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    Inmate dies after meth-laden kiss; girlfriend gets 2 years

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge. Melissa Ann Blair and Anthony Powell shared a long kiss at the end of a visit last year at the Oregon State Penitentiary […]
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    Animal activists disrupt Utah governor’s turkey pardon

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two animal-rights activists disrupted the Utah governor’s Thanksgiving pardoning of a turkey Tuesday, rushing the podium and shouting as the CEO of a turkey plant spoke to a crowd of mostly children. The two men rushed past Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and the 40-pound turkey named “Grateful” sitting placidly on […]
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    Baron Cohen to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis

    PRAGUE (AP) — Comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat. Sporting lime green “mankinis” and black wigs, the men had hoped to take a picture in front of the “I […]
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    Police warn people not to eat spoiled, trash-picked turkeys

    FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A Maine police department is warning residents to steer clear of black market Butterballs. The police department in Falmouth reports a Hannaford supermarket had to discard frozen turkeys that thawed out because of a mechanical failure. Police say the problem is that someone collected them from a trash bin with the […]
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    Newborn, mother and grandmother all share same birthday

    PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey family won’t have trouble remembering three generations of birthdays. A newborn, his mother and grandmother were all born on Nov. 19. Grandmother Clara Gregory said she had a feeling her grandson was going to be born on Nov. 19, even though the baby wasn’t due until Christmas. Theresa […]
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    Christmas ‘Cone Weed’ loses its cone, much of its weediness

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s Christmas “Cone Weed” has lost its cone and much of its weediness. The Huntersville Fire Department posted on Twitter that a road crew showed up in a truck Monday and removed the orange traffic cone that had a hardy weed growing out of it. The cone and plant on […]
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    Town moves man’s loudspeaker broadcast of taps to local park

    GLEN ROCK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania town has reached a detente over a former councilman’s broadcast of taps through loudspeakers at his home, which had caused complaints and lawsuit threats. The Glen Rock Borough Council voted Nov. 15 to move the nightly taps-playing to a public park as part of a veteran’s memorial. Joshua […]
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    Santa’s in town? You need an appointment this year

    NEW YORK (AP) — Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you’ll need a reservation to see him. At Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street in New York, a chance to sit on Saint Nick’s lap is by appointment only this year, for the first time ever. Starting Monday, eager families can go online […]
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    Scooby the camel returned to Ohio owners after getting loose

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A young camel named Scooby is back at home after going on a 90-minute jaunt that blocked traffic and provided an uncommon photo opportunity for motorists in Ohio. The Blade reports 1-year-old Scooby escaped from his fenced-in home in Springfield Township on Friday afternoon and began walking along township streets, prompting […]
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    Vermont town laments looming cemetery plot shortage

    HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) — Some people in a Vermont town are worried the community is going to run out of available cemetery plots. Hartford residents have been considering new strategies to preserve existing cemeteries and make sure the community doesn’t run out of plots where people can rest for eternity. Five of the 12 cemeteries […]