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Extra crispy: French fry truck burns in Maine

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville. Full Story

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Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. Full Story

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Man seeks to hide 'murder' tattoo before trial

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or cover it up. Full Story

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Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip. Full Story

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Lucey tops in Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' event

Mon Apr 21, 2014

- Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog. Full Story

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Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online. Full Story

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Police: Man 'armed' with potato in robbery attempt

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- Police say a man used a potato to pretend he had a gun while trying to rob a Rhode Island business. Full Story

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Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry. Full Story

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Anchorage airport police lose track of explosive

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- Police at the Anchorage airport lost track of a small quantity of explosives used for training bomb-sniffing dogs. Full Story

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Lucey is tops in Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' event

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog. Full Story