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No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugs

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Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark in a development that has doctors scratching their heads. More>>

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Gambler drops 75 pounds to win a share of a $1 million bet

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A professional gambler dropped some pounds and gained some wealth after betters wagered $1 million that he couldn't reduce his body fat to less than 10 percent. More>>

That stinks! Man seeking dropped phone falls in trash chute

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A man looking for a dropped cellphone ended up tumbling into an apartment building trash chute, where he had to be rescued by firefighters. More>>

California firefighters bring nearly dead dog back to life

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A California fire department says a little white dog named Jack is doing OK after a firefighter rescued him from a burning home and brought him back to life. More>>

McDonald's adds Big Mac onesie, sweatsuit to delivery items

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With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie. More>>

Is that really a beached whale beneath Paris' Notre Dame?

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A sperm whale appears to have beached on an embankment in the shadow of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris _ but it's really just an art installation from a Belgian artists' collective. More>>

UK girl left in tears after she's fined for selling lemonade

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A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention after being fined for selling lemonade outside. More>>

He was purrfect: Honorary cat mayor in Alaska town dies

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Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of the Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at the age of 20. More>>

Alabama man to display head of 820-pound hog shot in yard

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A south Alabama man didn't even leave home to bag an 820-pound hog. More>>

No butts about it: tiger and goat cohabitate

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A neglectful mother whose partner's unusual lifestyle became a sensation has taken over her mate's home with an odd companion of her own. More>>

Apollo 11 bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million

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A bag containing traces of moon dust is heading to auction _ surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court battle. More>>

New librarian finds live Civil War-era shells in her office

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A Massachusetts librarian was on her first day on the job when she came across an unusual find: live shells from the Civil War inside a closet. More>>

Rescuers need help after they get stuck helping kayakers

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Rescuers got stuck, too, when they went out to assist two kayakers who were caught at low tide in marshes on Hilton Head Island. More>>

Police: Woman steals taxi, picks up paying passengers

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Police say a 65-year-old woman stole a taxi in Philadelphia and picked up a fare after the theft. More>>

Exhumation of Dali's remains finds his mustache still intact

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Officials in Spain say that hair, nails and two long bones were removed from Salvador Dali's embalmed remains for a paternity test that could open a judicial battle for the artist's estate. More>>

Homeowner finds WWI artillery shell in basement

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An upstate New York woman has found a World War I artillery shell in her basement. More>>

A weird Florida mystery: Frozen pork falling from the sky

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Meat falling from the sky is weird, even by Florida standards. More>>

Builder of illegal LA mansion gets fines, community service

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The father of fashion models Bella and Gigi Hadid has been fined and given community service for illegally building a gigantic mansion in Los Angeles. More>>

Biting criticism for El Salvador players for gnawing on US

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Biting criticism for El Salvador players, a day after pair of Americans gnawed on during CONCACAF Gold Cup match. More>>

Man livestreams as he speeds on beach, cursing and drinking

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A 27-year-old man broadcast live on Facebook as he sped down a Florida beach, running over beach chairs and umbrellas while drinking from a bottle of Canadian Mist whiskey and yelling expletives about police cars chasing him. More>>

Texas company recalls coffee with Viagra-like substance

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A Texas company is voluntarily recalling one of its roasts because it contains a substance similar one in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. More>>

Trooper reels in massive 650-pound tuna during fishing trip

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A New Hampshire state trooper reeled in a big fish _ a massive 650-pound tuna. More>>

Man beats odds of catching blue lobster, donates to science

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A New Hampshire lobsterman joined an elite club after catching a rare blue lobster. More>>

Cops: Customer threatened to shoot someone over bad sandwich

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Police in Ohio say a fast-food restaurant customer angry about the way his sandwich tasted and looked threatened to shoot somebody over it. More>>

Self-described drug dealer calls 911, reports stolen cocaine

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Calling 911 to report a stolen bag of cocaine probably wasn't the best idea for a self-described Florida drug dealer. More>>

10-year-old boy trips over 1.2M-year-old fossil in desert

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A boy's misstep on a family hike in New Mexico has given the world a prehistoric wonder. More>>

Dog pulls baby deer from water to save it from drowning

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A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning near his suburban New York home jumped in and dragged it to shore. More>>

Dad arrested for speeding to hospital with wife in labor

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A Louisiana man who was rushing his wife to the hospital at speeds topping 100 mph missed his child's birth because he was in jail. More>>

