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  • Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting

    SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man.

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  • Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor

    INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree.

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  • Police: Drunk man shot while entering wrong house

    BENICIA, Calif. (AP) — Police say an intoxicated man was shot by a suburban San Francisco homeowner after breaking into a house he thought was his own.

    Associated Press
  • Worker spends 90 minutes stuck in mud up to waist

    GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) — Fire officials say a fuel delivery worker in New Hampshire sank in soggy ground up to his waist and it took nearly 90 minutes to pull him back out.

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  • Germany: 73 pounds of cocaine in coffee shipment

    BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin coffee business found stimulants it didn't expect in a shipment of unroasted coffee from Brazil: 33 kilos (nearly 73 pounds) of cocaine.

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  • Thief fakes heart attack so friend can steal toys

    LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend could steal toys.

    Associated Press
  • Canadian picks stranger with ex-girlfriend's name for world trip

    TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian man will travel the world with Elizabeth Gallagher. Just not the same Elizabeth Gallagher he used to date. Jordan Axani, 28, and his former girlfriend booked the three-week trip in May, including stops in Italy, France, India and Thailand. But the pair broke up,…

    Reuters
  • NY City council votes to ban sale of bunnies by pet shops

    By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - What do bunny rabbits have in common with hyenas, wolverines and polar bears? The adorable little creatures are about to join a menagerie of wildlife prohibited for sale by New York City pet shops. The New York City Council voted on Wednesday to outlaw the…

    Reuters
  • Johns Hopkins mistakenly welcomes wrong students

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Johns Hopkins University mistakenly sent nearly 300 applicants welcome messages when they were actually rejected or deferred, and now the school has issued an apology.

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  • Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — These clothing designers have to think about pattern, fabric and fit — as well as where to put the poo bags.

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  • Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army

    DORAL, Fla. (AP) — In one of its famous red kettles in South Florida, the Salvation Army has received a gift worth more than a little bit of change: an emerald and diamond necklace.

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  • Tennessee police looking for Christmas tree thief

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Police in suburban Nashville are looking for a Scrooge who sawed off a live Christmas tree loaded with decorations in a suspected holiday season theft. All that was left of the 10-foot tree was a tiny stump and a lot of questions as to who made off with heavily adorned…

    Reuters
  • NY man returns library statue 43 years overdue

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 52-year-old New York man has returned a marble sculpture he borrowed in the early 1970s to get him through troubled times.

    Associated Press
  • Over 20,000 bras recalled in Japan due to injury fears

    TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese lingerie maker is recalling more than 20,000 brassieres after complaints that underwires suddenly poked out, sometimes while women were wearing them. The Japanese division of lingerie maker Triumph International, which has made a name for itself with concept lingerie…

    Reuters
  • Alabama police find heroin in toddler's diaper, arrest father

    (Reuters) - Police in Alabama arrested a man after finding 14 grams of heroin hidden in his 2-year-old daughter's diaper, a discovery aided by a tip from the girl's 5-year-old sister, authorities said on Tuesday. Narcotics detectives in the Birmingham suburb of Irondale pulled over the car driven…

    Reuters
  • Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition is being held in jail while facing a gun possession charge his lawyer calls shocking.

    Associated Press
  • 'Nut rage' gives Hawaii macadamia nuts a boost

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Korean Air Lines executive's tantrum over bagged nuts in a first-class cabin is drawing enough attention to give Hawaii's $38 million macadamia nut industry a boost.

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  • Walker says he joked with rabbis about 'molotov' error

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is trying to take his "Molotov" gaffe in stride.

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