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Watch: Car hood hampers getaway for robbery suspects

Police in Texas have arrested a group of people suspected in a series of bank robberies after the hood on the car they were using to flee authorities popped up and covered the windshield, obscuring the road.

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Police seek volunteers to get drunk for them; many respond

A Pennsylvania police department’s request for volunteers to get drunk for law and order purposes generated a predictably enthusiastic response.

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Email prompts Arizona man to attend stranger’s bachelor party

An email about a bachelor party sent to the wrong person has led to an Arizona man taking a trip to a Vermont ski resort to attend the party of someone he doesn’t know this weekend.

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Silicon Valley landlord rents $1,500 studio to 2 cats

Two cats are living large at a $1,500-a-month studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing shortage has sent rents skyrocketing.

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Razor burn: Gillette ad stirs online uproar

A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations that it talks down to men and groups calling for a boycott. But Gillette says it doesn’t mind sparking a discussion.

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Watch: Toddler tumbles out of moving vehicle in Minn.

Authorities in Minnesota say a 2-year-old child is OK after tumbling from the back seat of a moving vehicle while still strapped in a car seat.

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Man arrested after releasing 15 racehorses

Police say a man broke into the Stark County Fairgrounds in Ohio and released more than a dozen racehorses, including one that later died after falling through ice.

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Watch: Tappan Zee bridge goes BOOM!

A big chunk of the old Tappan Zee Bridge has gone down in New York history. (Jan. 15)

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Watch: Pres. Trump honors Clemson with fast food feast of Big Macs, fries, pizza

President Donald Trump paid tribute to Clemson's football team for winning the national college championship at the White House Monday evening. Trump honored the players with a fast food feast that included hamburgers, pizza and french fries.

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Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed

An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades.

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Boston marks 100th anniversary of molasses flood

A century ago a tank containing 2.3 million gallons of molasses ruptured, sending out a massive wave that flattened Boston's North End neighborhood in what became known as the Great Molasses Flood of 1919.

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Woman drinking wine from Pringles can banned from Walmart

Police in northern Texas say a woman has been banned from a local Walmart after she spent several hours driving an electric shopping cart around the store’s parking lot while drinking wine from a Pringles can.

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Watch: Auto show kicks off in Detroit with vehicle debuts

2 top auto awards go to Hyundai, 1 to Ram 1500

As the North American International Auto show kicked off in Detroit, SUVs and a big pickup truck got top billing, but there were some surprise sports cars and electric vehicles on the agenda

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Dave? Dave? Kansas City man gets tickets for helping Chief

A random act of kindness has netted AFC Championship tickets for a man called Dave who helped dig a Kansas City Chief out of the snow.

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Watch: NBA arena demolished with explosives

Demolition experts blew the roof off the former home of the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday as part of a plan to tear down the old basketball arena.

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Friendly McDonald’s worker given car by regular customer

A friendly worker at a Hutchinson McDonald’s is riding high after one of her regular customers surprised her with a major gift.

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Rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny sells for $204,000

A rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny has sold for more than $200,000 at a Florida auction.

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Brewery launch is on target in former missile command center

A new brewery is set to launch in a Cold War-era missile command center near Pittsburgh.

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Suspected shoplifter throws panties, bras from car window during dangerous high-speed chase

Panties, bras and other shoplifted items were tossed from a car being chased by police at speeds nearly reaching 100 mph in northwestern Indiana.

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Man pleads guilty after kidnapping, assault case involving alligator threat

A man who police say placed a 3-foot alligator on top of another man in Connecticut as part of an extortion attempt has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

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Watch: Robot pet toy plays with Fido while you're away

A pet fitness robot, on display at this week's CES gadget show in Las Vegas, can be programmed to play with a pet while the owner is away from the house

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U.S. approved thousands of child bride requests

Requests to bring in child brides OK’d; legal under US laws

Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.

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Detectives: Burglar breaks into police substation, eats officer's chicken dinner, leaves her ID

To identify the burglary suspect who broke into a closed Florida police substation and ate an officer’s chicken dinner, detectives didn’t need to lift fingerprints or get DNA from the discarded meal.

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Police: Woman breaks into police station, wanted to date cop

Police say a woman smashed her way into a closed Pennsylvania police station looking for an officer she’d been sexually harassing ever since he arrested her.

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Police: Dad doing doughnuts in parking lot crashes new car, he and kids hospitalized

Police say a man doing doughnuts in a car he had just bought struck a power pole in Ohio, sending him and his two children to the hospital.

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