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Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

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The World's Ugliest Dog Contest is celebrating man's best friend's perfect imperfections in California Friday. More>>

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Work to move giant sequoia draws curious Idaho onlookers

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A massive sequoia sent to Boise as a small seedling by naturalist John Muir more than a century ago is now in the way of a hospital's expansion and plans are to move it two blocks away to city property. More>>

Worker bit in tussle with would-be thief over stripper pole

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Police in Little Rock say a mall worker wrestled away a stripper pole from a would-be thief who bit the employee during the struggle. More>>

Kind act spreads to 167 drivers at Indiana McDonald's

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A customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line. More>>

Breast milk jeweler ordered to refund customers, return milk

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A Rhode Island company that makes jewelry from breast milk has been ordered to refund $15,000 to 114 customers and return the milk they sent. More>>

Rats! DC working to fight rodent problem as complaints rise

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The nation's capital is taking a modern approach to dealing with an old problem: rats. More>>

Police: Man faces charges after stealing more than 500 signs

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An Ohio man is facing charges after police say he stole more than 500 signs, claiming they were an eyesore and a distraction to drivers. More>>

Big catch: Fisherman finds camera, returns it to owner

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A man who was fishing in the Tennessee River reeled in a waterlogged camera and then used social media to track down its owner in Florida. More>>

Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story

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While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, someone stole the station's SUV. More>>

Family expected euthanized dog's ashes, got his frozen body

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A Pennsylvania family expecting to pick up the ashes of their beloved pet were instead handed his frozen body. More>>

Driver rescued after van gets stuck in Wisconsin drawbridge

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Firefighters had to rescue a man after his minivan became wedged in a drawbridge in downtown Green Bay. More>>

Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move

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A sequoia tree seedling sent more than a century ago by naturalist John Muir to Idaho and planted in a Boise medical doctor's yard has become an obstacle to progress. More>>

Fake quake: Report of major California temblor a false alarm

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A report of a major earthquake off the California coast has turned out to be a false alarm based on a quake from 1925. More>>

Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump name

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A toilet charity is helping a north Indian village rename itself after US President Donald Trump. More>>

Workers help woman find necklace buried in hospital waste

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A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her special necklace thanks to a group of hardworking sanitation workers. More>>

British schoolboys don skirts amid shorts ban in heatwave

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Boys at a British high school have found a novel way to skirt around strict uniform rules banning shorts as they swelter through a heatwave. More>>

Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food

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Under an Oregon roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed last week by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat. More>>

Suspect lights cigarette at end of wild police pursuit

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Los Angeles police say a woman led officers on a wild chase in a suspected stolen car that lasted a half-hour and ended when she crashed into a pole. More>>

Woman who hid gun in her vagina gets probation in drug case

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A Texas woman who police said packed a loaded pistol in her vagina has been sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to drug possession. More>>

Goodwill returns $97K to Ohio couple in mistaken donation

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A couple has gotten back nearly $100,000 in a duffel bag they mistakenly donated to Goodwill Industries in central Ohio. More>>

Chinese parents alarmed by miniature crossbow craze

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Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China _ and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials. More>>

Genoa makes special airport waiver for famed pesto sauce

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The Italian port city of Genoa has taken pride in its famed pesto sauce to new heights by granting special airport waivers for those who can't get enough of the basil and pine nut pasta sauce. More>>

Adviser quits in vote tampering scandal at California school

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Students at a California high school got a lesson in political corruption after it was revealed that a faculty adviser rigged the election for class president and two other races. More>>

Stoked! 511 California surfers paddle out to set record

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Southern California surfers are stoked after setting a Guinness World Record for largest surf paddle-out. More>>

Cops: Woman with history of thefts steals hair highlights

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A Pennsylvania woman with a history of stealing meals and services has allegedly struck again, this time at a hair salon. More>>

Empty NYC transit bus rolls down street, hits church, cars

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A parked New York City transit bus rolled backward down a hilly Brooklyn block and crashed into a church and parked vehicles during an incident caught on video. More>>

Naked thief nabbed by Austrian police at Vienna hotel

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Austrian police nab naked thief who climbed in guest's window, clambered on hotel roof. More>>

Senior student mocks school's dress code with yearbook quote

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A graduating New Jersey high school student who opposed her school's dress code got the last laugh with her yearbook quote. More>>

Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food

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Under an Oregon roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed last week by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat. More>>

10-foot alligator roped, wrangled off East Texas ranch

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An East Texas lassoed a 10-foot alligator and wranglers crawled atop the massive reptile's back after it got too close to the landowner's cattle. More>>

California deputies harness wayward Llama

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A couple of Solano County sheriff's deputies are one wayward llama's heroes after they saved it from traffic. More>>

Wicked long: Restaurant hopes to land lobster roll record

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A restaurant in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is hoping it set the record for the longest lobster roll at 159 feet, 6 inches. More>>

Pet squirrel that foiled Idaho home burglary returns to wild

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A pet squirrel that gained fame by thwarting a home burglary in Idaho has returned to the wild. More>>

