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Beth Mack and her son Daniel clear the roof of their home in Eden, N.Y. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Mark Mulville)  TV OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; BATAVIA DAILY NEWS OUT; DUNKIRK OBSERVER OUT; JAMESTOWN POST-JOURNAL OUT; LOCKPORT UNION-SUN JOURNAL OUT; NIAGARA GAZETTE OUT; OLEAN TIMES-HERALD OUT; SALAMANCA PRESS OUT; TONAWANDA NEWS OUT

Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow

Beth Bragg's home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she was still out first-thing Saturday with her shovel — along with hundreds of other volunteers. "I know that people really need to get ...

In this photo taken on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, residents look on duing the Christmass the tree lighting in Reading, Pa. Reading's spindly 50-foot spruce drew the ire of residents who said it was ruining their holiday spirit. Now a group led by the city council president is raising money to buy and decorate a more impressive replacement. (AP Photo/Reading Eagle, Ben Hasty)

City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry

A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Reading's (REH'-dingz) spindly 50-foot spruce drew the ire of residents who said it was ruining their holiday spirit. Now a ...

Caption:Oklahoma Sooners running back Samaje Perine (32) scores a touchdown against the Texas Longhorns during the second half on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. (Brandon Wade/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)

Oklahoma's Perine breaks FBS rushing record

Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine set the FBS record for yards rushing in a game Saturday against Kansas. With 12:16 to play in the game, Perine set the mark with a 42-yard run on his 34th carry, giving him 427 yards for the day. The freshman moved ahead of Wisconsin's ...

FSU's Winston shoves official during hurry-up

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has pushed defenses around for two seasons, but it was an official's turn Saturday. The top-ranked Seminoles were running a hurry-up offense late in the third quarter and Winston was rushing to the line of scrimmage to snap the ball on second down with 5:20 ...

Suzy Whaley celebrates a hole in one  on the 156-yard, par-three  17th hole during first-round play in the 2004 McDonald's LPGA Championship at DuPont Country Club, Wilmington, Delaware, June 10, 2004. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Suzy Whaley becomes 1st female officer at PGA

Suzy Whaley is taking another crack at golf's old boy's network. More than one decade after becoming the first woman to qualify for a PGA event in 58 years, the 48-year-old Whaley became the first female officer in the PGA of America's history. She's on course to become the organization's ...

Bidet seats, like this Kohler C3 toilet seat with bidet functionality, are heated and have built-in night lights. The seat is pictured on the one-piece San Raphael toilet, which features an elongated bowl for added room and comfort for adults. CONTRIBUTED BY KOHLER

Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat

Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can. Kohler Co. has introduced a deodorizing toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up. A fan hidden in the battery-operated seat sucks in air and pushes it through an ...

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87-year-old Florida man receives 2nd Purple Heart

An 87-year-old Bradenton resident received his second Purple Heart 63 years after serving in the Korean War. Walter Scott Blomely was pinned during a Friday ceremony by U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan. The honor recognizes Blomely's service after he was shot through the helmet in 1951 during a battle known as ...

Tiger Woods will open his first restaurant/sports bar in Jupiter’s Harbourside. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Woods to work with Dallas-based teacher

Tiger Woods has hired a swing consultant as he prepares to return to competition. Woods announced Saturday on Twitter that Dallas-based Chris Como, a specialist in biomechanics of the golf swing, will be working and consulting with him. Woods did not identify Como as his swing coach. "Happy to have ...

Esta foto del 19 de noviembre de 2014 muestra el cuadro titulado "El viejo ayuntamiento", que según la casa subastadora fue pintado por Adolf Hitler en Nuremberg, Alemania. Se estima que el cuadro será vendido por unos 50.000 euros (60.000 dólares), no tanto por su mérito artístico como por la firma en la esquina inferior izquierda.  (AP Foto/Michael Probst)
The Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo shows a picture titled  “The Old City Hall”, right, that - as the auction house said - was painted by Adolf Hitler and the original bill of sale and a signed letter, left,  from Hitler’s adjutant Albert Bormann, brother of the better-known Martin Bormann in Nuremberg, Germany. The 100-year-old watercolor of Munich’s city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros (US$ 60,000) at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the signature in the bottom left corner.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Hitler watercolor sold for $162,000 at auction

A watercolor of Munich's old city hall believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago was sold for 130,000 euros ($162,000) at an auction in Germany on Saturday. Kathrin Weidler, director of the Weider auction house in Nuremberg, said the work attracted bidders from four continents and ...

Restaurant chain introduces mistletoe drones

If you go on a date to TGI Fridays this holiday season, be prepared to pucker up. That’s because the restaurant chain is launching mistletoe drones. The drones are equipped with an HD camera and a sprig of mistletoe. Restaurant workers control where the drone flies. Couples caught on the ...

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‘Museum of Selfies’ brings high-tech flair to classic art

The selfies trend has now spread to classic works of art, with a Tumblr blog called the “Museum of Selfies” created by Olivia Muus. The designer came up with the idea as she visited the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen. The blog has gone viral and others are contributing ...

75-year-old grandmother thwarts would-be robbers

When Nancy Stowe saw robbers beating her grandson and son at the gas station, she jumped into action, just as she had many times before. The 75-year-old woman is being credited for scaring the robbers off before they could do additional damage during an attempted robbery Thursday night. Two men asked ...

NYPD's 'accidental' shooting fuels police violence debate

A New York City rookie police officer has fatally shot an unarmed black man in a Brooklyn housing project in what the police are calling a tragic accident, and some observers are calling part of a grim pattern. "At this point, all indications are that this was an accidental discharge. This discharge, we believe, ...

Passenger bus that runs on human waste now in operation

While it may earn the nickname of the “No. 2” bus, the official name of the bus that is powered by human excrement and food waste is the Bio-Bus. Designed by GENeco, the bus seats up to 40 passengers and can go 168 miles on a single tank of gas, ...

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Search continues at ancient Greek burial mound

Scientists have opened the second phase of their excavation of the vast 4th-century BC burial mound in Amphipolis town in search of more tombs and bodies. The first search of the site, which was built shortly after Alexander the Great's death, discovered and dug up a tomb containing a skeleton. ...

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Teacher caught on camera forcing student into pool during gym class

A physical education teacher in Stockton, California is on paid leave after police charged him with corporal injury after being recorded forcing a 14-year-old student into a pool during gym class.  KXTV reported Denny Peterson was seen on the video, dragging the girl toward the pool at Edison High School. ...

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