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Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

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  • Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge
    Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags with bleached-white ones.

  • Judge spins rhymes in puppy-napping case

    OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint was convicted of the crime by a judge who left him with a rhyme.

  • George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles
    George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles.

  • Hunt on for possible anaconda in New Jersey lake
    Hunt on for possible anaconda in New Jersey lake

    JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — Reports of a 16-foot-long exotic snake — possibly an anaconda — slithering through New Jersey's largest lake have stoked fears among residents and led to searches and questions about what exactly is in the water.

  • 170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois
    170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money.

  • Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

    HOUSTON (AP) — A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor a decade ago in Texas is facing a new charge in Houston that accuses him of urinating on candy at a drug store.

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