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    Firefighters help rescue dog from tunnel dug by tortoise

    CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A dog wouldn’t come out after chasing a cat into a tunnel dug by a giant tortoise in the back yard of a home in a Phoenix suburb, so homeowner Toby Passmore called for help. Chandler firefighters responded Wednesday with people and shovels and, with the help of a city backhoe, […]
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    Las Vegas pot dispensaries offer Black Friday deals

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Big-box stores won’t be the only ones offering discounts to shoppers in Las Vegas this Black Friday. Marijuana dispensaries are rolling out deals, too. More than 40 dispensaries in the Sin City area will offer discounts on marijuana flower products, edibles such as chocolates, and concentrates, the Las Vegas Sun reported […]
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    German women’s clinic’s incense therapy triggers fire alarm

    BERLIN (AP) — A reported fire in a Hamburg basement turned out to be a false alarm after firefighters determined that the smell of burning came from an alternative therapy being used at a neighboring gynecological clinic. The fire department said Thursday they received a call at lunchtime Wednesday about a strong burning smell from […]
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    Bread made of insects to be sold in Finnish supermarkets

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of Finland’s largest food companies is selling what it claims to be a first: insect bread. Markus Hellstrom, head of the Fazer group’s bakery division, said Thursday that one loaf contains about 70 dried house crickets, ground into powder and added to the flour. The farm-raised crickets represent 3 percent […]
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    Deputy films mother bear, 2 cubs at California shopping mall

    TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — Three bears rummaging through trash cans outside a Tahoe City shopping mall are becoming a social media sensation after a Northern California deputy caught them on video . Placer County Sheriff Deputy Don Nevins was patrolling the Lighthouse Shopping Center Monday night when he came across what appeared to be […]
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    High winds topple 9 semitrucks near Wyoming-Colorado line

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Officials say high wind speeds tipped over nine semitrucks on a highway near the border of Wyoming and Colorado. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle newspaper reports that 60 mph (97 kph) winds toppled the vehicles Monday on Interstate 25 near the city of Cheyenne. The Wyoming Department of Transportation says the interstate […]
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    House falls off trailer, blocks North Carolina road

    STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Some house movers in North Carolina thought they were getting a jump on the day. Instead, their day got longer when the house they were moving fell off a trailer and onto a road. The North Carolina Highway Patrol told local media outlets that the house was being moved on a […]
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    In Alabama, Nitro the police dog creates viral workout video

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police dog shown on video doing pushups with two officers is a big hit on the internet — and a public safety reminder. Al.com reports that Nitro is a 2-year-old Dutch shepherd who joined the Gulf Shores Police Department’s canine unit in February. In a video police posted […]
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    Police: Prostitution ring run out of senior living facility

    PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have arrested two men they say ran a prostitution ring out of an apartment at a senior living facility. Pittsfield police say 65-year-old Joseph Van Wert and 45-year-old Randy Lambach have been held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Nov. 29. Authorities say Lambach recruited drug […]
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    Police: Man crashes car to highlight dangerous intersection

    CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man angered over people driving dangerously through a busy intersection appeared to intentionally cause a crash there to highlight the problem. The Daily Commercial reports 61-year-old Bruce John Homer told Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies who responded to the Sunday afternoon accident that he was frustrated law enforcement […]