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Man denies purposely spraying manure on border patrol car

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A Vermont man accused of spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement is scheduled to appear in court. More>>

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Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge

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A driver in New Jersey had to gun his engine and jump a drawbridge that began rising as he crossed it with his family. More>>

Woman stuck in swimming pool turns to Facebook for help

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A New Hampshire woman who became stuck in a swimming pool after the ladder broke turned to Facebook to ask for help getting out. More>>

Men say they've set record for traversing Boston's subway

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Two Boston-area residents say they've set the world record for travelling to every stop on the city's subway system in about 7 1/2 hours. More>>

NY courts spokesman fired after saying he 'barely' worked

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The New York state court system's longtime communications chief has been fired after inadvertently telling a reporter that he "barely" went to work. More>>

Bavarian black swan finds companion through lonely hearts ad

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A black swan in Bavaria is no longer alone after finding a companion thanks to a lonely hearts ad. More>>

Big catch! Drunken woman allegedly bites fisherman's line

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It wasn't exactly the catch a Florida man was hoping for while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. More>>

Constipated gorilla in Kansas zoo recovering after surgery

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A constipated 49-year-old lowland gorilla at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas is recovering after having surgery. More>>

Are you for real? Police check out man looking for dentures

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A wary woman in southern Germany has alerted police after a man buzzed on her door and asked for permission to search her balcony for his false teeth. More>>

Silent song finds iTunes popularity due to special role

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An unusual tune has found its way onto the top 50 on the iTunes charts, alongside Ed Sheeran and Keith Urban hits _ the song is completely silent. More>>

Call the fashion cops: 'Jorts-wearing bandit' hits St. Louis

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Law enforcement are urging anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing St. Louis-area Walgreens stores while wearing jean shorts to call "the fashion police.". More>>

Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law's lost ring

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A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot. More>>

Escape artist llama makes bid for freedom on golf course

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Golfers in New Hampshire say they were joined by a llama on the green, after he escaped from his pen to the sixth fairway at Eagle Mountain Golf Course in Jackson. More>>

German customs intercepts package with 20 snake heads

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German customs officers say they have found and destroyed 20 rotten snake heads in a package from Nigeria. More>>

Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC Video included

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The company behind Fritos and Tostitos is celebrating its Cheetos brand with a three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to the cheesy puffed cornmeal snack that coats your hands with orange dust. More>>

Police: Wedding DJ made off with $600 from couple's card box

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A newly-minted bride had her wedding celebration soured after she learned her wedding DJ made off with over $600 dollars in gifted money. More>>

2 accused of theft get locked in store, break glass to flee

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Police say a Connecticut woman and her 12-year-old daughter were locked inside a convenience store by an employee who suspected them of stealing, and they kicked out the store's glass doors to escape. More>>

Wisconsin man drives to hospital after nail shot into heart

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A Wisconsin man came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his chest. More>>

Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection car

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A 53-year-old Vermont man who was spreading manure in a farm field not far from the Canadian border is facing charges he sprayed a Border Patrol car with liquid manure after a confrontation with the agent about immigration enforcement. More>>

The Iowa State Fair is opening. Time to visit the Butter Cow

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More than 1 million people typically visit the Iowa State Fair annually, and sometimes it seems like all of them are clustered around the Butter Cow. More>>

Police arrest man accused of ramming Bentley, Rolls-Royce

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Police say a 32-year-old Seattle man has been arrested after he allegedly rammed his car into two luxury vehicles at a Washington car dealership, causing more than $500,000 in damage. More>>

Wayward alligator found in swimming pool at New Jersey motel

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An alligator has been found in a swimming pool at a motel at the New Jersey shore. More>>

Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich

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A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping in her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent. More>>

Woman gets OK for license plate inspired by 'covfefe' tweet

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Ohio officials have granted a woman's request to have President Donald Trump's mysterious tweeted typo, "covfefe," on her license plate. More>>

Florida man gets 6 years for firing gun while taking selfie

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A Florida man has been sentenced to six years and five months in prison for accidentally shooting a gun while taking a selfie in a strip club restroom. More>>

Removal of mysterious circular object from beach canceled

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A tree removal company will try to uproot a mysterious object that is lodged on a Rhode Island beach. More>>

Defying Europe's egg scare, Belgian town makes giant omelet

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Defying rain and a tainted egg scandal that has shaken European consumers, a Belgian town has turned nearly 10,000 eggs into a giant omelet for the whole community. More>>

An alligator lurking by the road? No, just a plastic toy

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No, a live alligator was not lurking by the side of a Massachusetts highway this weekend, it was just a plastic toy. More>>

