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  • Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase.

    Associated Press
  • Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze

    LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof.

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  • Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

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  • Porn film moratorium lifted after HIV result proves false positive

    The moratorium marked at least the third consecutive summer that the porn industry has voluntarily shut down productions under its health-screening system because of performers who tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease. "We always err on the side of caution," said Diane Duke, chief…

    Reuters
  • Arizona man arrested for burning, urinating on Bible

    A 22-year-old Arizona man calling himself "Dark Lord" has been arrested for allegedly burning a Bible and urinating on it outside a Christian-oriented homeless shelter in northern Arizona, police said on Friday. Eric Minerault was booked into the Yavapai County Detention Center late on Thursday on…

    Reuters
  • 1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record

    CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) — A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record.

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  • Community service eyed for Brooklyn Bridge stunt

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is suggesting a Russian tourist who climbed the Brooklyn Bridge be sentenced to community service — like cleaning a bridge.

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  • 3rd tourist cited for flying drone in Yellowstone

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — For the third time this summer, Yellowstone National Park rangers have cited a tourist for illegally flying a drone in the park.

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  • Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment

    VIENNA (AP) — The drug bust was perfectly planned. Unfortunately, Austrian police broke down the wrong door.

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  • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

    DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.

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  • Brewer Releases 99-Pack of Beer

    We all know the saying "Everything is BIG in Texas." But for beer lovers everywhere, this is even cooler than big hats, belt buckles, and barbecue. Actually, this would be ideal with a lot of freshly charred barbecue. Austin Beerworks has just unveiled a new over-the-top way to get its beer into…

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  • Florida man caught killing, and eating, threatened tortoises

    By Daniel Wallis MIAMI (Reuters) - Wildlife authorities in Florida caught a man who killed and ate 15 gopher tortoises and planned to slaughter 11 more of the threatened reptiles, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said a tip-off led an officer…

    Reuters
  • Human skull donated to Goodwill store in Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas.

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  • Texas parents sue day care center for duct taping child to nap mat

    By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas couple has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a Fort Worth-area day care center seeking $1 million damages from the facility for duct-taping their 2-year-old son to a mat because he was unruly at nap time, their lawyer said on Wednesday. Kristi and…

    Reuters
  • Image of Asia: A healthy trio of panda cubs

    In this photo by Kin Cheung, panda triplets are examined at their 1-month medical checkup at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China. The official Xinhua News Agency says the girl and two boys are healthy and have grown to about a kilogram in weight since their birth July 29. The cubs were…

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  • Singaporeans go barking mad over bid to silence dogs

    A suggestion by Singapore's public housing authority that owners of noisy dogs consider "debarking" their pets to avoid inconveniencing neighbours has raised animal lovers' hackles in the city-state and prompted much ridicule on social media. The authority, the Housing and Development Board (HDB),…

    Reuters
  • USC football player admits making up rescue story

    University of Southern California football player Josh Shaw admitted on Wednesday that he fabricated a widely publicized story that he hurt himself while rescuing his young nephew from a swimming pool. I apologize to USC for this action on my part," Shaw said in a statement issued by his attorney,…

    Reuters