Sleepy burglary suspect caught taking nap

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Police say a West Virginia man found asleep in a stranger's home has been charged with burglary. More>>

Coke tweet targeting Pittsburghers uses map of Philadelphia

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Coca-Cola is apologizing for using a map of Philadelphia in an advertising tweet aimed at encouraging residents of Pittsburgh to drink Coke as temperatures climbed into the high 80s. More>>

Blooming corpse flowers draw crowds in Northern California

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Stink Alert! Plant lovers in Northern California get rare treat as 2 corpse flowers bloom for the first time in a decade. More>>

Swarm of gnats causes fire scare at landmark Hamburg church

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Emergency services called to a landmark Hamburg church to fight a fire found only gnats. More>>

EU takes fat out of fire: Belgian fries are out of danger

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The European Commission wants all Belgians, and the world at large, to know: your famous fries are safe. More>>

35-pound flabby feline at Washington shelter seeks new home

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35-pound flabby feline at Washington shelter seeks new home. More>>

Michael Phelps' latest challenge: 'Shark Week'

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Discovery Channel promotes 'Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White' as part of its 'Shark Week' programming. More>>

Tourists descend as temperatures climb in Death Valley

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Tourists descend as temperatures climb in Death Valley. More>>

No 1. courthouse problem: People urinating in the elevator

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Officials in an Arkansas county have a plea for male courthouse visitors: Please stop urinating in our elevator. More>>

Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft

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Southern California authorities say three workers at a produce company have been arrested in the theft of up to $300,000 of avocados. More>>

Report: Woman stole city money to get butt lift

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A Florida city says a former employee stole money to get a butt lift. More>>

Teen police volunteers steal LAPD cars, patrol Los Angeles

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Los Angeles police chief says teens who stole 3 police cars were LAPD cadets. More>>

Crooked Hill Road exit sign altered to read Crooked Hillary

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A sign marking the Crooked Hill Road exit off a suburban New York parkway has been altered to read "Crooked Hillary.". More>>

In wurst case, German sausage seller prepared to go to jail

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In wurst case, German sausage seller prepared to go to jail over right to operate by Autobahn. More>>

After 40 years, father and daughter meet for the 1st time

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A New Jersey man is looking forward to celebrating Father's Day a week after his first meeting with his daughter, who tracked him down earlier this year following decades of questions. More>>

Whopping $100 million water bill shocks North Carolina man

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A North Carolina man was shocked when he got a water bill of more than $100 million this month. More>>

Massachusetts mayor sends man $1 to settle parking dispute

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A Massachusetts mayor has paid $1 out of his own pocket to settle a dispute with a man who complained after unnecessarily paying for parking. More>>

Agents arrest man at airport after meth found in underwear

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Federal agents have arrested a man for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly four pounds of crystal methamphetamine in his underwear. More>>

Attacked while running, woman drowns rabid raccoon in puddle

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A woman who was out for a run in Maine had to kill a rabid raccoon that attacked her by drowning it in a puddle. More>>

Pennsylvania family rebuilding after skunk spray ruins home

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A Pennsylvania family is slowly rebuilding their life and their home seven months after a skunk sneaked into their home and ruined it. More>>

Fake architect busted in 'Operation Vandelay Industries'

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A fake architect named Newman has pleaded guilty to fraud after an investigation New York's attorney general dubbed "Operation Vandelay Industries.". More>>

Cops: Pastor forged documents, sold church to himself for $1

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Police say a Connecticut pastor faces charges after he forged deed documents and sold a church worth more than $1 million to himself for $1. More>>

Kansas husband who robbed bank to avoid wife given probation

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A 70-year-old man who said he robbed a Kansas City, Kansas, bank so he could get away from his wife blamed his actions on depression. More>>

Soup Nazi-inspired company Soupman Inc. files for bankruptcy

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A New York company that sells soup from the recipes of the chef who was the real-life model of the Soup Nazi on "Seinfeld" has filed for bankruptcy. More>>

Rotting clams that stunk up neighborhood are being removed

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The rotting clams that were used to pave an access road in a small Rhode Island community are being removed after neighbors complained about the stench and maggots. More>>

Police: Naked man goes on rampage inside antiques store

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A Connecticut man is facing charges after police say he went on a naked rampage inside an antiques store. More>>

A cake mistake: Florida baker says new pans ruined desserts

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A Florida bakery claims faulty cake pans created a dessert disaster and has taken the pan-maker to court. More>>

French Spiderman climbs 29-story Spanish hotel without ropes

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French urban climber Alain Robert has scaled a 29-story hotel in Barcelona with his bare hands and in just 20 minutes. More>>

Texas woman calls 911 to complain about wait for nuggets

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Police in Central Texas say a woman fell into a foul mood when a fast-food restaurant took too long in delivering her chicken nuggets and she called 911 to complain. More>>

Hot dog! Eye-catching LA wiener stand finds museum home

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Los Angeles hot dog stand designed in the 1940s to look like a giant wiener on a bun has found a home. More>>

Teens rescued after 3 days lost in Paris catacombs

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Two teenage boys have been rescued after three days underground in the skeleton-lined labyrinth of the Catacombs of Paris. More>>

