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Every dog has his day in court, in New Jersey

A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German Shepherd to report for jury duty, court officials in New Jersey's Cumberland County said on Wednesday.

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California town moves against Sriracha hot sauce plant 11 Apr 2014

LOS ANGELES - The small Southern California town of Irwindale has opened a new front in its battle against what it says is a pungent, tear-inducing odor from a chilli processing factory owned by the makers of Sriracha-brand hot pepper sauce.

Tiny Minnesota museum's canoe a 1,000-year-old historic find 11 Apr 2014

- For 46 years, a canoe thought to date to the 1700s sat in the back of a display case as a minor exhibit at a small museum run by a volunteer historical group in Minnesota.

Ohio man who harassed disabled kids to tote 'BULLY!' sign - judge 11 Apr 2014

CLEVELAND - An Ohio man who called his neighbour "Monkey Mama" as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children, and has smeared dog faeces on their wheelchair ramp, was ordered by a judge to carry an "I AM A BULLY!" sign on a busy street this weekend.

West Germany's Cold War ransoming of prisoners encouraged fraud - research 11 Apr 2014

BERLIN - Former West Germany's decision to buy the freedom of political prisoners in the communist East during the early years of the Cold War may have encouraged fake ransoms demands and more arrests, according to new research.

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New Scrabble word - geocache - first ever chosen by gamers 11 Apr 2014

WARWICK, Rhode Island - There's a new word in play on the Scrabble game board: geocache.