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Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk

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A federal agency in Alaska wants the public's help to solve a mammoth theft. More>>

Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

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A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe _ sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup. More>>

Park system celebrates 150 years with pink flamingo record

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Parks officials in Buffalo, New York, are tickled pink over claiming a new world record for having the longest line of garden flamingos. More>>

Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on M's bench in fake mustache disguise

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AP photos show Ichiro Suzuki hiding in fake mustache, glasses in dugout during game. More>>

In India, rats have a $19,000 meal

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Police say at least one rat slipped through a hole in the back of an ATM in northeastern India and ate more than $19,000 in currency. More>>

2 people injured while trying to avoid hitting kangaroo

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A Montana Highway Patrol Trooper says two people were injured after the driver swerved their vehicle to avoid hitting a kangaroo on the road. More>>

Man finds rattlesnake under hood while trying to start car

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An upstate New York man trying to jump-start his car was greeted by an unusual sound coming from his engine _ the rattle of a venomous timber rattlesnake. More>>

Deputy frees bear trapped inside car

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A bear that managed to break into a car needed help from a sheriff's deputy to get out. More>>

Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drugmaker headquarters

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An 800-pound, nearly 11-foot-long steel sculpture of a bent and burned drug spoon has been placed in front of the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma as part of an art protest against the opioid crisis. More>>

Bank robbery suspect gives ID, easily tracked by police

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Police say a quick-thinking bank teller convinced a suspected robber to hand over his own license. More>>

Wife credited with returning husband to jail following error

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Court records say a Colorado inmate, mistakenly released from jail, enjoyed less than two hours of freedom before his wife realized the error and made him turn himself in. More>>

Woman who took dead butterfly from exhibit gets probation

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A woman who took a dead butterfly from an Ohio botanical garden has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft. More>>

Police: Thief tried paying waitress with her own stolen card

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Authorities say an Arkansas thief got his just deserts when he tried to pay for a meal using the waitress' stolen credit card. More>>

Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

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Philadelphia Phillies fan says a hot dog launched by the baseball team's mascot left her with a black eye. More>>

Erratic driving of front-end loader leads to DUI arrest

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A 35-year-old Alaska man suspected of weaving through traffic while driving a front-end loader has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. More>>

Naked man arrested for burglary, animal cruelty

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A man has been arrested for breaking into an apartment and beating a dog while naked. More>>

Spraying snake with gas leads to house blaze in Finland

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An improvised method of getting rid of a snake by spraying it with gasoline kicked off a chain reaction that ended up with a house on fire in southern Finland. More>>

Indiana trooper wins praise for stopping too slow driver

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An Indiana State Police trooper who tweeted a photo of a vehicle he stopped for driving too slowly in the left lane is enjoying widespread praise online. More>>

Woodchucks to blame for missing veterans' flags

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Authorities say furry critters, not vandals, are likely to blame for American flags that disappeared from veterans' graves in Massachusetts. More>>

Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf

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The mystery is over: Wildlife officials have confirmed that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was a gray wolf. More>>

Slow farm tractor flees police, setting off low-speed chase

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Police say a slow-moving farm tractor that fled a traffic stop led police on a nearly 3-mile low speed chase. More>>

Police: Trucker with stuck tree branch leaves wake of wrecks

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The New York Police Department says an oblivious truck driver with a large branch stuck to his truck left behind a five-block long path of destruction wrecking multiple cars. More>>

Baby born on Paris suburban train gets free rides until 25

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Paris public transport company RATP said a baby boy born in a suburban train will get free rides in the French capital until he is 25. More>>

Montana man rescues tired fawn from bed of sewer sludge

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A north-central Montana man rescued a tired fawn stuck on a bed of drying sewer sludge while others helped reunite the fawn with its mother nearby. More>>

St. Paul raccoon set free after scaling 25-story tower

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A raccoon that scaled more than 20 stories of a high-rise office building in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, has made it to the roof. More>>

