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Dallas man arrested after ill-fated casket prank

DALLAS - A Texas man suspected of stealing a casket to play a prank on his sister by making her think he had dug up their dead father was arrested after she called police, police said on Tuesday.

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Idaho trucker demands ransom for chicken load, then leaves it to rot

SALMON Idaho - Authorities in Idaho are seeking a truck driver who held 37,000 pounds of frozen chicken for ransom demanding money for expenses before he let it rot at a truck stop in Montana where it is releasing putrid odors and liquids, police said on Thursday.

25 Sep 2014

For Ohio's 'PotatoStock,' all you need is love, and mayonnaise

CLEVELAND - An Ohio man's modest request this summer for a little help making potato salad culminates this Saturday in PotatoStock 2014 - a charity event to help end hunger and homelessness.

25 Sep 2014

Controversial fingerprinting machines rolled out in some Venezuelan stores

CARACAS - The Venezuelan government has started to fingerprint shoppers at some state-run supermarkets, in a plan to combat food scarcity which has been derided by some consumers weary of shortages.

25 Sep 2014

Washington state teen calls police to break up his own party

SEATTLE - A Washington state teenager who threw a party rife with underage drinking and drug use while his parents were away called police to intervene after a rowdy throng busted a neighbors fence and fights broke out, local media said on Wednesday.

24 Sep 2014

Idaho woman accused of chewing up back seat of police car

SALMON Idaho - An Idaho woman accused of chewing up the back seat of a police cruiser after being arrested in a pepper spray incident could face up to five years in prison if convicted of a felony charge linked to the damage, authorities said on Tuesday.

U.S., 23 Sep 2014