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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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Curiosity rover takes 'selfie' on Red Planet

The US space agency has released a "selfie" image of the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars.

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Connecticut restaurant owner fined over no dog pee sign

A sarcastic sign in the window of a Connecticut restaurant asking people not to let their dogs pee on the eatery’s outside flower pot has earned the owner a $250 fine.

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Nebraska prison cell doors suddenly open, sparking fracas

The doors on 16 cells at a prison that has a history of riots unexpectedly opened Friday, leading to one inmate being attacked and seriously injured and a fire set inside the prison, Nebraska prison officials said.

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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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Man fined $124 for kicking seagull that ate cheeseburger

A man accused of kicking a seagull that tried to eat his cheeseburger at a New Hampshire beach has been fined $124.

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A traffic stop, and a proposal: She said yes in Miami Beach

A woman was in for a huge surprise when Miami Beach police pulled her over.

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Texas animal control seizes hundreds of snakes, rodents

Animal control officials have removed more than 100 snakes and more than 400 rodents from a San Antonio home following concerns about the animals’ living conditions.

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