Vows in the air: German couple married in tightrope wedding

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A couple in eastern Germany have got married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 meters (46 feet) above the ground. More>>

Deputy: Florida man chugged can of beer during DUI stop

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Authorities say a 48-year-old Florida man raised a can of beer and chugged it after a sheriff's deputy stopped him on suspicion of drunk driving. More>>

Czech president torches underpants, stunt stuns journalists

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A fiery stunt by Czech President Milos Zeman has really stunned journalists this time. More>>

Signs seeking return of heirloom: 'My mother will kill me'

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A recent college graduate desperate to recover a family heirloom that was mistakenly left curbside as he moved out of his apartment is plastering his neighborhood with signs warning, "My mother will kill me.". More>>

North Dakota mayor re-elected with all 3 of town's votes

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The man believed to be North Dakota's oldest mayor breezed to another term in Tuesday's election, winning unanimously in a vote that saw 100 percent turnout. More>>

Trucks collision in Arkansas causes fire and spills Fireball

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Add Fireball to the menu: Two tractor-trailers collide on Arkansas highway, spilling hundreds of mini-bottles of the cinnamon-flavored whiskey. More>>

Exhaust-ing ordeal: Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe

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A young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck's oversized tailpipe at a Minnesota music festival. More>>

Emergency slide accidently deployed from plane

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An emergency slide was accidentally deployed from a plane as it sat at a Connecticut airport; no injuries, no damage. More>>

Firefighters break windows of car blocking hydrant

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Firefighters forced to break the windows, thread a hose through a car that was blocking a fire hydrant in New Jersey. More>>

Airplane-towed banner falls in NJ, smashes car window

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An airplane-towed banner broke loose and came down near New Jersey's statehouse, fluttering to the ground and shattering the rear windshield of a parked car. More>>

Mortuary must pay widow $50K for 'coerced' cremation

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A Montana funeral home must pay a woman $50,000 after her husband was cremated against his wishes. More>>

2 inn workers eat pot-laced candy left by guests, get sick

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Police say two employees of a Vermont inn ate marijuana-laced edibles left behind by guests and got sick. More>>

'Dead' husband returns after Japan police send wrong body

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A Japanese wife has told police that the body she thought was of her missing husband was that of a stranger because the man came home alive a year later. More>>

Sisters give birth on same day in Georgia

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Sisters give birth on same day at hospital in west Georgia. More>>

Coin toss decides Kentucky magistrate race

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When the traditional election process failed to produce a winner in a Kentucky magistrate race, officials went with a coin toss. More>>

Big hurdles for bold push to split California into 3 states

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Californians will face a choice this November of whether to divide the nation's most populous state into three, an effort that would radically shake up the West Coast. More>>

'Roof, roof!' Dog rescued from overhang roof at his home

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Firefighters near Minneapolis rescue a 180-pound Saint Bernard from the second-story roof of an overhang outside his home. More>>

Abandoned baby moose, 'begging for attention,' befriends dog

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A dog and a young moose have forged an unlikely friendship in Maine. More>>

Domino's on streets, not for pizzas but to fix potholes

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The saying goes that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but what if the road was paved with pizza. More>>

Her life saved, Bulgarian cow Penka waits to rejoin herd

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A Bulgarian cow has won fame and Europe-wide support after authorities threatened to put her down because she wandered off into neighboring Serbia _ not part of the European Union. More>>

Rare sightings of big bug draw fans from around the world

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Students from Japan and a researcher from New Zealand are among the scientists and hobbyists flocking to central New York for rare sightings of a big bug. More>>

Distillery has new bourbon flavored by beaver secretion

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A New Hampshire distillery has a new bourbon, Eau De Musc, flavored partly by secretions from a beaver's castor sacs. More>>

Man literally falls into police's hands after eluding them

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An Ohio man who ran from a traffic stop and then found himself clinging by his hands to a window ledge has been literally caught by police. More>>

Artist eying record for world's largest paper airplane

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Residents of a Massachusetts city are trying to break the world record for largest paper airplane. More>>

