing home the bacon now can smell it, too.

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Man cited in Georgia for eating cheeseburger while driving

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A man says he was cited by police outside Atlanta for eating a cheeseburger while driving.

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Texas police pull over woman so fellow officer can propose

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas police officer arranged for other officers to pull over his girlfriend so he could propose in an elaborate ruse caught on dashboard camera.

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Idaho salamander bill squashed over federal overreach fears

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers worried that special recognition of the Idaho giant salamander could lead to federal protections have rejected a grade school student's request that it be named the state amphibian.

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Large bird attacks Oregon jogger; owl is blamed for strikes

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon jogger thought someone knocked him in the head or he got hit by lightning or may have suffered a stroke when he felt a big blow to the head last week as he was jogging in Bush's Pasture Park.

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Dad gets 'no-show' bill after son, 5, misses birthday party

LONDON (AP) — It was not what Derek Nash expected to find in his 5-year-old's school bag: A bill demanding a "no-show fee" for another child's birthday party.

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Surprised Iran subway riders brush shoulders with president

Surprised Iran subway riders brush shoulders with president

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rush-hour passengers in the busy subway of Iran's capital have brushed shoulders with a surprising commuter — President Hassan Rouhani.

January 19, 2015 4:58 am Photos

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Pigeon pill: Bird birth control planned for Ohio courthouse

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Love birds, beware: One Ohio county is planning to spike bird seed with birth control in hopes of keeping pigeons from despoiling the renovated exterior of its 19th Century courthouse.

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Lip-syncing Delaware police officer getting global attention

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A video of a bald and burly Delaware police officer enthusiastically lip-syncing to Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off" is getting global attention.

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Researchers puzzled by discovery of 1882 Winchester rifle

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Researchers are trying to crack the mystery surrounding the discovery of a weathered, rusted Winchester rifle in the mountains of remote eastern Nevada.

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Man delivers 1 pizza in Michigan _ gets $2,084 tip

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Now that's a special delivery!

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