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San Francisco stations banish 'Royals' song ahead of World Series


- At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde's song "Royals," in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals.

Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company

- It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist." | Video

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California woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home


LOS ANGELES - A California woman who tried to sneak into a house through the chimney got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, authorities said on Monday.

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Fri, Oct 17 2014

Washington teacher told not to use disciplinary 'Wheel of Misfortune'

SEATTLE - A Washington state high school teacher has been warned not to have students spin a disciplinary "Wheel of Misfortune" to assign punishments for misbehavior that included being pelted with rubber balls by fellow students, school officials said.

17 Oct 2014

Thu, Oct 16 2014

Australian returns home from holiday with spider in stomach

SYDNEY - An Australian man had a spider removed from his stomach after it burrowed its way into his body and survived for three days before being removed.

16 Oct 2014

Wed, Oct 15 2014

New York makes yogurt official state snack


NEW YORK - Yogurt became New York's official state snack on Wednesday, joining the likes of popcorn and salty boiled peanuts among popular foods honored by U.S. states.

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Tue, Oct 14 2014

Remorseful robber waits for police after Washington state heist

SEATTLE - A suspected robber with a guilty conscience walked out of a Washington state bank with stolen cash on Tuesday then waited outside the building for police to arrest him, police said.

14 Oct 2014

One-ton California pumpkin weighs in as heaviest ever in North America

- A one-ton pumpkin grown in Northern California has been declared the heaviest ever cultivated in North America, and an organization is arranging to fly the giant gourd to New York where it will be featured in a botanical garden.

14 Oct 2014

New Florida million-dollar home has nice view, but built on wrong lot

ORLANDO Fla. - A Florida builder is trying to figure out what to do after constructing a million-dollar, ocean-view home in Florida on the wrong lot, authorities said.

14 Oct 2014

Gun-slinging patrolwoman chases off polar bear from Alaska home

- A gun-slinging Alaska wildlife manager chased off a massive polar bear that broke into an 81-year-old's house in a remote community to feast on a drum of seal oil, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.

14 Oct 2014

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.