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OWL ATTACK

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) -- Dr. Mark Vance says an angry bird has it in for him. And it's not on a computer screen. The western Kentucky doctor reports he's been attacked by an owl four times in recent weeks. Vance tells WPSD-TV that when he starts his bike ride, he gets dived-bombed by the bird. He's even captured the bird blitz on cellphone video. Vance figures the owl is defending its territory. Owls are among the birds protected by federal law. Local wildlife officials say they've notified the feds about the angry bird.

UMPIRE SAVES LIFE

PHOENIX (AP) -- Cheers not jeers for one ump. Umpire Jim Joyce helped to save a life at the Arizona Diamondbacks' ballpark in Phoenix. A food service worker collapsed of an apparent heart attack just before Monday's game. Joyce happened to be walking past and club officials say he started CPR. Marlins bullpen catcher Jeff Urgelles is a former firefighter and paramedic. He helped Joyce. Paramedics arrived moments later and took the woman to a hospital. Her condition has improved. Last night the hero ump, catcher and others involved were honored. The ceremony was before the final game of Marlins-Diamondbacks series.

SUPER SCOUT

KAYSVILLE, Utah (AP) -- Isaac Loveland is one super scout. The Utah Boy Scout has earned every single merit badge. Isaac got his 133rd merit badge the day before his 15th birthday Sunday. Now, he also has the key to the city -- of his hometown of Kaysville. Issac was honored at a city council meeting earlier this week. His family notes their young scout faced some unusual challenges, because Issac has Type 1 diabetes. The high school student says he hopes to play a leadership role in scouting.

CAPONE AUCTION

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- It's your chance to own a bit of infamy. A court document signed by notorious gangster Al Capone is going up for bids. Capone's Colt .25-semi-automatic and a love song he wrote about his wife will also be auctioned next month. Officials at RR Auction in Amherst, New Hampshire, expect Capone's 1925 signed deposition to sell for about 100-grand.

DROUGHT-MARIJUANA

SELLERSBURG, Ind. (AP) -- The drought is bad for pot growers -- but good for police. In southern Indiana, the illegal weed is now easier to spot from the air. While forests and corn fields are turning brown, the hardy marijuana plants stay green. State Trooper Mike Bennett tells The News and Tribune, "It's not called weed for nothing."

TWINS TURN 90

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) -- These twins look alike nearly every day. But they're not kids. Alma "Dickie" Foss and Alva "Happy" Carlson recently celebrated their 90th birthday in identical outfits. Around Livingston, Montana, they're simply known as the twins, though they're fraternal not identical twins. They grew up on a homestead where they milked cows, fed chickens and cut firewood. They also shared a horse to ride to school. Today they share a home and appreciate the modern conveniences. The twins tell a local paper (Livingston Enterprise) they still wear the same sizes, right down to their shoes.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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