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Man rescued from Arizona mine lucky to survive fall, snakes

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The head of a rescue team says an Arizona man is lucky to be alive after he fell to the bottom of an abandoned mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water. More>>

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Perfect scapegoat: Goat on road jams morning traffic near DC

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The appearance of a goat on a road in a Maryland suburb of Washington created traffic delays and an opportunity for county police to come up with many puns. More>>

Motorists stunned as metal balls roll down Seattle street

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Seattle authorities temporarily closed a street after motorists were stunned by dozens of large metal balls that spilled out of a truck and cascaded down the street, damaging several cars. More>>

Doggy bag: Beagle intercepts roast pig at Atlanta airport

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A passenger traveling from Ecuador was relieved of leftovers when an intrepid beagle found a roasted pig's head in baggage at the world's busiest airport. More>>

$1,000 reward to nail thieves of California hammer sculpture

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The artist who created an 800-pound (363 kilograms) sculpture of a hammer stolen from a Northern California community center is offering a $1,000 reward to nail the thieves. More>>

Police find stolen doughnut van, share treats with homeless

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It was a lucky day for some Florida police officers who recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. More>>

Hi Mickey, 'Bye Mickey: 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

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A Tennessee couple dreamed of visiting six Disney theme parks on two coasts in one day, and they made their dream come true. More>>

Man finds congressman's documents in abandoned storage unit

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An Arizona man stumbled upon a trove of historical documents possibly worth thousands of dollars after purchasing an abandoned storage unit for $20 in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria. More>>

'Call my lawyer,' says sweater seized with stolen sneakers

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A Virginia store has had 20 right-foot shoes stolen over the course of three break-ins this year. More>>

Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch? Doritos lure rogue pig back home

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Deputies in California used Doritos to lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home. More>>

Home where witch trials victim John Proctor lived for sale

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A house where a victim of the Salem witch trials once lived is on the market for $600,000 just in time for Halloween. More>>

Oink oink, honk honk: Rogue pig goes hog wild in traffic

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Police in Maine's capital city are looking for the owner of a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out while dodging traffic on Saturday evening after presumably escaping. More>>

Couple plans to visit 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

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A couple from Tennessee plans to visit Disney World's four theme parks in Florida, hop a cross-country plane and then end the night at Disney's two California parks. More>>

Man nicknamed 'Willy Wonka' pleads guilty to multiple crimes

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The leader of a multistate ATM and vehicle burglary ring known as Willy Wonka or the "Chocolate Man" has pleaded guilty to 60 charges. More>>

World War II explosive was being used as a garden decoration

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Air Force explosive experts removed a World War II-era artillery rocket that was being used as a garden decoration in a Florida neighborhood. More>>

Police say teenager baked grandfather's ashes into cookies

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Police say a Northern California high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade cookies and shared them with several classmates. More>>

Nobel Prize winner honored with dedicated campus bike rack

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The University of Missouri is honoring its Nobel Prize-winning scientist with an unusual accolade: a dedicated bicycle rack slot. More>>

Naming Rights: Orlando's new police chief is named Orlando

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Orlando's newest police chief is named Orlando Rolon. More>>

Gecko butt-dials 'bazillion' times from Hawaii seal hospital

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If you got incessant phone calls last week from a hospital that cares for Hawaiian monk seals: You were butt-dialed by a gecko. More>>

Giant hammer artwork stolen in Northern California

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Authorities in Northern California are looking for a hammer. More>>

Inflatable sea monster takes over a rusting warehouse

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A giant sea monster has taken over a building at Philadelphia's Navy Yard, but only temporarily. More>>

Cattle roundup over: Last cow caught weeks after truck crash

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Authorities say last escaped cow on the lam after a tractor-trailer overturned two weeks ago near Atlanta has been captured in some woods. More>>

Woman with 'emotional support squirrel' removed from plane

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Police had to remove a woman who brought an "emotional support squirrel" on a Frontier Airlines flight headed from Orlando, Florida, to Cleveland. More>>

For sale to the highest bidder: A 12-pound chunk of the moon Video included

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A 12-pound lunar meteorite discovered in northwest Africa last year is up for auction by Boston-based RR Auction and could sell for $500,000. More>>

Restaurant offers free steak tips for tips on burglar

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New Hampshire restaurant offers free steak tips to anyone with tips on a recent burglary at their location. More>>

Determined runner struck by deer finishes half marathon

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A runner who was struck by a deer during a half marathon in New Jersey still managed to cross the finish line. More>>

Animal sanctuary, farm team up to save pig from slaughter

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An animal sanctuary and a farm are working together to spare a young slaughterhouse-bound pig to promote local agriculture in New Hampshire. More>>

