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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police department's entry in a lip sync challenge sweeping the nation has gotten rave reviews — including from the country music group whose song is featured.

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss police say an Austrian family allegedly hijacked a taxi, crashed into a parked boat, drove through a hedge and then plunged off a 4-foot-high ledge before trying to escaping on foot.

BERLIN (AP) — Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming police say a man twice led them in a chase — once in a pickup truck and then in a concrete mixer truck.

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (AP) — It's back to the future on the Long Island Rail Road. The nation's largest commuter train system said Friday it's printing next month's tickets on paper marked for 2016 and 2019 due to a problem with its usual supply.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) — A baby girl is guaranteed food for life — and a job — after her mother gave birth in a Chick-fil-A bathroom.

ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A worker at a Connecticut dairy farm was taken to the hospital with a broken jaw after being head-butted by a cow.

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Police responding to a 911 hang-up call from an abandoned building in western New York found something they weren't expecting: a 4-foot-long (1.2-meter) alligator.

WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say fire severely damaged a giant pyramid home that doubles as a tourist attraction in northern Illinois.

KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — Twin sisters from western Michigan are running for county commissioner seats, but they aren't endorsing one another.

MENASHA, Wis. (AP) — Police say a bicyclist who weaved past the gates blocking access to a bridge over a river in eastern Wisconsin escaped serious injury after falling into the gap that was created when the bridge started to rise.

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — An investigation into the operation of one of Missoula County's justice courts found the judge was frequently late for work or absent and had employees walk her dog and put court fees in an unlocked box on her back porch.

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media. Cape May Patrolman Michael LeSage found Bean the pug in a yard on Sunday.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces continues to investigate a Virgin Mary sculpture in a Hobbs church that appears to be weeping.

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Officials in a western Arkansas city say residents can finally kick off their Sunday shoes. Fort Smith city directors recently repealed a 1953 ordinance that essentially outlawed public dancing on Sundays.

BERLIN (AP) — A German city is looking for a way to get rid of a giant catfish that is believed to have developed a taste for ducklings after eating all of its fellow fish in the municipal pond.

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Firefighters in upstate New York helped out a presumably hungry raccoon that got its head stuck inside a mayonnaise jar.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The founder of Buffalo's annual chicken wing festival is offering foodies another reason to indulge — with the creation of National Blue Cheese Dressing Day.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Workers in a metropolitan sewer district in Ohio have amassed an impressive collection of toys, eyeglasses and other objects that made their way through the sewer system.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine rapper surprised moviegoers with free tickets to a sci-fi satire movie. Rory Ferreira, who goes by the stage name Milo, bought all 129 seats to the 4:20 p.m.

HELSINKI (AP) — A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit. RPS Brewing has issued a limited-edition lager depicting cartoon U.S.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor says she's holding summer office hours at the beach. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo (ray-MAHN'-doh) will hold the first event Monday at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett.

BERLIN (AP) — Quiet neighbors, pristine grounds and a view to die for: No wonder graveyard plots in Berchtesgaden are in high demand.

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona authorities say a 44-year-old uniformed security guard is accused of impersonating a police officer by trying to pull over an unmarked car that happened to contain two state troopers patrolling a Phoenix freeway.