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Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants

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CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants....

Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons

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BEIJING (AP) -- The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks....

New Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speeding
TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico transportation officials are hoping a "singing road" along historic Route 66 will curb speeding....





Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York boy and his cat, a principal and her dog - and lasers....

Correction: Buffalo Silos-Beer Ad story
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- In a story Sept. 30 about a beer advertisement being installed on grain silos, The Associated Press erroneously reported the company that paid for the ad. The ad was paid for by Buffalo-based Labatt USA, not Toronto-based Labatt Breweries....

Elk nose into Grand Canyon water stations

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Grand Canyon officials have reduced waste by banning disposable plastic water bottles and installing water stations for visitors....

FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked - but at least you can get your money back....

Mexican's 'Harry Potter' hoard is world's biggest

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest....

Police nab suspect after he's invited into home

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PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities in Northern California have arrested a fraud suspect accused of evading police for more than four hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal....

Jail escape in Washington not detected for 2 days
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- An inmate's escape from a jail in Washington state went undetected for two days last week until the man's defense lawyer stopped for a visit and he couldn't be found....

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