Truck laden with chocolate goes up in flames on UK highway

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Traffic on a major highway in England has been disrupted for hours after a truck laden with chocolate bars burst into flames. More>>

Stranded fugitive arrested after flagging down deputy

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A fugitive who authorities say evaded capture since 2013 has been arrested after he asked a deputy for a ride in Louisiana. More>>

London Zoo welcomes a new kind of visitor: Robotic dinosaurs

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London Zoo is preparing for the opening of a new exhibit on dinosaurs and extinction. More>>

Man overboard uses prosthetic leg to stay afloat

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An Ohio man says his prosthetic leg helped save his life after he went overboard during a fishing trip. More>>

Police: Man threatens to pull gun over wrong taco order

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A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he threatened to pull a gun on a taco shop employee for giving him the wrong order. More>>

Illinois school dorm director teaches dog to bark in whisper Video included

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A resident director who lives in a dorm at a college in southern Illinois has taught his dog to bark in a whisper. More>>

See this? Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye

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Doctors intending to perform cataract surgery on a 67-year-old woman in Britain found something rather unexpected: 17 contact lenses mashed together in her right eye, with 10 more behind them. More>>

Woman gives birth in Uber car on way to California hospital

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Southern California mom says that when she prayed her fourth birth would be a fast one, she couldn't imagine it would happen in an Uber car on the way to the hospital. More>>

Herd of scared buffalo make break for it, roam through town

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A herd of buffalo that may have been startled by construction work has broken loose from a New Hampshire farm and spent time roaming through a town. More>>

Flood destroys entire cash contents of Wisconsin bank vault

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Flooding has destroyed all the cash in a southeastern Wisconsin bank vault. More>>

Officials try to figure out why roaches swarmed from manhole

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The Philadelphia Water Department is trying to figure out what caused thousands of cockroaches to emerge from a manhole and swarm a neighborhood. More>>

Man kills raccoon with hammer after it bites him on head

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A Pennsylvania man was attacked by a seemingly rabid raccoon as he worked on his car outside his home, and killed the animal with the only weapon he had: a hammer. More>>

Florida driver survives crash when metal object falls on van

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A Florida man survived a harrowing drive after a large piece of scrap metal fell and crushed his van. More>>

Timber rattlesnake caught lingering near Massachusetts home

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Timber rattlesnakes are known to thrive in some rural areas of Massachusetts, but finding them in urban areas is almost unheard of. More>>

California judge who pocketed 2 cardholders agrees to resign

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A Northern California judge is losing his job after swiping two art deco-style business card holders from a family law dinner last year. More>>

Police officer with stun gun sets naked man on fire

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Police say an officer using a stun gun to restrain a naked man accidentally set the man's chest hair and beard on fire. More>>

'Curious' baboon knocks out power to Zambian tourist town

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'Curious' baboon knocks out power to tens of thousands in Zambian tourist town. More>>

6 cars stolen from driveways on same night in same town

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Police say six cars were stolen from people's driveways in the Connecticut town of Greenwich. More>>

US YouTube star in Thailand finds coin stunt falls flat

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An American expat in Thailand who is a YouTube star with 3.29 million subscribers is in hot water for posting a video of an age-old practice among kids: flattening coins on railroad tracks. More>>

Forever's gonna start tonight: Wedding set for total eclipse

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An astronomy buff and her fiance are making sure that nothing _ even a rare cosmic event _ eclipses their Missouri wedding. More>>

No Whining: Pope's humor intact despite rough few weeks

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Pope Francis hasn't lost his sense of humor despite a rough few weeks of clamorous exits of top Vatican officials and some other negative headlines. More>>

Bees at center of swarm, attack moved from suburbia to farm

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Officials say a New Jersey beekeeper and his wife were hospitalized after the man's colony became aggressive and swarmed part of the town where the hive was located. More>>

Me want cocaine? Drugs found inside Cookie Monster doll

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A stash of cocaine hidden inside a Cookie Monster doll has landed a Florida man in jail on a drug charge. More>>

Grievance filed over mowing goats at university in Michigan

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A union has filed a grievance in response to Western Michigan University's hiring of goats to clear woodland acres on campus. More>>

Insect attack! US West is battling crop-killing swarms

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Farmers in the U.S. West face a creepy scourge every eight years or so: Swarms of ravenous insects that can decimate crops and cause slippery, bug-slick car crashes as they march across highways and roads. More>>

Eels from overturned truck slime cars on Oregon highway

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A truck carrying eels overturned on an Oregon highway, damaging cars while turning the road into a slimy mess. More>>

