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Baby leopard rescue caught on tape

Updated: 04/08/2013 - Forest officials safely rescued a three-year old leopard cub, which fell in an open well in Aambaliya village of Veraval in Junagadh district of Western India's Gujarat state on Saturday

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5,000 NYC pay phones will take you back to 1993

Posted: 04/08/2013 - A project designed to promote an art exhibit has turned 5,000 Manhattan pay phones into time machines that take callers back to 1993, a pivotal year in the city's art, culture and politics.

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Lockup recommended for man who sneaked into jails

Posted: 04/08/2013 - Prosecutors told a judge on Thursday that they want Matthew Matagrano to be locked up for 10 years. Matagrano, a former inmate, pleaded not guilty to felony burglary in Manhattan Supreme Court.

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Iowa museum says tortoise was never stolen

Posted: 04/08/2013 - An African leopard tortoise thought to be stolen from an Iowa museum was actually trapped behind paneling in her enclosure, and a misguided employee who found her lied to keep up the story about her theft.

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NYC 'zombie' finds Long Island cat in Times Square

Posted: 04/05/2013 - Two years after he disappeared from his Long Island home, Disaster the cat was found this week in the heart of Manhattan — by a Times Square haunted house promoter dressed up as a zombie.

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Philadelphia gets ready to play Pong on a building

Updated: 04/05/2013 - The classic Atari video game will come to life on the facade of a 29-story skyscraper. Hundreds of built-in LED lights at the Cira Centre will replicate the familiar paddles and ball.

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Goat that walked into Mont. bar was taken from zoo

Posted: 04/04/2013 - Fairmont Hot Springs Resort general manager Steve Luebeck says staffers knew the goat was missing but didn't realize it had been stolen until they saw a story in The Montana Standard on Wednesday

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Pa. inmate denies hiding phone in prosthetic leg

Posted: 04/03/2013 - A former Pennsylvania jail inmate says he didn't sneak a cellphone into the lockup in his prosthetic leg, though he acknowledged having it for a year as he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

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All 18 taxis in NH's largest city pulled off road

Posted: 04/03/2013 - Odds are you won't get a cab in New Hampshire's largest city after police sidelined all 18 licensed taxis for inspection failures or failing to show up for inspection.

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Pittsburgh man accused of stealing free cakes

Posted: 04/03/2013 - Hundreds of people were waiting Tuesday morning in downtown Pittsburgh to get the free cakes from the star of the Hoboken, N.J.-based TV show "Cake Boss," Buddy Valastro.

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Easter egg hunt at Seattle zoo turns violent

Posted: 04/02/2013 - One of usually peaceful springtime rituals of childhood — the Easter egg hunt — turned nasty at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Blame the moms.

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2 in China first known deaths from H7N9 bird flu

Posted: 04/01/2013 - A third person, a woman in the nearby province of Anhui, also contracted the H7N9 strain and was in critical condition, China's National Health and Family Planning Commission said in a report

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Greek dog that hounded debt monitors is free again

Posted: 04/01/2013 - The male stray gained fame this month after barking menacingly as part of a pack of dogs at European and International Monetary Fund austerity inspectors driving up to the Finance Ministry for talks.

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FBI 'flying saucers' NM memo bureau's most viewed

Posted: 04/01/2013 - A single-page FBI memo relaying a vague and unconfirmed report of flying saucers found in New Mexico in 1950 has become the most popular file in the bureau's electronic reading room.

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Austrian police chase herd of cattle through town

Posted: 03/29/2013 - Austrian police and firefighters have taken on the role of urban cowboys in a two-day round-up of a herd of cattle that broke out of a fenced-off pasture and decided to go into town.

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3 accused of smoking pot in NJ police parking lot

Posted: 03/29/2013 - State troopers in northern New Jersey didn't have to go far to make a pot bust. They didn't even have to get in their cruisers. Police say they caught three men lighting up in a car in the parking lot of the barracks in Totowa.

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Worker denies drinking old whiskey at Pa. mansion

Posted: 03/29/2013 - A former mansion caretaker denied that he drank four dozen bottles of well-aged whiskey worth $100,000, claiming it would have been unsafe to drink and saying the booze had "evaporated" instead.

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Ballpark to debut 'urinal gaming system' in Pa.

Posted: 03/29/2013 - Talk about streaming media: The Philadelphia Phillies' top minor league affiliate is set to debut what it calls a "urinal gaming system" at its ballpark in Allentown.

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Ill. man arrested in NJ with stolen Wis. cheese

Posted: 03/29/2013 - An Illinois man accused of stealing 21 tons of Wisconsin cheese has been arrested in New Jersey. New Jersey authorities say the 34-year-old man from Plainfield, Ill., was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

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Man accused of using fake penis for drug test

Posted: 03/29/2013 - Authorities allege that 34-year-old Sydney Levin was submitting a urine sample last week as part of his probation when an officer allegedly spotted him using a prosthetic known as a Whizzinator.

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Pa. groundhog's handler taking blame for forecast

Posted: 03/26/2013 - Bill Deeley, president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle, told The Associated Press on Monday that the animal rightly predicted six more weeks of winter last month

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