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Oklahoma City receives rare lake effect snow from storm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City, meet the Great Lakes.


Student calls 911 from school, says he was sleepwalking

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania middle school canceled classes after a student who said he was sleepwalking was found inside the building.


Yuck: Bank staff sick of hawk scarfing pigeons at their door

DEWITT, N.Y. (AP) — The feeding habits of a Cooper's hawk may fascinate birdwatchers, but employees of a New York bank are fed up with the feathery remnants of slaughtered pigeons.


Got skunks in your home? Don't use a smoke bomb

FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man destroyed a suburban Detroit home while trying to use a smoke bomb to rid a crawlspace of skunks.


Massachusetts transit bosses under fire for $100K bathroom

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts transportation officials are under fire for authorizing a no-bid contract for a tiny, $100,000 bathroom inside a state office building.


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Runaway cow defends its freedom in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A local governor in Poland says a cow that escaped while being taken to a slaughterhouse is still avoiding capture even though the order to kill it has been canceled.


Nothing to see here! Police clear T-Rex walking student

EAST LANSDOWNE, Pa. (AP) — Police in a Philadelphia suburb received an unusual report about a dinosaur on the loose.


Bicyclist blames Waze for directing him into Lincoln Tunnel

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City bicyclist delivering Chinese food is blaming the Waze navigation app for directing him into the busy Lincoln Tunnel, where bikes are banned.


APNewsBreak: NY touts economic boom with South African photo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York economic development agency report meant to show the state's growth was illustrated with an 8-year-old photo showing construction cranes in South Africa.


Police: Man's target practice leaves bulletholes in walls

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man who was taking target practice in his home was arrested after bullets went through the wall into his neighbors' apartment.


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Hundreds of KFC outlets in UK closed amid chicken shortage

LONDON (AP) — Chicken is still as scarce as hen's teeth at KFC's British outlets.


Tar cakes tires, slows commute on New Jersey highway

OLDMANS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — It was a sticky commute on a New Jersey interstate after tar coated the highway.


Lobster emoji gets 2 more legs following design complaints

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — After an outcry, the organization that controls the release of emojis has added two more legs to the forthcoming lobster emoji to make it correct.


11-year-old Pennsylvania Boy Scout called for jury duty

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — One Pennsylvania resident has been called to perform his civic duty a few years earlier than expected.


Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

LONDON (AP) — Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken.


Washington snipped here? College says it found prez's hair

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair."


Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to escape three days of violence.


German police rescue men tangled up with mannequin, toy car

BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany have freed two men who became entangled with a mannequin and a large, remote controlled car.


San Francisco firefighters rescue 2 dogs from cliff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's usually cats in trees that need a firefighter's help but not Friday, when two dogs were rescued by San Francisco firefighters after sliding halfway down a cliff.


NYC woman stood up by mystery man described in huge mural

NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't meant to be for a New York City woman seeking a mystery missed connection via a 20-foot mural asking him to meet her on Valentine's Day.


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