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Nebraska trucker returns bull mastiff to Arizona

Fri Oct 24, 2014

A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona. Full Story

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Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election

Fri Oct 24, 2014

A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box. Full Story

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Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea

Fri Oct 24, 2014

The whistleblower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero. Full Story

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Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years

Fri Oct 24, 2014

A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. Full Story

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Dallas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola

Fri Oct 24, 2014

Taking inspiration from the fear of Ebola, a Dallas-area man has stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," surrounded his yard with yellow caution tape and crossed his door and windows with white tape marked "quarantine." Full Story

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Man fighting charges for painting Main Street

Fri Oct 24, 2014

A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street. Full Story

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'Pilfered' pumpkins end up pleasing pigs' palates

Fri Oct 24, 2014

A pilfered pumpkin caper in New Hampshire was just a misunderstanding that put some pounds on a passel of pigs. Full Story

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Wildlife rehab for bear found in Oregon drugstore

Fri Oct 24, 2014

A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year. Full Story

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Man's ashes to be scattered in fireworks display

Fri Oct 24, 2014

A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway. Full Story

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Store clerk tells bandit to bug off with spray can

Wed Oct 22, 2014

A western Pennsylvania convenience store clerk told a would-be bandit to bug off by spraying the suspect with a can of insecticide. Full Story

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Chicago man to president: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

Wed Oct 22, 2014

A passer-by got off a pretty good crack at President Obama during early voting Monday in Chicago -- but the president came back even funnier. Full Story

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Pennsylvania man in trouble for painting Main St

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Some people paint the town. A western Pennsylvania man just painted a little stretch of Main Street, and now he's in trouble for it. Full Story

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The lamest excuses for missing work

Thu Oct 23, 2014

A new survey shows that people come up with some seriously sad excuses for missing work. Full Story

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New Mexico man's typo costs him thousands on bill

Wed Oct 22, 2014

A New Mexico man says he made an error while paying his electric bill that led him to overpay by thousands of dollars. Full Story

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Woman says she sold pot to help raise grandkids

Thu Oct 23, 2014

A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died. Full Story

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Bobcat that escaped from New Jersey home captured

Thu Oct 23, 2014

A pet bobcat has been recaptured after its latest escape from its owner's southern New Jersey home. Full Story

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Elusive bobcat again escapes from New Jersey home

Wed Oct 22, 2014

A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose. Full Story