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Restaurant sign approved after concerns it was offensive
KEENE, N.H. (AP) Officials in a New Hampshire city have approved a restaurant sign that initially was removed over concerns that it sounded like profanity.
Jan 18 9:47PM AP

Another ice disk grabs attention in Maine
MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) The massive ice disk that formed on a Maine river has a baby brother.
Jan 18 4:44PM AP

Cat rescued after sliding down dam's spillway
HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) A wayward cat is safe after it was rescued from a dam in Indiana.
Jan 18 11:35AM AP

Police seek volunteers to get drunk for them; many respond
KUTZTOWN, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania police department's request for volunteers to get drunk for law and order purposes generated a predictably enthusiastic response.
Jan 17 9:32PM AP

Commuter's 'delay scarf' bought by German train company
BERLIN (AP) Germany's biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her "delay scarf."
Jan 17 4:14PM AP

Giant rotating ice disk stops moving
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) Maine's giant spinning ice disk that quickly gained international fame seems to have met its end.
Jan 17 10:38AM AP

Email prompts man to attend stranger's bachelor party
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) An email about a bachelor party sent to the wrong person has led to an Arizona man taking a trip to a Vermont ski resort to attend the party of someone he doesn't know this weekend.
Jan 17 3:48AM AP

Michigan 7th grader has offer from Harbaugh, father says
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) The father of a seventh grader in Michigan said Wednesday his son has a scholarship offer from Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines.
Jan 17 12:09AM AP

Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed
BOISE, Idaho (AP) An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades.
Jan 16 7:33PM AP

Giant rotating ice disk draws attention, visitors
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) Think of it as a crop circle, but in a river.
Jan 16 8:12AM AP

Silicon Valley landlord rents $1,500 studio to 2 cats
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Two cats are living large at a $1,500-a-month studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing shortage has sent rents skyrocketing.
Jan 16 3:13AM AP

Chocolate spill creates sweet hot mess on Arizona highway
FLAGSSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Authorities in northern Arizona had a sweet hot mess on their hands after a tank trucker's trailer detached from the truck and rolled on its side on slick pavement, spilling a river of liquid chocolate onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40.
Jan 15 6:50PM AP

Rodeo Alaska cow evades capture wandering Anchorage trails
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A rodeo cow named Betsy has evaded capture for six months as she wanders the trails of Alaska's biggest city, the cow's owner said.
Jan 15 3:16PM AP

Coyote in the bathroom! Critter runs into convention center
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A coyote sprinted past a security checkpoint and into a Nashville convention center where a boat show was packing up Sunday night.
Jan 14 8:50PM AP

Florida man finds boa constrictor under car's hood
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) A Florida man got a slithery shock when he popped open the hood of his car and found a boa constrictor resting on the engine.
Jan 14 5:30PM AP

Houston police chief nabs driver for going 140 mph
HOUSTON (AP) Houston's police chief says he set a new personal record when he issued a ticket to someone who blew past him going 140 mph (225 kph).
Jan 12 8:13PM AP

Rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny sells for $204,000
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny has sold for more than $200,000 at a Florida auction.
Jan 11 1:40PM AP

Man pleads guilty after alligator threat
BRIDEPORT, Conn. (AP) A man who police say placed a 3-foot alligator on top of another man in Connecticut as part of an extortion attempt has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.
Jan 11 10:55AM AP