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Costa Rica not amused by Swedish comedy show's use of national anthem

STOCKHOLM - A Swedish TV network has apologized to Costa Rica for using the Central American country's national anthem to promote a comedy show....

posted: August 22,2014





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Virginia man named Stoner arrested on drug charges; police find $10K worth of pot at his home

ORANGE, Va. - A Virginia man with the last name Stoner is facing drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home....


Nicotine hit: Thief steals $12K worth of cigarettes from Saskatchewan store

MACKLIN, Sask. - Police say a thief has made off with $12,000 worth of cigarettes from a convenience store in west-central Saskatchewan....


86-year-old Utah woman writes steamy romance novel about bored housewife

SALT LAKE CITY - An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife....


US man celebrates 101st birthday by going to same job he's worked for 73 years

EAST HANOVER, N.J. - Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job....


Owl enters 10th story apartment in Coeur d'Alene, kills pet canary in cage, residents say

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - An owl flew into a 10th story apartment in Coeur d'Alene, apparently opened a bird cage and killed one of two canaries inside, the residents said....


Captain of the corn maze: Farm honours Derek Jeter by carving his likeness into 5-acre field

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. - As far as corny Derek Jeter tributes go, this one will be tough to beat....






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