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  1. Love — and cheese puffs — helped sisters survive 13 days in Michigan woods


    CRISP POINT, Mich. — Two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska said Saturday that they survived in a remote part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula on love for their family, melted snow and the little food they had in their snow-crippled SUV.

    Sisters Leslie Roy, right, and Lee Marie Wright sit in a Michigan State Police helicopter after they were rescued Friday, April 24, 2015 from Michigan's Upper Penisula. The sisters survived 13 days after their SUV got stuck about 3 miles from Lake Superior. The area has no cellphone service. They were rescued Friday by a police helicopter pilot who noticed a reflection off their SUV. [Michigan Department of State Police via AP]
  2. 15 loose buffaloes that crossed New York highway are killed (w/video)


    COEYMANS, N.Y. — Fifteen buffaloes that escaped from a farm were intentionally shot and killed Friday after they dashed past a group of police, crossed a major highway and ended up near some schools, authorities said.

    A herd of buffalo crosses a road, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Bethlehem, N.Y. About 15 of the animals got loose Thursday from a farm in the Rensselaer County town of Schodack, on the river's east bank a few miles southeast of Albany. [Associated Press]
  3. The $50 gift card that costs $200

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    Starbucks economics

    The $50 gift card that costs $200

    Usually when you pay $200 for something, you expect to get roughly $200 of value, especially when that thing is a gift card. Starbucks does not subscribe to this philosophy. For Mother's Day, the coffee chain is rolling out its first-ever limited edition …
  4. Tutu Tuesday brings smiles to Florida children's hospital


    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — One morning last summer, Tony Smith slipped a multicolor tutu over his scrubs in the pre-op ward of a South Florida hospital to grant the wish of a young patient heading to surgery.

    Dr. Bob Kaye, right, talks to registered nurse  Nicole Maggi on a Tutu Tuesday in March at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. [Associated Press]
  5. Gyrocopter pilot Doug Hughes' friend questioned again by Secret Service after Capitol landing

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    Only a few hours after Doug Hughes landed his gyrocopter on the U.S. Capitol lawn Wednesday, secret service agents were at the doorstep of his friend Mike Shanahan's home in Apollo Beach.

    Television trucks gather Thursday morning outside the Ruskin home of Doug Hughes, who flew a gyrocopter into restricted airspace over Washington, D.C., Wednesday afternoon, landing on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building, in an attempt to bring awareness to the need for campaign finance reform. [SKIP O'ROURKE   |   Times]
  6. Ruskin mailman's U.S. Capitol gyrocopter stunt draws supportive response on Twitter


    Doug Hughes meant to make a statement about campaign finance reform when he flew his gyrocopter into restricted airspace Wednesday and landed it on the U.S. Capitol building's West Lawn.

  7. Aviation experts explain why Capitol gyrocopter wasn't shot down (w/video)

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    Why didn't the government shoot down Doug Hughes in his gyrocopter as he approached the nation's Capitol Wednesday?

    A bomb squad technician walks past the gyrocopter that Doug Hughes of Ruskin landed on the lawn in front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, April 14, 2015. [JAMES BORCHUCK | Times]
  8. Footage of mailman's gyrocopter flight funnier with 'Inspector Gadget' theme

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    Ruskin mailman Doug Hughes' gyrocopter landing on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday freaked out a bunch of people and captured the nation's attention.

  9. Tattooed shooting suspect hitchhiked to Florida — and someone picked him up


    GOLDSBORO, N.C. — The man accused of killing a community college worker said the motorcycle he used to get away broke down along Interstate 95 and he walked 30 miles before a woman headed to Florida gave him a ride, according to a police report released Wednesday.

    Kenneth Morgan Stancil III is seen in a booking photo provided by the  Volusia County Department of Corrections. Stancil, 20, wanted in the shooting death of the print shop director at at Wayne County Community College in North Carolina on Monday morning, was arrested in Florida early Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Goldsboro police said. [Associated Press]
  10. Video shows police cruiser ramming into robbery suspect


    TUCSON, Ariz. — Dramatic dash-cam videos of an arrest in Arizona put the public in the driver's seat as an officer plows his cruiser into a rifle-toting robbery suspect at high speed. Policing experts on Wednesday called the officer's tactics unconventional and even outrageous, but justified, given the …

    An image from a dashboard camera shows Mario Valencia just before he was hit by a Marana, Ariz., police cruiser.