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Extra crispy: French fry truck burns in Maine

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot …

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Lucey is tops in Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' event

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog.

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Lucey tops in Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' event

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lucey, an 18-month old pooch from Waukee, Iowa, has beaten out 49 drooling competitors to take this year's "Beautiful …

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Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants

JENKINTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to b…

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Alleged fraudster visits Austrian police, arrested

VIENNA (AP) — A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria — after dropping into a police station to ask offi…

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Bryant U. cracks down on selfies at graduation

Bryant U. cracks down on selfies at graduation

BOSTON (AP) — Rhode Island's Bryant University is asking students to resist the urge to take selfies with its president while receiving their …

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Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine…

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Crocodile caught at California shopping center

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — After a while a crocodile has been turned over to officials who are pondering where to send the reptile a day after i…

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In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest…

April 09, 2014 11:13 pm Photos

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Abandoned croc captured at California strip mall

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — This is one crocodile that didn't want to become a handbag.

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Slideshow: 'Freedom to panties!'

Slideshow: 'Freedom to panties!'

The upcoming ban on lace panties in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan has women in those countries up in arms.

February 19, 2014 11:37 am Photos

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Drink protein whey with Fabio at Tucson's Whole Foods tomorrow

Drink protein whey with Fabio at Tucson's Whole Foods tomorrow

If you schedule Thursday correctly, you could spend the entire day getting your photo taken with Fabio while you munch on chocolate-covered st…

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Photos: Polar bear plunge

Photos: Polar bear plunge

A New Year's tradition in some of the country's chillier cities and towns is the Polar Bear Plunge, in which normally sane people don their sw…

January 02, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Photos: Researchers and Tucsonans hunt for fallen meteorite

Photos: Researchers and Tucsonans hunt for fallen meteorite

Researchers are looking for pieces from what is believed to be a meteorite that landed in northwest Tucson on Tuesday evening December 10. The…

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Photos: Bugs for Thanksgiving dinner

Photos: Bugs for Thanksgiving dinner

When you went grocery shopping for Thanksgiving, bugs probably weren't on your list. Maybe they should have been.

November 27, 2013 10:29 am Photos

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Photos: Zombies seen worldwide

Photos: Zombies seen worldwide

From Atlanta to Tokyo and from Alaska to Serbia, zombies have been reported roaming the streets. Some of the walking dead were also seen runni…

October 31, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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Photos: Tattoo convention

Photos: Tattoo convention

Tattoo artists from around the world will show their designs at the first International Hong Kong China Tattoo Convention in Hong Kong from Oc…

October 04, 2013 3:40 pm Photos

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Tenn. judge: Baby can be named 'Messiah'

Tenn. judge: Baby can be named 'Messiah'

NEWPORT, Tenn. — A Tennessee woman will be allowed to name her 8-month-old son "Messiah," a judge ruled Wednesday, overturning an order from a…

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Friday the 13th superstitions and trivia

Friday the 13th superstitions and trivia

It's Friday the 13th. The next time that happens will be exactly 13 weeks from now on Dec. 13, 2013. Here are some superstitions and trivia ab…

September 13, 2013 10:00 am Photos

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Photos: Be late for something

Photos: Be late for something

Today is "Be late for something day," a day for procrastinators to celebrate if they can get around to it. What makes you late?

September 05, 2013 10:15 am Photos

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Photos: How much does that stick insect weigh?

Photos: How much does that stick insect weigh?

It's time for the annual weigh-in at London Zoo, London, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, where creatures are weighed and measured for their measure…

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Tenn. judge: Baby can’t be named ‘Messiah’

NEWPORT, Tenn. — A judge in Tennessee changed a 7-month-old boy’s name to Martin from Messiah, saying the religious name was earned by one per…

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NYC spa clients plop down $180 for bird poop facials

NYC spa clients plop down $180 for bird poop facials

NEW YORK — Bird poop for beauty?

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Morris the cat runs for mayor of Mexican city

MEXICO CITY — This mayoral hopeful in Mexico promises to eat, sleep most of the day and donate his leftover litter to fill potholes.

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10 Things to See: A week of AP photos

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might h…

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