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Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons

BEIJING (AP) -- The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks....
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New Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speeding

TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico transportation officials are hoping a "singing road" along historic Route 66 will curb speeding....
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Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York boy and his cat, a principal and her dog - and lasers....
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Correction: Buffalo Silos-Beer Ad story

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- In a story Sept. 30 about a beer advertisement being installed on grain silos, The Associated Press erroneously reported the company that paid for the ad. The ad was paid for by Buffalo-based Labatt USA, not Toronto-based Labatt Breweries....
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Elk nose into Grand Canyon water stations

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Grand Canyon officials have reduced waste by banning disposable plastic water bottles and installing water stations for visitors....
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FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked - but at least you can get your money back....
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Mexican's 'Harry Potter' hoard is world's biggest

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest....
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Police nab suspect after he's invited into home

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities in Northern California have arrested a fraud suspect accused of evading police for more than four hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal....
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Jail escape in Washington not detected for 2 days

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- An inmate's escape from a jail in Washington state went undetected for two days last week until the man's defense lawyer stopped for a visit and he couldn't be found....
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Falcon has cataract surgery, gets new lenses

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A falcon in New Hampshire has undergone eye surgery to remove cataracts and has received new synthetic lenses....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think the rapid rise of Islamic State is the result of a political/policy failure or an intelligence failure? <More Info>

Political/Policy Failure:
Intelligence Failure:
Political/Policy Failure:
79%
Intelligence Failure:
21%
Total Votes: 7,200

Yesterday's Poll

Under the circumstances do you think this was the best possible settlement?

No:
99%
Yes:
1%
Total Votes: 11,379