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20-pound live lobster found in luggage at Boston airport

BOSTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says a 20-pound (9-kilogram) live lobster has been spotted in a passenger's luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport.


Town limits councilman's broadcast of taps over loudspeaker

GLEN ROCK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania town councilman who broadcasts taps at his home through loudspeakers every night must limit the activity.


Not quite warp speed: Speeding man had alien doll passenger

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a motorcycle officer who stopped a driver for speeding on a suburban highway north of Atlanta had an 'extraterrestrial encounter' — sort of.


"Explicit" show at South African prison ignites scandal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — AT least 13 South African officials face possible suspension after photos showing scantily clad female entertainers with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated on social media.


Transplanted: Large Idaho sequoia tree finds new home

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A large sequoia tree with a history rooted in conservation was standing in the way of progress, so on Sunday, it was moved.


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The Latest: Transplanted: 10-story Sequoia moves 2 blocks

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on a century-old sequoia moving to make way for a Boise, Idaho, hospital expansion (all times local):


California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend.


Top dog, Brynneth Pawltro, elected mayor of Kentucky town

RABBIT HASH, Ky. (AP) — Being mayor is a ruff job but somebody has to do it.


Professor to student mom: Just bring your baby to class

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A professor in Tennessee has a solution for a student who missed class after she couldn't find someone to babysit her 3-year-old girl: Just bring the child to class.


Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion.


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The Latest: Mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on The World's Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, California (all times local):


Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the station's SUV.


Breast milk jeweler ordered to refund customers, return milk

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island company that makes jewelry from breast milk has been ordered to refund customers and return the breast milk they sent.


Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump name

MARODA, India (AP) — A charity that provides toilets to poor Indians is leading an effort to rename a tiny northern village after President Donald Trump, saying the gesture is meant to honor relations with the U.S. and draw support for better sanitation in India.


Workers help woman find necklace buried in hospital waste

OXFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her special necklace that was thrown in the trash after she went to a hospital, thanks to a group of hardworking sanitation workers.


Family expected euthanized dog's ashes, got his frozen body

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania family expecting to pick up the ashes of their beloved pet were instead handed the animal's frozen body.


Kind act spreads to 167 drivers at Indiana McDonald's

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) — A customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line.


Big catch: Fisherman finds camera, returns it to owner

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A man who was fishing in the Tennessee River reeled in a waterlogged camera and then used social media to track down its owner in Florida.


Chinese parents alarmed by miniature crossbow craze

BEIJING (AP) — Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China — and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials.


Worker bit in tussle with would-be thief over stripper pole

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police in Little Rock say a mall worker wrestled away a stripper pole from a would-be thief who bit the employee during the struggle.


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