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  • Zebras get loose from Va. zoo, roam neighborhood

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) -- Two zebras from a zoo in a Washington, D.C., suburb escaped and briefly wandered through a residential neighborhood before being captured....


  • NYC uses haiku to promote street safety message

    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City is using poetry to try to boost traffic safety....

  • Moonshine still discovered in Mass. water plant

    GROTON, Mass. (AP) -- A more intoxicating drink than water was apparently being produced at a Massachusetts town's water treatment plant....

  • Pa. election tie broken with 'low' number drawing

    HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- It wasn't a golf match, but the man with the lowest number won....

  • Atlanta man hits second $1 million lottery prize

    ATLANTA (AP) -- A southwest Atlanta man has won his second $1 million Georgia Lottery prize....

  • Texas man rescued after becoming stuck in chimney

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Fire officials say a Texas man who had to be rescued from the chimney of his house wasn't trying to be Santa Claus. He was just locked out of his house....

  • Elderly man returns cash stolen from Sears in '40s

    SEATTLE (AP) -- The manager of the Sears store in downtown Seattle says an elderly man has repaid - with interest - cash the man says he stole in the late 1940s....

  • 2 Mass. women punished for stealing from weddings

    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Two Massachusetts women who crashed wedding receptions and stole gifts and money intended for the newlyweds have been ordered to pay more than $4,100 in restitution....

  • Blast tied to tofu pan puzzles Portland officials

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Fire investigators in Portland, Ore., are trying to figure out how cleaning a pan of tofu could cause an explosion that broke out a window and resulted in $15,000 of damage....

  • Missing: NYC parrot; 'loves to sing opera'

    NEW YORK (AP) -- A heartbroken New York City man is desperately searching for his opera-singing parrot....

  • 3 face prison time in special toilet paper scam

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Talk about a dirty scam....

  • 'Frosty the Snowman' arrested at Maryland parade

    CHESTERTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Who says "Frosty the Snowman" has to be jolly?...

  • Online video series celebrates the Pittsburgh dad

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A new online video series about a stereotypical Pittsburgh father is attracting tens of thousands of viewers....

  • A death most fowl: Turkey crashes into Pa. eatery

    PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- A wild turkey has avoided the Thanksgiving plate but didn't survive its crash through a plate glass window at an empty western Pennsylvania restaurant....

  • Man dressed as Gumby pleads guilty to burglary

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A man accused of trying to rob a San Diego 7-Eleven while dressed as Gumby has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor burglary....

  • Police: WA woman, 59, chases down purse snatcher

    LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- Police say a 59-year-old woman chased down a purse snatcher who was fleeing on a bicycle in Longview, Wash., pulled him to the ground and grabbed back her purse....

  • Ga. farmers crack down on rash of pecan thieves

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Hired by farmers as a private security guard, Brooks Rucker patrols thousands of acres of Georgia farmland on the lookout for thieves toting 5-gallon buckets....

  • Typo leads to wrong candidate's election in Conn.

    DERBY, Conn. (AP) -- A typo has led to the election of the wrong man to a finance board in Derby, Conn....

  • Students no longer need to give professor snacks

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A California university professor can no longer demand snacks from students taking his psychology classes....

  • Pepper spraying Calif. officer previously honored

    DAVIS, Calif. (AP) -- The riot-clad police officer who pepper sprayed a row of peaceful Occupy Wall Street protesters at a California university last week is a retired U.S. Marine sergeant who has been honored for his police work on campus, but also has figured in a previous discrimination suit ...

  • 10-year-old Wash. boy defends mom with BB gun

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- Police in Bellingham, Wash., say a 10-year-old boy defended his mother from an attacker by shooting him in the face with a BB rifle as many as four times....

  • Mass. fishermen snare 881-pound tuna, feds take it

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- It's the big one that got taken away....

  • Man leaves a million bucks at Sydney restaurant

    SYDNEY (AP) -- Mamma mia! That's a lot of dough, even for an upscale pizzeria....

  • Cops: Woman tried to smuggle drugs in hollow Bible

    LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) -- Deputies in South Carolina say a woman used two hollowed-out Bibles to try to smuggle weapons, drugs and a cell phone to a prison inmate....

  • Utah thief nabs Pennsylvania couple's wedding pics

    COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) -- A Pennsylvania couple is offering a $1,000 reward in hopes their stolen wedding photos can be recovered after a vehicle break-in in Utah....

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