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  • New York Times Square Spider-Man charged with punching police officer

    A street performer dressed as Spider-Man in New York City's Times Square was arrested after punching a police officer who scolded him for demanding more money from a couple he had posed with for a picture, police said on Sunday. The Saturday afternoon incident began when Junior Bishop, 25, was…

    Reuters
  • Rockies give out shirts honoring Tulowitzki - but spell his name wrong

    (Reuters) - Ebay may soon heat up with searches for baseball jerseys honoring Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, after his own team managed to spell the top hitter's name wrong. The team gave out 15,000 of the shirts to fans attending a home game at Coors Field in Denver on Saturday,…

    Reuters
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  • No ticket for Shrek over loud musical, chief says

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A musical being performed in a New Hampshire park has drawn some noise complaints, but the deputy police chief says he's "not giving Shrek a ticket."

    Associated Press
  • Wyoming Town for Sale Includes Home, Bar, and General Store, But It Has a Few Downsides

    Your wish to own a town can be granted — if you have $1.5 million to spare. Welcome to Aladdin, Wyo. Population: 15. Yes, the town is named symbolically after the riches-seeker in the folktales of "Arabian Nights." Judy Brengle's husband had bought her the town as a gift after their kids left for…

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  • California to have 4 governors in 4 days next week

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — How many governors does it take to run the state of California? Next week, the answer's four.

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  • Yes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar

    PHOENIX (AP) — A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.

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  • Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle

    SEATTLE (AP) — An Amazon.com employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said.

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  • Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.

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  • Pennsylvania parents locked son in car trunk to cure fear of dark

    By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH Pa. (Reuters) - A western Pennsylvania couple, accused of luring their five-year-old son into the trunk of their car with candy to resolve his fear of the dark, was granted probation this week, according to court officials on Friday. Jeffrey and Danielle Lenhart were…

    Reuters
  • California woman 'embarrassed' by fallout from doll giving

    (Reuters) - A California woman who spooked her small community by anonymously leaving porcelain dolls on the doorsteps of fellow churchgoers that eerily resembled their daughters told police she is embarrassed by the incidents, authorities said on Friday. The dolls, some wearing fuzzy slippers or…

    Reuters
  • Bare burger burglars caught on security camera in Florida

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Three bare burglars burgle beef. Only in Florida is that not a tongue twister but the latest true crime. The break-in occurred at Doc’s Beach House in Bonita Springs in the middle of the night on Sunday, according to Lee County sheriff spokesman Tony…

    Reuters
  • Alabama man claims penis was amputated by mistake

    An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday. Johnny Lee Banks Jr., 56, said in a lawsuit filed in state court earlier this week that no one at the Princeton Baptist Medical Center in…

    Reuters
  • Milwaukee barber sentenced for role in Stradivarius violin theft

    By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Milwaukee barber received a 3-1/2-year prison sentence on Thursday for supplying a stun gun used in the theft of a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin from a concert violinist. Universal Knowledge Allah, 37, was also sentenced by Milwaukee County Circuit…

    Reuters
  • NJ Turnpike Authority wants Florida pizzeria logo off the menu

    While its meatball pizzas and hoagies might mimic the pleasures of the Jersey Shore, it’s the logo of a Florida Keys pizzeria that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority says goes too far in evoking the Garden State. The agency this week sued Jersey Boardwalk Pizza in New Jersey federal court, saying…

    Reuters
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  • Kid Banned From Doughnut Shop After Asking Stranger If She Is Expecting

    Why is the sky blue? Are we there yet? Kids like to ask questions. But childlike inquisition can apparently get you banned from a doughnut shop. A mom claims she and her 4-year-old son were kicked out of the Doughnut Inn in Monroe, Conn., because he asked another customer if she was…

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  • Honey bees sting Texas man about 1,000 times

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him.

    Associated Press
  • Outcry saves rare redwood from being chopped down

    COTATI, Calif. (AP) — A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks.

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  • Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after critical tweet

    (Story refiled to correct typographical error on third paragraph) (Reuters) - A Minnesota man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent. Duff Watson said he was flying from Denver to…

    Reuters
  • State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake

    JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry.

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  • Tortoise an accomplice in alligator's zoo escape?

    NAUBINWAY, Mich. (AP) — An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.

    Associated Press
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