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German city offers $1.1M to whoever proves it doesn't exist

BERLIN (AP) — A German city that's been the subject of a long-running online light-hearted conspiracy theory claiming it doesn't really exist is offering big bucks to whoever proves that's true. Officials in Bielefeld said Wednesday they'll give 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to the person who...
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Officials seize marijuana mixed with jalapeño peppers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of jalapeño peppers at a Southern California port. A Customs and Border Protection K-9 unit alerted officers to a shipment of peppers Thursday at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego. A CBP news...
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Arizona man baffled, amused by 'Green Shirt Guy' status

PHOENIX (AP) — Alex Kack remained mystified Thursday as to how he became an internet sensation when all he did was laugh at a city council meeting in Arizona. "Everyone else was doing something far more active than me honestly. I was just laughing," Kack told The Associated Press. "You could have...
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WATCH: Small plane lands on Washington state road, shocking drivers

PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane landed on a busy stretch of road in Washington state, stunning drivers but hurting no one. The Washington State Patrol says the single-propeller KR2 aircraft landed Thursday on the street in the city of Parkland, south of Tacoma. Trooper Johnna...
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Australian farmer says human orthopedic plate found in croc

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian crocodile farmer who found an orthopedic plate inside a croc's stomach said Thursday that he had been told the surgical device was from a person's body and had been contacted by relatives of missing people anxious for clues. Koorana Crocodile Farm owner John...
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Frenchman to retry 'flyboard' trip across English Channel

PARIS (AP) — A French inventor will try again to traverse the English Channel on a flying board after his first attempt failed halfway. Franky Zapata's wife, Christele, said Wednesday that he will retry the 36-kilometer (22.4-mile) journey Sunday from the French town of Sangatte to the area near...
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Officer trying to rescue kitten finds a bobcat instead

STRATHAM, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire police officer says the kitten he was trying to pick up in a parking lot turned out to be a bobcat, which then jumped onto the roof of a Burger King. Stratham Officer Matt Callahan tells Seacoastonline.com he was on patrol Saturday and saw the "kitten" run...
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Inventor tries, and fails, to cross Channel on flyboard

SANGATTE, France (AP) — A French aviation buff and inventor glided partway over the English Channel on a homemade "flyboard" Thursday — then crashed in the sea. Undeterred, he plans to try again. After careful preparations, Franky Zapata took off from the French coastal town of Sangatte fastened to...
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Frenchman to try flying across Channel on his flyboard

SAINT INGLEVERT, France (AP) — The man who wowed the crowd in Paris on Bastille Day, whirling over France's leaders on his flyboard, was undertaking final checks Wednesday for his biggest challenge yet: Soaring across the English Channel. VIDEO: ---- -- French inventor #FrankyZapata practices on...
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Goose freed, got stuck in pizza driver's car grille

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say a goose that got stuck in a pizza delivery driver's car grille in Vermont is expected to make a full recovery. Driver Ryan Harrington tells WCAX-TV he saw a goose waddling across the road in Burlington on Saturday. He slammed his brakes, but heard a thud and...
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