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NORTHERN CAMBRIA, Pa. (AP) — A man tried to rob a Pennsylvania bank of $1 because he hoped to be sent to a federal prison nearby, police said.
MASON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio amusement park is selling off pieces of a troubled roller coaster that is now being torn down.
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A grower from Oregon is the winner of this year's Half Moon Bay giant pumpkin contest with a gourd weighing in at 1,775 pounds.
NEWRY, Maine (AP) — A Finnish couple has added to their victories by taking first place in the North American Wife Carrying Championship at Maine's Sunday River ski resort.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a man flashed a fake gun and badge and demanded free fast food at a McDonald's drive-thru.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When a natural history museum throws a party, it figures that some unusual food might end up on the menu.
EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania judge spent the day in the county courthouse — but not in her usual seat.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A critically endangered turtle that somehow made it to Vietnam decades ago has been returned to its original home: Cambodia.
OREM, Utah (AP) — Police in Orem, Utah, say a man who thought he was getting a call from a burglar had actually gotten a call from his dog.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Anybody who doesn't think this is the cutest little news story of the day must be a Klingon.