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New Jersey man gets wish, returns to work on 100th birthday

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man wanted only one thing for his 100th birthday. Bill Hansen wanted to return to his old job.


J is not OK _ Swiss court nixes letter as baby's name

BERLIN (AP) — J is not OK — as a first name, that is, according to a Swiss court.


Four-legged fugitives take free rein on a California highway

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — That mustang in the rearview mirror turned out to be a real horse running on a Northern California highway — followed by a mule.


Workers help find lost engagement, wedding rings at dump

Shannon Lombardo says she accidentally threw out the rings, which were in a paper towel...


101-year-old resident attends borough's centennial party

DUPONT, Pa. (AP) — A 101-year-old woman was on hand to celebrate the centennial of the Pennsylvania borough where she has always lived.


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It wasn't seaweed; Man finds marijuana bale on Florida beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 52-year-old man called 911 after finding a bale of marijuana that had washed up on a Florida beach.


Teens wearing leggings barred from United flight

DENVER (AP) — Two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a United Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday because they were wearing leggings, according to a spokesman for the airline.


Spain: Drug dealers use fake bananas to transport cocaine

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested two men for allegedly transporting large quantities of cocaine inside fake bananas.


Podiatrist who set free throws world record dies at 94

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California man who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94.


Idaho woman says she crashed because she saw a sasquatch

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a sasquatch in her rearview mirror.


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Elderly couple on wrong flight; end up in NY, not Michigan

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 96-year-old woman and an 89-year-old man were wheeled to the wrong gate at a South Florida airport and ended up on a flight to upstate New York instead of Michigan.


Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in Virginia

Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword....


Canada pulls vehicle license plate deemed offensive

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — A Canadian provincial government has withdrawn a man's eponymous personalized vehicle license plate, saying Lorne Grabher's surname is offensive to women when viewed on his car bumper.


Zoo plan for baby hippo: More independence, nix lap naps

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo, Fiona, is getting more independent and now tops 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms), meaning her days of napping on her human caretakers' laps are dwindling.


California Guard helps Sierra town remove huge snowpack

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — The Eastern Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes got so much snow this winter that it had to get removal help from the California National Guard.


Troopers: National Guard Humvee stolen from Ohio armory

STOW, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are still on the hunt for a Humvee swiped from an Ohio National Guard Armory.


Exotic African hybrid cat roaming New Jersey streets caught

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say they captured a large exotic cat that was wandering Paterson streets.


Jerzeez Diner owners admit setting fire for insurance money

NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — The owners of a New Jersey diner have admitted burning it down to collect insurance.


'Town That Garbage Built' for sale in Pennsylvania for $1.5M

REDUCTION, Pa. (AP) — "The Town That Garbage Built" is up for sale.


Bomb experts remove Civil War cannon balls from museum

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Bomb disposal experts removed four Civil War-era artillery rounds from Virginia's Siege Museum after X-rays showed several artillery rounds stored there are capable of exploding.


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