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Tiny Okla. town tries to rid water supply of worms

Posted: 08/29/2013 - Beating the late-summer heat isn't as easy as running to the sink in one northeast Oklahoma town, as residents there are being asked not to drink tap water after red worms were found in the filtering system.

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Gun-toting, foul-mouthed Pa. chief won't back down

Posted: 08/29/2013 - Police Chief Mark Kessler expects to be fired for posting incendiary videos in which he ranted obscenely about the Second Amendment and liberals while spraying machine-gun fire with borough-owned weapons.

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Hole makes huge pumpkin ineligible for Alaska fair

Posted: 08/28/2013 - J.D. Megchelsen holds the record for giant pumpkins in Alaska, and the Nikiski gardener knew he had a candidate this year to beat the record of 1,287 pounds set in 2011.

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New Jersey farmer gets political with corn maze

Posted: 08/22/2013 - A New Jersey farmer has cut the faces of Republican Gov. Chris Christie and his Democratic challenger into a corn maze to highlight the state's gubernatorial election.

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Munchies from marijuana festival fetch $50 online

Posted: 08/20/2013 - A few eBay users are seeing a money-making opportunity in the free bags of chips that were given out by police over the weekend at Seattle's pot festival known as Hempfest.

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Mounted 8-foot polar bear looking for a Pa. home

Posted: 08/19/2013 - For years, patrons of the Woods Creek Grill outside of Harrisburg have enjoyed posing for pictures with the bear, which was legally shot in Alaska in 1967, the Harrisburg Patriot-News reported.

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Conn. police: Cable outage not 911-worthy

Posted: 08/19/2013 - Fairfield police say they received numerous 911 calls about a cable outage that hit parts of southwestern Connecticut on Sunday night.

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Bad parking leads to wanted man's arrest in NY

Posted: 08/19/2013 - Troopers say a state police investigator spotted 23-year-old Matthew Bergeron of Richmondville on Thursday afternoon as he tried to back a vehicle into a parking space at a truck stop in Rotterdam.

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Lyin' den? China zoo replaces big cat with big dog

Posted: 08/16/2013 - A zoo in the central China city of Luohe attempted to pass off a Tibetan mastiff as a lion, state media reported. The large, aggressive breed has a trademark bushy mane that gives it a lion-like appearance.

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'Bucket List Bandit' gets 11 years sentence in Pa.

Posted: 08/16/2013 - A bank robber nicknamed the "Bucket List Bandit" after allegedly telling a Utah teller he had just four months to live was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in federal prison for a string of heists spanning 10 states.

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British cat DNA database helps convict killer

Updated: 08/16/2013 - A British university said Wednesday that its DNA database of British felines helped convict a man of manslaughter, illustrating how the genetic material of pets can be used by crime scene investigators.

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Survivors of Ore. boat explosion include 2 cats

Updated: 08/16/2013 - When the engine of their tuna boat exploded last week, owners Mark and Cynthia Schneider had no choice but to jump into the ocean and leave behind their two cats on the doomed vessel.

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Knitters cover Pittsburgh's Warhol Bridge in yarn

Posted: 08/13/2013 - Volunteers worked all weekend to attach 580 blanket-size, hand-knitted panels to the pedestrian walkways on the downtown bridge, and riggers attached larger panels to the towers.

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Divorce-related legal feud in Ohio lasts 17 years

Posted: 08/13/2013 - A 17-year legal fight between two law professors over their divorce and continuing disputes has drawn criticism from judges who say the pair set a bad example.

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Animal welfare group damages Iowa butter cow

Updated: 08/13/2013 - An animal welfare group poured red paint over the Iowa State Fair's butter cow, but the damage was quickly scraped away and the iconic sculpture is back on display.

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Norway leader goes undercover as taxi driver

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg dressed up as a taxi driver and took passengers around Oslo in an unusual election campaign stunt.

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