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Saturday, Jun 23

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Kind of a big dill: Boston hosts 2nd annual pickle fair

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BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pickle Fair is back and it's kind of a big dill.

Friday, Jun 22

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Park system celebrates 150 years with pink flamingo record

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Parks officials in Buffalo, New York, are tickled pink over claiming a new world record for having the longest line of garden flamingos .

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Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drugmaker headquarters

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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 800-pound, nearly 11-foot-long steel sculpture of a bent and burned drug spoon was placed Friday in front of the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma as part of an art protest against the opioid…

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Lone woman digs for family lost under Guatemalan volcanic rubble

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By Carlos Jasso and Sofia Menchu SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (Reuters) - Eleven days after the Fuego volcano rained down on the Guatemalan village of San Miguel Los Lotes, a backhoe ripped the roof off one of the homes buried by ash,…

Woman who took dead butterfly from exhibit gets probation

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman who took a dead butterfly from an Ohio botanical garden has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft.

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Bank robbery suspect gives ID, easily tracked by police

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a quick-thinking bank teller in Ohio convinced a suspected robber to hand over his own license.

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In India, rats have a $19,000 meal

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GUWAHATI, India (AP) — It was a cash machine heist with a difference: The attackers were hungry rodents.

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Deputy frees bear trapped inside car

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CARNELIAN BAY, Calif. (AP) — A bear that managed to break into a car needed help from a sheriff's deputy to get out.

Thursday, Jun 21

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Wife credited with returning husband to jail following error

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Court records say a Colorado inmate, mistakenly released from jail, enjoyed less than two hours of freedom before his wife realized the error and made him turn himself in.

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Rat breaches bank ATM in India, eats $18,000 worth of cash

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By Zarir Hussain GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - When bank technicians in India were finally summoned to investigate why an ATM (automated teller machine) had not been working for days, they began to smell a rat. What they found inside the ATM…

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2 people injured while trying to avoid hitting kangaroo

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DODSON, Mont. (AP) — A Montana Highway Patrol Trooper says two people were injured after the driver swerved their vehicle to avoid hitting a kangaroo on the road.

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Man finds rattlesnake under hood while trying to start car

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HANCOCK, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man trying to jump-start his car was greeted by an unusual sound coming from his engine — the rattle of a venomous timber rattlesnake.

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400 flown from James Bond mountain after Swiss cable car breaks down

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Helicopters airlifted about 400 people off the Swiss mountain featured in the 1969 James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" on Thursday after a cable car broke down, stranding them briefly at about 10,000 feet above sea level.…

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Pro-smoking Japanese lawmaker apologizes for heckling cancer patient

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By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese member of parliament apologized on Thursday for jeering a lung cancer patient testifying about the dangers of secondhand smoke, saying he had spoken out to prevent discrimination against smokers.…

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Police: Trucker with stuck tree branch leaves wake of wrecks

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says an oblivious driver with a large branch stuck to his truck wrecked multiple cars, leaving behind a five-block path of destruction.

Slow farm tractor flees police, setting off low-speed chase

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BREWER, Maine (AP) — Police say a slow-moving farm tractor that fled a traffic stop in Maine led police on a nearly 3-mile, low speed chase.

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Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia.

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Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

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LONDON (AP) — No beer at this time of year?

Wednesday, Jun 20

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Erratic driving of front-end loader leads to DUI arrest

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 35-year-old Alaska man suspected of weaving through traffic while driving a front-end loader has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Police: Thief tried paying waitress with her own stolen card

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PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas thief got his just deserts when he tried to pay for a meal using the waitress' stolen credit card.

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Blood, sweat and accessories: artist recycles bodily fluids for fashion

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By Stuart McDill LONDON (Reuters) - Struggling to make your fashion more personal? A London fashion student can help you decorate your attire with crystal accessories formed from your bodily excretions. Royal College of Art graduate Alice…

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Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency wants its wooly mammoth tusk back.

Tuesday, Jun 19

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Spraying snake with gas leads to house blaze in Finland

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HELSINKI (AP) — An improvised method of getting rid of a snake in a garden by spraying it with gasoline kicked off a chain reaction that ended up with a house on fire in southern Finland.

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Indiana trooper wins praise for stopping too slow driver

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana State Police trooper who tweeted a photo of a vehicle he stopped for driving too slowly in the left lane says he's overwhelmed by the widespread praise he's receiving online.

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Woodchucks to blame for missing veterans' flags

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ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say furry critters, not vandals, are likely to blame for American flags that disappeared from veterans' graves in Massachusetts.

Monday, Jun 18

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Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The mystery is over: Wildlife officials have confirmed that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was a gray wolf.

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Baby born on Paris suburban train gets free rides until 25

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PARIS (AP) — The Paris public transport company RATP says a baby boy born in a suburban train will get free rides in the French capital until he is 25.

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Australian artist emerges alive from three-day burial under road

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By Melanie Burton HOBART (Reuters) - An Australian performance artist who was buried in a steel container under a busy road for 72 hours as part of a so-called dark arts festival was released from his self-imposed prison on Sunday. Mike…

Saturday, Jun 16

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Vows in the air: German couple married in tightrope wedding

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BERLIN (AP) — A couple in eastern Germany have gotten married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 meters (46 feet) above the ground.

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Australian supermarket giant says 'yes' to mass nude photograph

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More than 11,000 Australians who rushed for the chance to strip for American photographer Spencer Tunick will soon wear only smiles after a national supermarket chain changed its mind about allowing the shoot to go ahead on a suburban…