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PITTSBURGH (AP) — State regulators are cool on a Pittsburgh businessman's idea for a bank that pays interest in ice cream shop gift cards.
NEW YORK (AP) — Guinness World Records is calling it the tallest mohawk in the world.
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges she was flagging down motorists and offering to take off her clothes for cash.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Miami Beach say a homeless man broke into a car, stole a credit card and then tried to use it to buy a beer — from the bartender the card belonged to.
SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A pair of skeletons for sale at a Pennsylvania auction house went for more than a couple of bones.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — After a day of "odor surveillance" and other scent-based sleuthing, Southern California air quality investigators confirmed Tuesday what they had already expected — that a pungent, rotten-egg aroma that stretched across the region came from the Salton Sea.
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say 8-year-old boy escaped injury after taking his mother's car for a spin through his suburban Buffalo, N.Y., neighborhood and hitting several objects before his joy ride ended on a neighbor's lawn.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's diamond-swallowing saga took an unexpected turn Tuesday when police revealed the stone swallowed by a visitor at a gem exhibition was a fake and they are searching for the real stone valued at $13,000.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man apparently trying to get the most bang for his drug-purchasing buck accidentally texted a narcotics detective while he searched for people to join him in a methamphetamine buy.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman has been accused by her neighbors of violating an animal-noise ordinance by training her cockatoo to cuss.