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    A kidnapping attempt was thwarted in Indianapolis on Tuesday when a family's dog stopped an armed would-be kidnapper from leaving the family's home.

    Police say a man and a woman broke into the home of Nayeli Garzon-Jimenez through the back door while her husband was at work. Garzon-Jimenez was on the phone with her husband, Adolfo Angeles-Morales, at the time of the break-in.

    "She started screaming and crying, and said, 'Someone just stuck their hand in the door,'" Angeles-Morales told WISH-TV. "The guy said, 'Give me the money or we take the baby.'"

    "The man said, 'Money, money,'" Garzon-Jimenez said. "I said, 'I don't have any.'"

    The woman then grabbed her 3-month-old girl and attempted to flee through the back door.

    "But there was something else waiting for her at the back door," WISH-TV reported.

    "One of the doggies," a pit bull mix, "didn't let her go through the back door," Angeles-Morales explained.

    The woman turned around, "threw the baby back" at Garzon-Jimenez and the perpetrators fled the scene.

    The mother, who was hit in the head with a gun during the melee, was treated for cuts and bruises at a local hospital, and was released. The baby was unharmed.

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  • An ice cream store in Arizona is offering some offbeat new flavors for the holiday season, including a turkey-flavored ice cream.

    Scooptacular owner Nindi Wadhwa tells a local CBS affiliate that his store will also be offering other Thanksgiving-themed flavors, including cranberry, pumpkin pie, sweet potato and sweet corn.

    "Customers ask what is that? Is that some kind of chocolate? And we tell them, 'No, it's the real deal.'"

    And Wadhwa means that literally. He and his employees handcraft their own ice cream flavors. And in the case of the Thanksgiving offerings, that means dropping portions of corn and turkey into the mixing batch.

    "We just wanted to have some fun with it," Wadhwa told CBS. "If you don't want to cook on Thanksgiving Day, you can come here and get it all in ice cream."

    So, what do the customers think?

    "It's the only food-flavored ice cream I've ever had," customer Ashley Steele told CBS. "I love it, and my kids love it."

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  • The new, unused harbor in Akutan, Alaska (City of Akutan)Remember Alaska's infamous bridge to nowhere? Well, another town in "Seward's Icebox" has upped the ante after building an unused $75.5 million airport and a $29 million harbor with no roads connecting to the town.

    The Aleutians community of Akutan is home to just over 1,000 seasonal workers and 75 full-time residents, though only about five boats, as KUCB reports.

    "I personally own half a vessel," Akutan mayor Joseph Bereskin told the publication. Though, for the record, Bereskin says he supported construction of the harbor and hopes it will grow in popularity once a connecting road is eventually built.

    The Army Corps of Engineers, using $29 million in federal stimulus money, built the harbor.

    "Yes. It's not normal," Steve Boardman, head of the Army Corps of Engineers civil projects division, told KUCB. "And it has prevented the construction of harbors in the past, when that supporting infrastructure is not there."

    There have been tentative plans to build a connecting road for years,

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