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Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons

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BEIJING (AP) — The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathe... Full Story

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  • Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons
    Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons

    BEIJING (AP) — The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

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    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York boy and his cat, a principal and her dog — and lasers.

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    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Sept. 30 about a beer advertisement being installed on grain silos, The Associated Press erroneously reported the company that paid for the ad. The ad was paid for by Buffalo-based Labatt USA, not Toronto-based Labatt Breweries.

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    Elk nose into Grand Canyon water stations

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon officials have reduced waste by banning disposable plastic water bottles and installing water stations for visitors.

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back.

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