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Watch: Texas emergency crew rescues pony from storm drain

Emergency responders have rescued a pony that was found trapped in a storm drain in southwest Houston

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Giant inflatable colon stolen in Kansas

Someone has snatched a giant, inflatable colon used to teach about the dangers of colon cancer.

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Police find stolen Krispy Kreme van, share doughnut with homeless

It was a lucky day for some Florida police officers who recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

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Watch: Motorists stunned as metal balls roll down Seattle street

Authorities in Seattle temporarily closed a street after motorists were stunned by dozens of large metal balls that spilled out of a truck and cascaded down the street, damaging several cars.

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‘Call my lawyer,’ says sweater seized with stolen sneakers

A Virginia store has had 20 right-foot shoes stolen over the course of three break-ins this year.

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Puppeteer who played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street' retiring

WOODSTOCK, Conn. — The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.

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Nobel Prize winner honored with dedicated campus bike rack

The University of Missouri is honoring its Nobel Prize-winning scientist with an unusual accolade: a dedicated bicycle rack slot.

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Doggy bag: Beagle intercepts roast pig at Atlanta airport

A passenger traveling from Ecuador was relieved of leftovers when an intrepid beagle found a roasted pig’s head in baggage at the world’s busiest airport.

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Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch? Doritos lure rogue pig back home

Deputies in California have used Doritos to lure a pig “the size of a mini horse” back home.

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Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it.

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Watch: Large python falls from ceiling at Chinese bank

An employee meeting at a Chinese bank was interrupted this week when a 6-foot python dropped from the ceiling.

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Global warming could produce costlier beer

A new study says global warming may leave people crying in their costlier beer. The study published in Monday's journal, Nature Plants, says bouts of extreme heat waves and drought will hurt production of barley, a key ingredient of beer.

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Man accused of robbing Wichita bank he robbed 7 years ago

A man suspected of robbing a Wichita bank earlier this week spent time in federal prison after pleading guilty to robbing the same bank seven years ago.

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30-hour coffin stays rewarded with cash, Six Flags passes

Dying to win a little cash and a free pass to Six Flags New England? All you need to do is spend 30 hours in a coffin.

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Watch: Defendant lunges for officer's gun in courtroom

In a scuffle caught on courtroom video in Oregon, a defendant identified as 27-year-old Scott Lemmon stands up and lunges for a gun worn by a police officer sitting at the counsel table nearby. Courthouse deputies tackled Lemmon to the floor.

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Florida school bus takes a swim

A Florida school bus plowed through a fence and into a backyard pool Friday morning after a collision, but no one on board was hurt. (Oct. 12)

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Home where witch trials victim John Proctor lived for sale

A house where a victim of the Salem witch trials once lived is on the market for $600,000 just in time for Halloween.

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Watch: Atlas robot can now do parkour maneuvers

American engineering and robotics design company Boston Dynamics released a new video this week showing its humanoid robot Atlas performing parkour maneuvers, jumping over obstacles and leaping up steps with the speed and grace of a human athlete.

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Texas shooting range bans men over gun selfie

Two men have been banned from a Houston gun range for life after one pointed an unloaded gun at the other while taking a picture.

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Woman with ‘emotional support squirrel’ removed from plane

Police at a Florida airport removed a passenger who refused to get off a Cleveland-bound flight after she was found carrying an “emotional support squirrel.”

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Giant hammer artwork stolen in Northern California

Authorities in Northern California are looking for a hammer. A really, really big one.

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Restaurant offers free steak tips for tips on burglar

A New Hampshire restaurant is offering free steak tips to anyone with tips on a recent burglary at their location.

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Investigators want to know who left gator in Lake Michigan

Authorities don’t know who dumped a 4-foot-long reptile into Lake Michigan, but they now know what kind it is.

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Inflatable sea monster takes over a rusting warehouse

A giant sea monster has taken over a building at Philadelphia’s Navy Yard, but only temporarily.

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Ronald Reagan is back on the campaign trail -- as a hologram

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — A characteristic twinkle in his eye, Ronald Reagan waves to a crowd from aboard a rail car in a hologram revealed Wednesday at the late president's namesake library in Southern California.

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