Correction: Stranded Raccoon story

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A stranded raccoon is generating a lot of social media interest as it scales an office building in downtown St. Paul. More>>

14 boys, no regrets: Michigan family happy the way they are

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A Michigan couple have 14 boys and no regrets regardless of what online opinion-givers have to say. More>>

Plane taxis to Orlando gate _ after alligator crosses tarmac

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Plane taxis to Orlando gate _ after alligator crosses tarmac. More>>

Maine town works to save statue of famous harbor seal Andre

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A Maine town is raising money to save the statue of a beloved harbor seal that brought the community together. More>>

Neighbors stunned by man who vanished from Air Force

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Authorities say an Air Force officer with top security clearance who disappeared in New Mexico 35 years ago has been found in California after using a false name for decades. More>>

Kim Jong Un impersonator questioned on arrival in Singapore

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A Kim Jong Un lookalike says he was detained and questioned on arrival in Singapore, days before a summit between the North Korean leader and President Donald Trump. More>>

Some like it not: Marilyn Monroe statue has church venting

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Marilyn Monroe statue drawing ire as nearby church gets full view of her behind. More>>

Cops rescue pig near a Dunkin' Donuts, name him 'Pork Roll'

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Police in New Jersey say they found a lost pet pig wandering near a local Dunkin' Donuts and nicknamed it "Pork Roll". More>>

Wandering caterpillars make for slippery road in Maine

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Drivers: Better watch out for caterpillars in one Maine town. More>>

Kansas man doesn't regret giving up $1 million ticket

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A Kansas man who returned a $1 million lottery ticket to a customer who left it on a store counter says he has no regrets about giving up the prize money. More>>

Philadelphia mom throws epic prom with 'Black Panther' theme

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A Philadelphia mom who threw a $25,000 Dubai-themed prom for her son last year is back, this time with a "Black Panther" theme complete with an actual black panther. More>>

South Dakota sheriff loses re-election, fires winning deputy

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A South Dakota sheriff waited a whole minute after polls closed to fire a deputy who undid his re-election bid this week. More>>

Man beats huge odds: 2 My Million lottery wins in 18 months

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A man who regularly plays the lottery with the same numbers at the same place in eastern France has beaten huge odds, winning at My Million twice in 18 months. More>>

Ice cream maker, brewery team up to create "Fudgie the Beer"

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A brewing company in New York has teamed with Carvel to create "Fudgie the Whale" ice cream cake-themed beer. More>>

Aw, shucks: Virginia man downs 480 oysters to claim crown

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A Virginia man has slurped down 40 dozen oysters to claim victory at this year's World Oyster Eating Championship in New Orleans. More>>

Charges: Impersonators acted as police in Michigan for years

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Authorities say police impersonators have been fooling police, firefighters and the public for three years in an around Flint, Michigan. More>>

30-year-old leaves parents' home with help from Alex Jones

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The 30-year-old upstate New York man who was evicted from his parents' home has finally left, hours before a court-ordered deadline. More>>

Oopstate: Cynthia Nixon campaign email misspells Ithaca

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Cynthia Nixon's campaign for New York governor has misspelled the name of the city of Ithaca in an email to supporters. More>>

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    Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk

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    A federal agency in Alaska wants the public's help to solve a mammoth theft.
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  • Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

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    (Nigel French/PA via AP). England supporters celebrate Harry Kane's winning goal as fans watch the World Cup soccer match between Tunisia and England at the Lord Raglan Pub in London, Monday, June 18, 2018.(Nigel French/PA via AP). England supporters celebrate Harry Kane's winning goal as fans watch the World Cup soccer match between Tunisia and England at the Lord Raglan Pub in London, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe _ sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup.
    A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe _ sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup.
  • Park system celebrates 150 years with pink flamingo record

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    Parks officials in Buffalo, New York, are tickled pink over claiming a new world record for having the longest line of garden flamingos.
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