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  • Penn State student gains rep as squirrel whisperer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State student is gaining an Internet reputation as a "squirrel whisperer" for befriending, feeding and dressing up a furry little friend she has named "Sneezy."

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  • Meet the Newest Sensational Sourpuss. And She's Not Grumpy

    Even if you're not a cat lover, you're probably familiar with Friskies spokes-kitty, Internet sensation, and all-around grouch Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce. Launching into fame in 2012 and making several media appearances, she was the highest paid and most influential cat of that…

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  • New England's tallest lighthouse sells for $78,000

    YORK, Maine (AP) — New England's tallest lighthouse has been sold for $78,000.

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  • UMass starts semester with giant clambake

    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The new school year at the University of Massachusetts has started with a record-setting feast.

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  • Florida-bound Delta flight diverted over reclining seat dispute

    An argument over leg room and reclining seats forced a Florida-bound flight from New York to divert to a different airport late on Monday, the third such incident of a midair disruption caused by passengers in about a week. Delta Air Lines said that "out of an abundance of caution" the captain of…

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  • Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring

    OREM, Utah (AP) — Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it.

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  • Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase.

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  • Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze

    LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof.

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  • Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

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  • Porn film moratorium lifted after HIV result proves false positive

    The moratorium marked at least the third consecutive summer that the porn industry has voluntarily shut down productions under its health-screening system because of performers who tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease. "We always err on the side of caution," said Diane Duke, chief…

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  • Arizona man arrested for burning, urinating on Bible

    A 22-year-old Arizona man calling himself "Dark Lord" has been arrested for allegedly burning a Bible and urinating on it outside a Christian-oriented homeless shelter in northern Arizona, police said on Friday. Eric Minerault was booked into the Yavapai County Detention Center late on Thursday on…

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  • 1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record

    CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) — A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record.

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  • Community service eyed for Brooklyn Bridge stunt

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is suggesting a Russian tourist who climbed the Brooklyn Bridge be sentenced to community service — like cleaning a bridge.

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  • 3rd tourist cited for flying drone in Yellowstone

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — For the third time this summer, Yellowstone National Park rangers have cited a tourist for illegally flying a drone in the park.

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  • Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment

    VIENNA (AP) — The drug bust was perfectly planned. Unfortunately, Austrian police broke down the wrong door.

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  • Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.

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  • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

    DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.

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  • Brewer Releases 99-Pack of Beer

    We all know the saying "Everything is BIG in Texas." But for beer lovers everywhere, this is even cooler than big hats, belt buckles, and barbecue. Actually, this would be ideal with a lot of freshly charred barbecue. Austin Beerworks has just unveiled a new over-the-top way to get its beer into…

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