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Black bear wandered into hotel that inspired ‘The Shining’

A black bear wandered the lobby of the Colorado hotel that inspired Stephen King to write “The Shining.”

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Watch: KC police use 'scary dinosaurs' as training tool

Outrageous costumes and large inflatables are part of the training for Kansas City police horses. The department wants the horses comfortable in any situation so they don't spook the riders while on the beat.

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Condo spends $2,500 on DNA kits to solve dog poop mysteries

Fed up with dog poop being left around, board members at a Maryland condominium complex are now relying on DNA samples to police unscooped feces.

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There's no meat, eggs or dairy -- but don't call them vegan

It's not vegan, it's "plant-based." So will carnivores bite?

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$2M deal aims to keep Rio Grande flowing in New Mexico

Federal water managers and a major utility have reached a $2 million agreement that aims to keep one of North America's longest rivers from going dry in the stretch that runs through New Mexico's largest metropolitan area.

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Fish heads dumped near Alaska school attracts bear, police

Anchorage police are looking for a man who dumped fish heads in woods near an elementary school.

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Massachusetts zoo on the lookout for stork that flew away

Maybe she just had a few babies to deliver.

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Rapper Post Malone's jet blows 2 tires but then lands safely

A private jet carrying rapper Post Malone blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport on Tuesday but made a safe emergency landing hours later in upstate New York, prompting the rapper to thank fans who prayed for him and diss those who "wished death" on him while he was in the air.

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With push from PETA, animal crackers bust out of their cages

After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free.

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Watch: Police look into video of man spanking hippo at California zoo

Police are investigating after a video shows a man spanking a hippopotamus at the Los Angeles Zoo.

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Mystery of baby left in phone booth solved 64 years later

When bread delivery men opened the door to a telephone booth one cold, January morning in 1954 and discovered a cooing baby, they had no idea how he got there.

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Police: Elderly man angry about loud music waves gun at Arizona school dance

A 72-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of waving a gun at a high school dance in Arizona because he didn't like the loud music.

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Germany: No preparations made in case of alien landing

The German government says it has made no preparations for the possibility that aliens might land in the European country.

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Stinky ‘corpse flower’ in full bloom in California

Visitors were flocking to the Huntington Library in Southern California on Friday to get a whiff of a so-called corpse flower, known for the rotten stench it releases when it blooms.

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Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses

A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant.

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California deputy shoots into car to free trapped bear

A Northern California deputy fired several beanbag rounds into a back car window to free a trapped bear that had likely been searching for snacks.

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University honors students who found love in elevator in ’72

Philadelphia’s Temple University is honoring a 45-year relationship sparked in a campus elevator.

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Lawsuit highlights sex video by Arizona police sergeant

A lawsuit against four Arizona policemen has brought to light a body cam video a sergeant taped of himself having sex in his office.

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Watch: Kittens gear up for Kitten Bowl VI

Pre-season training has begun for the feline pawthletes that attract thousands of viewers each year to the annual Kitten Bowl. The Kitten Bowl is an annual event that airs on Super Bowl Sunday on The Hallmark Channel to encourage the adoption of shelter pets (Aug. 15).

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Officers seize 3 king cobras, 300 other reptiles from home

State wildlife officers have seized three king cobras among the more than 300 reptiles kept in a New York home.

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ASPCA says more than 600 birds removed from home

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says more than 600 birds were removed from a house in central Ohio after reports of animal neglect and a complaint from the public about living conditions.

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Dog running on interstate can’t resist lure of stuffed teddy

A dog could not resist being lured away from a busy Massachusetts highway by a teddy bear.

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Heat wave put flamingos in the mood for 1st time in 15 years

A British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures have encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003.

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Watch: Prague Zoo Celebrates Birth of Baby Gibbon

Eight days after its birth in captivity, a rare newborn Silvery Gibbon has gone on public display at the Prague Zoo in the Czech Republic. (Aug. 14)

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Museum of London displays fatberg on 24-hour livestream

London’s famous, festering fatberg lives on — and is getting its own livestream.

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