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Sign spinners' moves nab attention on street and at contest
(AP Photo - Regina Garcia Cano)
By REGINA GARCIA CANO
From Associated Press
February 27, 2017 4:50 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — You've seen them at intersections and outside strip malls spinning an arrow-shaped sign and trying to grab the attention of drivers and passers-by.

NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City are looking for the owner of a drone that crashed through a window on a high-rise apartment building.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — It's not unusual for a surgeon to save another doctor's life. But Dr. Colleen Coleman did so by going under the knife to help an ailing colleague who desperately needed a kidney.

Nearly 200 storm chasers paid tribute Sunday to the late actor Bill Paxton by spelling out his initials using GPS coordinates on a map depicting the heart of Tornado Alley.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Democratic candidate's run for the Pennsylvania Legislature is down the drain — partly because he used too little water at the house he claimed as his residence.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee woman held up at gunpoint by two men rebuffed their attempt to rob her and got an apology before they fled.

ROME (AP) — Fifty-five employees at a Naples public hospital, including doctors and nurses, are under house arrest for allegedly clocking in, then disappearing from their posts, including one physician spotted hopping a cab to play tennis, another suspect who allegedly worked as a hotel chef while on duty at the hospital, and others who slipped off to go shopping.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A politician in northern Sweden wants to list sex as an officially approved activity for civil servants during their daily paid lunchbreak.

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For a Venezuelan skier who had only trained on wheels beneath a bright sun, the slopes of Finland proved a mighty challenge.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — So many women showed up at a Minneapolis tattoo parlor for a permanent reminder of female solidarity that it had to turn away some latecomers.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of a 91-year-old Ohio woman who died this week are giving her the last word with a sassy, occasionally profane obituary that starts with the basics — "I was born.

HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) — Kick off the Sunday shoes: Dancing in public is now legal throughout Henryetta. City leaders voted Tuesday to abolish an ordinance on dancing, the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/2lprhhr ) reported.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — So much for sharing the good news about a newborn calf named Pitcher Diego. A New Hampshire farm that posted a video of the Scottish Highland calf is coming under fire from animal rights supporters who don't want the animal to be slaughtered.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Altars to the Virgin of Guadalupe are ubiquitous at businesses across Mexico. Now federal police say one has even been used in a gasoline smuggling racket in the central state of Puebla.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a man made up a story that he had been carjacked with a child in his vehicle because he wanted police to work more urgently to find the car.

MARION, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 10-year-old Ohio girl who messaged police on Facebook for help with math homework says the responding officer's engaging approach is what counts, though his math was a little off.

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's president's strong views on pizza have caused an international stir. Gudni Th. Johannesson disclosed his opposition to pineapple on pizza to Icelandic high school students last week.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's lieutenant governor has received a letter of resignation — from her husband. Kim Guadagno's husband, Michael, is an appeals court judge.

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Bavaria say they were able to track down a man responsible for a hit-and-run by following the hoof prints and manure left behind by the horse pulling his carriage.

NEW YORK (AP) — Pop-Tarts might not just be for breakfast anymore. Kellogg's is giving the public a taste of some unique flavor combinations featuring the morning time treat by transforming its New York eatery into a Pop-Tarts Cafe this week.

LYONS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 29-year-old man used a chain saw to cut through a door at his boss's upstate New York home, causing severe injuries to the employer's hand.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A resident in Arctic Norway says four adults and two children were inside a house when an avalanche hit, knocking the building off its foundations, but all managed to get out safely.

CALABASH, N.C. (AP) — For the second time this month, a rust-colored alligator has turned up in the Carolinas. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/2mhVXP1 ) Tuesday that some residents of a Calabash, North Carolina, neighborhood have named the pumpkin-colored alligator "Donny."

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania college student got a reminder to take out the trash when his mother sent him some garbage in a care package.