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This photo provided by Bill Suthard shows an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it, decorated with tinsel and ornaments in Huntersville, N.C.  The roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. The weed has been growing unencumbered across from the Huntersville Fire Station for a year and has amassed a cult following. The fire station tweeted pictures of Cone Weed decked in tinsel and ornaments last week. (Bill Suthard via AP)
'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina townAt first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals.
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Lawsuit: Couple detained after hibiscus mistaken for potA Pennsylvania couple who say they were handcuffed for hours in a police patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana are suing the police and an insurance company
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this photo provided by Shannon Kirkman, taxi driver Luis Marte poses for the NYC Taxi Drivers calendar in New York. The NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar has twelve New York City cabbies smirking and smoldering their way through 2018 in a tongue-in-cheek pinup calendar that’s raising money for a venerable social-service organization. (Shannon Kirkman via AP)
NYC taxi drivers camp it up in playful pinup calendarDo ya think I'm sexy? New York City cabbies smirk and smolder their way through tongue-in-cheek pinup calendar
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway trainA Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Man gets his dying wish: To be buried with cheesesteaksA Pennsylvania man who always joked that he wanted to take something to eat when he died has gotten his wish _ two cheesesteaks
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Billionaire Norwegian given $30,400 drunken driving fineA 22-year-old Norwegian student has been handed a 250,000-kroner ($30,400) fine for drunken driving _ but can still count herself lucky
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Correction: MOMA-Stolen Art storyCorrection: MOMA-Stolen Art story
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Suspect dances for Texas officers before police dog ends jigA man who led police on a nearly 20-mile chase through Houston was taken into custody only after dancing for a time once he stepped out of his car
The Associated Press1 day ago
California woman leads officers on second chase in 2 daysAuthorities say the same woman led officers on vehicle chases through Southern California on back-to-back days
The Associated Press1 day ago
Small town Connecticut election decided by coin tossAn election for the governing board of a small Connecticut town has been decided by a coin toss
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Drive-thru-window becomes squeeze-thru for McDonald's thiefA McDonald's drive-thru window became a squeeze-thru window for a woman who apparently needed a fast food fix
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bank robber with poor spelling skills pleads guiltyA man authorities dubbed the "spelling bee bandit" because the notes he passed to tellers during multiple bank robberies in the Boston area contained the same spelling error has pleaded guilty
The Associated Press1 day ago
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