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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....
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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....
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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....
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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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Police probing Brooklyn Bridge flag switch

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge - one of New York City's most heavily secured landmarks - were replaced sometime during the night with white banners that were spotted Tuesday morning fluttering in the wind....
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Driver stops to help ducklings, gets ticket

NEWFIELDS, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $44 ticket....
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Chase ends as man runs into a Miss. police academy

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) -- Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was apparently so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran into a law enforcement academy....
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Pastry pranks: Vandals smear cars with baked goods

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) -- There's mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighborhood, but police say it doesn't involve the typical spray paint or broken windows. No, we're talking pastry here - maple bars smeared on cars, doughnuts left atop windshield wipers, pastries littering a yard....
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Black-and-white stripes are the new orange

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture....
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Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

SEATTLE (AP) -- The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle is headed to the city's Museum of History and Industry....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think the state senate should vote to allow drilling in state parks when it takes up the issue next Today? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
Yes:
53%
No:
47%
Total Votes: 9,652

Yesterday's Poll

Do you agree with President Obama's call for a cease fire in Ukraine so there can be an international investigation into the Malaysian plane shot down by a missile?

Yes:
86%
No:
14%
Total Votes: 11,310