Defending champion wins women’s hot dog eating competition

July 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Miki Sudo captured the women’s division of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island on Saturday with a flourish that emphasized strategy rather than condiments. The Las Vegas woman ate 38 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to claim the...
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New law takes the lie out of Ohio’s fireworks ‘Liar’s Law’

July 3, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio eliminated part of its “Liar’s Law” that for years has required residents to make empty promises to take fireworks they bought out of state within 48 hours. Gov. John Kasich signed a provision eliminating a requirement that consumers sign a form promising to take them out of state, the...
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140 pairs of underwear stolen from store hit by 4 bra heists

July 3, 2015

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — First they took the bras. Now they’ve come back for the panties. Police say 140 pairs of underwear have been stolen from a northeast Pennsylvania store that’s been struck by four bra heists since February. Police say the manager of the Victoria’s Secret store reported the Thursday afternoon theft but...
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California couple married 75 years dies in each other’s arms

July 3, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jeanette and Alexander Toczko were each 8 years old when they became smitten with one another. They married in 1940 and were rarely apart in the decades since. They told their children they wished to die in each other’s arms. And last month at their home in San Diego, just...
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Denver campaign would allow marijuana use in bars

July 3, 2015

DENVER (AP) — Beer? Wine? Or weed? A campaign is underway to ask Denver voters about allowing marijuana consumption in bars and other places that only allow people over 21. Activists who campaigned for recreational pot legalization in Colorado have launched a petition drive to allow what they call “limited social marijuana consumption” at...
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German authorities seize tank, other WWII weapons in raid

July 3, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities seized a 45-ton Panther tank, a flak cannon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old collector’s home in northern Germany, prosecutors said Friday. Kiel prosecutor Birgit Hess said the collector, whose name she would not release for privacy reasons, is being investigated for...
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Connecticut town’s Boom Box Parade celebrates its 30th year

July 3, 2015

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — The town’s annual Independence Day parade once again will include the traditional Little League teams, floats sponsored by local businesses, fire trucks and politicians. But, for the 30th consecutive year, there will be no marching bands. In what has become an offbeat tradition, the participants and the spectators will instead...
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