Woman caught shoplifting said she was studying kleptomania

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A Wyoming college student who told officers she was working on a term paper on kleptomania after she was caught shoplifting faces three felony charges. More>>

Man ordered to remove clamshells as stench draws complaints

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A Rhode Island man has been given until the end of the week to get rid of the unwashed clamshells he used to pave a road that neighbors complained gave off a sickening stench. More>>

KFC to send chicken sandwich to edge of space on balloon

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KFC plans to make a space pioneer out of a chicken sandwich next week when it sends it to the edge of the atmosphere with the help of a high-altitude balloon. More>>

Minor league team pitches pregnancy tests for Father's Day

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A minor league baseball team in Florida has planned an unusual Father's Day promotion _ free pregnancy tests. More>>

Dog-poop dispute ends with 1 man jailed, 1 with wounded hand

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Police in Florida say an argument between two men over dog poop has left one in jail and another with a knife wound to the hand. More>>

It wasn't 'itsy bitsy,' but spider causes Florida car crash

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A spider is being blamed for a car crash in the Florida suburbs. More>>

Woman in serious pain unexpectedly gives birth

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A Massachusetts woman preparing to go to the hospital for serious pain instead gave birth to an unexpected baby girl. More>>

Ohio teen rescues 4-year-old on first day as a lifeguard

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An Ohio teenager has rescued a 4-year-old boy on his first day on the job as a lifesaver. More>>

Correction: Cross-Border Home story

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A couple is having a hard time selling their home because it straddles the border between the U.S. and Canada. More>>

California couple pleads guilty to hoarding 170 Yorkies

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A San Diego County couple has pleaded guilty to hoarding more than 170 Yorkshire terriers and Yorkie mixes in filthy conditions. More>>

'Kinky Boots' cake wins Best in Show at design competition Video included

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Cake studio owner wins Best in Show at New York Cake Show with a life-size replica of a bright red, high-heeled, over-the-knee boot, complete with gelatin sequins. More>>

Judge orders DUI defendants to download ride-hailing apps

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An Ohio judge known for handing down unusual sentences is now requiring convicted drunken drivers to download ridesharing apps on their phone as part of their punishment. More>>

That's no normal runner: Bear crosses through Colorado race

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Some runners didn't expecting to see a bear on their Colorado race route. More>>

Woman rescued from river, arrested on outstanding warrant

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Police say firefighters helped a woman who was stranded on a rock in a Maine river get safely back to shore, where she was immediately arrested on an outstanding warrant. More>>

Authorities: Driver flees crash with hydrant stuck to car

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New Jersey authorities say a driver fled the scene of an accident with a fire hydrant stuck to his car and then tossed it in the trash. More>>

Geese dump droppings on Disneyland guests, hitting 17 people

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Disneyland visitors got more adventure than they bargained for when a flock of geese let go in flight, fouling the guests. More>>

Girl uses 'Hunger Games' to rescue friend with leg wound

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A 12-year-old girl from Massachusetts used what she learned about creating a tourniquet from "The Hunger Games" to rescue her friend. More>>

Madrid buses move to curtail "manspreading" practice

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If you're taking a bus in Spain's capital, be sure to keep your legs close to each other. More>>

Naked truth: Models sport pithy slogans painted on bare bods

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Dozens of people have gathered in Times Square to tell the naked truth _ or tell the truth naked. More>>

Naked Florida man damages patrol car after fleeing crash Video included

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Authorities say a Florida man got out of his car after a crash, stripped off his clothes, walked away from the scene and then damaged the door of the responding deputy's patrol car. More>>

911 call for ride to Hooters ended with trip to Florida jail

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A Florida man wanted to go to Hooters so badly that he told 911 dispatchers he needed a ride to the restaurant because his grandmother had just suffered a stroke in the parking lot. More>>

Lawmaker mistakenly hands out document with porn references

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A Rhode Island lawmaker is acknowledging he mistakenly gave his colleagues a handout that showed open web browser tabs referencing pornographic content. More>>

Police: Family held prisoner by bobcat inside their house

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Police in New Jersey say a bobcat cornered a mother and her two young children in the bathroom of their home, prompting a police response. More>>

Western Michigan city breaks sand angel world record

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A western Michigan lakefront city has broken a mark set by the Guinness World Records for the most people simultaneously making sand angels at a beach. More>>

Up high? Too slow! Corbyn's high-five ends in awkward thud Video included

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's thud of a high-five attempt lights up social media. More>>

Student who missed graduation over subway delay gets diploma

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A nursing student who celebrated a makeshift graduation on a New York City subway train during a train breakdown has finally received his diploma. More>>

Appeals court says chimpanzees don't have rights of people

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A New York appeals court is upholding a lower court's ruling that two adult male chimpanzees don't have the legal rights of people. More>>

Cops: Man upset about onions in food threatens eatery owner

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A Michigan man, apparently upset because his food included onions, is jailed on charges he made drunken threats to shoot the owner of a Pittsburgh restaurant before exposing himself. More>>