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  • Alaska mayor vetoes law aimed at protecting moose

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, has vetoed an ordinance passed to protect moose from impaling themselves on fences with metal spikes. KTUU-TV (http://bit.ly/1zNrnSm ) reports that the ordinance approved last week banned new palisade fences less than 7 feet...

  • Hall of fame for mustaches? Why not?

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — There are halls of fame for everything from baseball to rock 'n' roll, so why shouldn't those with a hairy upper lip get their just rewards? The tongue-in-cheek American Mustache Institute says it will unveil its inaugural class for the International Mustache Hall of...

  • Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — All but daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on an hour-long bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state's voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. It was the second...

  • Small plane crashes into Kansas airport building

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane that reported losing engine power has crashed into a building at a Kansas airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says a twin-engine Beechcraft...

  • Pair convicted in secret $1.6 M Navy silencer deal

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic were convicted in federal court for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified, classified program. Navy civilian...

  • Harold Gary Morse, developer of The Villages, dies

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Harold Gary Morse, the developer of one of the world's largest retirement communities, has died. He was 77. Morse died Wednesday, according to The Villages Daily Sun, which received a statement from the family. No cause of death was given. Morse took over a...

  • Pa. coroner auctioning off guns used in suicides

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania coroner is auctioning off about 100 guns used in suicides and accidental shooting deaths. Corner Ken Bacha says the Nov. 8 surplus weapons sale is Westmoreland County government's first since his father was coroner in the 1980s. He says...

  • Police: 2 anti-violence organizers beat ex-roomie

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Two western Pennsylvania community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group have been charged with severely beating a former roommate with whom they had a property dispute. Washington police Chief Chris Luppino said Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both...

  • Prosecutor: Grand jury tweet in Brown case hacked

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A tweet earlier this month suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman's Twitter account, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Thursday. McCulloch...

  • Elaborate FBI repairman ruse shown in videos

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wearing a lapel camera and posing as an Internet repairman, an undercover government agent walked into a luxury villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and recorded everything he saw as part of a major international gambling bust. Defense lawyers said the FBI shut off...

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