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Laurel, Yanny or ... covfefe? White House joins in on debate

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The White House is getting in on the viral debate over whether people hear the names "Laurel" or "Yanny" in a much-shared audio clip. More>>

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6 young squirrels rescued from ordeal of tangled tails

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Six young squirrels whose tails were stuck together by tree sap are recovering after a Nebraska wildlife expert untangled them. More>>

Man arrested for posing as Texas high school athlete

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Police say a 25-year-old man posed as a 17-year-old Hurricane Harvey evacuee at Dallas high schools for nine months in order to compete on the basketball court. More>>

Ammo box falls from military chopper, crashes into school

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Authorities are trying to determine how a box of ammunition fell from a military helicopter and crashed through the roof of a school in Texas. More>>

Person in Spider-Man costume hangs out on Boston train

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A person sporting a Spider-Man costume joined commuters on a Boston subway train _ dangling from a handrail. More>>

93-year-old makes first hole-in-one in 65 years of golfing

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A 93-year-old Ohio man made his first hole-in-one in 65 years of golfing and then walked off the course for good a few holes later. More>>

Audio clip spurs social media debate over yanny or laurel

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Do you hear what I hear. More>>

Roo-ting out trouble: Rogue S Carolina kangaroo nabbed again

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South Carolina's most talented escape artist may be a kangaroo. More>>

Tickle Me, Fleury: Vegas goalie tickles Jets player's ear

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Marc-Andre Fleury gave Blake Wheeler quite an earful in Vegas' playoff win over Winnipeg. More>>

Owner of $85M apartment offers trip to space with purchase

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The owner for a New York City condominium is offering a trip to outer space included with the purchase of an $85 million dollar apartment. More>>

Police praise Wisconsin students for prank that was illusion

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Police had praise for students who created an illusion for a senior class prank that appeared to show a car had crashed into the principal's office. More>>

Domestic dispute in Germany: Man arguing with a parrot

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Police were called to investigate a domestic disturbance in a southern German town _ and found a man arguing with a parrot. More>>

Woman fired after cops seize laxative-laced brownies

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A Michigan engineering company employee has been fired after police determined she baked laxatives into brownies intended for a departing colleague's send-off. More>>

German police bring in crane to get 5 buffalo off autobahn

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Police called in a crane to lift five fugitive water buffalo off a highway in western Germany during an operation that lasted about nine hours. More>>

Ex-lawmaker: Naked man tackled on Alaska Airlines flight

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A retired Alaska state lawmaker says a naked passenger was tackled and detained on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska. More>>

Man accused of stealing cruiser slipped through tiny opening

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Video captures man charged with stealing a police cruiser slipping through an 11-by-11 inch opening while handcuffed to get into the driver's seat. More>>

Marriage proposal upstaged by 3-year-old's call of nature

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A Michigan boy found a way to make his mark on the occasion of his mother's marriage proposal. More>>

Better late than never: Library gets book 47 years overdue

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A book nearly five decades overdue has been returned to the San Francisco Public Library. More>>

Any doctor on board? US surgeon general gives aid on plane

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Is there a doctor on board? No less than the U.S. surgeon general steps up to help with a medical emergency aboard a commercial flight. More>>

Buried treasure found in NYC; pirates nowhere in sight

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Buried treasure worth $52,000 found in NYC; pirates nowhere in sight, though original owners have been found. More>>

Bee on the lookout: Georgia keeper stung by $20K hive heist

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A Georgia beekeeper says thieves stole dozens of hives, taking off with up to $20,000 worth of equipment. More>>

Fugitive accidentally dials 911, officers take him to jail

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A fugitive who's wanted in North Carolina accidentally dialed 911 while he was in upstate New York, and he's now behind bars. More>>

Chinese tourists spark anger in Vietnam over map on shirts

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A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the country's territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea has sparked anger in Vietnam. More>>

Did a Labrador mix snap a group selfie? Looks that way

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An Ohio dog daycare photo has gone viral for capturing what looks like a group of four-legged friends taking a selfie. More>>

Ohio transit bus driver accident-free over 1 million miles

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If you need to ride a public transit bus in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, there's no better person to have behind the wheel than Godwin McNeal. More>>

Michigan police department picks "Pawfficer"

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A suburban Detroit police department is giving another cat a chance to take the law in her claws. More>>

Iowa man says his dog shot him while they were playing

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With best friends like these, who needs enemies? An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing Wednesday. More>>

Student takes Danny DeVito cardboard cutout to prom

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A Pennsylvania high school student took an unorthodox approach to prom and brought a cardboard cutout of actor Danny DeVito to the dance. More>>

Museum to display mummified monkey found in air duct

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A mummified monkey found in the air ducts of a former department store in downtown Minneapolis last month is going on display. More>>

Woman angry at utility worker, leaves her suspended in lift

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Police in New Jersey say a woman got angry at a cable utility worker, so she left him stranded in the air on his utility lift by turning off his truck. More>>

