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  • Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons

    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.

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  • Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember

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

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  • 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.

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  • Silicon Valley man unwittingly invites fugitive into home amid manhunt

    (Reuters) - A Silicon Valley homeowner unwittingly welcomed a fugitive into his home and shared a meal with the wanted man as California law enforcement officers canvassed the neighborhood in a manhunt, police said on Tuesday. Police in Palo Alto launched the search after receiving an emergency…

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  • Spanish speleologist rescued from Peruvian cave after 12 days

    LIMA (Reuters) - A Spanish speleologist trapped 400 meters (1,312 feet) underground in a cave in the Peruvian Amazon for nearly two weeks was pulled to safety on Tuesday, a rescue worker said. Cecilio Lopez-Tercero was stuck in the cave, named Intimachay, for 12 days in Peru's northern Amazonas…

    Reuters
  • Buffalo grain silos being turned into huge beer ad

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A cluster of 100-foot-tall grain silos in Buffalo is being turned into the world's largest six-pack.

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  • 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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  • Dallas man arrested after ill-fated casket prank

    DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas man suspected of stealing a casket to play a prank on his sister by making her think he had dug up their dead father was arrested after she called police, police said on Tuesday. Once Dallas police received the call from the sister who was concerned about what her brother…

    Reuters
  • Police nab suspect after he's invited into home

    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.

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  • Charges dropped for man who sold rhino head

    MILTON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who tried to sell a 70-pound rhinoceros head online is happy that charges against him have been dropped.

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  • Falcon has cataract surgery, gets new lenses

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A falcon in New Hampshire has undergone eye surgery to remove cataracts and has received new synthetic lenses.

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  • Crew makes 1,126-pound bowl of Hawaii rice dish

    HONOLULU (AP) — A group is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish, after putting together a massive bowl of rice, hamburger, eggs and gravy.

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  • Belgian police waive traffic fines in protest over pensions

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgians who drive a bit over the speed limit, forget to buckle their seat belts or park illegally can breathe easier this week as police turn a blind eye in protest against plans to raise their retirement age. The country's police are up in arms over plans by the incoming…

    Reuters
  • Oregon cops: Suspect drove fast, had strong smell

    LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — Officers in western Oregon say a suspect they tried to collar at a traffic stop drove too fast for pursuing officers, but eventually he was just too fragrant.

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  • Big smile in Denver bank robbery suspect mug shot

    DENVER (AP) — The mug shot of a man captured after trying to flee a bank robbery in Denver shows him flashing a broad, toothy grin.

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  • Caffeine-infused weight loss underwear buzzless: FTC

    By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bras, girdles and leggings infused with caffeine and sold as weight loss aids were more decaf than espresso, and the companies that sold them have agreed to refund money to customers and pull their ads, U.S. regulators said on Monday. The Federal Trade…

    Reuters
  • Couple Scale 2,300-Foot Peak to Say ‘I Do’

    Some would say that a wedding day is the peak of happiness in a relationship, but very few can use that word literally. Jamie and David Lamb are two people who can, having climbed 2,300 feet up a rock face to say, "I do." The two climbed the Stawamus Chief, a summit in British Columbia near the…

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