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'Bucket list' item leads to women's arrest in Florida

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Two longtime friends ended up in jail in central Florida thanks to a "bucket list" that included stealing from a store.

Police say 36-year-old Andrea Mobley and 38-year-old Jennifer Morrow face petty theft charges after stealing bathing suits and beef jerky during a trip to Wal-Mart on Wednesday.

A loss prevention officer told police Mobley was eating beef jerky in the store and Morrow concealed items inside her purse. They were detained after taking the items from the store without paying.

The Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/18BR9KR) reports the women told police they hadn't seen each other in years and stealing from a retail store was on the "bucket list."

Mobley told the newspaper they were just "two stupid women" doing something they'd never done before. She added she's ashamed.

Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Nevada scratches anti-communist law from books

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — It's no longer OK to fire someone in Nevada just because they're a Communist.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill Wednesday striking down language in an archaic Nevada law that dates back to the Red Scare.

The measure, SB506, is part of an ongoing effort by legislative staff to scratch out obsolete laws still on the books.

Before Wednesday, it was legal for employers to take action against a person who's a member of the Communist Party or any other organization required to register with the Subversive Activities Control Board.

The board was created by a 1950 federal law sponsored by former U.S. Sen. Pat McCarran, a Nevada Democrat. It investigated people suspected of promoting totalitarian dictatorships in the U.S.

Organizations haven't been required to register with the board since 1968.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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California man suspected of painting crosswalk

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man is facing vandalism charges after authorities say he painted a crosswalk on a street, allegedly telling officials it was needed.

Fifty-two-year-old Anthony Cardenas was arrested Thursday morning in Vallejo and booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of felony vandalism. Solano County Sheriff's Lt. Brad DeWall says workers spotted Cardenas committing the vandalism at a city intersection.

The intersection already has three crosswalks.

DeWall says Cardenas also painted lines through those.

State transportation workers painted over Cardenas' alleged crosswalk later in the day. A police cadet had been posted at the intersection until then to keep pedestrians from using it.

Cardenas remained behind bars Friday on $15,000 bail. Dewall says he did not have an attorney.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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