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  • Florida man shoots 400-pound bear breaking into his house

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - 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. "I felt in danger enough that since it wouldn't leave I had to shoot it,"…

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  • Cockroach disrupts pest control chief's testimony

    CHICAGO (AP) — A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives.

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  • Dawson's Creek' Remake Goes Viral

    The stars of this video — Gandalf, Winnie, Mocha, and Aurora — do a very good job of replacing the original stars, James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson, and Michelle Williams. The resemblance is uncanny.

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  • Thousands raised to buy car for Pennsylvania sniper's lookalike

    By Joe McDonald EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) - 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. News of the factory worker's…

    Reuters
  • Man fighting charges for painting Main Street

    BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street.

    Associated Press
  • Dallas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas (AP) — Taking inspiration from the fear of Ebola, a Dallas-area man has stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," surrounded his yard with yellow caution tape and crossed his door and windows with white tape marked "quarantine."

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  • Strong Winds Create Reverse Waterfall

    This natural phenomenon occurs when high winds hit the area and updrafts force the water to blow back upstream — resulting in a sort of reverse waterfall.

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  • Romanian princess, husband sentenced for Oregon cockfighting ring

    By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - 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…

    Reuters
  • 'Pilfered' pumpkins end up pleasing pigs' palates

    SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) — A pilfered pumpkin caper in New Hampshire was just a misunderstanding that put some pounds on a passel of pigs.

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  • Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box.

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  • Woman who gouged her eyes in California sues over viral photo

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - 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. The plaintiff, who…

    Reuters
  • Nebraska trucker returns bull mastiff to Arizona

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona.

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  • Bear cub strolls through Oregon drug store

    ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some shoppers at an Oregon drug store got a surprise when they saw a bear cub scurrying down the aisles.

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  • Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh.

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  • Man's ashes to be scattered in fireworks display

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway.

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  • UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

    LONDON (AP) — He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.

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  • Woman says she sold pot to help raise grandkids

    BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died.

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