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Honorary feline mayor goes home after dog attack

Posted: 09/10/2013 - Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of an Alaska town, has recovered enough from severe injuries sustained in a dog mauling to be released from the animal hospital.

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1,200 California chickens to retire on the East Coast

Posted: 09/05/2013 - Their egg-laying days behind them, some 1,200 Northern California chickens are heading for a cozy retirement on the East Coast, where they will live outside of cages and have plenty of room to spread their wings.

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Alaska town roots for feline mayor attacked by dog

Posted: 09/05/2013 - The honorary mayor of a tiny Alaska town is noticeably absent this week, when he should be hanging out at the general store or sipping his water-catnip concoctions from a wine glass at the pub next door.

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UMass students feast on 15,000-pound fruit salad

Posted: 09/04/2013 - In what's become an annual tradition, the University of Massachusetts celebrated the start of the new academic year with a delicious, healthy, record-breaking dish.

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NYC mayoral hopeful: Don't stop trains for kittens

Posted: 09/04/2013 - A former chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority and New York City mayoral hopeful says he wouldn't have stopped the subway because two lost kittens were scrambling along the tracks.

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Suspect survives 200-foot fall down garbage chute

Posted: 09/03/2013 - A bank robbery suspect trying to elude police searching for him in an apartment building jumped into a garbage chute and survived a 200-foot fall into trash in the basement, police said Friday.

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2 kittens that stopped NYC subway service found

Posted: 08/30/2013 - Power was cut to the B and Q lines in Brooklyn for more than an hour after a woman reported Thursday morning that her kittens were loose in the nation's largest subway system, transit officials said.

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Bookie declares opposition win in Aussie election

Posted: 08/29/2013 - The politicians insist an opposition victory in next week's Australian election is not a foregone conclusion. But one betting agency already is declaring a winner.

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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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