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Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

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The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West. More>>

Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

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A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip. More>>

Extra crispy: French fry truck burns in Maine

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Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville. More>>

Man seeks to hide 'murder' tattoo before trial

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A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or... More>>

Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

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A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online. More>>

Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

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Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. More>>

Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants

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The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry. More>>

Lucey is tops in Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' event

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Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog. More>>

Lucey tops in Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' event

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Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog. More>>

Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital

A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning. More>>

Tacoma zoo's trained owl spooked, flies off

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A Tacoma zoo says a Eurasian eagle owl named Forrest that is trained to fly during performances of its outdoor theater got spooked and flew off into a nearby park. More>>

Professor: 'Game of Thrones' pic got me suspended

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A New Jersey professor claims he was suspended over an online photo containing a quote from "Game of Thrones" that he says a school official perceived as a threat. More>>

Bryant U. cracks down on selfies at graduation

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Rhode Island's Bryant University is asking students to resist the urge to take selfies with its president while receiving their diplomas. More>>

Easter butter lamb gets 'pardon' at Buffalo market

There's at least one butter lamb in Buffalo that won't be going under the knife this Easter. More>>

Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. More>>

Woman says beau stole her dog, TV on 1st date

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No stolen hearts on this first date. Instead, a New Jersey woman says a man she met on a dating website stole her dog and her flat-screen TV. More>>

Alleged fraudster visits Austrian police, arrested

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A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria - after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation. More>>

Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

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A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school. More>>

Did a German shepherd get called to jury duty?

Could this prospective juror take a bite out of crime? More>>

79-year-old player joins Dubuque elementary band

One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque brings a certain maturity to his playing. More>>

Obama cuts sentence with typo, plans more clemency

President Barack Obama on Tuesday cut prison time for a drug convict sentenced to more than three extra years because of a typographical error in a court order. More>>

Man with 1st name 'God' sues credit rating agency

A New York City man claims that a credit reporting agency falsely reported he had no financial history because his first name is God. More>>

Abandoned croc captured at California strip mall

This is one crocodile that didn't want to become a handbag. More>>

Lawsuit: Male stripper did show at NY nursing home

An 85-year-old nursing home patient was the victim of "disgraceful sexual perversion" when a male stripper gyrated in front of her against her will at the suburban New York facility, an attorney for the woman's family... More>>

Police: Burglary suspects pocket-dialed 911

Two Minnesota burglary suspects are arrested after police say one of them accidentally called 911 and left the line open as the pair discussed the crime. More>>

Judge says flashing headlights is free speech

Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff's deputy behind him and flashed his lights to warn a UPS driver coming the other way. More>>

Crocodile caught wandering around California mall

Don't shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store at a Northern California shopping mall. More>>

Commuter's video shows rat terrifying NYC subway

Turns out, New Yorkers are just as wimpy as anyone else. More>>

WWI artillery shells found in luggage at O'Hare

Baggage screeners at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport have discovered two World War I artillery shells in checked luggage that arrived on a flight from London. More>>

NC man sentenced to jail for sucking woman's toes

A North Carolina man who sucked an unwilling woman's toes inside a Wal-Mart has been sentenced to 60 days in jail. More>>

Washington state sewage plant invites weddings

A sewage treatment plant near Seattle is advertising its availability as a wedding venue. More>>

In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air. More>>

Computer support call leads to burglary arrest

Mike Witonis got an email from Apple thanking him for calling customer service about his laptop computer. Problem is, someone had stolen it from him a year earlier. More>>

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  • Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

    Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:46:25 GMT
    The National Labor Relations Board has granted Northwestern University's request that it review its ruling that football players at the university are essentially employees of the school with full collective...More >>
    Northwestern University's football players will cast secret ballots Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes - a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and...More >>
  • Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal

    Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:44:39 GMT
    New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended for 10 games for using pine tar to help him grip the ball.More >>
    New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar. He said he won't appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts.More >>
  • Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

    Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:15:21 GMT
    Police in Afghanistan say a security guard has opened fire in a Kabul hospital, killing three foreigners and wounding one other person.More >>
    Three Americans - a pediatrician and a father and son - were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers,...More >>
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