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A Florida animal trapper says he corralled a large alligator by playing with it until it got tired after it hopped into a residential swimming pool.

By Associated Press October 21, 2019
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A woman living in a van in San Diego with her pet rats has agreed to give them up — all 300 of them.

By Associated Press October 21, 2019
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A discarded security tag has caused a scare in downtown Atlanta.

By Associated Press October 21, 2019
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Researchers say they’ve come across a nearly 13-foot great white shark with teeth marks on its jaw and head. They say it was likely bitten by an even bigger shark.

By Associated Press October 20, 2019
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Country music star Gretchen Wilson, whose hit song, “Here for the Party,” features the lyrics, “And I ain’t leaving till they throw me out,” was ousted from a New Mexico hotel over noise complaints.

By Associated Press October 20, 2019
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Blood may be thicker than water, but it’ll still flood your basement.

By Associated Press October 20, 2019
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A pack of handsome brothers is getting settled at New York’s Bronx Zoo.

By Associated Press October 19, 2019
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Along a bustling four-lane highway that winds through the north Georgia mountains, an unassuming wooden structure breaks the monotony of churches, billboards and stores selling kitschy knickknacks.

By PAUL NEWBERRY, Associated Press October 19, 2019
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The Albuquerque Police Department is inviting high school students to design the department’s first lowrider patrol car . The winner of the competition will have his or her artwork displayed on the car’s hood and will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

By Associated Press October 19, 2019
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An Uber passenger in Utah is facing charges after police say he used the ride-hailing service to transport nearly 11 pounds of methamphetamine.

By Associated Press October 18, 2019
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A Northern California pumpkin hobbyist has won first place at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off, setting a record for the largest in California.

By Associated Press October 18, 2019
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Authorities say a Florida man repeatedly called 911 to report that his roommate had stolen his marijuana.

By Associated Press October 18, 2019
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Credit cards are daily payment tools for many Americans, but yours probably also has unintended tactical uses you never thought of, such as slicing open birthday card envelopes your grandparents send.

By GREGORY KARP of NerdWallet undefined October 17, 2019
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The climbers were closing in on the top of California’s second-highest peak when they came upon the grisly discovery of what looked like a bone buried in a boulder field.

By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press October 17, 2019
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The rules have changed since Lee Ann Walker lasted played competitive golf. She found out the hard way.

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press October 17, 2019
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Two men have been charged with illegally dumping raw sewage down Florida manholes, spilling some down sidewalks.

By Associated Press October 16, 2019
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A New Mexico man is facing charges after authorities say he attempted to bribe a sheriff’s deputy during a suspected drunken driving stop.

By Associated Press October 16, 2019
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A Florida man who was found nude inside a plumbing business is facing charges after being accused of using a forklift and a hammer to wreak havoc before taking a shower there.

By Associated Press October 16, 2019
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Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste.

By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press October 15, 2019
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The Nebraska State Patrol says a trooper found nearly 70 pounds (31.75 kilograms) of marijuana inside gift-wrapped boxes in a vehicle.

By Associated Press October 15, 2019
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A St. Louis woman says she was carjacked, found her missing vehicle and then was carjacked again by the same men as she waited for a locksmith.

October 15, 2019
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Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019? Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But this time there’s an asterisk: Olympic champion Kipchoge performed his feat under conditions so tightly controlled to maximize his success that it won’t appear in the record books.

By ERIC WILLEMSEN, Associated Press October 14, 2019
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A toy fox terrier that disappeared from its family’s south Florida home in 2007 was found this week over a thousand miles away in Pittsburgh and reunited with its owner on Friday.

By Associated Press October 14, 2019
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A Hawaii family has won a place with the Guinness World Records for the world’s heaviest avocado.

By Associated Press October 14, 2019
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Officials in a southwest Missouri city are planting small flags in piles of abandoned dog poop as part of a campaign to get residents to clean up after their pets downtown.

By Associated Press October 13, 2019

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