Couple get up-close view of moose that stares through window

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A New Hampshire couple have gotten an up-close view of a moose that wandered into their yard, right up to their window. More>>

Father, daughter get Temple University degrees together

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A father and daughter in Philadelphia walked across the stage together to get their undergraduate degrees from Temple University. More>>

'Joggling' record: Man sets mark for running while juggling

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Massachusetts college student has run a 4:43 mile while juggling, a feat if verified would be a world record. More>>

Can you spare a dime? Truck full of coins crashes in Nevada

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A semi-trailer truck hauling $800,000 worth of dimes crashed into a guard rail on an interstate near Las Vegas, spilling thousands of coins along the side of the road. More>>

Black bear devours 2 dozen cupcakes left in baker's car

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The smell of two dozen cupcakes in a baker's car was too much for a black bear in New Jersey. More>>

A sticky mess: liquid chocolate spills onto Polish highway

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A tractor-trailer has overturned on a Polish highway, spilling tons of liquid chocolate that are solidifying into a huge sticky mess. More>>

Firefighter gets creative with marriage proposal

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Firefighters helped one of their own to ask his girlfriend to marry him. More>>

Dog rescued from Colorado wastewater treatment plant

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An English mastiff from Colorado who ended up in the water at a wastewater treatment plan survived the ordeal thanks to a plant worker and Pueblo West firefighters. More>>

Rescuers bitten after mistaking bobcats for domestic kittens

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Three people suffered bites when the kittens they rescued from a San Antonio alley turned out to be ravenous bobcat cubs. More>>

Video shows 11-year-old escaping Chicago-area carjacking Video included

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Surveillance video shows an 11-year-old girl jumping out of a carjacked SUV in suburban Chicago as her father tries to stop a car driven by the carjacker's accomplice. More>>

State trooper uses jerky to rescue pup from highway

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A Massachusetts state trooper has rescued a dog running loose in the middle of an interstate with the bribe of a homemade snack. More>>

Raccoon family drops through ceiling of Michigan home

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A family of raccoons created a chaotic scene when they fell through the ceiling of a Michigan home. More>>

Walrus surprise residents in remote Alaska village

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Residents of a remote Alaska village have been spotting Pacific walrus in unusual places. More>>

Drunken man's choice of bed causes Munich commuter chaos

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An intoxicated man's ill-advised decision to spend the night on a freight train caused commuter chaos in Munich as police had to shut down all traffic at a busy station to look for him. More>>

Colorado woman cited after microwave blows up urine sample

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A Colorado woman has been cited by police after a container of what appeared to be urine blew up as she was heating it up in a microwave oven at a 7-Eleven. More>>

New way to see art? Paris museum welcomes naked visitors

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Nudists paid a clothes-free visit to a contemporary art museum in Paris. More>>

Ohio couple awakens to find stranger asleep on couch

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Authorities say a couple in Ohio was startled to find a stranger who had helped himself to leftover Easter candy and then fell asleep on the couch of their apartment. More>>

Hungry bear breaks into California home, snacks on fruit

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A hungry bear broke into a California home and snacked on bread and fruit before sheriff's deputies were able to chase it away. More>>

Florida woman's gruesome roach-in-ear tale goes viral

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Florida woman makes entire nation squeamish while reading her account of waking up with roach in ear. More>>

Benedict Arnold's hair to be displayed at fort he captured

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A rarely displayed lock of infamous American traitor Benedict Arnold's hair will be exhibited at the fort he helped capture in opening weeks of the Revolutionary War. More>>

Fingerprint left in Play-Doh leads to shoplifting suspect

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A Massachusetts police department says a fingerprint left in a hunk of Play-Doh led them to a shoplifting suspect. More>>

Girl survives 5-story fall after landing in fresh mulch

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Police say a 3-year-old girl survived with just minor injuries after falling up to five stories from the window of a Connecticut apartment building. More>>

Springsteen escorts Van Zandt in to New Jersey Hall of Fame Video included

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Meryl Streep has made her "Sophie's choice" between the New Jersey Hall of Fame and her hit HBO series "Big Little Lies," choosing the TV show. More>>

Blockbuster hopes Russell Crowe's jockstrap helps business

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A jockstrap worn by Russell Crowe in the movie "Cinderella Man" is on display in Alaska after it was gifted to one of the nation's last Blockbuster video stores struggling to stay open in an age of streaming movies. More>>

Brinks truck drops thousands of dollars on Indiana highway

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State police say drivers clamored to pick up cash on an interstate in Indianapolis after the back doors of a Brinks armored truck swung open and hundreds of thousands of dollars flew out. More>>

Philly Naked Bike Ride to feature body-painting exhibition

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10th Philly Naked Bike Ride to take place Sept. 8 in conjunction with new body-painting exhibition. More>>

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