Suspicious object turns out to be Star Wars toy

08/22/2014 12:38 PM EDT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Call Luke Skywalker for backup. Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road. 
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Md. ban on grain alcohol hurts violin makers
08/22/2014 09:03 AM EDT - ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Binge drinkers and frat boys aren't the only ones despairing over Maryland's new ban on grain alcohol: Violin makers who used the liquor to make varnish are also affected. Full Story

German man evicted for squeaky swing set sex prop
08/22/2014 06:05 AM EDT - BERLIN (AP) — A German court says a landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing set in his apartment late at night as a sex prop. Full Story

Woman pays fine for climbing into giraffe pen
08/21/2014 07:59 PM EDT - MILWAUKEE (AP) — A California woman who got kicked in the face after trying to climb into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo has paid a fine and apologized. Full Story

Ex-judge must say she's sorry, just not in cuffs
08/21/2014 06:50 PM EDT - HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption was spared on Thursday the further embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs. Full Story

Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest
08/21/2014 01:08 PM EDT - ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public's imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace. Full Story

Va. man named Stoner arrested on pot charges
08/21/2014 09:22 AM EDT - ORANGE, Va. (AP) — 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. Full Story

378 people 'pay it forward' at Fla. Starbucks
08/21/2014 09:17 AM EDT - ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida. Full Story

Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck
08/20/2014 04:03 PM EDT - LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor — the world's biggest bath toy. Full Story

Suspicious object turns out to be Star Wars toy

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Call Luke Skywalker for backup. Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road. Full Story
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