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at 16:02 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

New England's tallest lighthouse, standing 133 feet tall, sells for $78,000 to Maine man

YORK, Maine - New England's tallest lighthouse has been sold for $78,000.


at 09:55 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

US student gains rep as squirrel whisperer for feeding - and dressing up - animal

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A Penn State student is gaining an Internet reputation as a "squirrel whisperer" for befriending, feeding and dressing up a furry little friend she has named "Sneezy."


at 20:20 on August 29, 2014, EDT.

Slice of cake from 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana auctioned for $1,375

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.


at 08:08 on August 29, 2014, EDT.

Austrian police break down door, wake man at gunpoint - but oops, wrong apartment!

VIENNA - The drug bust was perfectly planned. Unfortunately, Austrian police broke down the wrong door.


at 09:51 on August 28, 2014, EDT.

Once a woolly wanderer, Shaun the Aussie sheep shorn smooth, but alas, wasn't shaggiest of all

SYDNEY - Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of them all.


at 14:22 on August 26, 2014, EDT.

Some in Crested Butte not up for 'Whatever' - Bud Light plan to take over town for ad campaign

DENVER - Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte, Colorado, are not up for "Whatever" — a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an ad campaign.


at 19:26 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Maryland ban on grain alcohol hurts violin makers; they say it made a good varnish

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Binge drinkers and frat boys aren't the only ones despairing over Maryland's new ban on grain alcohol: Violin makers who used the liquor to make varnish are also affected.


at 19:26 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Suspicious object spotted on Juneau road turns out to be Star Wars toy taped to stick

JUNEAU, Alaska - Call Luke Skywalker for backup.


at 10:20 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Costa Rica not amused by Swedish comedy show's use of national anthem

STOCKHOLM - A Swedish TV network has apologized to Costa Rica for using the Central American country's national anthem to promote a comedy show.


at 08:13 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

German court upholds eviction of man for use of squeaky swing set in apartment as sex prop

BERLIN - A German court says a landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing set in his apartment late at night as a sex prop.


at 13:46 on August 20, 2014, EDT.

Police: Albuquerque man rode stolen electric shopping cart to visit with probation officer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man is facing charges after police say he drove a stolen electric shopping cart to meet with his probation officer.


at 13:44 on August 20, 2014, EDT.

Nicotine hit: Thief steals $12K worth of cigarettes from Saskatchewan store

MACKLIN, Sask. - Police say a thief has made off with $12,000 worth of cigarettes from a convenience store in west-central Saskatchewan.


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