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  • Giant ketchup bottle draws tourists in Illinois

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — For tourist Bruce Pasarow of Buena Park, California, leaving Illinois before seeing what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup" was not an option.

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  • U.S. social media asks: Who is that woman in black?

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress and mysteriously strolling along busy highways in parts of the U.S. Southeast and Midwest has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek. She has been dubbed the "Woman in…

    Reuters
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  • Mixed Martial Arts Champion Jumps Into Action to Stop Would-Be Robbers

    Mayura Dissanyake is a gas station clerk at a Fuel Depot in Houston. He is also a five-time consecutive Mixed Martial Arts national champion. His two worlds came together when several men tried to rob his co-worker right in front of him. Dissanyake's co-worker had just pulled into a parking space…

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  • Arial, Times New Roman ... and now the 'Hugo Chavez' font

    By Diego Ore CARACAS (Reuters) - Supporters of Venezuela's late socialist leader Hugo Chavez on Monday unveiled yet another novel way of keeping his memory alive - a font for typing in "El Comandante's" handwriting style.

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  • Bolivian president seeks votes in the bedroom

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — As night falls and Bolivian couples slip between the sheets, pillow talk turns, naturally, to economic policy.

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  • Strip club endorses Democratic pastor for Congress

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, says he's happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix.

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  • 911 call reveals unusual home intruder _ a snake

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say officers in New Mexico rushed to a home invasion call and found an unusual intruder — a large snake.

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  • Yes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar

    PHOENIX (AP) — A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.

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  • Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.

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  • No ticket for Shrek over loud musical, chief says

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A musical being performed in a New Hampshire park has drawn some noise complaints, but the deputy police chief says he's "not giving Shrek a ticket."

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  • New York Times Square Spider-Man charged with punching police officer

    A street performer dressed as Spider-Man in New York City's Times Square was arrested after punching a police officer who scolded him for demanding more money from a couple he had posed with for a picture, police said on Sunday. The Saturday afternoon incident began when Junior Bishop, 25, was…

    Reuters
  • Rockies give out shirts honoring Tulowitzki - but spell his name wrong

    (Reuters) - Ebay may soon heat up with searches for baseball jerseys honoring Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, after his own team managed to spell the top hitter's name wrong. The team gave out 15,000 of the shirts to fans attending a home game at Coors Field in Denver on Saturday,…

    Reuters
  • Wyoming Town for Sale Includes Home, Bar, and General Store, But It Has a Few Downsides

    Your wish to own a town can be granted — if you have $1.5 million to spare. Welcome to Aladdin, Wyo. Population: 15. Yes, the town is named symbolically after the riches-seeker in the folktales of "Arabian Nights." Judy Brengle's husband had bought her the town as a gift after their kids left for…

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  • California to have 4 governors in 4 days next week

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — How many governors does it take to run the state of California? Next week, the answer's four.

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  • Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle

    SEATTLE (AP) — An Amazon.com employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said.

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  • Pennsylvania parents locked son in car trunk to cure fear of dark

    By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH Pa. (Reuters) - A western Pennsylvania couple, accused of luring their five-year-old son into the trunk of their car with candy to resolve his fear of the dark, was granted probation this week, according to court officials on Friday. Jeffrey and Danielle Lenhart were…

    Reuters
  • California woman 'embarrassed' by fallout from doll giving

    (Reuters) - A California woman who spooked her small community by anonymously leaving porcelain dolls on the doorsteps of fellow churchgoers that eerily resembled their daughters told police she is embarrassed by the incidents, authorities said on Friday. The dolls, some wearing fuzzy slippers or…

    Reuters
  • Bare burger burglars caught on security camera in Florida

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Three bare burglars burgle beef. Only in Florida is that not a tongue twister but the latest true crime. The break-in occurred at Doc’s Beach House in Bonita Springs in the middle of the night on Sunday, according to Lee County sheriff spokesman Tony…

    Reuters
  • Alabama man claims penis was amputated by mistake

    An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday. Johnny Lee Banks Jr., 56, said in a lawsuit filed in state court earlier this week that no one at the Princeton Baptist Medical Center in…

    Reuters
  • Milwaukee barber sentenced for role in Stradivarius violin theft

    By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Milwaukee barber received a 3-1/2-year prison sentence on Thursday for supplying a stun gun used in the theft of a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin from a concert violinist. Universal Knowledge Allah, 37, was also sentenced by Milwaukee County Circuit…

    Reuters
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