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  • Bear Takes Dip in Family's Pool

    Who doesn't love a good dip in the dead of summer? Well, for one family, that love of poolside fun extends to ursine visitors as well. A bear arrived at a family's home in Sierra Madre, California, and proceeded to enjoy the cool relaxation of the outdoor pool for 15 minutes before wandering…

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  • Factory gives fighter jet to head of Russian Orthodox Church

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, was presented with an unlikely gift for a religious leader this week as he toured a factory in Russia's far-east - a single-seater fighter jet SU-35. Kirill was presented with the jet after giving workers at the civilian…

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  • French chefs seek to put banned songbird back on menu

    PARIS (Reuters) - Four French chefs are requesting a waiver to serve a long-banned delicacy - a small songbird called the ortolan that fans including late President Francois Mitterrand used to devour, bones and all, while wearing a napkin over their heads. The request for the once-a-year waiver is…

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  • Arrest in robbery of autistic man in Connecticut

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 27-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with stealing $100 in birthday money from an autistic man in a crime that was captured by video cameras.

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  • Swiss keeper shocked after fans urinate in his water bottle

    (Reuters) - A Swiss goalkeeper has threatened legal action after fans of a rival lower league team urinated in his water bottle and then taunted him when, unawares, he took a sip during a match at the weekend. FC Muri goalkeeper Reto Felder said he had felt sick after tasting the warm contents of…

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  • What's Up, Dog? Dachshund Takes Part in Skydive From 13,000 Feet

    While most dogs are content to cover, at most, a couple thousand feet on a walk, Riley the dachshund is gaining international fame for traversing 13,000 — vertically. Riley's owner, Nathan Batiste, is a photographer from San Francisco, Calif., who has some experience with skydiving. He has more…

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  • Man wanted for robbery arrested at Frisbee tourney

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man wanted for an armed bank robbery in New York eluded authorities for four years until they caught up with him while he played at an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Oregon.

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  • Officials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feud

    COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other's establishments over a years-long feud.

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  • Police seek huge boa on loose in Idaho

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Police in Nampa say they're on the lookout for a 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity.

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  • California nudist camp accused of stealing water

    LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought.

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  • California man accused of cooking ex-girlfriend's dog

    (Reuters) - A northern California man was in police custody on Friday after allegedly stealing his ex-girlfriend's pet dog, cooking it and feeding it to her, police said. Ryan Watenpaugh, 34, of Palo Cedro was arrested on Thursday and charged with counts of domestic violence, false imprisonment,…

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  • Kentucky man admits to selling fraudulent fertility kits

    A Kentucky man, who made international news for saying he was trying to clone humans, must close or sell his business after pleading guilty to a federal charge that he misled customers about in-home fertility kits, according to court documents. Panayiotis Zavos faces up to a year in prison when he…

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  • Police: 2 boys confess to preschool pumpkin heist

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two juvenile suspects have confessed to picking clean a pumpkin patch that was cultivated by New Mexico preschoolers, police said Friday.

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  • Argentine family given permission to name son Messi

    A couple have named their new-born son Messi after Argentina's soccer captain, having been granted permission to circumvent a 45-year-old law banning the use of last names as first names. Barcelona striker Lionel Messi may be one of the highest-profile figures in Argentina but due to a 1969…

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  • Japanese Festival Puts the 'Fun' in Planning Your Own Funeral

    Sampling commercial products comes in many forms, from tasting new foods and drinks or test-driving cars to trying out the latest video games. How about sampling your own funeral and getting a taste of your last goodbye before you're placed six feet under or cremated, depending on your preference.…

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  • Gun-toting Colorado woman threatens boy over clarinet practice

    Sheriff's deputies in Colorado arrested a 60-year-old woman who pointed a rifle at her neighbor's 11-year-old son as he played his clarinet in the backyard, authorities said on Friday. Officers were called to an address in the Rocky Mountain city of Grand Junction after Cheryl Pifer allegedly told…

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  • Coming to a Serie A match near you, film ads on shirts

    MILAN (Reuters) - Sampdoria's shirts will be turned into billboards for the latest cinema releases by the club's movie producer president Massimo Ferrero. The club currently have no shirt sponsor so Ferrero has struck a deal with a distribution company to display film titles instead for the next…

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