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Florida man shoots 400-pound bear breaking into his house

ORLANDO Fla. - A Florida man shot and killed a 400-pound (180-kg) black bear after it broke into his house two nights in a row to get to a bag of dog food, a state wildlife officer said on Friday.

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Thousands raised to buy car for Pennsylvania sniper's lookalike

EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. - Jim Tully's hours-long walks to and from work in the Pocono Mountains, where he has been repeatedly stopped by police in a case of mistaken identity in the manhunt for a Pennsylvania cop killer, may be coming to an end.

2:34pm EDT

Thu, Oct 23 2014

Romanian princess, husband sentenced for Oregon cockfighting ring

PORTLAND Ore. - A princess fifth in line for the Romanian throne and her husband who admitted running a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon have both sentenced to probation and ordered to forfeit $200,000 from the sale of the property, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

23 Oct 2014

Wed, Oct 22 2014

Woman who gouged her eyes in California sues over viral photo

LOS ANGELES - A nurse at a Los Angeles hospital took a photo of a woman who gouged out her own eyes with pencils, and the patient sued the hospital and its administrators after the picture went viral on the Internet, her attorney said on Wednesday.

22 Oct 2014

Tue, Oct 21 2014

San Francisco stations banish 'Royals' song ahead of World Series

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- At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde's song "Royals," in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals.

Mon, Oct 20 2014

Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company

- It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist." | Video

20 Oct 2014

California woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home

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LOS ANGELES - A California woman who tried to sneak into a house through the chimney got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, authorities said on Monday.

U.S., Oddly Enough 20 Oct 2014

Fri, Oct 17 2014

Washington teacher told not to use disciplinary 'Wheel of Misfortune'

SEATTLE - A Washington state high school teacher has been warned not to have students spin a disciplinary "Wheel of Misfortune" to assign punishments for misbehavior that included being pelted with rubber balls by fellow students, school officials said.

17 Oct 2014

Thu, Oct 16 2014

Australian returns home from holiday with spider in stomach

SYDNEY - An Australian man had a spider removed from his stomach after it burrowed its way into his body and survived for three days before being removed.

16 Oct 2014

Wed, Oct 15 2014

New York makes yogurt official state snack

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NEW YORK - Yogurt became New York's official state snack on Wednesday, joining the likes of popcorn and salty boiled peanuts among popular foods honored by U.S. states.

Oddly Enough, U.S. 15 Oct 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.