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Rats! DC working to fight rodent problem as complaints rise
From Associated Press
June 23, 2017 11:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital is taking a modern approach to dealing with an old problem: rats.

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) — A customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A man who was fishing in the Tennessee River reeled in a waterlogged camera and then used social media to track down its owner in Florida.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Firefighters had to rescue a man after his minivan became wedged in a drawbridge in downtown Green Bay. Officials say the van got stuck between one of the opening spans and the fixed roadway on the Walnut Street Bridge early Thursday.

AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man is facing charges after police say he stole more than 500 signs, claiming they were an eyesore and a distraction to drivers.

BEIJING (AP) — Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China — and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Not very often does a 10-story-tall, 800,000-pound (362,877-kilogram) landmark change locations. Especially one that's alive.

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — The World's Ugliest Dog Contest is celebrating man's best friend's perfect imperfections in California on Friday.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it's game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game spanning 11 days — or 251 hours, to be exact.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police in Little Rock say a mall worker wrestled away a stripper pole from a would-be thief who bit the employee during the struggle.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask, when served an elk burger or a venison steak, where the meat came from.

LONDON (AP) — Boys at a British high school have found a novel way around strict uniform rules banning shorts, as the country swelters through a heatwave.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a woman led officers on a wild chase in a suspected stolen car that lasted a half-hour and ended when she crashed into a pole.

ROME (AP) — The Italian port city of Genoa has taken pride in its famed pesto sauce to new heights by granting special airport waivers for those who can't get enough of the basil and pine nut pasta sauce.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The only tremors from a reported major earthquake off the California coast came on the internet. Seismologists said Wednesday's automatically generated report of a magnitude 6.8 quake in the Pacific Ocean 10 miles west of Santa Barbara was a false alarm based on a quake that happened in the same area nearly a century ago.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California surfers are stoked after setting a Guinness World Record for largest surf paddle-out.

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Students at a Southern California high school got a lesson in political corruption after it was revealed that a faculty adviser rigged the election for class president and two other races.

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A couple has gotten back nearly $100,000 they mistakenly donated to Goodwill Industries in Ohio The (Zanesville) Times Recorder reports (http://ohne.ws/2rQhMrB ) two Goodwill employees in Zanesville initially thought it was play money or counterfeit cash after finding $97,000 in hundred dollar bills in a duffel bag inside a box of clothes last week.

NEW YORK (AP) — An empty New York City transit bus rolled backward down a hilly Brooklyn block and smashed into a church and parked vehicles during a crash caught on video .

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman with a history of stealing meals and services has allegedly struck again, this time at a hair salon.

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police have arrested a suspected thief. But first, they made sure he put on some clothes. Police say a naked man took a watch and money from a Vienna hotel guest after climbing through a window into his room, then was seen in the lobby before he clambered onto the hotel roof.

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman who police said packed a loaded pistol in her vagina has been sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to drug possession.

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A teenager has left a permanent mark on her long-running battle against her high school's dress code. Eighteen-year-old West Milford High School senior Victoria DiPaolo chose a black off-the-shoulder top for her senior photo, and her yearbook quote below the photo reads: "I'm sorry, did my shoulders distract you from reading this quote?" The school says it prohibits tops that expose stomachs, shorts and skirts that are deemed a distraction and anything with rips, tears or holes that make the garment revealing or suggestive.

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A couple of Solano County sheriff's deputies are one wayward llama's heroes after they saved it from traffic.