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    Man guilty of trespassing _ and sleeping _ in woman’s home

    CONESTOGA, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to trespassing in a woman’s house and falling asleep — after leaving her a note telling her not to be alarmed.

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    Pamplona erupts with start of Spain’s Fermin bull-run fiesta

    PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of people erupted in party mood Wednesday, dousing each other with wine and singing and dancing in the streets of this northern Spanish city to celebrate the start of Pamplona’s famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival.

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    Orphaned elk nuzzles Washington state firefighters

    CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) — An affectionate elk paid some Washington state firefighters a visit over the holiday weekend as they worked to tame a wildfire.

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    Electrocuted bear cubs fall from power pole, ignite fire

    BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Southern California fire officials say a brush fire was ignited when two bear cubs climbed a power pole, were electrocuted by high-voltage lines and their burning bodies fell to the ground.

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    Boston cabbie turns in $187,000 left behind in his taxi

    BOSTON (AP) — A man who left about $187,000 cash in a Boston taxi has been reunited with his money thanks to an honest cabbie, police said Tuesday.

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    Identical twin sisters give birth on same day, at same time

    Identical twin sisters have given birth on the same day, at the same time, in their respective time zones.

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    Army site’s new owner plans to preserve rare white deer herd

    ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) — A rare herd of ghostly white deer that multiplied at a World War II weapons depot under the protection of the U.S. Army is now being nurtured by the site’s new owner.

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    Reptile captured in Massachusetts a caiman, not a gator

    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — An expert says the foot-long reptile spotted roaming a residential Massachusetts neighborhood over the holiday weekend wasn’t an alligator after all.

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    New NYC ad campaign: Stay put if you’re trapped in elevator

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is starting an ad campaign that urges people to stay put if they’re trapped inside a stalled elevator.

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    Rotting whale carcass washes ashore on Martha’s Vineyard

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Officials in Massachusetts say they plan to remove a heavily decomposed 50- to 60-foot long whale carcass that washed ashore on Martha’s Vineyard.

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    Forget hot dogs! Food fest to feature kale-eating contest

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An event at a New York food festival is being billed as the world’s healthiest eating championship.

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    The Swiss army battles its latest foe: bedbugs in dorms

    GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss army is working hard to fend off its latest foe: bedbugs.

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    Police capture foot-long alligator roaming neighborhood

    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Police have captured a foot-long alligator that was spotted roaming around a residential Massachusetts neighborhood over the July Fourth weekend.

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    Police: Man killed after crashing into chicken wing festival

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police said they shot to death a man who tried to run over an officer as he attempted to drive into a crowded chicken wing festival, KNRV TV reported.

  • Associated Press
    Texas governor shuns a ‘Texit’ but buys UK ads after Brexit

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott isn’t on board with a “Texit” but is seizing a chance to take advantage of Brexit.

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    Dead whale towed off Los Angeles beach ahead of holiday

    The reeking carcass of a dead humpback whale was towed back out to sea some 24 hours after washing up at a popular Los Angeles County beach Friday. The huge whale washed onto Dockweiler Beach, a long stretch of sand near the west end of Los Angeles International Airport, just before 8 p.m. Thursday

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    Texas city council votes to reinstate library cat

    WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city council has voted unanimously to reinstate Browser the cat to his job as live-in mascot of the city’s public library.

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    Colorado city to stop selling ice cream at pools, parks

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Boulder residents will no longer be able to cool off with an ice cream cone by the pool because the city has discontinued the sweet treat as a vending option at all Parks and Recreation facilities.

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    Thieves at large, with 20,000 pounds of cheese, in Wisconsin

    OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — It’s a caper of grand proportion in a state that loves its cheddar.

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    German writes own obit, bans relatives from funeral

    BERLIN (AP) — A German man has taken his grudges to the grave, telling relatives in a posthumous newspaper notice that some of them aren’t welcome at his funeral.

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    Police: Man punches another for refusing ramen noodles

    MOHTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a central Pennsylvania man beat his friend for refusing to eat some ramen noodles.

