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    Waitress returns from Penn State hangout after 61 years

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — An 81-year-old waitress who has been a fixture at a popular Penn State hangout for more than six decades has worked her final shift. Emma Gunsallus retired Tuesday from The Corner Room, where she worked as a waitress for 61 years. The Centre Daily Times reports Gunsallus worked her first […]
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    Spain, Portugal seize cocaine hidden in shipped pineapples

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spanish and Portuguese police say a joint operation resulted in the seizure of 745 kilograms (1,642 pounds) of cocaine, much of it allegedly concealed inside pineapples shipped from Latin America. The Iberian police forces announced the big drug bust on Wednesday. They said it unfolded over several months, led to nine […]
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    Fundraiser saves pony who lost penis to cancer, frostbite

    BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine animal rescue group says it has raised enough money to save a 15-year-old pony that lost part of its penis due to cancer and frostbite. Bridgton-based Animal Rescue Unit took over care of the pony that was suffering from cancer and infection. Brogan Horton said temperatures plummeting to 25 […]
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    Massachusetts police arrest man for stealing manhole covers

    WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police say they have arrested a man who stole seven manhole covers and put traffic cones in their place. The Telegram & Gazette reports the 46-year-old Webster man was arrested Friday and charged with larceny. Police say they first received a call around 2:45 p.m. last Wednesday from a witness […]
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    2 men hit each other in consecutive accidents in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — Police in the eastern German city of Dresden say two men suffered minor injuries after backing in to one another in two consecutive accidents. Police said Tuesday that a 49-year-old man pulled into a disabled parking place on Monday afternoon, then reversed out after noticing his mistake. As he backed out, he […]
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    Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbor Bridge, captured uninjured

    SYDNEY (AP) — A wayward wallaby disrupted downtown traffic by bounding across the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Tuesday with police in pursuit. The adult male was captured without any apparent serious injury and is expected to be released back into the wild within days. Swamp wallabies, which are smaller marsupials than their kangaroo cousins, are […]
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    Arizona police arrest 80-year-old man in armed bank robbery

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Arizona have arrested an 80-year-old man they say robbed a credit union at gunpoint. Tucson police said Sunday that a tip led to the arrest of Robert Francis Krebs after authorities circulated surveillance photos of him entering the Pyramid Credit Union and at a teller’s window. They say Krebs […]
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    Ritz Carlton, a luxury Saudi prison, takes Feb. 14 bookings

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia’s capital may be reopening its doors in time for Valentine’s Day, after serving for several months as a prison for the country’s elite caught up in what the government has described as a crackdown on corruption. The Ritz Carlton’s website on Monday showed […]
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    Car goes airborne, slams into 2nd floor of California office

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two people escaped serious injuries when the car they were in went airborne and slammed into the second floor of a Southern California dental office. Orange County fire officials say the Nissan Altima hit a center divider early Sunday, soared into the air and plowed into the top […]
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    Butcher trapped in freezer uses sausage to bash his way out

    LONDON (AP) — A British butcher who got locked in a freezer says he was saved by a frozen sausage that he used as a battering ram. Chris McCabe says he became trapped in the walk-in freezer at his shop in Totnes, southwest England, last month when wind blew the door shut. The safety button […]