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Authorities pull globe, not honey pot, from bear cub's head

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. — A bear cub in Wisconsin had a Winnie the Pooh moment, but it wasn't a honey pot that got stuck on its head. It was a hard plastic globe.

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Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Researchers are exploring whether a shipwreck off the coast of Rhode Island could be the vessel that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world.

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Too soon? Fans find Red Sox division title banner in street

The Boston Red Sox have not clinched this year’s American League East division championship, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled.

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Giant bong, huggable buds: Marijuana museum opens in Vegas

A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas' newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis.

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Watch: Six-legged walking robot named world's largest by Guinness

Watching Star Wars as a seven-year-old inspired a British engineer Matt Denton to create a 2-ton, 6-legged robot that has walked into the record books.

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Watch: Bear breaks window to escape from van

A North Carolina woman who unknowingly trapped a bear in her van is paying for a new driver's side window and other repairs after the bear found its own way out.

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Man sends toddler into arcade machine to steal prizes

Police say a man was caught on video using a toddler to steal expensive prizes by having her crawl inside an arcade machine at a New Hampshire mall.

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Watch: Wandering mountain lion visits Colorado hotel

A mountain lion has been caught on a surveillance camera dashing to the doorstep of a Colorado motel office, venturing toward the open doorway and then wandering away.

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Huge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers nuts

There’s a bumper crop of squirrels in New England, and the frenetic critters are frustrating farmers by chomping their way through apple orchards, pumpkin patches and corn fields.

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Watch: Man who walked near boiling-hot Old Faithful geyser ticketed

Yellowstone National Park officials have ticketed a man caught on video wandering close to Old Faithful geyser, where he risked burns from the boiling-hot water that erupts every hour or so.

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Driving lesson ends with car landing in a swimming pool

A driving lesson went off the deep end in Maryland when authorities say the car jumped a curb, crashed through a fence and landed in a swimming pool.

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Romance writer accused of killing her husband pleads not guilty.

Nancy Crampton Brophy, 68, was arraigned Monday. She's accused of shooting her husband of 27 years

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Tackling spider fear and other phobias with VR

Virtual reality therapy can help people with phobias like fear of heights by exposing them gradually to their greatest terrors.

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Watch: San Francisco statue that some call racist is removed

Crews have removed a 19th century statue near San Francisco's City Hall that some have said is racist and demeaning to indigenous people.

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Watch: Dogs, cats rescued by boat in Jacksonville, NC

As floodwaters rise across southwest North Carolina, some residents are volunteering to perform animal rescues by boat in flooded neighborhoods. (Sept. 14)

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Watch: Train commuter caught on video shaving

A man caught on video lathering up and giving himself a shave while riding on a New Jersey train was violating the agency’s rules.

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Kentucky town mourns its first female mayor, Lucy Lou, a dog

The town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is known for a string of highly esteemed mayors, one of whom died this week. She was 12, and a dog.

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Labrador dog named Lucy saves Oregon man from sex conviction

The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence.

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‘Jaws of Life’ used to free bear with head stuck in milk can

Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to help free a black bear whose head was stuck in a milk can in northern Minnesota.

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'Miraculous': Boy survives after meat skewer pierces skull

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — A 10-year-old Missouri boy is recovering after he was attacked by insects and tumbled from a tree, landing on a meat skewer that penetrated his skull from his face to the back of his head.

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Moon rock hunter closes in on tracking down missing stones

A strange thing happened after Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew returned from the moon with lunar rocks: Many of the mementos given to every U.S. state vanished. Now, after years of sleuthing, a former NASA investigator is closing in on his goal of locating the whereabouts of all 50.

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Labrador dog named Lucy saves Oregon man from sex conviction

The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence.

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Mississippi homecoming queen boots game-winning extra point

One Mississippi high school senior had to quickly discard her crown after being named homecoming queen — and put on a football helmet.

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Watch: Navy ships leave Norfolk ahead of Florence

With Hurricane Florence barreling to the U.S. East Coast, the commander of US Fleet Forces Command ordered all U.S. Navy ships to leave the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. (Sept. 10)

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Hundreds of fun-loving Philadelphia bicyclists ride nude

Hundreds of fun-loving bicyclists spent the afternoon gearing up for a ride around Philadelphia and then took off — their clothes.

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