  • Reuters
    British family treated to a night in Eiffel Tower apartment

    The Eiffel Tower is a must-see for many tourists visiting Paris but for one British family this week it also became their home for the night. …

  • Reuters
    Davey the quokka predicts victory for Australia PM Turnbull

    SYDNEY (Reuters) – Saturday’s Australian election is too close to call for many, but Davey the quokka has predicted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberal party-led coalition will run out winners over Bill Shorten’s opposition Labor.     The small four-year-old native Australian marsupial

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    Theater shows R-rated comedy trailer with “Finding Dory”

    CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a California movie theater is apologizing after a trailer for an R-rated upcoming Seth Rogen comedy was shown ahead of a screening of Disney’s “Finding Dory.”

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    Party foul? $90K worth of stolen beer set to be thrown away

    ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities have found most of the nearly 80,000 bottles of beer that were stolen from an Atlanta brewery last week, but the company says every last drop will have to be thrown away.

  • Reuters
    Kellogg’s cereal cafe to snap, crackle and pop into Times Square

    The maker of Frosted Flakes and Rice Krispies said a bowl of cereal at the cafe, which opens July 4, will cost anywhere between $6.50 and $7.50 and can be eaten in or taken out. The cafe is part of a push by Kellogg to reinvigorate U.S. cereal sales that have declined as consumers choose healthier foods

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    Fire chief: Man saved from blaze by son’s cackling chickens

    CREEKSIDE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania fire chief says some cackling chickens turned out to be cock-a-doodle-do-gooders.

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    Judge to farmer: Stop using crushed eggshells as fertilizer

    BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has ordered an upstate New York farmer to stop using eggshells as fertilizer after neighboring businesses complained the smell and clouds of flies drove away customers.

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    Hawaii to websites: Stop touting closed cultural site

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials are asking websites and blogs to stop pointing people to the off-limits crumbling remains of a Hawaiian monarchy palace.

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    Horseback rider on NYC bridge is raising awareness of hunger

    NEW YORK (AP) — A cowboy who tied up traffic by riding a horse across a busy bridge connecting New York City and New Jersey says he is traversing the country to raise money and awareness for child hunger.

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    Germany: Man finds $166,000 in old cupboard, hands it back

    BERLIN (AP) — Police in the German town of Minden say a 25-year-old man who arrived last year as a refugee is their “hero of the day” after he found some 150,000 euros ($166,095) — and handed it to authorities.

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    German court restarts trial after judge repeatedly nods off

    BERLIN (AP) — A German court had to restart the trial of two men suspected of robbing a grocery store because a judge kept nodding off during the proceedings.

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    Police say DUI suspect drove a mile with body lodged in car

    OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Oceanside police say a suspected drunk driver struck and killed a man, then drove for a mile with his body lodged in the car.

  • Reuters
    Man arrested in Brazil for attempt to douse Olympic torch

    A man has been arrested for trying to extinguish the Olympic torch by throwing a bucket of water over it as it passed through his farming town of Maracaju in central Brazil, an officer at the local police station said on Monday. The Olympic flame continued to burn, video footage showed.

  • Associated Press
    40-year-old Twinkie still going strong

    BLUE HILL, Maine (AP) — In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: A decades-old Twinkie.

  • Associated Press
    Dad who placed ad for a wife for his son gets 12 prospects

    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The father of a Salt Lake City businessman who placed an Idaho newspaper ad seeking women interested in marrying his 48-year-old son has received about a dozen inquiries.

  • Reuters
    Lithuanian village crowns prettiest goat in annual pageant

    The Lithuanian village of Ramygala held its annual beauty pageant on Sunday, the top prize going to a 16-month-old female goat called Demyte, or “Little Spot”. Around 500 people braved the summer heat to attend the parade in honor of the goat, a traditional symbol of the northern village.

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    Man driving motorcycle in dark hits black cow and dies

    RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) — A 59-year-old Kansas man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving Friday night collided with a black cow on a blacktopped road.

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    Blind dog with oozing sore wins World’s Ugliest Dog contest

    PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest.

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    Teen pierced in eye by javelin flown to hospital

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a teen was taken to a hospital in a helicopter after he tripped and was stabbed in the eye by a javelin at a Portland track meet.

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