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California tortoise with cracked shell gets $4,000 repair

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A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in San Diego County is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it. More>>

It's true! Broadway was traffic-free for 2 Manhattan miles

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Broadway is closed to traffic for two Manhattan miles. More>>

Mom: Preschool's ban of the term 'best friend' is silly

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A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term 'best friend.'. More>>

Homeowner finds naked intruder in her tub, eating Cheetos

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Police in Louisiana say a woman is accused of break-in, eating homeowner's Cheetos while taking a bath. More>>

420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

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Where are The Waldos? Not far from the San Francisco Bay Area high school where in 1971 the five buddies' search for a marijuana patch gave birth to the term 420, now the date for marijuana's high holiday and universal slang for smoking weed. More>>

Michigan couple gives 14th son creative middle name

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A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son. More>>

WiFi network named 'remote detonator' prompts gym evacuation

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A Michigan gym patron looking for a WiFi connection reported finding one named "remote detonator," prompting an evacuation and precautionary search of the facility by a bomb-sniffing dog. More>>

Officials say postal worker hoarded over 17K pieces of mail

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A United States Postal Service worker who prosecutors say hoarded away over 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail in New York City allegedly told investigators he was overwhelmed by the amount of mail he had to deliver. More>>

Bus leaves Cleveland for New York, ends up in Toledo

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Greyhound says it is investigating how a bus meant to take passengers from Cleveland to New York ended up in Toledo. More>>

No turkeys, please: Owner seeks gander for pet goose

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No turkeys, please: Owner seeks gander for pet goose. More>>

2 men use signs to spread happiness

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Two New Hampshire men are trying to spread some positivity in Nashua with their feel-good signs. More>>

Town wants UFO memorial moved; witness objects

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A memorial in a remote corner of Massachusetts that marks a 1969 UFO sighting has been ordered moved, but one man who experienced a close encounter is objecting. More>>

Germany: Truck tips over, floods field with fish

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A tractor-trailer tried to take a turn and toppled over, tipping its entire load of fish onto a German farmer's field. More>>

It's (another) boy! Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14

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A Michigan couple with 13 sons has welcomed a 14th into the family. More>>

Florida man's own dashboard camera lands him in jail

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A Florida man ended up in jail after his dashboard camera showed police more than he intended. More>>

Tiger reported running through streets of New York _ or not

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A false report of a tiger in the streets of Manhattan briefly causes a social media frenzy; it was a raccoon. More>>

Mower, tooth in a box, Vishnu doll in New Jersey beach trash

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A New Jersey environmental group's list of trash its volunteers picked up from the state's beaches includes plenty of bizarre items. More>>

Minnesota firehouse opens doors during blizzard for prom

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Firefighters came to the rescue for a group of Minnesota high school students when a blizzard struck during their prom. More>>

Jail job applicant not hired, arrested instead in theft case

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A woman applying for a job at a New Hampshire county jail has been arrested because it turns out she was wanted on a charge in Maine. More>>

Police, fed up with lingering cold weather, 'arrests' winter

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An upstate New York police department fed up with lingering cold weather has placed winter under arrest. More>>

'Poop Train' full of NYC sewage raises stink in Alabama town

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'It smells like death:' Alabama endures 'poop train' rolling into town from New York City. More>>

Mother's obituary helps officers nab 1981 prison escapee

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The U.S. Marshals Service says a woman's obituary helped agents capture her fugitive son nearly four decades after he escaped from an Oklahoma prison. More>>

Egypt's mufti issues fatwa against buying Facebook 'likes'

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Egypt's top mufti issues fatwa, says buying Facebook 'likes' is prohibited under Islam because it's fraud, deception. More>>

Russell Crowe movie jockstrap gifted to Alaska Blockbuster

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John Oliver of HBO's "Last Week Tonight" is trying to give one of the last Blockbuster Video locations in the world a little help in drawing customers instead of streaming movies online. More>>

Ad touting 'World Famous Big Blue Bug' goes up on I-95

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The nearly 60-foot long blue termite that overlooks Interstate 95 in Rhode Island is now even harder to miss. More>>

Maine petting zoo is site of first reindeer birth in years

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A traveling petting zoo in Maine says its reindeer has unexpectedly given birth to the first baby reindeer in the state in more than 20 years. More>>

Moose stomps man's foot in Alaska after he kicks her

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Alaska officials say a man was injured north of Anchorage after a moose that he had just kicked stomped his foot in return. More>>

Vermont bistro owner offers gift for return of cutout

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A Vermont restaurant owner is offering a $100 gift certificate to the person who returns a life-size cardboard cutout of himself that was stolen from an airport. More>>

Threat of closure spurs surge in sales for Necco Wafers

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There has been a surge in the sale of Necco Wafers after the company that makes the candy said it may close. More>>

Predators unveil new catfish tank for start of NHL playoffs

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Tossing catfish has long been a popular hockey tradition in Music City, and the Nashville Predators finally have their own catfish tank inside the arena. More>>

