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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman survived nearly three nights in bitter interior Alaska cold by burning her snowmobile and huddling with her small dog, Alaska State Troopers said Thursday.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a Chicopee man who locked himself out of his home had be taken to the hospital after lighting a fire in his garage to stay warm.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado university has suspended a religious studies professor whose silent protest against racial bias led to complaints about his refusal to speak during classes.
AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — The wife of a police chief in northeast Ohio is serving a 10-day jail sentence for shoplifting.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Joseph Ali says onlookers thought he was drunk when he dove into the nighttime waters around a Southern California pier. But he came away with a monster of a lobster and the catch of a lifetime.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Michael Jordan's shoes from the famous flu game of the 1997 NBA finals were sold for more than $100,000 in an online auction Thursday.
BATH, Maine (AP) — Police in Bath say a 12-year-old boy made up a story about a man in a minivan trying to abduct him.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — He's known for coloring outside the lines in the staid U.S. Senate. Now children large and small can color in U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.
LONDON (AP) — England's repeat rascals can breathe a little easier tonight. Being an "incorrigible rogue" is no longer against the law.
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Someone has again anonymously dropped a gold Krugerrand coin into a Salvation Army red kettle in a central Indiana city.