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Man who streaked at Buffalo Bills game pleads guilty, fined

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Buffalo Bills fan who ran naked across field during blowout loss to Saints, earning praise from other fans for rushing better than the players, pleads guilty to exposure. More>>

Woman who robbed banks while pregnant sentenced to prison

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A Wisconsin woman accused of robbing three banks while she was more than eight months pregnant pleaded guilty to robbing two of them and was sentenced to four years in prison. More>>

Wisconsin man fleeing police crashed while checking phone

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Milwaukee prosecutors say a man who led police on a high-speed chased told arresting officers he crashed his minivan because he became distracted checking his cellphone for directions. More>>

Maine police: Bouncing roll of duct tape leads to 911 call

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Maine police: Bouncing roll of duct tape led to dog's barking, 911 call. More>>

Firefighters rescue girl stuck in McDonald's playground

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Firefighters in Massachusetts responded to a fast food restaurant over the weekend to free a young girl who got stuck in the playground. More>>

Ice cream shop's cow derriere logo gets icy reception

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A New Jersey ice cream shop is changing its logo of a cartoon cow with a pronounced derriere after the play on words drew complaints that it was sexist. More>>

Fat squirrel steals pricey goods left out for delivery folks Video included

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An obese squirrel has been caught on video stealing gourmet chocolate and lip balm that a New Jersey family leaves out every year as a holiday treat for delivery people. More>>

'Big as my head': Hawaii woman seeks record for huge avocado

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A Big Island woman is waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records to find out if the 5-pound avocado she snagged is the world's largest. More>>

Oklahoma veterinarian removes 21 pacifiers from dog's belly

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A dog is on the mend after an Oklahoma veterinarian recently removed 21 pacifiers from its stomach. More>>

Woman claims surgeon talked on cellphone during operation

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A suburban New York City woman sued a doctor, claiming he used his cellphone to take a language test while operating on her. More>>

Swiss woman angry over champagne refusal ejected from plane

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German police say the pilot of a passenger jet destined for Zurich made an unscheduled stop at Stuttgart airport because a Swiss passenger become aggressive after being denied champagne. More>>

Police: Woman drove with transit sign sticking out of car

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Police in New Jersey say a woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car. More>>

Tinder swindler who made false cancer claims gets prison

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A man who swindled his Tinder dates out of $49,000 has been sentenced to two to six years in prison. More>>

New dinosaur looks like odd mix of duck, croc, ostrich, swan

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Scientists unveil a tiny dinosaur that looks like Dr. Seuss glued it together with the features of a duck, swan, croc, ostrich and penguin. More>>

Cops: Woman parks in police chief's spot while smoking pot

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Authorities say a woman arriving at a Long Island court to answer a marijuana possession summons was smoking pot when she parked her vehicle in the local police chief's spot. More>>

Secret Santa couple pays off $10K in layaway orders in Maine

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Representatives for a Maine Toys R Us store say a husband and wife stopped in to pay off $10,000 in layaway orders for other families. More>>

Postal Service probes glue-like substance found on mailboxes

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Some residents in a New Jersey city have noticed a glue-like substance on mailboxes is preventing their letters from going down the chute. More>>

Spies on strike: Spooks in Slovenia demand higher wages

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Employees at Slovenia's state intelligence agency have gone on strike, demanding higher wages and better working conditions. More>>

Retired justice 'so disappointed' to be kept off jury

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She was impartial enough to serve as a justice on the highest court in Massachusetts, but apparently that wasn't enough for Geraldine Hines to be named a juror in a murder trial. More>>

Zippy's back! Town's elf on a shelf has been returned

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A New Hampshire town is happy to report that its beloved elf-on a shelf has been returned, more than a day after he vanished. More>>

Delta flight makes emergency bathroom stop in Montana

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A Delta flight from New York City to Seattle had to make a stop in Billings after the plane's toilets filled up and passengers couldn't hold it any longer. More>>

