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Petco bans artificial ingredients in pet foods

Pet store chain, others respond to demand for natural pet foods

Petco announced Tuesday it will stop selling dog and cat food and treats with artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, both online and at its nearly 1,500 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

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The 'worst toys' for the holidays, according to safety group

A Black Panther “slash claw” and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.

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Listen: Fast-moving bright lights called ‘unusual air activity’ over Ireland sparks investigation

Irish aviation officials are investigating reports of bright lights moving quickly in the skies over Ireland.

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Man crashes pickup into courthouse to tell officials his 'drug paraphernalia had been stolen'

A man has been arrested after he drove his pickup truck into a courthouse in Mississippi.

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Caught on Camera: Drone operator tries to steal bike

A group of bicyclists were filming a nearby drone when they realized the flying machine was stealing one of their bike.

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Watch: 3 dogs ride with motorcycle driver in Philippines

A video posted on social media this week shows a motorcycle owner driving in the Philippines with three dogs perched on the bike.

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Watch: Dubai police begin training on flying hoverbikes

Dubai’s police force has begun training officers on drone-like hoverbikes. The flying motorbikes were first unveiled at the 2017 GITEX convention in the United Arab Emirates.

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Watch: Teenager solves 3 Rubik’s cubes with hands and feet at the same time

According to Guinness World Records, a teenage boy who amazed millions by solving three Rubik's cubes while juggling them has now solved three more of the famous puzzles simultaneously using his hands and feet.

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Trapper captures record-setting python in Everglades

Officials say a Florida trapper has captured a record-setting python as part of a program to remove the invasive species from the Everglades.

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Unsung heroes, animals played vital and varied roles in WWI

They were messengers, spies and sentinels. They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, comforted wounded soldiers and died by the millions during World War I.

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Watch: Leopard cubs get first taste of Chicago snow

Brookfield Zoo’s 7-month-old Amur leopard cubs came out to play as the Chicago area saw its first snowflakes of the season.

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84-year-old man wins lottery prize by picking Red Sox jersey numbers

A Massachusetts great-grandfather has won a $100,000 lottery prize by picking the jersey numbers of five members of the World Series-winning Boston Red Sox.

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Magic 8 Ball, Uno, pinball inducted into Toy Hall of Fame

Magic 8 Ball and Uno fans can count on infinitely more fun, along with pinball players whose quarters have powered the arcade classic through the rise of gaming apps.

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3 cheetah cubs make public debut at German zoo

Three cheetah cubs have made their public debut at a zoo in the German city of Muenster, just over a month after they were born.

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Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat character returns to meddle in midterms

As Americans headed to the polls Tuesday talk show host Jimmy Kimmel asked controversial comedian Sacha Baron Cohen to resurrect his iconic alter ego Borat Sagdiyev.

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What’s in a number? Dutchman, 69, seeks age change to 49

Self-styled positivity guru Emile Ratelband thinks age is just a number. And his is a number the Dutchman wants changed.

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Watch: Bond between donkey, emu may make adoption difficult

A North Carolina animal shelter says the close bond between a donkey and an emu that can barely stand to be separated may complicate an adoption.

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Officers catch huge lizard that terrified Florida neighbors

Florida authorities have caught a huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighborhood for months.

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Watch: Man wearing Croc breaks into crocodile enclosure, gets bitten

A 23-year-old man was injured after breaking into an alligator farm in Florida and jumping into a pond full of crocodiles, police said.

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Watch: Large alligator found in Kansas City hot tub

A Missouri landlord stumbled upon an unwanted house guest while evicting a tenant: a large alligator in a hot tub.

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Robbery victim uses lucha libre wrestling move to takedown suspect

Police in Connecticut say an attempted robbery was foiled by the intended victim, who disarmed and took down his assailant with a move inspired by his training in lucha libre, a form of professional wrestling popularized in Mexico.

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Pringles sells Thanksgiving-flavored chips for limited time

Those who crave the tastes of Thanksgiving no longer have to wait for the meal to be cooked.

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Woman tries to drive away with North Dakota squad car

Charges are pending against a 23-year-old woman who police say got into a police car and tried to drive away in northeast North Dakota.

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Hold the Cheese: pizza museum is serious art

The pop-up Museum of Pizza is now open in New York, celebrating pizza and art at once.

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Watch: Dog defends home from poisonous snake

A video posted on Facebook this week shows a dog in Australia attacking an eastern brown snake, one of the most venomous species in the world.

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