Police officers corral loose pig; jokes ensue

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Police in New Jersey were put to the test over the weekend when they were called to catch a loose pig. More>>

Couple admits to crashing wedding; bride finds stunt funny

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A couple who gained notoriety for crashing a New Jersey couple's wedding reception and leaving them a card apologizing for their actions say they did it as a lark while on their first date. More>>

Man falls into 10-foot sinkhole while trying to block it off

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A Philadelphia man who fell into a sinkhole says he was trying to secure the area around it because children were playing outside and he was worried about them. More>>

16-year-old is running for Kansas governor seat

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A 16-year-old Kansas boy says he wants the state's top job. More>>

Correction: Kale-eating Contest story

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When it comes to chowing down on kale, a Georgia man is once again the top dog, beating back a challenge from hot dog-eating champ Joey Chestnut. More>>

Sheriff's office to auction century-old machine gun

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An Ohio sheriff's office is auctioning off a nearly century-old machine gun to help pay for new weapons for deputies. More>>

Double trouble: Man hits twin with bat over sharing tacos

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Authorities say an Alabama man whacked his twin brother with an aluminum baseball bat because he didn't want to share tacos. More>>

Video shows car's 7-story fall from Texas parking garage Video included

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Police in Austin have released surveillance video showing a car plunging seven floors from a parking garage and striking another vehicle as it lands in an alley. More>>

Strange circular object with steel legs baffles beachgoers

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Rhode Island beachgoers are puzzled and concerned about a mysterious circular object with stainless steel legs lodged about 10 feet underwater just off the shoreline in Westerly's East Beach. More>>

Downward dog meet jumping goat: Goats invade yoga classes

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Yoga classes are inserting curious and silly goats into normally calm yoga sessions. More>>

Scientists on research vessel spot rare whale in Bering Sea

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Federal researchers in the Bering Sea have made contact with one of the rarest whales on earth. More>>

Channing Tatum dances with cashier at gas station

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Channing Tatum has hosted an impromptu dance party in a convenience store at a North Carolina gas station. More>>

It's not delivery. It's DiGiorno Pizza ... spilled on I-30

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Arkansas highway officials shut down westbound lanes of a cross-country interstate for four hours so crews could pick up pizza. More>>

91-year-old Thai woman earns bachelor's degree

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A 91-year old woman in Thailand has earned a college degree after spending more than 10 years studying for it. More>>

Art exhibit expressly for canine critics debuts in NYC

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The dog days of summer have arrived in New York City. More>>

Not OK? Sculpture of hand gesture moved over gang worries

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A sculpture showing a hand making the OK sign in New Jersey is being relocated because some neighborhood residents fear it too closely resembles a gang symbol. More>>

St. Louis Cardinals ask for help in finding the rally cat

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The Cardinals have a friendly feline to thank for their rally against the Royals. More>>

Pop-up Cheetos-themed restaurant to open in New York City Video included

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Frito-Lay is getting in on New York City's restaurant week by opening a pop-up eatery with a menu full of Cheetos-themed cuisine. More>>

Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth" after Motorhead frontman and heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. More>>

Hospital laundry worker earns praise for returning $9,100

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A laundry worker at a Rhode Island hospital is earning praise for returning the $9,100 he found. More>>

Braves player trips jogging over chalk line, hurts knee

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Atlanta Braves rookie shortstop Johan Camargo hurts knee running and tripping onto field; has one bruise in right knee. More>>

Roadside egg poacher caught on tape and cops are on the hunt

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Authorities are trying to crack the case of an egg thief who's been stealing from a roadside stand in rural Pennsylvania. More>>

Soggy no more: Seattle turns switch with record dry streak

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Residents in Seattle are soaking up the sunshine as the city known for its overcast days experiences its longest dry streak in more than six decades. More>>

New beer aims to quench thirst of oft-delayed NYC commuters

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New York City train commuters can cool off their "summer of hell" with a new beer appropriately named Delayed. More>>

Accused burglar doesn't flush toilet, leaves DNA for police

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Investigators say a suspect accused of breaking into a Southern California home took a bathroom break and left DNA evidence in the toilet that led to his arrest. More>>

3-day-old deer pulled from wild to spend life in captivity

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A 3-day-old baby deer is being sent to a wildlife reserve after somebody thought they were helping the fawn by removing it from a desert area in Arizona. More>>

Want to live like a Trump? President's old home is on Airbnb

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If you want to live like a Trump, now's your chance: The president's New York City boyhood home is on Airbnb. More>>

