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Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery
By The Associated Press BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into a southwest Florida eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."

Seattle police: Homeless ticketed most for pot
By The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African-American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.

NYC police investigate another apparent chokehold
By The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after a new video surfaced of another officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest. Police say the July 14 incident happened at a subway station in East Harlem.

Man run over by own truck during road rage
By The Associated PressGAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window. It happened Tuesday evening in Gainesville, Florida.

Suspects in Stradivarius theft due in court
By The Associated PressMILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man who pleaded guilty in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin is due to be sentenced, and his co-defendant is expected to change his not-guilty plea. Salah (suh-LAH') Salahadyn (suh-LAH'-ha-deen) and Universal K. Allah are both due in court Thursday.


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