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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Police puzzled by dolls left on porches in California city

    Police said on Thursday they were investigating porcelain dolls that had been left on the doorsteps of at least eight homes in a Southern California beach city that homeowners said bore a resemblance their daughters. The dolls were found over the past week on porches in San Clemente, a community…

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  • 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…

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  • NJ Turnpike Authority wants Florida pizzeria logo off the menu

    While its meatball pizzas and hoagies might mimic the pleasures of the Jersey Shore, it’s the logo of a Florida Keys pizzeria that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority says goes too far in evoking the Garden State. The agency this week sued Jersey Boardwalk Pizza in New Jersey federal court, saying…

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  • Kid Banned From Doughnut Shop After Asking Stranger If She Is Expecting

    Why is the sky blue? Are we there yet? Kids like to ask questions. But childlike inquisition can apparently get you banned from a doughnut shop. A mom claims she and her 4-year-old son were kicked out of the Doughnut Inn in Monroe, Conn., because he asked another customer if she was…

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  • Honey bees sting Texas man about 1,000 times

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him.

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  • Outcry saves rare redwood from being chopped down

    COTATI, Calif. (AP) — A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks.

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  • Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after critical tweet

    (Story refiled to correct typographical error on third paragraph) (Reuters) - A Minnesota man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent. Duff Watson said he was flying from Denver to…

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  • State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake

    JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry.

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  • Tortoise an accomplice in alligator's zoo escape?

    NAUBINWAY, Mich. (AP) — An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.

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  • Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery

    BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."

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  • Massachusetts monks tap brewing tradition to support aging members

    By Scott Malone SPENCER, Mass. (Reuters) - Tucked off a two-lane highway in a hilly, wooded section of central Massachusetts, a group of Roman Catholic monks has embraced a centuries-old tradition they hope can sustain their aging members in a world of rapidly rising health costs. "We're trying…

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  • Chinese police arrest man after nursing home patients castrated

    Police in China have arrested a man on suspicion of castrating or partially castrating four patients at a nursing home, state media said on Thursday, the latest scandal to hit the country's medical sector. Doctors discovered on Tuesday that three men at the nursing home in the northeastern…

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  • Rotting food prompts German gas leak scare

    BERLIN (AP) — Emergency officials called to check out a suspected gas leak in Germany found a culprit they didn't expect: a fridge full of rotting food.

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  • Outcry saves rare redwood from chopping block

    COTATI, Calif. (AP) — A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks.

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  • New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.

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  • Man run over by own truck during road rage

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

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  • Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla.

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  • Mayfly Emergence So Huge It Shows Up On Weather Radar

    Fair warning: Do not continue reading if bugs give you goose bumps and gross you out. We're talking lots and lots of mayflies. Mating season this summer is creating a mass buzz in the upper Mississippi River Valley. Sunday evening, wary Wisconsinites near La Crosse crawled for cover, while…

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