$1M bill deposit attempt leads to Iowa man's drug arrest

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Authorities say a man who tried to deposit what he presented as a $1 million bill has been charged with drug possession in Iowa. More>>

640,000 NYC warrants for old summonses tossed in 1 day

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640,000 old NYC arrest warrants for unpaid summonses get tossed in 1 day - at prosecutors' request. More>>

It's Not Delivery. It's DiGiorno Pizza spilled on interstate

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Pizza spilled across a cross-country interstate highway in Arkansas after an 18-wheeler scraped a bridge support and sliced open its trailer. More>>

Former exec settles with matchmaking service over bad dates

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A retired corporate executive has claimed in a lawsuit against a high-end matchmaking service that she was set up with a string of highly unsuitable suitors. More>>

Gurney holding deceased person falls from van into traffic

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Police say a gurney that was occupied by a deceased person fell from the back of a coroner's van into Olympia traffic. More>>

San Francisco street sells for $90K. Neighbors aren't happy

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A savvy investor snaps up an exclusive San Francisco street in a city auction and the residents are not too pleased. More>>

Art created to start climate change talks sinks after storm

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A piece of art designed to generate conversation about climate change and rising sea levels has sunk in a Philadelphia river after heavy rains caused it to take on water. More>>

For 1st time, both national lottery games top $300 million

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For the first time, U.S. lottery players will have a choice of games offering jackpots topping $300 million. More>>

Official: Attempt to cheat drug test is thwarted by loud pop

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A prosecutor says a popping sound thwarted a Pennsylvania man's attempt to cheat on a court-ordered drug test. More>>

Australian teen's feet bloodied by mystery sea creatures

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A teenager who went for a swim at an Australian beach and emerged with his legs covered in blood has stumped marine experts. More>>

New Hampshire, Vermont govs agree to a race track showdown

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New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is challenging his Vermont counterpart to a drag race. More>>

Palm oil blobs cover Hong Kong beaches after sea crash

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Cleanup efforts under way in Hong Kong after blobs of congealed whitish palm oil cover beaches following ship collision. More>>

Horses snack on watermelons after spill on Philly street

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Some lucky carriage horses in Philadelphia got a summertime treat after a truck spilled a load of watermelons on the street near Independence Hall. More>>

Officials: 'No foreigners' sale sign violates civil rights

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Michigan Department of Civil Rights officials say a veteran's front-yard sign advertising the sale of his home violates state and federal laws because it indicates the owner won't sell to foreigners. More>>

9-year-old wants to be NASA's 'planetary protection officer'

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A 9-year-old New Jersey boy who describes himself as a "Guardian of the Galaxy" is hoping to add the real-life NASA title "Planetary Protection Officer" to his resume. More>>

Former officer says he looked at nude photos for research

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A New Mexico law enforcement officer admits he looked at pictures of naked women on the internet while on duty, but says he was doing so as part of his job. More>>

Photo: Vermont boy reels in a record-setting carp

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An 11-year-old who reeled in a giant carp says he knew it was a record contender before he ever got it onto land. More>>

Lost high school ring 'keeps coming back' to Florida woman

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A Florida woman says her high school ring "keeps coming back to me". More>>

Bear trashes, crashes sport utility vehicle in Colorado

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A bear broke into a sport utility vehicle in southwestern Colorado, trashed the interior and caused it to roll out of a driveway and smash into a mailbox. More>>

2 Martin Shkrelis turn up in same courtroom, with same judge

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A defendant in a money laundering case has at least two things in common with "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli _ the same name and the same judge. More>>

Woman saves piglet from traffic, raises cash for its surgery

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A Pennsylvania woman who rescued a piglet that was darting in and out of morning rush hour traffic is getting help from local businesses to fund a surgery the animal needs to survive. More>>

Skunk in bed: Connecticut boy gets stinky wakeup

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A Connecticut boy got an unpleasant surprise when he awoke to find a skunk in his bed. More>>

Cannabis company plans to turn desert town into pot paradise

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Now that one of the nation's largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, one serious question remains: Will the new owners rename it Potsylvania. More>>

California police find hundreds of animals during arrest

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Police in California stumbled across a trash-strewn industrial building crammed with more than 1,000 snakes, parrots, chicken and other animals after they arrived to serve an arrest warrant on a man there. More>>

Cops: Rant about salad with too-few cucumbers ends in arrest

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Police say a Pennsylvania man ranted that there weren't enough cucumbers on his Wendy's salad before he threw his food at an employee and made a threat. More>>