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MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — A California weightlifter says he accidentally shot himself by dropping a dumbbell on a bullet.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese traffic cop went on a wild ride in Hanoi, clinging to the windshield wipers of a moving bus for nearly a kilometer (0.6 mile) after the rogue driver tried to avoid a ticket, police said Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles animal shelter that lets its cats chase toys on top of iPads hope the digital art created by the movement will encourage donations of money and tablet computers.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise woman says she believes in miracles after sewer workers found the $6,000 diamond wedding ring she accidentally flushed down the toilet 18 months ago.
LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Connecticut say they didn't find anything after a state trooper and another person reported a large object falling out of the sky in Litchfield.
ABERDEEN, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey principal who told middle school students they were in a "no hugging school" has resigned.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of zipping six bulldog-mix puppies into a suitcase and leaving it next to a trash bin might have gotten away with it if he had remembered to remove the luggage tag bearing his contact information, authorities said Wednesday.
ATLANTA (AP) — The world's largest aquarium is expecting the pitter patter of giant fins. The Georgia Aquarium has a rare beluga whale pregnancy, the first mammal to conceive at the downtown Atlanta attraction since it opened in 2005.
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A central Alabama judge ordered a man to serve three days in jail for contempt of court for wearing so-called saggy pants.
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A cow that escaped from a New Jersey slaughterhouse will be spared.