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DENVER (AP) — Not even Chewbacca and his light saber get a free pass with airport security before being cleared to travel.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Commuters on a train line in northern Stockholm were met with an unusual sight this week: male train drivers and conductors wearing skirts to work.
CHICAGO (AP) — Melissa Jones almost made it.
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was suspicious. When he heard two women were spotted near a Lancaster, Calif., intersection, and one of them was holding an alligator, he didn't buy it.
The "DomiCopter" captured the Internet's imagination earlier this week.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Pennsylvania doctor on a guided fishing trip in southwestern Montana went home with an amazing tale of hauling in a 25-pound lunker — a baby moose she helped rescue from rushing waters.
SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. (AP) — Officials at a small school district in upstate New York say an "honest mistake" led to students being identified in the yearbook as "Creepy smile kid" and "Some tall guy."
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — An aspiring half-marathon runner in Minnesota whose two-hour training session left her with a sore back was stunned to discover that the pain was not due to a pulled muscle or a slipped disc but that she was about to give birth.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a burglar's decision to knock back a couple of beers during a break-in at an upstate New York home led to his arrest.
NGATAKI, New Zealand (AP) — Bob Edwards was born before the first Model T rolled out of Henry Ford's factory in Detroit. He learned to drive in a French car that had a lever instead of a steering wheel. And he's still on the road, only now in a red four-wheel-drive Mitsubishi.