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SOLOMON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas teen has earned a spot as a finalist in a national design competition with a prom dress made entirely from duct tape.
LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A video shows two black bears wrestling on the front lawn of a Florida home — but residents say they don't want the animals forced to live somewhere else.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Express service might be all you have time for at one New Hampshire post office.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sniff your way to love? Singles who have attended so-called pheromone parties haven't ruled it out.
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A Chinese crested's short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers earned it the title of World's Ugliest Dog at the annual contest in Northern California on Friday.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Hey, was that a bark?
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman is running barefoot across the United States to raise money to provide shoes for needy children.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago-area parents thought their pit bull was to blame when they heard their 18-month-old daughter crying and discovered one of her fingertips had been severed.
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A baby raccoon that got stuck head-first in a sewer grate is free thanks to the quick and slippery work of some city workers in suburban Detroit.
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — A construction billboard inside a New Jersey mall has come down after a protest that its message about wolf whistles treated sex harassment as a joke.