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Iran rules "decadent" Valentine's Day celebrations a crime

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine's Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime. Updated: 10:02 am

Police: Suspect in 4 heists needed money for kitty litter

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a Pittsburgh woman jailed in four recent store robberies told police she needed money for dog food and kitty litter. Updated: 10:01 am

Hating Valentine's Day? Goodwill says donate your ex's stuff

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Is a breakup bringing you heartache for Valentine's Day? Updated: 7:00 am

Russian Orthodox Church allowed to return debt in prayers

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian regional court has ruled that an Orthodox Church diocese can repay part of an outstanding debt in prayers rather than money. Updated: 7:00 am

Sea lion found starving in San Diego restaurant on the mend

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Veterinarians say a starving sea lion rescued last week after finding its way into a fancy San Diego restaurant is on the mend.

Boston program allows smokers to vote with their butts

BOSTON (AP) — The city of Boston is trying to rid the streets of unsightly cigarette butts by placing special receptacles in high traffic area…

Thousands of thumbtacks found in California dog park

HERCULES, Calif. (AP) — Police say they have stepped up patrols and are considering putting cameras to try to catch whoever is spreading thous…

Man waves gun behind TV reporter during live broadcast

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say they're investigating after a man appeared to wave a handgun behind a television news reporter during a live broadc…

Mayor shows love to skateboarders, lifts ban in Love Park

Mayor shows love to skateboarders, lifts ban in Love Park

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Skateboarders in Philadelphia are feeling the love from Love Park now that the mayor has temporarily lifted a ban on skati…

Rare weather event produces spontaneous snowballs in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Thousands of snowballs rolled in a flat central Idaho field look like the work of hundreds of ambitious kids — except ther…

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