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  • Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

    SEATTLE (AP) — The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle is headed to the city's Museum of History and Industry.

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  • Mysterious white flags appear atop Brooklyn Bridge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags.

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  • George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

    A memorial tree planted in 2004 to honor the late musician was reportedly overrun by bark beetles, a common pest in Southern California.

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  • Hunt on for large, exotic snake in New Jersey lake

    JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — Traps have been set for a large exotic snake that animal control officers and a private reptile expert have been hunting for in New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong (hoh-PAHT'-cong).

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  • Germany allows seriously ill patients to grow their own cannabis

    A German court ruled on Tuesday that some people suffering from chronic pain should be able to cultivate their own cannabis "for therapeutic purposes". Five people suffering from chronic pain brought the complaint to a court in Cologne after Germany's Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical…

  • Driver stops to help ducklings, gets $100 ticket

    NEWFIELDS, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $100 ticket.

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  • Restaurant run by Indian convicts wins praise for politeness, hygiene

    By David Lalmalsawma NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As India's capital baked in a heat wave, banker Gaurav Gupta sat down for lunch at a new air-conditioned restaurant, to be greeted by a smiling waiter who took his order for a traditional "thali" meal of flat bread, lentils, vegetables and rice.Nothing…

  • Pastry pranks: Vandals smear cars with baked goods

    HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — There's mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighborhood, but police say it doesn't involve the typical spray paint or broken windows. No, we're talking pastry here — maple bars smeared on cars, doughnuts left atop windshield wipers, pastries littering a yard.

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  • Millions "Rattled" by New Site Releasing Records!

    Your past is now easily searchable online! A new site has made browsing the public records of anyone as easy as entering a name and choosing a state!

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  • Chase ends as man runs into a Miss. police academy

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was apparently so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran into a law enforcement academy.

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  • Donated skulls in Washington state lead to more human remains

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Authorities in Washington state were looking for a person who donated three human skulls to a thrift store last month, and said on Monday their pleas for information had instead prompted the handover of yet more human remains. The Seattle and King County…

  • Black and white are the new orange at a county jail in Michigan

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Black and white are the new orange in a Michigan county where the sheriff has made a wardrobe change for jail inmates after a TV series brought new popularity to the vibrant color associated with prisoners. The Saginaw County Jail is replacing its orange prisoner…

  • Want to buy a bridge? Pennsylvania still has 11 for sale

    By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Buying a bridge is not on most to-do lists, but anyone seeking a historic span need look no further than the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which has 11 of them for sale. PennDOT is trying to save bridges on the National Register of Historic…

  • High water moves Alaska regatta into parking lot

    FAIRBANK, Alaska (AP) — High water forced the cancellation of the Red Green Regatta in Fairbanks over the weekend, with the fun moved off the water and into a parking lot.

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  • 105-Year-Old Woman Throws Out First Pitch at San Diego Padres Game

    We admit it's more sweet than odd. A centenarian got to spend a big milestone on the baseball field in a special way. Agnes McKee, who uses a walker, celebrated her 105th birthday by throwing the first pitch for the San Diego Padres.

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  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

  • Black-and-white stripes are the new orange

    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture.

    Associated Press
  • Another tiny Wyoming town goes up for sale

    ALADDIN, Wyo. (AP) — Here's a gift for someone who has everything: A tiny town in far northeastern Wyoming named Aladdin.

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  • Another tiny Wyoming town for sale: Aladdin

    ALADDIN, Wyo. (AP) — If you missed out on buying the tiny Wyoming town of Buford (BYOO'-ferd), another village is on the market.

    Associated Press
  • 200 pairs of panties stolen at east Georgia mall

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a thief at an east Georgia shopping mall made off with a bagful of women's unmentionables.

    Associated Press
  • Police: Woman posted selfies in stolen dress

    WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) — Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items.

    Associated Press
  • Chicago Cubs sue fake team mascots accused of hustling fans

    The Chicago Cubs are suing two men accused of posing in bear costumes as mascots for the Major League Baseball team and lurking around Wrigley Field, hustling fans for tips and in one case getting into a bar brawl. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. district court in Chicago on Friday, the team said John…

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