Skydiving Santa crashes on Florida beach with Elf on a Shelf

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A skydiving Santa looking to make a grand entrance while taking an Elf on the Shelf to a 9-year-old girl crashed into a tree and light pole before hitting a Florida beach and breaking his leg. More>>

Police: DUI suspect dances on car, flees on kid's scooter

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Police say a Nevada woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after she drove down a highway the wrong way, danced atop her vehicle and attempted to flee officers on a kid's scooter. More>>

Correction: Tattooed Santa-Mall Crackdown story

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A beloved Santa with "naughty" tattooed on one arm and "nice" tattooed on the other has been asked to tone down his typically goofy poses at a suburban Philadelphia mall, leaving some fans miffed. More>>

Astronauts make, fling, float, eat pizzas on space station

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The first-ever pizza night in space is getting sky-high reviews. More>>

Opossum breaks into liquor store and gets drunk as a skunk

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An opossum who apparently drank bourbon after breaking into a Florida liquor store sobered up at a wildlife rescue center and was released unharmed. More>>

Man falls through ceiling, lands at the feet of police

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A Pennsylvania man hiding from police in the crawl space of his girlfriend's home has been taken into custody after he fell through the ceiling directly in front of an officer. More>>

Man accused of illegally catching tuna, dumping it in woods

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A Massachusetts man has been accused of catching a tuna out of season and then dumping its headless 400-pound carcass in the woods. More>>

Selfie-service: Man cooks Waffle House meal as worker sleeps

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When a man found the only worker at an empty South Carolina Waffle House asleep, he took his meal into his own hands. More>>

The search is on for Zippy, town's missing life-size elf

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Police in a New Hampshire town are looking for Zippy, a beloved life-size elf on a shelf that usually can be seen at various sites leading up to Christmas. More>>

Suburban NY police tell residents to avoid hybrid coyote

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Police are cautioning residents to stay away from a large hybrid coyote that's been wandering around a New York City suburb. More>>

Skiing Santas ho-ho-hold court at ski resort's annual bash

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The 18th annual Santa event took place at Sunday River ski resort in western Maine on Sunday. More>>

Sphinx from 90-year-old movie set unearthed in California

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Archaeologists working in sand dunes on the central California coast have dug up an intact plaster sphinx that was part of an Egyptian movie set built more than 90 years ago for Cecil B. DeMille's epic "The Ten Commandments". More>>

Police: Squirrel blamed for vandalizing Christmas lights

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It was a squirrel that nearly stole Christmas in a New Jersey town. More>>

Cat banned from library develops social media following

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A tabby named Max has been playing a game of cat and mouse with some Minnesota college librarians. More>>

Anonymous driver sends police $1,000 30 years after crash

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A person who apparently sped off after hitting a parked car in a Minneapolis suburb more than 30 years ago anonymously sent $1,000 to local police this month and asked them to pass it on to the car's owner, if possible. More>>

Beagle breakout: Pup caught on video scaling shelter cage

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A video of a beagle at a Virginia animal shelter scaling her cage to escape has generated calls of interest from across the country. More>>

Builders race to save football's Eagles from Billy Penn jinx

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Superstitious construction workers have placed a small statue of Philadelphia's founder atop the city's newest skyscraper in an effort to save the NFL-leading Philadelphia Eagles from a fabled jinx. More>>

Oh, deer: Startled doe scrambles through Mississippi school Video included

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A deer darted through two hallways of a Mississippi school, startling students as they were arriving for the day. More>>

Police arrest bank robbery suspect hiding in port-a-potty

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A bank robbery suspect is in police custody after authorities say he tried to make a smelly escape in a portable toilet. More>>

Hand grenade found in donation to California Goodwill store

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Authorities say someone left a hand grenade inside a box of donations that was dropped off by a woman at a Goodwill store in Southern California. More>>

Aaron Judge gets 10 votes for New York City mayor

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A unanimous winner of the AL Rookie of the Year award and runner-up in Most Valuable Player voting, Aaron Judge also received ballots in another election: for New York City mayor. More>>

