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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An Idaho homeowners association has backed down from threats to sue a man whose extreme Christmas light display last year bothered neighbors.
Strait-laced Singapore has slashed the number of publications it bans to 17 from a previous 257, allowing some communist and adult topics, but kept a prohibition on Jehovah's Witnesses publications. Newly permitted books include "Fanny Hill", a British novel published in 1748 said to be the first erotic novel in English, and "The Long March", a Chinese communist history. A number of the de-gazetted publications were out of print or were permissible under today's content standards, the Media Development Authority said in an emailed statement explaining the changes.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Southern California authorities are looking for a wedding thief who steals wallets, credit cards and other valuables on the couple's happiest day without so much as an "I do."
A newborn with his umbilical cord still attached was found lying in a manger at a New York church, police said on Tuesday. At Holy Child Jesus Church in the borough of Queens on Monday, the custodian found the crying infant wrapped in towels in the indoor nativity scene he had set up just before his lunch break, a New York police spokesman said. Father Christopher Ryan Heanue, one of the priests at the church, said he and others placed a clean towel around the baby while waiting for paramedics to show up.
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