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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. Some of the menu items include a personal Pop-Tart pizza, chili Pop-Tart fries and tarty tacos. Visitors to the Times Square restaurant can also sample milkshakes made from the pastry.
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. To collect his pension, he's required by law to notify Kim Guadagno in her dual role as secretary of state that he'll reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 this month.
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. Tuesday's avalanche in Longyearbyen, the main settlement in Norway's Svalbard archipelago, struck near area where two people were killed in a 2015 avalanche.
BOURGES, France (AP) -- It's a case of culinary mistaken identity. The Michelin Guide has accidently awarded one of its coveted stars to a lowly local cafe that shares its name with a gastronomic restaurant 150 kilometers (93 miles) away. In the annual restaurant list unveiled Feb. 9, the publishers confused "Le Bouche a Oreilles" in Bourges, which serves up burgers and fries, with "Le Bouche a Oreille" in Boutervilliers that boasts an award-winning chef.
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. Eighteen-year-old Connor Cox tells WHTM-TV (http://bit.ly/2l3BugR ) that his mother sent two boxes to him at Westminster College in New Wilmington last month. One box contained food and other goodies. The other contained garbage.
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. Troopers say Kyle Poore, of Lyons Falls, used a running chain saw late Sunday night to cut through a bedroom door at his employer's Lewis County home, located 55 miles northeast of Syracuse.
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- A single mom is generating attention online after she donned a mustache, dressed up like a dad for a school breakfast event and posed for photos with her son. KSL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2lzXYZY) Whitney Kittrell wore the costume after deciding to fulfill her son's request that she accompany him to a "Dads and Donuts" event.
TRURO, Mass. (AP) -- A Jeep that has been stuck inside a Massachusetts sand dune for 40 years is set to be removed. The Cape Cod Times reports (http://bit.ly/2kRGjsH ) the Jeep Wagoneer is entombed in a garage in Truro that became overtaken by the dune decades ago. Basil Musnuff's mother owns the property. He says he began visiting in the 1970s and has never seen the Jeep driven.
SUFFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- Police in a Connecticut town are reminding people to not open their doors to "any unfamiliar cattle" after a pair of cows escaped from their pen and were found near the front door of a home a couple of houses away. Sgt. Geoffrey Miner tells WGGB/WSHM (http://bit.ly/2lanRi9 ) a driver reported seeing the cows walking on the side of a road and in yards in Suffield on Sunday morning.
CARBONDALE, Colo. (AP) -- Police in western Colorado say a man battered somebody else's pickup with a baseball bat and then left a note acknowledging he had anger issues. Police say the note read, "Sorryy anger isusesh." The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reports (http://bit.ly/2laQ9t7 ) the attack occurred in January near Carbondale. The pickup's owner found the damage and the note when he returned from snowmobiling.
DENVER (AP) -- A 26-year-old man says he was making an action video with friends when he fell 40 feet down the chimney of a downtown Denver apartment building. Dustin Hinkle tells KCNC-TV (https://goo.gl/DJSZVB ) that he and a couple of friends were making a Parkour video on the roof of the Denver City Lofts on Thursday when he fell through a chimney cover.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Some joggers weren't joking when they said they were going out for a "brief run." In briefs, boxers, bras and bloomers, they ran three-quarters of a mile in a Valentine's Day-related charity event benefiting sick children. Saturday's annual Cupid's Undie Run featured 1,000 people in their underwear and little else, except for maybe some body-painted hearts, angels and Cupid's arrows on their chests.
MILAN (AP) -- The appearance of an oasis of palm trees opposite Milan's gothic-era Duomo Cathedral has spawned a vibrant public debate. Twitter is awash with palm-inspired memes, including pink palms in front of an aquamarine-colored Duomo subtitled, Milano Vice, referring to the 1980s television series. A well-known landscape architect wrote a page-one criticism in the daily La Repubblica dismissing the project as "neo-gothic folly" that veers "to the limits of kitsch.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Columbia University says it's strengthening its procedures after it accidentally sent acceptance notices to 277 prospective students and then recalled them. Columbia says the emails, sent Wednesday, "incorrectly implied" that the applicants had been accepted into its School of Public Health's Master's program. The university said Friday that it immediately discovered its mistake and sent follow-up emails within an hour. Vice Dean for Education Julie Kornfeld says Columbia "deeply" apologizes.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- It was quite a night for a New York state college basketball fan who made a half-court shot to win a $500 gift card and received a marriage proposal seconds later. Erin Tobin took part in a Dunkin' Donuts promotion during Thursday night's Manhattan-Siena game at the Times Union Center in Albany.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- A South Florida college student says he was startled when he saw a large snake crawl under his roommate's car. Nova Southeastern University students Ross Price and his roommate James Hand called an exterminator Feb. 1, but were told it was too late to send someone. So they called the Davie Police Department. The SunSentinel (http://bit.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia's mayor is coming to the city's defense against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The Republican governor this week declared that the Philadelphia Phillies "suck," that its fans are bitter and angry and that it's not safe for civilized people to go to their stadium. Mayor Jim Kenney, a Democrat, responded Friday that Christie is "bitter and has got nowhere to go" after his failed presidential campaign. He called him a bully.