Handwritten note lands man Volkswagen bus of his dreams

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A man has the car of his dreams eight years after he slipped a note inside the window of a blue 1971 Volkswagen bus that the then-16-year-old called his "future car.". More>>

Man who fell through ex's ceiling arrested _ again

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Police: Kansas man hospitalized after sneaking into ex-girlfriend's home and falling through ceiling arrested for allegedly stealing clothes from another home after he left hospital. More>>

Daffy idea? Wisconsin voter wants to bring ducks to election

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A voter in a tiny northeast Wisconsin town wants to bring ducks to the polling station to deliver a message. More>>

Maine community creates massive ice carousel on frozen lake

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Folks of a northern Maine town believe they've created the world's largest ice carousel on a frozen lake. More>>

Put your paws up: Detroit-area police department adds cat

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Detroit-area police department adds cat to the force after reaching Twitter milestone. More>>

Police investigate reports of 'zombie' raccoons

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Police are investigating reports of "zombie-like" raccoons in Ohio. More>>

Workers discover mummified monkey in old department store

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Workers renovating the old Dayton's department store in downtown Minneapolis have discovered a mystery: the mummified remains of a monkey. More>>

Suspect sings 'Cops' theme following chase and arrest

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A teenager sang the theme from the TV show "Cops" after he was arrested following a chase in New Jersey. More>>

Zoo offering visitors buckets of 'Detroit Zoo Poo'

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Visitors to the Detroit Zoo will soon be able to add animal droppings to their souvenir list. More>>

Egypt cyclist pedals to Russia to support team in World Cup

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An Egyptian cyclist has set off from the heart of downtown Cairo heading to Moscow to support Egypt's national soccer team participating in the World Cup. More>>

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  • Dominant Davis wills Pelicans into 2nd round of playoffs

    Dominant Davis wills Pelicans into 2nd round of playoffs

    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:44 AM EDT2018-04-22 06:44:35 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:45 AM EDT2018-04-22 06:45:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld). New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis blocks a shot by Portland Trail Blazers guard Wade Baldwin IV during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans, Saturday, April 21, 2018.(AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld). New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis blocks a shot by Portland Trail Blazers guard Wade Baldwin IV during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans, Saturday, April 21, 2018.
    Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis says winning a series is "amazing" after being viewed as a longshot just to make the playoffs.
    Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis says winning a series is "amazing" after being viewed as a longshot just to make the playoffs.
  • Rubio's triple-double leads Jazz past Thunder 115-102

    Rubio's triple-double leads Jazz past Thunder 115-102

    Sunday, April 22 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-04-22 05:04:41 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:45 AM EDT2018-04-22 06:45:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) reacts after being fouled as he shot a three-point basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half during Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 21, 2018...(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) reacts after being fouled as he shot a three-point basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half during Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 21, 2018...
    Ricky Rubio had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Utah's first playoff triple-double in 17 years, and Donovan Mitchell added 22 points to lead the Jazz to a 115-102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder and a...
    Ricky Rubio had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Utah's first playoff triple-double in 17 years, and Donovan Mitchell added 22 points to lead the Jazz to a 115-102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder and a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.
  • Backstrom scores in OT, Caps take 3-2 series lead on Jackets

    Backstrom scores in OT, Caps take 3-2 series lead on Jackets

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:35:05 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:45 AM EDT2018-04-22 06:45:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Washin...(AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Washin...
    Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets and a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series.
    Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets and a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series.
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  • Mom: Preschool's ban of the term 'best friend' is silly

    Mom: Preschool's ban of the term 'best friend' is silly

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:28 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:28:07 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:59:54 GMT

    A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term 'best friend.'.

    A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term 'best friend.'.

  • California tortoise with cracked shell gets $4,000 repair

    California tortoise with cracked shell gets $4,000 repair

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:42:41 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:30:40 GMT
    A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in San Diego County is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it.
    A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in San Diego County is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it.
  • It's true! Broadway was traffic-free for 2 Manhattan miles

    It's true! Broadway was traffic-free for 2 Manhattan miles

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:14 AM EDT2018-04-21 15:14:20 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:30:39 GMT
    Broadway is closed to traffic for two Manhattan miles.
    Broadway is closed to traffic for two Manhattan miles.
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  • The Latest: Barbara Bush buried at presidential library

    The Latest: Barbara Bush buried at presidential library

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-04-21 14:44:47 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 1:58 AM EDT2018-04-22 05:58:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Attendees arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Attendees arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.

    Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

    Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

  • Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

    Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:04:04 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 1:58 AM EDT2018-04-22 05:58:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

  • Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died

    Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died

    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-04-21 21:54:40 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-04-22 05:56:25 GMT
    Actor Verne Troyer from the "Austin Powers" films has died at age 49.
    Actor Verne Troyer from the "Austin Powers" films has died at age 49.
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