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Town ousts woman living in tiny house she built in college
HADLEY, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts woman who has been living in a tiny house she built as a college student is leaving town after voters rejected a proposal that would have made her dwelling legal....

Police: Boy, 12, stole school bus, was stopped by passer-by
BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- Police in Maine say a 12-year-old boy stole a school bus and went on a brief joy ride before being stopped by a man who followed the vehicle and took control of it....

Officer rescues deer that had its head caught in light globe
CENTEREACH, N.Y. (AP) -- It was a deer caught in the ... light globe....





Man who threw alligator now throwing self on mercy of court
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida man who threw an alligator through a drive-thru window is now throwing himself on the mercy of the court....

Millions of bees released in interstate crash
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- A semi carrying beehives crashed on a Wyoming highway, unleashing millions of bees that hovered in a giant swarm over the roadway....

Tourists use Alaska homeless shelter to grab coffee, snack
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) -- Cruise ship passengers have been hanging out at an Alaska homeless shelter to get free coffee and a bite to eat, but few have bothered making a donation, said one of the nonprofit's board members....

Spanish town entertained by escaped hippopotamus
MADRID (AP) -- Officials say a hippopotamus that escaped from a visiting circus caused some traffic chaos and not a little diversion when he strolled easily along a street in the southwestern town of Palos de la Frontera....

Texas school fooled by 7-year-old's fake note
HOUSTON (AP) -- A 7-year-old Houston girl managed to get out of an after-school program with a fake excuse note that she wrote herself, in large print with misspellings....

Bank robber who dropped trail of money gets 15 years
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- A bank robber who left a trail of cash as he ran from the scene of the crime has been sentenced to 15 years in prison....

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