Pope dolls, bobble heads up for sale months before US visit

July 1, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis is a doll. No, really. The people organizing the pontiff’s September visit to Philadelphia launched an online store Wednesday featuring papal plush dolls and bobble heads. The World Meeting of Families website features posters, T-shirts and life-sized cutouts depicting the 78-year-old Francis in his trademark white cassock and zucchetto....
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2 share pageant title after miscount, but one is upset

July 1, 2015

WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — One winner of a teenage Miss 4th of July pageant is upset. The other agreed to share the title but isn’t talking. And the pageant organizer is defending herself from accusations she rigged the results. Molly Lybrook, 17, of Fairfield, said she won the Winslow Miss 4th of July Pageant...
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Man charged with robbing same New Jersey bank 5 years later

July 1, 2015

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Philadelphia man robbed a New Jersey bank four months after he was released from prison for robbing the same place five years earlier. Federal prosecutors say 54-year-old Keith Ney is due to appear in court Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say he entered the Cape Bank in Atlantic...
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Dolphin leaps onto boat, injuring California woman

July 1, 2015

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles. Chrissie Frickman was boating with her husband and two children June 21 when a pod of dolphins swam alongside them. One of the animals jumped on the vessel, knocking Frickman over...
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California cancer patient with amnesia faces identity crisis

July 1, 2015

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – A woman with amnesia who has been undergoing cancer treatments since she was found semiconscious in Southern California has turned to social media and law enforcement as she struggles to rekindle memory of her own identity and any family she may have. Sam, as she is known,...
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Woman’s parking citation tossed because of missing comma

July 1, 2015

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma. Andrea Cammelleri (kah-meh-LEHR’-ee) says she shouldn’t have been issued a citation in 2014 based on the wording of the law enacted by the village of...
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Pennsylvania track to start races earlier to avoid deer

June 30, 2015

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Deer, not deuces, are wild at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, and the racetrack is making changes to get its horses back in the starting gate. Officials plan to resume racing on Wednesday after canceling some races Sunday and all the races Monday and Tuesday because deer were jumping onto...
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