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This photo provided by the Cape May N.J. Police Department shows "Bean" a pug dog being photographed at the Cape May Police Dept., in Cape May, N.J. The dog is home after police in the New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media. Cape May Patrolman Michael LeSage found Bean the pug in a yard on Sunday, July 15, 2018. Police posted a photo of Bean on Facebook with the caption: "This is what happens when you run away from home." It took a few hours before Bean's owners tracked her down. (Cape May N.J. Police Department via AP)
July 17, 2018 - 8:31 am
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media. Cape May Patrolman Michael LeSage found Bean the pug in a yard on Sunday. He tells The Star-Ledger of Newark he tried to get the dog to hop into his police car, but her legs were too...
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July 15, 2018 - 7:31 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Workers in a metropolitan sewer district in Ohio have amassed an impressive collection of toys, eyeglasses and other objects that made their way through the sewer system. The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati provides wastewater collection and treatment for...
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July 08, 2018 - 9:33 am
LANGHORNE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania township with more money than it anticipated from increased property tax collection has decided to give the dividends to residents. Middletown Township in Langhorne sent 14,361 checks for $68 each to all owners of properties with structures on them. Efforts to...
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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation via AP
June 22, 2018 - 9:08 am
HANCOCK, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man trying to jump-start his car was greeted by an unusual sound coming from his engine — the rattle of a venomous timber rattlesnake. The man says the snake slithered across the engine block and curled up on the battery as he opened the hood of the car...
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AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File
June 21, 2018 - 8:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Burger King has apologized for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. The announcement was removed Tuesday from Burger King's social media...
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AP Photo/Chris Szagola
June 21, 2018 - 8:52 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia. Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night's Phillies game when the team's mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. McVay was sitting near home plate...
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June 19, 2018 - 4:44 pm
ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say furry critters, not vandals, are likely to blame for American flags that disappeared from veterans' graves in Massachusetts. The flags at Bellevue Cemetery, in Adams, were first reported missing earlier this month. Residents volunteered to replace the flags by...
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Stock photo/Dreamstime
June 19, 2018 - 4:42 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — An improvised method of getting rid of a snake in a garden by spraying it with gasoline kicked off a chain reaction that ended up with a house on fire in southern Finland. Finnish public broadcaster YLE reported Tuesday that some of the flammable liquid spread by an ill-fated...
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Anthony Scavo/Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department via AP
June 12, 2018 - 4:22 pm
SPRING LAKE PARK, Minn. (AP) — "Roof! Roof!" He was practically begging to be rescued. Firefighters in the Minneapolis suburb of Spring Lake Park on Friday managed to help a 180-pound (82-kilogram) Saint Bernard named Whiskey who had gotten stuck on the small roof of the overhang at a side door of...
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June 12, 2018 - 7:00 am
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Residents of a Massachusetts city are hoping to break the world record for largest paper airplane. The Revolving Museum of Fitchburg is revealing a nearly one-ton (0.9-metric ton) plane Tuesday at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport. Volunteers have spent more than three years...
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