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Man says he petted zoo cougars after calling ‘Here, kitty’

A man who jumped a fence to pet cougars at the Columbus zoo and posted video of it on YouTube says he jokingly called "Here, kitty" and moved closer when the animals seemed to respond.
7 years ago
This Monday, July 27, 2015 photo provided by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort shows high-elevation snow...
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Summer snow turns Wyoming mountains into winter wonderland

The middle of summer looked like the middle of winter in the mountains of western Wyoming.
7 years ago
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New Hampshire baby receives lifetime hunting-fishing license

A 6-month-old New Hampshire boy has become the first child to get a newborn hunting and fishing license in the state.
7 years ago
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Diner en Blanc: New York leads world’s biggest popup picnic

Five thousand people dressed in white got together for the world's largest popup picnic at a location revealed only at the last moment.
7 years ago
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Cat found alive aboard sunken boat pulled from Lake Havasu

A trapped, hungry, wet and scared cat is now safe after it was found tucked away in a boat that had sank to the bottom of Lake Havasu.
7 years ago
Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sits with voters, Tuesday, July 28, ...
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Scott Walker orders American on cheesesteaks, avoiding gaffe

The governor of the nation's top cheese-producing state visited the capital of cheesesteaks on Tuesday and ordered two topped with American, skipping the customary Cheez Whiz but avoiding the blunder of a former presidential candidate who was ridiculed for wanting his with Swiss.
7 years ago
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Cops: 2-state chase began over warrant for stolen underwear

Police say a man who led officers on a wild two-hour chase spanning two states had been facing charges of stealing $21 worth of underwear from a supermarket.
7 years ago
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Get the waffles! Maple syrup spills on New Hampshire highway

The only thing missing was the waffles.
7 years ago
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Hiker climbs tree to escape coyotes, gets stuck for 5 hours

A hiker trying to escape from coyotes in a wooded area of southern New Jersey has gotten stuck in a tree for nearly five hours.
7 years ago
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Putrid-smelling flower attracts large crowds in California

Officials with UC Berkeley's botanical garden say the garden had its busiest day in more than a decade as people flocked to get a whiff of the "corpse flower," a plant known for its pungent odor.
7 years ago
This photo provided by the HEAL Veterinary Hospital & Pet Rehabilitation shows Skinny, who when...
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Former 41-pound fat cat in Texas slims down to 19 pounds

A former 41-pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic.
7 years ago
In this Saturday, July 25, 2015 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Charlie Boice beams...
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Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West

A white-bearded Florida man has won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt.
7 years ago
In this July 21, 2015 photo, provided by Boulder County Sheriff’s Deputy, Deputy Sophie Berma...
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Owl with an attitude wins face-off with deputy

A Boulder County sheriff's deputy got into a face-off with an owl with an attitude, and the owl won.
7 years ago
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Hair dresser faces voyeurism charges in Arizona cities

A man who allegedly traveled around Arizona pretending to be a hair dresser so he could take sexually explicit photos of his clients has been apprehended.
7 years ago
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Volcano-like underground fire is put out after a month

Crews have put out a fire that burned underground in southern New Jersey for a month, melting the ground around it and reaching 1,000 degrees.
7 years ago
FILE – In this March 20, 2012 file photo, Vince Neil speaks at a Motley Crue and Kiss tour ne...
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Rocker Vince Neil drops lawsuit over social media passwords

Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil got back his social media passwords after suing a consultant he hired to manage the accounts and accusing her of posting online without his consent, a lawyer for the rocker said Friday.
7 years ago
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Drunk man who jumped in lake to avoid rescuers sent to trial

A district judge says a drunken-driving suspect who ran naked from a hospital and jumped into an eastern Pennsylvania lake must stand trial for disorderly conduct and other charges.
7 years ago
A rare bright orange lobster shares the tank with regular lobsters at the Fisherman’s Catch S...
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Maine fisherman finds bright orange lobster; his 2nd rarity

A Maine lobsterman has caught a rare bright orange lobster, the second time he's pulled an odd-colored crustacean from state waters.
7 years ago
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BLM: Idaho cyclist sparks fire by burning used toilet paper

Authorities say a cyclist started a 73-acre wildfire in southwest Idaho by lighting his toilet paper on fire after taking a comfort break.
7 years ago
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Milwaukee man shoots dog, mistaking it for reported lion

A man who thought he spotted a lion that people have reported seeing wandering on Milwaukee's north side, has shot and injured a large pit bull.
7 years ago
n In this July 21, 2015 photo, Eric Hites, rests at the Bliss Congregational Church in Tiverton, R....
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560-pound man biking across US to lose weight

A 560-pound man biking across the United States to lose weight hit a snag in Rhode Island.
7 years ago
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Craigslist founder gives group $10,000 for composting toilet

The founder of Craigslist has donated $10,000 for a composting toilet that will be named in his honor by a northern New Jersey organization.
7 years ago
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Maine brewer makes beer out of live lobsters, sea salt

A Maine brewer is offering a quicker way to consume two of the state's summertime staples: beer and lobster.
7 years ago
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Police: Man who called 911 sought help with air conditioner

State police say a western Pennsylvania man with a penchant for making unnecessary emergency calls recently complained of chest pains so he could ask medics to help him fix his air conditioner.
7 years ago