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In this April 14, 2014 photo provided by Rachelle Hildreth, a 3-year-old boy plays with stuffed toys inside a claw crane game machine at a bowling alley in Lincoln, Neb. Police say a 24-year-old woman called 911 Monday afternoon because son was missing from her apartment. Authorities say the toddler was reunited, unharmed, with his mother after employees found him inside the coin-operated game. (AP Photo/Courtesy Rachell Hildreth)

Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. Lincoln police say a 24-year-old woman called 911 Monday afternoon because her 3-year-old son was missing from her apartment. Employees at the bowling alley across ...

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German Shepherd called to jury duty in New Jersey

At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Cumberland County has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is IV is a 5-year-old German Shepherd. Her owner tells KYW-TV in Philadelphia (http://cbsloc.al/1eyepho ) he figured out the mistake as soon as ...

Tony Boland, 79, plays flute during band practice at Kennedy Elementary School Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Dubuque, Iowa.  Boland is a volunteer at the school who practices and plays with the school's band. (AP Photo/Telegraph Herald, Jessica Reilly)

79-year-old player joins Dubuque elementary band

One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque brings a certain maturity to his playing. That's because Tony Boland is a 79-year-old flute player. Boland asked about joining the fifth graders in the band after volunteering at the school, which his grandchildren attended, for more than a decade. ...

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Man with 1st name 'God' sues credit rating agency

A New York City man claims that a credit reporting agency falsely reported he had no financial history because his first name is God. According to the New York Post (http://bit.ly/1evP6XW ), God Gazarov of Brooklyn says in a lawsuit that Equifax has refused to correct its system to recognize ...

Crocodile caught wandering around California mall

Don't shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store at a Northern California shopping mall. California Fish and Wildlife officials have taken custody of the croc, are feeding it rainbow trout and will likely donate it to a zoo. Police say the crocodile was ...

Washington state sewage plant invites weddings

A sewage treatment plant near Seattle is advertising its availability as a wedding venue. The Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Center says on Facebook it has a full catering kitchen, audio-video equipment, dance floor and ample parking. You could even hold the wedding outside. The director of the Brightwater Environmental Education and ...

In this April 5, 2014 photo, Beijing artist Liang Kegang poses with the jar of fresh air collected in Provence, France, in an art gallery in Beijing, China. The jar of air has fetched $860 in a small auction as a piece of conceptual art to protest Beijing's choking pollution. (AP Photo/Didi Tang)

In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air. He put it up for auction before a group of about 100 Chinese artists and collectors ...

Commuter's video shows rat terrifying NYC subway

Turns out, New Yorkers are just as wimpy as anyone else. A subway train was leaving the Fulton Street station in lower Manhattan on Monday when someone shouted, "Rat on the train!" Jinais Ponnampadikkal Kader (jih-NYE'-ees poh-nahm-PAH'-dihk-kahl KAH'-dur) started recording the ensuing panic on his cellphone. His video shows people ...

Ireland's wedding-singer priest an internet hit

Father's got talent. An Irish priest has become a social-media sensation after he surprised a bride and groom by singing a custom-made cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" at their wedding. Video of the Rev. Ray Kelly's altar-side performance has shot to the top of YouTube in Ireland with more than ...

Computer support call leads to burglary arrest

Mike Witonis got an email from Apple thanking him for calling customer service about his laptop computer. Problem is, someone had stolen it from him a year earlier. Police eventually arrested 24-year-old Casey Wentworth of Portsmouth on Monday and charged him with burglary. He's accused of taking the laptop from ...

School desks placed by parents, district graduates and activists block a street in front of the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters in a demonstration against student dropout rates Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in downtown Los Angeles. Protest organizers say the 375 desks are there to represent the 375 students who drop out of the district every week during the school year.  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Students line LA street with desks in protest

Los Angeles students protesting neglect of poorer schools took to the streets, and they brought their desks with them. Some 375 empty desks blocked a downtown street, stopping traffic for several hours Tuesday outside the Los Angeles Unified School District's offices. Organizers say the number represents how many students drop ...

This Monday, April 7, 2014 photo provided by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) shows two World War I artillery shells discovered by baggage screeners in checked luggage that arrived on a flight from London at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The TSA says the bags belonged to a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old who were returning from a school field trip to Europe. A bomb disposal crew determined the shells were inert and no one was ever in danger. The teens were questioned then allowed to travel onward. They weren't charged. (AP Photo/Transportation Security Administration)

WWI artillery shells found in luggage at O'Hare

Baggage screeners at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport have discovered two World War I artillery shells in checked luggage that arrived on a flight from London. The Transportation Security Administration says the bags belonged to a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old who were returning from a school field trip to Europe. TSA ...

Workers prepare to lift parts of a 26-foot-tall, 34,000-pound statue named "Forever Marilyn" in Hamilton, N.J., Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The sculpture depicting Marilyn Monroe in her memorable billowing skirt pose from the "The Seven Year Itch" is part of  an exhibit honoring its designer, Seward Johnson. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Giant Marilyn Monroe arrives at temporary new home

A larger-than-life sculpture of Marilyn Monroe has arrived safely in New Jersey after a cross-country trip by flatbed. The 26-foot-tall "Forever Marilyn" by sculptor Seward Johnson was shipped in pieces from Palm Springs, Calif., to the Grounds for Sculpture, where it will go on view starting May 4. The 17-ton ...

This March 2014 image provided by the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter shows Pa Kettle, a local dog "competing" for the unofficial title of mayor in a promotional online race to raise funds for the shelter, in Divide, an unincorporated mountain town in rural Colo. Voting began in February and chief operating officer Mary Steinbeiser says about $9,000 had been raised by April 7, 2014, a day before the fundraiser ends. That will pay for scores of spaying or neutering operations. (AP Photo/Teller County Regional Animal Shelter)

Pets vie for mayor in Colorado fundraiser

The chief operating officer at the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter in Colorado knows she's not supposed to have favorites, but she wants soulful-eyed bloodhound Pa Kettle to be mayor. This unincorporated mountain town of Divide doesn't have a human mayor. In all, 11 animals are competing for the unofficial ...

A man looks at a tipped over Smart car on the corner of Prospect and Oso Streets in San Francisco, Monday, April 7, 2014. Police in San Francisco are investigating why four Smart cars were flipped over during an apparent early morning vandalism spree. Officer Gordon Shyy, a police spokesman, says the first car was found flipped on its roof and a second was spotted on its side around 1 a.m., Monday in the Bernal Heights neighborhood. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Police probe Smart car vandalism in San Francisco

Four Smart cars were flipped over in an apparent vandalism spree Monday in two San Francisco neighborhoods. Police said they didn't know whether the attacks were a prank or another episode in escalating tensions among some residents who blame the tech industry for rising rents and cost of living. "It's ...

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