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Russian police face the unexpected: crocodile in basement
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian police had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg — a crocodile in the basement.... >
Motorists of the world take heart: even popes get flat tires
LIMA (Reuters) - Pope Francis may have divine inspiration but not divine inflation: on Friday he suffered what millions of ordinary people have to deal wit... >
Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals
Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, fol... >
Cops: Maine man punches self in face to avoid sobriety test
BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have accused a man of punching himself in the face three times to avoid a sobriety test.... >
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Ice packs: Cigarette smugglers find frozen route to Lithuania
Tobacco smugglers are using river iceflows and GPS technology to transport their goods into Lithuania, where an estimated one in every six cigarettes smoked in 2016 was illegally imported. The Baltic country's border guard said on Friday it had found tho... >
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Russian police in unexpected encounter with crocodile
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian police had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg — a crocodile in the basement.... >
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Christie criticizes reports of his airline security handling
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Chris Christie is disputing reports suggesting he tried to get special treatment that he enjoyed while he was governor.... >
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Former Montana lawmaker gets 18 years for drug trafficking
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former leader of the Montana House of Representatives who once supported funding for an anti-drug campaign was sentenced to 18 y... >
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Paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley up for auction
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley six decades ago in Oklahoma is up for auction, and bids have already surpassed $1,200.... >
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Protesters yank down angel sculpture in Athens, saying it looks like Satan
Black-clad protesters in southern Athens have torn down a red sculpture shaped like an angel and broke its wings in a fresh act of violence against an artw... >
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Pope stops popemobile to comfort fallen horseback policewoman
IQUIQUE, Chile (Reuters) - Pope Francis ordered his popemobile to stop on Thursday after a mounted Chilean policewoman was thrown off her frightened horse,... >