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BAIT CAR-MIRANDA RIGHTS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Caught in the act -- but it's not just the alleged car thief who is in trouble. The TruTV reality show "Bait Car" had L-A County sheriff's Detective Anthony Shapiro busting a suspect. Shapiro testified under oath that he read the man his Miranda rights. But unedited video from the show reveals that's not the case. Shapiro is seen saying to the suspect, "You watch TV. You know your rights and all that?" Prosecutors have dropped the case against the suspected thief. Sheriff's officials say Shapiro has been suspended with pay while he's investigated.

BOY DRIVER

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) -- The swerving car caught the trooper's attention. When the Oregon trooper pulled it over, he found a 10-year-old behind the wheel. Oregon State Police say the boy's father was sitting in the passenger seat, drinking and trying to steer. The 34-year-old man from The Dalles was busted on drunken driving and other charges. Police say there was an open beer can at his feet and five empties in the back seat.

TALKING ROBOT VACUUM

TOKYO (AP) -- Are you ready for a vacuuming robot that talks? It's no Roise the Robot from "The Jetsons" but the Cocorobo from Sharp can say 36 phrases. Its vocabulary includes "Long time no see" and "Hello," in Japanese, English and Chinese. The vacuuming robot will sell for about $1,600 and hits the market next month in Japan.

BASKETBALL BET-BEEF

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has no beef with his Kansas counterpart -- over their NCAA championship bet. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is making good on their friendly wager. Today, Governor Beshear will accept a shipment of 440 Kansas steak burgers at a homeless shelter. Brownback will also hand deliver another 120 burgers to a shelter in his own state. The Kentucky Wildcats beat the Kansas Jayhawks 67-59 in the title game.

RARE BOOK

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- It's a way overdue book -- but there's no fine involved. A book that's almost 270 years old has been found in the vault of the oldest library in the South. But the library won't be able to keep it. The book, "Dissertation Upon Parties," had been donated to the College of Charleston in the 1700s. But it was kept at the Charleston Library Society, until a proper library could be built at the fledgling college. It was recently rediscovered after a multi-year inventory. The 1743 book will be turned over to the college Thursday.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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