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Truck with portable toilets crashes in California

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A major San Francisco Bay Area highway was shut down after a truck carrying portable toilets crashed and spilled blue deodorizer onto the roadway.

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Illinois pet dubbed world's tallest cow

ORANGEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by an Illinois woman was recently dubbed the world's tallest.

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Woman sent to jail over overgrown yard

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman who fell behind on her yard work was cited by code enforcers and has served a stint in jail over her overgrown yard.

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Emu corralled after jaunt through traffic

TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — It's not every day you see a 6-foot-tall bird running in traffic.

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Polar bear breaks into home in Alaska village

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Ruby Kaleak's part-time job on polar bear patrol in the village of Kaktovik, Alaska, usually means chasing the animals back to the Beaufort Sea. But she wasn't expecting to shoo one of the biggest bears she's ever seen out of a house last week.

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Dream beach house built on wrong lot

HAMMOCK DUNES, Fla. (AP) — A dream beach house in Florida has turned into a nightmare for a Missouri couple.

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Police: Drunken Santa zombie enters St. Paul home

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police have cited a 21-year-old man they say entered a St. Paul home drunk and dressed as a Santa Claus zombie, terrifying a 16-year-old girl who locked herself in a bathroom.

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Plumpest pumpkin: 2,058-pound gourd sets record

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record Monday at an annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern California.

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Police: Thief posed as Connecticut wedding guest

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police are looking for a man they say posed as a guest at a Connecticut wedding reception and stole gifts from the bride and groom.

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Travelers can't find out-of-the-way Hawaii airport

HONOLULU (AP) — An airline is complaining that passengers are getting lost and missing their flights because of a lack of road signs helping them find an out-of-the way Hawaii airport.

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Parrot missing for years returns speaking Spanish

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner — and the bird now speaks Spanish.

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Truck containing 36,000 pounds of Crisco stolen

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A truck containing 18 tons of Crisco sticks headed to a grocery store chain distribution center was stolen in a Florida city.

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Houston Astros improvement costs furniture mogul

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros' improvement this year from baseball's worst team cost a Houston furniture mogul Jim McIngvale more than $4 million to make good on a promise to fans.

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Finnish authorities ban whisky from expo name

HELSINKI (AP) — It's a whisky trade fair. But it can't say it is.

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Prosthetic leg reported stolen near stadium found

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a prosthetic leg reported stolen from a veteran in a wheelchair outside the Eagles-Giants football game in south Philadelphia was later recovered on a subway train.

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Patient takes wheel of ambulance in Arizona

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a patient wanting out of an Arizona hospital used an ambulance as his getaway vehicle.

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Chocolate-covered bugs served up at insect museum

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate, along with "tarsal toffee" made with bug legs and mealworms and fudge infused with crickets and marshmallows.

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Indiana man grows giant pumpkins in his backyard

ALBION, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man is growing pumpkins that weigh hundreds of pounds in a backyard pumpkin patch.

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Indianapolis airport debuts customer service robot

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new customer service robot has started roaming around the passenger terminal of Indianapolis International Airport.

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Spiders force family from of upscale Missouri home

WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) — A family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.

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Man sends newspaper check years after rack thefts

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Some 54 years after stealing several newspaper racks, a U.S. Navy veteran has sent a letter of apology and a check for $200 to The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida.

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Indiana college gives pizza deliverer $1,200 tip

MARION, Ind. (AP) — A pizza delivery driver has a lot to show for a run to Indiana Wesleyan University.

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Suit: Cold Burger King onion rings sparked attack

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is suing Burger King after he says a manager attacked him for complaining about cold onion rings.

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Cops: Woman stole $520 from jury on another trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman made jury duty even worse than usual for nine people by stealing their money while they were hearing a different case.

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Masked bandit apologizes, kisses couple in robbery

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A masked gunman in Guam apologized to two employees of a small casino and hugged and kissed them before fleeing with more than $5,000.

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