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Don't blink or you might miss the leap second on Tuesday

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Tuesday lasts a wee bit longer (AP) -- by a second....

Grenade-shaped perfume bottle leads to courthouse evacuation

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- A suspicious item that prompted a Cincinnati courthouse evacuation turned out to be a perfume bottle shaped like a World War II grenade....

Man jailed for not paying $749 fare for 300-mile cab ride
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a man who took a 300-mile cab ride across Pennsylvania to surprise his fiancee has been jailed because he couldn't pay the $749 fare....





For sale: Former prison with mountain view, sleeps hundreds
MOREAU, N.Y. (AP) -- For sale: A 325-acre New York property containing more than 100 structures atop a mountain offering spectacular views. Sleeps hundreds....

Pennsylvania track to start races earlier to avoid deer
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- Deer, not deuces, are wild at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, and the racetrack is making changes to get its horses back in the starting gate....

4th set of triplets delivered at California hospital

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Doctors at a Central California hospital have delivered a fourth set of triplets in the last four weeks....

Maine woman pleads guilty to stealing wreaths from cemetery
ALFRED, Maine (AP) -- A Maine woman has pleaded guilty to stealing Christmas wreaths and arrangements from grave sites in a Saco cemetery to decorate her own properties during the holidays....

Man forgets glasses, mistakenly buys winning lottery ticket
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier....

Police: Man in stolen car gets lost, runs out of gas
PLAINFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a New York City man driving a stolen car took the wrong road and ended up lost and without gas in Pennsylvania....

Bees swarm from truck crash near Washington-Idaho border
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities say bees are swarming near the Washington-Idaho border after a tractor-trailer full of the buzzing insects tipped over, spilling its load on Sunday....

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