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Police: Pa. panhandler claimed to be state trooper

12/12/2013 7:46am
Police say a drunken panhandler charged with harassing the customers of a western Pennsylvania business falsely claimed to be a state trooper _ but was found out when he claimed to work at a nonexistent barracks.

Colorado university suspends silent professor

12/12/2013 8:01am
A Colorado university has suspended a religious studies professor whose silent protest against racial bias on campus led to complaints that he refused to speak during classes.

Dead leopard, other swag snagged at mansion party

12/12/2013 10:25am
Authorities have recovered a huge haul of high- end swag that thieves snagged during a party at an empty mansion – including armor, shields and a stuffed snow leopard worth $250,000.

England no longer outlaws 'incorrigible rogues'

12/12/2013 11:19am
England's repeat rascals can breathe a little easier tonight. Being an "incorrigible rogue" is no longer against the law.

Players: Robber invades California bingo game

12/12/2013 3:19pm
Witnesses say about 100 people were playing bingo in San Jose, Calif., when a man who said he had a gun burst through the doors and stole the night's receipts.

Ohio police chief's wife jail for shoplifting

12/12/2013 6:03pm
The wife of a police chief in northeast Ohio is serving a 10-day jail sentence for shoplifting.

Colorado professor suspended after silent protest

12/12/2013 6:28pm
A Colorado university has suspended a religious studies professor whose silent protest against racial bias led to complaints about his refusal to speak during classes.

Dog helps Alaska woman survive 3 nights in cold

12/12/2013 7:46pm
A woman survived nearly three nights in bitter interior Alaska cold by burning her snowmobile and huddling with her small dog, Alaska State Troopers said Thursday.