Ferris wheel ride world record broken in Chicago
A manager of Chicago's Navy Pier rode the tourist spot's Ferris wheel for more than two days _ 384 times, up and around _ bringing the world record for the longest ride to the birthplace of the amusement park favorite.
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Greek beach evacuated after artillery discovery
A surprise shell has caused a big stir at a popular Athens beach.
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Funeral home has bicycle hearse for 1 last ride
An Oregon funeral home in Eugene offers natural burials where the ride to the person's final resting place is on the back of a three-wheeled bicycle.
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Birth of anteater has Conn. zoo staff puzzled
An anteater has given birth at a Connecticut conservation center, prompting officials there to wonder how the mother conceived.
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Alaska man runs onto frozen lake to avoid jail
Anchorage police say a young man who didn't want to return to jail ran out onto the uncertain ice of an Alaska lake to escape officers armed with an arrest warrant.
3 days, 23 hours, 44 minutes ago.
Aussie minister sorry he 'liked' exposed teen pic
An Australian politician says he has learned a valuable lesson in social networking after he "liked" a Facebook photo without realizing that it showed a teenage prankster exposing himself.
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Fleeing Ore. man pleads to be pulled from river
Authorities in Eastern Oregon say a fleeing man tried to use a backstroke to get across the Columbia River but, exhausted, said he couldn't swim and pleaded with officers to retrieve him. They did.
4 days, 9 hours, 38 minutes ago.
Wash. state woman spots stolen car in drive-thru
A Washington woman whose car was stolen from her apartment complex saw the stolen SUV hours later _ in the drive-thru of the McDonald's restaurant where she works.
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Coin tossing breaks tie in Philippine mayoral race
What do you do when two candidates running for mayor in the Philippines get exactly the same number of votes? You get them to toss a coin.
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Deer smashes Pa. bus windshield, takes short ride
A deer has taken a ride on a western Pennsylvania bus.
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Conn. chef set to feast on cicadas during invasion
Connecticut chef Bun Lai is already known for his Mexican grasshopper dish and his fried rice with meal worms and crickets. But he might soon also be recognized as the cicada chef.
5 days, 13 hours, 50 minutes ago.
NH city sues parking meter 'Robin Hood' group
The city of Keene, N.H., has sued a group that feeds change into parking meters that are about to expire, saying members are harassing enforcement officers.
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Stinky corpse flower blooms again at Ohio State
A large rainforest plant known as a corpse flower because of its awful smell has bloomed again at an Ohio State University greenhouse, and there's more excitement because another corpse flower there is expected to open soon, a spokeswoman said.
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Correction: Kenya-Sandal Animals story
In a story May 8 about artisans in Kenya who turn old sandals into art objects, The Associated Press included two paragraphs that closely paralleled the wording of an earlier story on the subject by the Voice of America. Inclusion of such material should have been attributed to VOA.
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Man charged in overnight feast at Ky. supermarket
Authorities in Kentucky have charged a man who officers say had an overnight feast in a closed supermarket outside Louisville.
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Wisconsin boy gets handwritten response from Biden
It might not be unusual for schoolchildren to write to the president or vice president. But one Wisconsin boy got an unexpectedly personal response.
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Calif. man who said he fled zombies pleads guilty
A Tennessee man who stole a big-rig truck in California, caused several accidents and told investigators he was fleeing zombies when he did it has pleaded guilty to several felonies.
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NYPD officer tries to help cat in tree, gets stuck
Authorities say a New York police officer who went after a cat stuck in a tree got caught himself and needed a little help getting back down to the ground.
7 days, 3 hours, 27 minutes ago.
Remains in Colo. car tied to man missing since '87
Authorities in western Colorado say a human skeleton found in a partially buried car belongs to a man who was reported missing 26 years ago.
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Ice from Minn. lake pushed ashore to doorsteps
Strong winds have pushed huge ice sheets ashore at a northern Minnesota lake and right up to people's doorsteps.
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