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Los Angeles freeway sign unveiled with typo

Tue Nov 25, 2014

No one noticed the mistake until the morning after the sign was installed above Interstate 710 in Southern California. Full Story

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City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry

Tue Nov 25, 2014

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. Full Story

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Iowa woman locked up after locked out of home

Tue Nov 25, 2014

Police say an Iowa woman who was locked out of her apartment has been locked up after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside. Full Story

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Police: Facebook posts of stolen guns spur arrest

Tue Nov 25, 2014

A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he posted Facebook photos of stolen guns from an unsolved burglary. Full Story

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Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

Tue Nov 25, 2014

Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing. Full Story

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Auction fetches $28K for 1st batch of new bourbon

Tue Nov 25, 2014

One of Kentucky's newest whiskey makers is making a big splash, fetching more than $28,000 for its first bottle of bourbon. Full Story

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Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

Tue Nov 25, 2014

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird. Full Story

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Lost New Mexico kitten ends up in Maine

Tue Nov 25, 2014

A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery. Full Story

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UMaine fans fail to set world record for flannel

Tue Nov 25, 2014

The University of Maine has fallen short in its quest to break the world record for having the most people in one place wearing flannel apparel. Full Story

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Judge says crowing Oregon rooster must go

Sun Nov 23, 2014

It was just the first of Mr. Rooster's problems that he was first believed to be a Ms. Full Story

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Seagull with dart through neck spotted at park

Mon Nov 24, 2014

A seagull with a dart through its neck is surviving at a park in the agricultural city of Wenatchee, in north central Washington state. Full Story

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Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

Mon Nov 24, 2014

A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said. Full Story

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Giraffes on a plane? Most Wanted list released

Sun Nov 23, 2014

Have you seen a man who loaded live giraffes into a Tanzanian military plane for delivery to Qatar? If so Interpol would like to speak with you. Full Story

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Crew finds 150-ton boulder likely left by glacier

Sun Nov 23, 2014

Workers digging an underground garage for a new hotel in Everett, Washington, recently struck something big about 30 feet below the surface. Full Story

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Ethiopia hopes to set world record for HIV tests

Tue Nov 25, 2014

Ethiopia is attempting to set a world record for the number of HIV tests carried out in one day. Full Story

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Oregon festival's giant nutcracker: 41 feet

Sun Nov 23, 2014

Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece -- a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 pounds and work its jaw with enough force to crush coconuts. Full Story