Investigators want to know who left gator in Lake Michigan Video included

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Authorities don't yet know who dumped the four-foot long animal in Lake Michigan but they now know the kind of animal it is. More>>

Man allegedly posts video of how to remove an ankle monitor

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A Missouri man is charged with a felony after he allegedly filmed himself removing an ankle monitor and then posted the video on Facebook. More>>

From 'special seed' to 2,170-pound winning pumpkin Video included

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A commercial pilot from Oregon says "one special seed" and months of care produced a massive pumpkin that tipped the scales at a contest in Northern California. More>>

Walk on the wild side: Dutch jogger runs into lion cub

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A jogger's run through the Dutch countryside turned into a walk on the wild side when he discovered a lion cub in a field. More>>

How many squirrels in Central Park? Count aims to find out

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Counters start roaming NYC's Central Park for its first ever Squirrel Census. More>>

Man wins woman's weight in beer at wife-carrying contest

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A Maine ski resort hosts 'wife-carrying contest'; winner gets the woman's weight in beer. More>>

Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

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A Michigan man has discovered that what he'd been using as a doorstop for decades is actually a meteorite worth $100,000. More>>

Good Samaritan driver revives squirrel after car scare Video included

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A motionless squirrel lying spread-eagled on its back has been coaxed back to life by a concerned driver who performed chest compressions beside a Minnesota road. More>>

Lottery ticket leads FBI to Illinois bank robbery suspect

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Authorities say a dropped lottery ticket led investigators to the man who robbed a suburban Chicago bank last month. More>>

Swedish girl Saga pulls out pre-Viking era sword from lake

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Her name means an Old Nordic tale about heroic accomplishment and that's what she did: Saga found a pre-Viking-era sword over the summer in a southern Sweden lake. More>>

Ohio man says rescued cow is a regular backseat passenger

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An Ohio man driving home from work Tuesday says he did a double-take before firing up his cellphone to record a cow poking her head out the back window of a pickup truck. More>>

Florida store owner: Don't warm urine in my microwave

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A Florida gas station owner has placed a sign in his store asking customers not to warm urine in the microwave. More>>

Toddler shreds more than $1,000 in cash

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A toddler in Utah was a little too helpful when he shredded more than $1,000 that his parents were saving. More>>

Postal worker leaves mail on side of road, quits job

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The U.S. Postal Service says hundreds of pieces of mail meant for Philadelphia residents were dropped on the side of a New Jersey road when a carrier quit his job. More>>

San Francisco has new 'Snapcrap' app to report dirty streets

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A 24-year-old is offering a free app to make it easier for people to report poop and used needles on the famously dirty streets of San Francisco. More>>

Antsy at the airport: Insects colonize family car in 3 days

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A North Carolina family returned from a three-day trip to find their car parked at the airport had been possessed by a colony of ants. More>>

Tipsy birds flying into windows, cars in northern Minnesota

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Police in a small northern Minnesota community have been taking some strange calls about birds that seem to be intoxicated. More>>

Injured turtle gets around on Lego wheelchair while healing

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A wild turtle with a broken shell is rolling around on a wheelchair made of Legos while he's on the mend at the Maryland Zoo. More>>

Picnic fizzles out as kombucha earns grandpa park ejection

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Kombucha is a fizzy, fermented tea that's been drunk for centuries in China, but, for some in Virginia, it's still not an acquired taste. More>>

Connecticut family reunited with dog missing for 5 years

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A Connecticut family had been reunited with their dog five years after the beloved pet went missing. More>>

Proposal on Colorado peak leads to couple's altitude issues

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A Texas couple got engaged on a Colorado mountain but then faced altitude problems. More>>

Better late than never? Library book 84 years overdue

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A Louisiana library says a book borrowed 84 years ago has been returned by the son of the woman who checked it out. More>>

Los Angeles has its 1st electric scooter DUI prosecution

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A Los Angeles man has been fined $550 and ordered to pay restitution for riding an electric scooter while intoxicated and knocking over a 64-year-old pedestrian on a sidewalk. More>>

Man arrested for chasing after plane at Dublin Airport

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A man who missed his flight at Dublin Airport has been arrested for running after the plane on the tarmac. More>>

Drones help search for escaped kangaroo in Florida

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Wildlife officers with the help of two drones searched a second day for a kangaroo that escaped an animal sanctuary in South Florida. More>>

Mexico investigates crocodile's death in resort city

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Mexican environmental authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the death of a crocodile. More>>

Boo! A Halloween display so scary that neighbor calls 911

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A Halloween decoration hanging in a North Dakota window is so scary that it prompted neighborly concern and at least one plea for police assistance. More>>

Happy news: Beluga whale in Thames eating, swimming well

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Officials say the beluga whale spotted in the River Thames seems to be feeding properly and swimming strongly. More>>

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