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'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals....

Navy grounds air crew that made vulgar drawing in sky
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The air crew who used their U.S. Navy warplane to create a vulgar sky writing above the town of Okanogan, Washington, this week have been grounded, the U.S. Navy said Friday....

Suspect dances for Texas officers before police dog ends jig
HOUSTON (AP) -- A man who led police on a nearly 20-mile chase through Houston was taken into custody only after dancing for a time once he stepped out of his car....





NYC taxi drivers camp it up in playful pinup calendar

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NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City cabbies have been called a lot of things over the years ... courteous, reckless, sometimes rude. But sexy?...

Lawsuit: Couple detained after hibiscus mistaken for pot
SARVER, Pa. (AP) -- A couple who say they were handcuffed for hours in a police patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana are suing the police and an insurance company....

Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway train
PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train....

McDonald's drive-thru window break-in: Suspect surrenders
COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) -- A suspect has surrendered in a McDonald's break-in in which a woman squeezed her way through a drive-thru window....

California woman leads officers on second chase in 2 days
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say the same woman led officers on vehicle chases through Southern California on back-to-back days....

Billionaire Norwegian given $30,400 drunken driving fine
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A 22-year-old Norwegian student has been handed a 250,000-kroner ($30,400) fine for drunken driving - but can still count herself lucky....

Man gets his dying wish: To be buried with cheesesteaks
PLAINS, Pa. (AP) -- A man who always joked that he didn't want to venture into the afterlife hungry got his wish when he was buried with two cheesesteaks from his favorite sandwich shop - Pat's King of Steaks in Philadelphia....

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