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Vintage Apple computer auctioned off for $668,000

May 25th, 2013
BERLIN (AP) -- An auctioneer says one of Apple's first computers - a functioning 1976 model - has been sold for a record 516,000 euros ($668,000)....


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Police: ‘Thong Cape Scooter Man’ not breaking law

May 25th, 2013
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A man who wears thong underwear and a cape while riding his scooter through Wisconsin's capital city may be a strange sight. But police say he isn't breaking any laws....


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AP NewsAlert

May 24th, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) -- Judge finds Arizona sheriff's office racially profiles Latinos in immigration patrols....


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AP NewsAlert

May 24th, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) -- Judge finds Arizona sheriff's office racially profiles Latinos in immigration patrols....


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Brown hounded for calling Manila ‘gates of hell’

May 24th, 2013
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Dan Brown's description of Manila as "the gates of hell" in the American novelist's latest book has not gone down well with officials in the Philippine capital....


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Fugitive in LA attempted-murder case held in Colo.

May 24th, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man wanted for 13 years on attempted murder charges in Los Angeles was captured in Colorado after someone called police to report he was urinating on a wall outside a KFC restaurant....


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Council members abstain from vote on abstaining

May 23rd, 2013
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) -- Three members of a Michigan city council have abstained from voting on a measure that would have prevented them from abstaining on future votes....


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For Philadelphia bicyclist, a cat is his co-pilot

May 23rd, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- For bicyclist Rudi Saldia, you could say a cat is his co-pilot....


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Crane accident cuts power to one-third of Vietnam

May 23rd, 2013
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- One mistake by a clumsy crane operator caused a 10-hour blackout over about a third of Vietnam, exposing the fragility of the nation's power grid....


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Goat on the lam snarls NJ’s Pulaski Skyway traffic

May 21st, 2013
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A goat believed to have escaped en route to a slaughterhouse snarled the morning commute along one of the busiest roadways in northern New Jersey on Tuesday, leading police on a nearly two-hour chase....


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