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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>>

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>>

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>>

Police hunt suspected TV thief in 'I'm Broke Baby' T-shirt

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Suburban Kansas City police hunt for man accused of stealing TV while wearing 'I'm Broke Baby' T-shirt. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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  • Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

    Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

    Monday, August 21 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-08-21 18:51:46 GMT
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    A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine...
    A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.
  • Man who shot judge was father of player convicted of rape

    Man who shot judge was father of player convicted of rape

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    Ohio officials say a county judge was shot and wounded as he walked toward a courthouse, and the suspect was killed when a probation officer returned fire.

    Ohio officials say a county judge was shot and wounded as he walked toward a courthouse, and the suspect was killed when a probation officer returned fire.

  • Feds: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue

    Feds: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue

    Monday, August 21 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-08-21 18:11:40 GMT
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    A Houston man has been arrested after being accused by authorities of trying to damage or destroy a Confederate statue at a Houston park with explosives.

    A Houston man has been arrested after being accused by authorities of trying to damage or destroy a Confederate statue at a Houston park with explosives.

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