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WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — The 16 sets of twins in the Class of 2014 at one Connecticut high school have a lot of people seeing double, so much so that it could break the world record held by another school in the state.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque hot dog vendor faces a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after police say he rammed his food cart into a competitor.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Boring: Meet Dull.
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man has been charged with assault after authorities say he ordered another man to perform the "moonwalk" at gunpoint.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Robert Ward has been hunting and collecting meteorites for more than 20 years, so he knew he'd found something special in the Sierra foothills along the path of a flaming fireball that shook parts of Northern California and Nevada with a sonic boom over the weekend.
NEW YORK (AP) — A puppy named Byrdie delayed several flights at New York's LaGuardia Airport when she escaped from her crate and frolicked around a busy runway.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In this age of multimillion-dollar lottery jackpots and online betting on anything and everything, wagers take on a slower place in Alaska — and the payout is a lot smaller.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Experts are trying to figure out what a fossil dubbed "Godzillus" used to be.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's environment minister thought she had asked the country's former agriculture minister to attend a glam dinner. But the invitation went to the "wrong" Margareta Winberg — an ordinary Swede who jumped at the chance to mingle, even participating in the group photo.
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — When is an "Eternal Flame" not eternal? In Kyrgyzstan, it's when you don't pay the gas bill.