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    Woman arrested in bomb scare says object was an alarm clock

    SHORT PUMP, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman accused of having a fake explosive device that set off a bomb scare in a grocery store parking lot says the object was a novelty alarm clock she bought at a garage sale. Daphne Page was arrested Friday after someone spotted the device in the back seat […]
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    Man left trying to explain how car ended up in swimming pool

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man is trying to explain how his car ended up in a swimming pool. Local news outlets report someone noticed the empty car submerged in the swimming pool at a Winston-Salem apartment complex. Police think it plunged in early Friday morning. Owner James Bradley Poe told police the […]
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    Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier

    RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) — A college student has startling video of a sea lion snatching a girl off a dock and yanking her into the water on Canada’s West Coast. It happened Saturday in Richmond, a Vancouver suburb. University student Michael Fujiwara tells CBC News that some people started feeding the animal breadcrumbs. In […]
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    Woman calls cops worried semen in thermos might explode

    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman trying to get pregnant via artificial insemination called police because she feared the thermos she was using to store sperm and dry ice might explode. Felicia Nevins sought the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office help after she forgot to remove a rubber O-ring from the container. The […]
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    Pennsylvania woman makes dress from Starburst candy wrappers

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has made a dress from more than 10,000 Starburst candy wrappers given to her by her high school sweetheart-turned-husband. Emily Seilhamer is an artist and upcycler — meaning she recycles items by creating new things out of them. The Mount Joy Township woman posted a picture of her […]
  • A wild obese macaque, named "Uncle Fat" who was rescued from a Bangkok suburb, sits in a rehabilitation center in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 19, 2017. The morbidly obese wild monkey, who gorged himself on junk food and soda from tourists, has been rescued and placed on a strict diet. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) Odd News

    Thailand’s chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

    BANGKOK (AP) — A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables. Wildlife officials caught the chunky monkey — nicknamed “Uncle Fat” by locals — after photos of the animal started circulating […]
  • This photo provided by the Office of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown shows a portion of an apology letter from a fourth-grader to Gov. Brown, explaining that his class had toured the Capitol on a field trip in April 2017 and how he took a hazelnut and a pen from the Capitol Building. In a note replying to the letter, which included the pen in question and a $1 reimbursement for the hazelnut, Brown thanked the young man and wrote "I accept your apology and forgive you." (Saerom England/Office of Oregon Governor Kate Brown via AP) Odd News

    Oregon governor forgives boy for swiping hazelnut, pen

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The governor of Oregon has pardoned a fourth-grade boy who swiped a hazelnut and a pen during a recent tour of the state Capitol. Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday tweeted out a photo of the boy’s apology letter along with the hashtag #cutestmailever and the caption, ‘I think we can forgive […]
  • FILE--In this Oct. 20, 2009, file photo, Planet Hollywood property PH Towers Westgate is pictured near the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. A tourist has filed a lawsuit against the Planet Hollywood casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, claiming he was seriously injured while trying to escape his room because he was scared of a life-sized mannequin. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, file) Odd News

    Planet Hollywood sued for Vegas Strip hotel room mannequin

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A tourist is suing a Las Vegas Strip hotel, claiming a life-sized mannequin in his darkened room caused him to flee and suffer injuries. Kent Jacobs Boutwell, of Southern California, filed the lawsuit Monday against the Planet Hollywood casino-hotel in Clark County District Court, seeking at least $10,000 in damages. “I’ve […]
  • The Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo, provided by Stephanie L Koljonen shows Tom Grasswick, a customer at a Walmart store in Wadena, Minn., holding onto a confused white-tailed deer that wandered into the store. Grasswick covered the eyes of the startled deer and he and others managed to remove the animal and set it free outdoors. (Stephanie L Koljonen via AP) Odd News

    Unsuspecting Walmart customer takes down startled deer

    WADENA, Minn. (AP) — A confused white-tailed deer that wandered into a Walmart store in Minnesota ran into a startled customer who tackled the animal to the ground. Shoppers at the store in Wadena (wah-DEE’-nah), 150 miles (240 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis, speculated that the young animal was searching for a snack Tuesday when it […]
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    Jury rules UK man was hiring killer, not writing thriller

    LONDON (AP) — A retired television producer has been convicted of trying to hire hit men to kill his partner, after a jury rejected his claim that he was merely conducting research for a thriller. Prosecutors say David Harris offered three men large sums of money to kill his partner, Hazel Allinson, a former scriptwriter. […]