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Fire chief: Man saved from blaze by son's cackling chickens
CREEKSIDE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania fire chief says some cackling chickens turned out to be cock-a-doodle-do-gooders....

Driver flips, totals car after slipping on snail slime
BERLIN (AP) -- Is this the definition of a slow-moving hazard?...

Judge to farmer: Stop using crushed eggshells as fertilizer
BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) -- A judge has ordered an upstate New York farmer to stop using eggshells as fertilizer after neighboring businesses complained the smell and clouds of flies drove away customers....





Dad who placed ad for a wife for his son gets 12 prospects
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- The father of a Salt Lake City businessman who placed an Idaho newspaper ad seeking women interested in marrying his 48-year-old son has received about a dozen inquiries....

40-year-old Twinkie still going strong
BLUE HILL, Maine (AP) -- In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: A decades-old Twinkie....

Hawaii to websites: Stop touting closed cultural site
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii officials are asking websites and blogs to stop pointing people to the off-limits crumbling remains of a Hawaiian monarchy palace....

Tony Hawk recreates his breakthrough skate trick at age 48
VISTA, Calif. (AP) -- Tony Hawk has landed a 900 - a 2-and-a-half- turn trick few skateboarders dare to try- 17 years to the day after the same feat made him a household name....

Horseback rider on NYC bridge is raising awareness of hunger
NEW YORK (AP) -- A cowboy who tied up traffic by riding a horse across a busy bridge connecting New York City and New Jersey says he is traversing the country to raise money and awareness for child hunger....

German court restarts trial after judge repeatedly nods off
BERLIN (AP) -- A German court had to restart the trial of two men suspected of robbing a grocery store because a judge kept nodding off during the proceedings....

Germany: Man finds $166,000 in old cupboard, hands it back
BERLIN (AP) -- Police in the German town of Minden say a 25-year-old man who arrived last year as a refugee is their "hero of the day" after he found some 150,000 euros ($166,095) - and handed it to authorities....

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