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Python wrapped around armrest halts Japanese 'bullet' train

TOKYO (AP) -- A passenger spotted a python curled around the armrest of another passenger's seat on a Japanese high-speed Shinkansen "bullet" train, forcing the train to make an unscheduled stop....
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Swooping, gliding over the Alps at free-flight festival

SAINT HILAIRE DU TOUVET, France (AP) -- In wild costumes, wingsuits and even home-made flying machines, thousands of people are gliding through the French Alps in the world's oldest free-flight festival....
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Alaska council to vote on cat leash law

KENAI, Alaska (AP) -- Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval....
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Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower blooms in New Hampshire

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is blooming at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011....
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Scholars who studied liars, put pants on rats win Ig Nobels

BOSTON (AP) -- A Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs, an Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives and a British researcher who lived like an animal have been named winners of the Ig Nobels, the annual spoof prizes for quirky scientific achievement....
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Sold: New York mansion of 'Keeping up with the Joneses' fame

RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) -- A dilapidated New York mansion believed to have inspired the phrase "Keeping up with the Joneses" has sold at auction for $120,000....
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Michigan quintuplets work first jobs together at McDonald's

POTTERVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- Three 18-year-old brothers and their two 18-year-old sisters have landed their first jobs, together, at a McDonald's in Michigan....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Will federal expansion of overtime eligibility to white collar workers help or hurt the job market in the United States? <More Info>

Help
Hurt
Hurt
90%
Help
10%
Total Votes: 6,052

Yesterday's Poll

Should the Charlotte police release to the public the video footage from the police shooting earlier this week?

Yes
84%
No
16%
Total Votes: 2,354