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Unicyclist completes 180-mile Trek Across Maine
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) Thousands have ridden their bicycles in the three-day Trek Across Maine. But only one participant has accomplished the feat on a single wheel.
1 day ago | AP site

Experts: Humpback whale in San Francisco Bay appears ill
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A humpback whale that has become an unusual presence in San Francisco Bay may be ill.
2 days ago | AP site

Former Maine governor has a new job _ tending bar
BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage's wife won't be the only one in their family spending the summer working at a restaurant. LePage will be joining her as a bartender.
2 days ago | AP site

A Utah veteran turning 101 gets over 5,000 birthday cards
OREM, Utah (AP) When John Frey's family requested 101 birthday cards to celebrate the World War II veteran's 101st birthday in Utah, they were expecting to get 500 at most.
2 days ago | AP site

A Utah veteran turning 101 gets over 5,000 birthday cards
OREM, Utah (AP) When John Frey's family requested 101 birthday cards to celebrate the World War II veteran's 101st birthday in Utah, they were expecting to get 500 at most.
2 days ago | AP site

A Utah veteran turning 101 gets over 5,000 birthday cards
OREM, Utah (AP) When John Frey's family requested 101 birthday cards to celebrate the World War II veteran's 101st birthday in Utah, they were expecting to get 500 at most.
2 days ago | AP site

A Utah veteran turning 101 gets over 5,000 birthday cards
OREM, Utah (AP) When John Frey's family requested 101 birthday cards to celebrate the World War II veteran's 101st birthday in Utah, they were expecting to get 500 at most.
2 days ago | AP site

Man says he was deceived when he bought tiny strip of land
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) A South Florida man thought he snagged a deal when he paid $9,100 in an online auction for what he thought was a villa. What he got was a 1-foot-by-100-foot (0.
3 days ago | AP site

Thai vets nurture lost baby dugong with milk and sea grass
BANGKOK (AP) A baby dugong, a large ocean mammal, that has developed an attachment to humans after being separated from its mother and getting lost off southern Thailand is being nurtured by marine experts in hopes that it can one day fend for itself.
4 days ago | AP site

Beach concerts at Jersey shore town cancelled for the birds
SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) A concert series on a popular New Jersey beach is cancelled this summer to protect dozens of shorebirds nesting there.
5 days ago | AP site

Baby Shark Live' to tour 100 North American cities
LOS ANGELES (AP) "Baby Shark Live" is set to launch a 100-city tour in North America this fall.
5 days ago | AP site

Badly-made fake license plate leads to arrest in California
MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) A big-rig truck driver has been arrested after authorities spotted a phony license plate on his rig.
6 days ago | AP site

Exotic animals removed from home where alligator escaped
PITTSBURGH (AP) Authorities have seized more than 30 animals many of them exotic from a Pittsburgh home where a 5-foot (1.52-meter)-long alligator escaped last week.
6 days ago | AP site

New Mexico city famous for UFO event trademarks new logo
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) A New Mexico city known for its proximity to arguably the most famous UFO event in the United States has trademark protection for its alien-inspired logo.
6 days ago | AP site

Deputies: Alligator bit off piece of patrol car in Louisiana
MOORINGSPORT, La. (AP) Sheriff's deputies in Louisiana say an alligator took a bite out of one of their patrol cars.
7 days ago | AP site

Ex-Five Finger Death Punch drummer now a police officer
ROCKPORT, Ind. (AP) The former drummer of the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch has a new gig, as a southern Indiana police officer.
7 days ago | AP site

Bagged lunch sparks inmate fight in courthouse holding cell
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) A dispute over a banana and a cookie apparently sparked a fight between two inmates in a holding cell at a Pennsylvania courthouse.
7 days ago | AP site

120 whoopie pies are missing after fairground booth break-in
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) Apparently hungry and thirsty vandals have trashed a fairgrounds booth in Maine, stealing 120 whoopie pies and drinking half a gallon of iced tea.
8 days ago | AP site

Attempt at Great Salt Lake to break float record falls short
MAGNA, Utah (AP) A gathering at the Great Salt Lake in hopes of making it into the record books fell way short.
10 days ago | AP site

Colorado will leave house-sized boulder along highway
DENVER (AP) A boulder the size of a house that tumbled across and gouged a southwestern Colorado state highway last month will stay put. State officials plan to rebuild the highway next to it, saving taxpayers money and possibly creating a tourist attraction.
13 days ago | AP site