Vermont city thanks French city for misspelled jerseys

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Vermont's capital city has said merci via Skype to a French city it's named after for some misspelled soccer jerseys that were sent its way. More>>

Police stop car with massive Christmas tree on top

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Police in a Massachusetts town are showing residents how not to transport their holiday trees. More>>

Stolen Ferrari trashed; man arrested after seeking gas money

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A Southern California man charged with stealing a $300,000 Ferrari was arrested after asking for gas money. More>>

Video leads to arrest in case of stolen mounted zebra head

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An Alaska woman came home to find out a thief broke into her home and stole clothing, jewelry, prescription drugs and the mounted head of a zebra she had on a wall. More>>

New Jersey police try to trace source of loud banging noise

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Police in New Jersey are trying to trace the source of a loud banging noise that's waking residents and causing dogs to bark. More>>

Harry Potter-themed town celebration draws droves of muggles

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Wizards and muggles turn out in droves for Harry Potter-themed celebration in small New Jersey community, so much so the town is now looking to turn it into an annual event. More>>

Officials stumped in highway crash case that cost $3 million

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Maine officials say they have no clues and have made no progress in the case of a hit-and-run driver who caused $3 million in damages by cracking a highway overpass. More>>

Rich San Francisco homeowners get sold-off street back

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A group of wealthy homeowners whose private street was auctioned off after years of unpaid property taxes is asking San Francisco leaders to reverse the sale. More>>

City closes dog park after complaints of excessive noise

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A Vermont city has shut down a recently opened dog park after complaints from a neighbor that the barking and yapping was making him "miserable.". More>>

Leaflets dropped over NFL games revive concerns about drones

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Authorities say a Northern California man accused of flying a drone over two NFL games this weekend to drop political leaflets has been arrested. More>>

Boom! Luxury converted nuclear missile silo lists on Airbnb

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A Cold War-era missile silo in rural northeast Kansas that housed a nuclear warhead 65 years ago and was later converted into an underground mansion is now finding a new lease on life as an Airbnb location. More>>

A whale's tale: Longest painting in North America restored

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Massachusetts museum restores longest painting in North America, 'Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage Round the World,' so it can share the story of American whaling with the public. More>>

Firefighters help rescue dog from tunnel dug by tortoise

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A dog wouldn't come out after chasing a cat into a tunnel dug by a giant tortoise in the back yard of a home in a Phoenix suburb, so homeowner Toby Passmore called for help. More>>

Seattle family discovers python in apartment toilet

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A family made an unusual discovery inside the bathroom of their north Seattle apartment on Friday _ a snake was hiding in their toilet. More>>

Hot deck: German cops nab card cheat with radioactive cards

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A German restaurant owner's in hot water for allegedly marking playing cards with radioactivity to rig games. More>>

Las Vegas pot dispensaries offer Black Friday deals

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Big-box stores won't be the only ones offering discounts to shoppers in Las Vegas this Black Friday. More>>

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  • Turbulent Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters

    Turbulent Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:07 AM EST2017-12-12 09:07:39 GMT
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    An internationally watched Senate election is down to voters in Alabama who will choose between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.
    An internationally watched Senate election is down to voters in Alabama who will choose between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.
  • Oklahoma college board member chided for anti-gay comments

    Oklahoma college board member chided for anti-gay comments

    Monday, December 11 2017 7:27 PM EST2017-12-12 00:27:51 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 5:18 AM EST2017-12-12 10:18:33 GMT
    A former Oklahoma City mayor and member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents is being criticized for comparing gay people to pedophiles.
    A former Oklahoma City mayor and member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents is being criticized for comparing gay people to pedophiles.
  • NTSB to issue probable cause of El Faro's sinking

    NTSB to issue probable cause of El Faro's sinking

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:33 AM EST2017-12-12 09:33:33 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 5:17 AM EST2017-12-12 10:17:21 GMT
    Federal accident investigators are set to determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro in 2015, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades in which 33 mariners were...
    Federal accident investigators are set to determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro in 2015, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades in which 33 mariners were killed.
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