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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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Ukrainian capital grapples with snow, scandal

Posted: 03/26/2013 - Residents of the Ukrainian capital suspect the city is trying to pull a fast one on them about its efforts to clean up from a paralyzing blizzard.

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Belgium's chocolate stamps offer lick with a kick

Posted: 03/26/2013 - The Belgian post office released 538,000 stamps on Monday that have pictures of chocolate on the front but the essence of cacao oil in the glue at the back for taste and in the ink for smell.

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Is Tenn. Capitol sink for Muslim feet washing? No

Updated: 03/25/2013 - Legislative staffers and building managers have sought to reassure a few concerned lawmakers that recent state Capitol renovations didn't install special facilities for Muslims to wash their feet before praying.

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Israelis get kosher cigarettes for Passover

Posted: 03/25/2013 - Observant Jews in Israel craving a smoke during the week-long Passover holiday that starts at sundown Monday can now enjoy a rabbi-approved puff.

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Blind dog has his own "seeing eye dog"

Updated: 03/22/2013 - Animal rescuers in Hermosa Beach, Calif., are trying to find a home for two abandoned dogs - a blind husky and a terrier mix who never leaves his side and literally acts as his "seeing eye dog."

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NY town: OK to boo, politely, at board meetings

Posted: 03/22/2013 - The Riverhead board voted to ban booing earlier this month. But Newsday reports that the board voted 4-1 on Tuesday to strike the anti-boo rule from the books.

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