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PERFECT CAIN

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Matt Cain is already heading into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The San Francisco Giants ace pitched the 22nd perfect game in baseball history Wednesday night against the Houston Astros. Cain's cap, cleats, dirt from the mound, a ball and his uniform are all being sent to Cooperstown. Even the umps signed a ball and gave it to Cain as a memento. Cain says he only managed about four hours sleep after throwing his history-making gem.

FRONT YARD MARIJUANA

FLAT LICK, Ky. (AP) -- If you're going to grow pot -- the front yard probably isn't the place to do it. Deputies in Flat Lick, Kentucky, say they spotted the illegal weed in James Denver Cox's yard, after responding to a complaint. Knox County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Hensley says Cox had nearly 100 pot plants. The deputy tells WYMT-TV there was more pot drying on top of a TV and some under an entertainment center. Cox now faces a felony charge of cultivating marijuana.

PERFECT ATTENDANCE

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) -- Brian Boyle is a perfect student. The suburban Philadelphia teenager has never missed a day of school in 13 years. The newly minted Unionville High School grad got a gold star trophy for his perfect attendance from the district superintendent. Brian says he takes vitamins to stay healthy. He's headed to the University of North Carolina in Wilmington to study business in the fall.

STREET PIANOS

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Tickling the ivories is getting a little easier in Salt Lake City. Ten upright pianos are now on city streets and in other public places. The colorful pianos are part of the "Play Me, I'm Yours" art project. It's the idea of British artist Luke Jerram. He says he was inspired when he visited a Laundromat and realized no one was talking. Since 2008, public pianos have been installed in 25 cities around the world. They'll stay out in Salt Lake City until the end of the month.

SHRINKING CAR ENGINES

DETROIT (AP) -- Bigger isn't better. At least not anymore when it comes to car engines. V-8s like the Big Block, Cobra Jet and Ramcharger were the big thing. Once upon a time, in the days of cheap gas, you could order a Corvette with a 427-cubic inch Chevrolet Tri-Power that could push the car to 140 miles per hour. But today, car buyers are as interested in M-P-G as they are in M-P-H. More than half the new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. now have four-cylinder motors.

WAL-MART BITE

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) -- A Wal-Mart worker in Alaska is taking a bite out of crime -- the hard way. A Kodiak woman is accused of shoplifting and biting the worker. Authorities say Hope Fuller sunk her choppers into the male Wal-Mart worker's chest, while he was trying to keep her in the parking lot until police arrived. The Wal-Mart employee says the attack was "creepy." The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports Fuller now faces assault and other charges.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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