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Pittsburgh man faces penalty if he can’t catch loud rooster

PITTSBURGH, PA (AP/CNN) — A Pittsburgh man has 30 days to figure out how to catch a noisy rooster or the city will penalize him. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the rooster’s piercing calls have plagued residents for years. Because…

Disney to scan fingers of 3 year olds to prevent fraud

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - In an effort to combat fraud, children between the ages of 3 and 9 should now be prepared to have their fingers scanned when they enter the Walt Disney World theme parks. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the new…
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Upstate NY man who killed friend for eating his sandwich gets 22 years in prison

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who fatally shot a friend for eating his leftover sandwich has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. The Erie County district attorney's office says 34-year-old Marcus Gottsche was sentenced Wednesday…
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Boston police add $89,000 ice cream truck to patrol fleet

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Police Department has unveiled an $89,000 ice cream truck as the newest addition to its patrol fleet. The truck, adorned with balloons and Boston police decals, was introduced Monday at police headquarters in…
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Great news everyone: it appears that NO ONE was responsible for killing Freddie Gray. He apparently just ended up dead in the back of a police van with a broken neck completely by magic

Prosecutors in Baltimore have dropped all remaining charges against police officers related to the death of Freddie Gray in 2015, reports NPR's Jennifer Ludden. A total of six officers had been charged in connection to the death. Four…
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COURT: US GOVERNMENT CAN'T MAKE MICROSOFT REVEAL CLOUD DATA

NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal appeals court delivered a victory to U.S. companies housing customer data overseas, ruling Thursday that prosecutors cannot force Microsoft to reveal content from a customer's email account stored in Ireland. The…
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Obama says America is horrified over Dallas attack

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that America is "horrified" by a targeted shooting of police officers in Dallas, and he said there is no justification for the violence. "We still don't know all the facts. What we…

Police: Man accused of driving under influence on lawnmower

BRISTOL, Vt. (AP) — Police say a man operating a lawnmower on a road in Vermont has been accused of driving under the influence of drugs. The Burlington Free Press reports police say 67-year-old Claude Spaulding, of Bristol, was stopped…
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Judge Accused Of Making Male Defendants Pose Nude, Spanking Them

WYNNE, Ark. (CBSNewYork/AP) — For many male defendants in Judge Joseph Boeckmann’s courtroom, the initial deal seemed simple enough: The judge would approach them after court, either himself or through a bailiff, and offer a way out…

Philippine president-elect urges public to kill drug dealers

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president-elect has encouraged the public to help him in his war against crime, urging citizens with guns to shoot and kill drug dealers who resist arrest and fight back in their neighborhoods. In…

Harrisburg to consider plan to decriminalize marijuana

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's capitol city is poised to hear a proposal that would decriminalize marijuana. Harrisburg council members on Wednesday night plan to discuss Mayor Eric Papenfuse's proposal, which lowers…
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TSA blames you for longer lines at airport security checkpoints

WASHINGTON (WCMH/AP) — Facing a growing backlash over extremely long airport security lines, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday asked fliers “to be patient” as the government takes steps to get them onto planes more…
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Three men gunned down in tourist-packed Mexican resort

MEXICO CITY (AP) –   Mexican authorities say three men were gunned down in a tourist-hotel quarter of the Pacific Coast resort city of Acapulco. The Guerrero state prosecutors' office reports that two 21-year-olds and a 27-year-old…
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Legendary musician Prince dies at 57: AP

Legendary musician Prince has died, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The Carver County Sheriff's Office confirmed earlier that there was a fatality Thursday morning at Prince's estate in Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota. They…
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Famous 'Inverted Jenny' Stamp Turns Up 61 Years After It Was Stolen

(NEWSER) – An incredibly rare and valuable stamp stolen from a collector in 1955 resurfaced this month at a New York auction house, the AP reports. According to NPR, a printing accident in 1918 resulted in a sheet of 100 "inverted Jenny"…