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Watch: Atlanta police rescue passenger from burning car

Body camera video shows police rescuing a trapped passenger from a fiery car crash in Atlanta. (Aug. 6)

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No kidding: Dozens of goats chow down in Idaho neighborhood

About 100 escaped goats munched on manicured lawns in Idaho’s capital city before being rounded up and hauled away Friday morning.

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Michigan man befriends wild turkey who moved into his yard

A suburban Detroit man who found himself facing fines after a wild turkey moved into his overgrown backyard has made friends with the large bird.

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Iran’s Ahmadinejad opines on Trump, James spat

United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s quest to return to the spotlight now includes weighing in on a spat between President Donald Trump and basketball star LeBron James.

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San Francisco’s wild parrots branching out throughout city

San Francisco’s famous birds immortalized in the book and movie “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” are now roosting in several neighborhoods throughout the city, a newspaper reported Saturday.

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Amazin’ frets: Free therapy for New York Mets fans

New York Mets fans struggling with their team’s lousy season now have somewhere to cope besides sports talk radio.

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Couple thinks they found Prohibition-era booze in new home

A couple moving into a Massachusetts home have found what they believe is a stash of Prohibition-era booze.

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Police 'apprehend' dummy used by juvenile pranksters to scare drivers in Utah

Police in Utah have apprehended a dummy used by juvenile pranksters to frighten drivers who thought the mannequin was a body in the middle of the road.

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Watch: Man who harassed Yellowstone bison arrested at Glacier park

An Oregon man who was caught on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park was arrested in Glacier National Park in the third disturbance in less than a week at a national park, officials said Friday.

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Police: Arkansas man tried to steal jet to go to concert

Police say an Arkansas man accused of trying to steal a commercial jet told investigators he thought piloting the plane would involve little more than pushing buttons and pulling levers.

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Patriots fan turns Tom Brady’s autograph into a tattoo

A young Connecticut woman didn’t want to ever lose the autograph she got from Tom Brady.

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Grieving orca highlights plight of endangered whales

Whale researchers are keeping close watch on an endangered orca that has spent the past week keeping her dead calf afloat in Pacific Northwest waters, a display that has struck an emotional chord around the world and highlighted the plight of the declining population that has not seen a successful birth since 2015.

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National Comedy Center opens in ‘I Love Lucy’ star’s town

The National Comedy Center is open for laughs in “I Love Lucy” comedian Lucille Ball’s hometown.

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Injured Chicago Cubs fan feels ‘lucky to be alive’

Bucket on head might have saved fan injured at Wrigley Field

A man, who was wearing a plastic bucket on his head when a large metal pin fell from Wrigley Field’s centerfield scoreboard during a Chicago Cubs game, said he feels lucky to be alive.

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Watch: Dog survives Greece wildfires by hiding in oven

A dog survived the deadly wildfires in Greece by hiding in an outside oven as flames devastated the town of Mati. Loukoumakis, a poodle-mix, was found by animal rescue volunteer Artemis Kyriakopoulou as she scoured the village last week.

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Two love: Identical twin brothers to wed identical sisters

Two sets of 24-year-old identical twins had their first date together, became engaged at the same time and are now preparing to tie the knot in Michigan this weekend.

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Out of line: New Zealand girl gets sexist road signs changed

Seven-year-old Zoe Carew knew it wasn’t right when she saw people working on power lines near the road and a warning sign that read “LINEMEN.”

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Scientists: 1st sighting of dolphin hybrid is no ‘wholphin’

Scientists are touting the first sighting of a hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin in the ocean off Hawaii. But don’t call it a “wholphin,” they say.

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Python that went missing during California fire is found

Residents of a Northern California neighborhood can breathe a sigh of relief now that a 14-foot python that went missing after a pet store was evacuated during a wildfire has been found safe.

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Huge sea-life sculptures made from ocean's plastic trash

Huge sculptures of sea life are dotted about New Orleans' aquarium and zoo , all of them made from plastic trash that washed ashore. There's a great white shark made partly of bottle caps and beach toys and a jellyfish made mostly of cut-up water bottles.

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San Antonio Aquarium recovers shark stolen in baby stroller

Two men have confessed to snatching a small shark from a Texas aquarium’s interactive touch tank then whisking it away, wrapping in a blanket and concealing in a baby stroller, police say.

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Highway Patrol officer rescues fawn from California wildfire

A highway patrol officer who became an internet sensation after he helped rescue a month-old fawn from a Northern California wildfire said Monday he didn’t expect the photos to go viral.

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Watch: Harlem Globetrotters upper deck shot from Chase Field

In advance of their upcoming games in Phoenix at Talking Stick Arena on August 11, the Arizona Diamondbacks invited The Harlem Globetrotters to stop by Chase Field for a warm-up... from the upper deck.

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Watch: Great white shark caught off RI beach

Fisherman Michael Lorello was very surprised when he dragged up a net off the coast of Rhode Island less than a mile from a popular tourist beach. (July 30)

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Ballet to cure the Mexico City traffic blues

Remedios Rosas was walking down a Mexico City street Saturday when she saw seven tutu-clad dancers tiptoe to the sidewalk, their chins held high, and join pedestrians waiting to cross the road. When the light changed, music started and the dancers leaped into the street, twirling and twisting in front of surprised drivers.

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