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Bear climbs ladder to escape Arizona water tank

Game and Fish officials asked residents to donate to a wildlife water program

A black bear trapped in an uncovered water storage tank in Arizona was saved by a ladder.

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Video shows gnome thief taking a tumble in British yard

A thief received a portion of just desserts this week after stealing a 2-foot-tall garden gnome from a British home.

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Watch: Truck dangles from Florida bridge near Tampa

(20 Jul 2018) Traffic had to be shut down on one side of the I-75 bridge in Manatee County Florida outside of Tampa after the cab of a semi-truck went over the guard rail and was dangling above the water.

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Naked man caught on video riding bike on California's Highway 101

Drivers on California's Highway 101 faced an unexpected distraction in the form of a naked man on a bicycle pedaling down the middle of the roadway this week.

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Giant statue of bare-chested Jeff Goldblum in pose from Jurassic Park movie pops up in London

Londoners and tourists alike have been bemused to find a giant statue of a bare-chested Jeff Goldblum next to the city’s iconic Tower Bridge.

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'Brady Bunch' house for sale for nearly $1.9M

The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of "The Brady Bunch" is for sale for $1.885 million.

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Giant pyramid tourist attraction burns in northern Illinois

Authorities say fire severely damaged a giant pyramid home that doubles as a tourist attraction in northern Illinois.

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Today in History for July 19th - Apollo 11 enters lunar orbit

Highlights of this day in history: Women's rights activists meet at Seneca Falls; The 'don't ask, don't tell' policy on gays in the U.S. military; Apollo 11 enters lunar orbit; Baseball's Pete Rose gets jail time; Moscow Olympics begins.

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Bicyclist versus lift bridge. What could possibly go wrong?

Police say a bicyclist who weaved past the gates blocking access to a bridge over a river in eastern Wisconsin escaped serious injury after falling into the gap that was created when the bridge started to rise.

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German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots

Quiet neighbors, pristine grounds and a view to die for: No wonder graveyard plots in Berchtesgaden are in high demand.

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Police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies

A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media.

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Errant tweet inspires National Blue Cheese Dressing Day

The founder of Buffalo’s annual chicken wing festival is offering foodies another reason to indulge — with the creation of National Blue Cheese Dressing Day.

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Toys, eyeglasses, cellphones surface in Ohio sewer system

Workers in a metropolitan sewer district in Ohio have amassed an impressive collection of toys, eyeglasses and other objects that made their way through the sewer system.

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Watch: Time Lapse Shows Thick Smoke From Yosemite Fire

Officials say smoke from a forest fire near Yosemite National Park is affecting air quality in central California. A timelapse video shows smoke enveloping the well-known Half Dome rock formation in the park. (July 16)

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Investigation into weeping Virgin Mary statue continues

The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces continues to investigate a Virgin Mary sculpture in a Hobbs church that appears to be weeping.

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State board to consider changing mountain’s made-up name

A Vermont state board plans to hear a man’s request to change the name of Mount Ascutney (ah-SKUT’-nee) because it’s a made-up name.

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Watch: Louisiana’s Whooping Cranes Make Small Comeback

Endangered whooping cranes released into Louisiana’s wilds have had their best hatching season so far, with five chicks foraging in crawfish ponds. They are part of generations of work to bring back the birds, which barely escaped extinction. (July 13)

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Firefighters rescue raccoon that got head stuck in mayo jar

Firefighters in upstate New York helped out a presumably hungry raccoon that got its head stuck inside a mayonnaise jar.

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Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit

A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit.

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$400K Lamborghini destroyed in Missouri gas station mishap

Authorities say a Lamborghini erupted in flames at a suburban St. Louis gas station after a minivan driver pulled away from a gas pump with the nozzle still attached.

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Black bear noshes on lunch inside surprised woman’s minivan

Bears don’t usually pack a lunch, but they’ll be happy to eat whatever someone else has prepared.

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Watch: Rat Nibbles Cookie in Baltimore Bakery Case

A historic Baltimore market is closed temporarily after a video posted on social media showed a rat scampering through a bakery's display case. (July 13)

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German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots

Quiet neighbors, pristine grounds and a view to die for: No wonder graveyard plots in Berchtesgaden are in high demand.

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Rhode Island governor to hold office hours at the beach

Rhode Island’s governor says she’s holding summer office hours at the beach.

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Arizona man arrested for impersonating an officer after trying to pull over troopers

Arizona authorities say a 44-year-old uniformed security guard is accused of impersonating a police officer by trying to pull over an unmarked car that happened to contain two state troopers patrolling a Phoenix freeway.

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