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Woman accused of setting fire with burned bacon

VERNAL, Utah — A Utah woman accused of using a pound of bacon to start a fire in her ex-boyfriend’s house will stand trial on arson charges.

Police said Cameo Adawn Crispi, 32, repeatedly called and texted her former flame...

Woman accused of setting fire with burned bacon

VERNAL, Utah — A Utah woman accused of using a pound of bacon to start a fire in her ex-boyfriend’s house will stand trial on arson charges.

Police said Cameo Adawn Crispi, 32, repeatedly called and texted her former flame...

Bear heads stolen from remote Maine cabin

FARMINGTON, Maine — The person who broke into an off-the-grid cabin in remote western Maine didn’t get away with money, jewelry or other valuables. Police said the thief took a pair of bear heads.

Franklin County Sheriff Scott...

Garden gnome alert: 400 missing in Austria

VIENNA — A leading Austrian political party has issued a garden gnome alert after 400 of its figurines disappeared from lamp posts used in campaigning.

Placed by the Socialist Party ahead of elections in western Austria, the gnomes were...

Moose shows up at German office canteen

BERLIN — Maybe he got hungry?

A moose on the loose in the eastern German city of Dresden evaded capture before getting stuck inside an office building, tantalizingly close to the canteen.

A spokesman for Dresden police said...

Colorado marshal can’t adjust to high altitude

NEDERLAND, Colo. — Nederland, Colorado’s town marshal said he is resigning after just six months because he can’t adjust to the altitude.

The Daily Camera reported Monday that Jim Matheney wanted to dispel rumors, including...

Police: naked Pa. man won’t be charged

PHILADELPHIA — Police said a half-naked Philadelphia man who attacked a driver while proclaiming to be the messiah won’t be charged with a crime.

Authorities said the 57-year-old man was unconscious when they found him on a street...

Guinness awards world’s oldest man
Guinness awards world’s oldest man

TOKYO — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world’s oldest living man.

Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Wednesday. He succeeds Alexander Imich of...

Martinsburg doctor denies sexual, drug allegations

Martinsburg woman accused of unethical drug activity, exposing breasts

Mom, son find mammoth tusks 22 years apart
Mom, son find mammoth tusks 22 years apart

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A man who was having little luck catching salmon decided to look for fossils over the weekend and found a wooly mammoth tusk in the same Alaska location where his mother found one 22 years ago.

Andrew Harrelson found...

Google “street view” goes undersea
Google “street view” goes undersea

ISLAMORADA, Fla. — It’s easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other...

Report: Doctor wrote bad prescriptions, forced co-worker to ‘motor boat’ breasts
Report: Doctor wrote bad prescriptions, forced co-worker to ‘motor boat’ breasts

Martinsburg doctor accused of litany of medical problems, could lose license

China sees birth of rare panda triplets
China sees birth of rare panda triplets

BEIJING — China announced Tuesday the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country’s artificial breeding program.

The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou, but breeders...

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