Tinder kick-starts delayed date by sending couple to Hawaii

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Tinder is sending two Ohio college students on an epic date in Hawaii that's been three years in the making. More>>

Man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help

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Police say a Texas man who became trapped inside an ATM slipped notes to customers via the receipt slot pleading for them to help him escape. More>>

Cop: Woman nabbed for drugs demands them back, is rearrested

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Authorities say a New Hampshire woman arrested on drug possession charges returned to the police station later that day to demand the drugs be returned to her and was rearrested. More>>

Australia senator's 3 election wins officially didn't happen

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The deputy leader on an Australian political party has announced he is ending his nine-year career in Parliament because he has discovered he has technically never been a senator. More>>

Bishop offers daily prayer for commuters in 'Summer of Hell'

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A Roman Catholic bishop is offering prayers to New York-area commuters facing what's been billed as a "Summer of Hell.". More>>

Raccoon gets busy in backseat of convertible, giving birth

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In Florida, a pregnant raccoon decided to get busy in the backseat of a convertible _ giving birth to two babies. More>>

Would-be robber arrives early at banks to find doors locked

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West Des Moines police say they're looking for a would-be robber with a bad sense of timing. More>>

No monkeying around: Court weighs if animal owns its selfies

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The battle over now-famous selfie photographs taken by a macaque monkey will head back to federal court. More>>

California bank robbery suspect found inside couch at home

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Police say a bank robbery suspect was arrested after officers found him hiding inside a couch at his Southern California home. More>>

Typo in Wendy's restaurant sign is divine comedy

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Sign causes Wendy's customers to contemplate its immoral acts against God. More>>

Mom wants apology over McDonald's slide covered in poop

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A woman says her 5-year-old son came down a slide at a McDonald's playground in New Hampshire covered in poop. More>>

Maine driver calls on police to get coiled snake from car

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A Maine driver got the scare of his life when he found a snake inside his car. More>>

No bull: Trooper answers bovine call but animal escapes

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A young bull remains on the loose despite a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper's best efforts to corral him. More>>

Want a governor's mansion? You'll need to move it

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The governor's mansion in North Dakota is up for sale, but there's a catch: You'll have to move the sprawling house. More>>

Life-sized cutout of police cruiser slows down drivers

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A Massachusetts man has gotten drivers to slow down for years with the help of a life-sized cutout of a police cruiser posted in his driveway. More>>

Hippo happiness: Both parents join Cincinnati Zoo baby Fiona

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The father of the Cincinnati Zoo's popular baby hippo Fiona has joined her and mother Bibi in their first time together as a trio. More>>

US Customs agents find cobras inside mail at JFK Airport

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have seized five live king cobras and three geckos during an inspection at the Kennedy International Airport mail facility. More>>

Vermont officials offer $100 bounty to find tree vandals

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Town officials in Vermont are willing to spend $100 on finding out who is breaking branches off of local trees. More>>

Animal rights protesters swarm Chick-fil-A store in Florida

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Customers at a Chick-fil-A store in Florida found themselves navigating past protesters wearing animal masks, covered in fake blood and clutching butcher knives. More>>

Report: Foe of Venezuela's government bites steakhouse diner

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A diner at one of New York's best-known steakhouses was bitten on the arm during a protest against the socialist government of Venezuela. More>>

Thieves go big, steal tiny home in Missouri

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Thieves decide to go big by stealing "tiny home" in Missouri. More>>

After spending 9 months alone in mountains, lost dog is home

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A lost Boise dog is back home after surviving a harsh winter alone in the Idaho mountains for nine months. More>>

Man charged in mailing of severed finger, fake bomb to IRS

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An Olympia, Washington man who authorities say mailed one of his fingers to the IRS is now facing federal charges. More>>

California teen wins lottery twice in a week

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A California teen is celebrating two big lottery wins in a week; Rosa Dominguez won a total of $655,555 on $5 scratch-off tickets purchased at gas stations. More>>

Wild primates in Florida park: Monkey shenanigans on rise

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Monkey shenanigans on rise at Florida state park famed for clear water springs: 'As long as you don't bother them, they don't bother you'. More>>

Museum finds cases of 2-century-old wine in its cellar

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An ongoing restoration project at a New Jersey museum has unearthed cases of wine nearly as old as the United States of America. More>>

Wyoming sulfur pile burns with otherworldly effects

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Ever wondered what a burning pile of sulfur looks like? Like a UFO crash or scene on another planet. More>>

'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' and the UN have a new rhyme

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'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' and the UN have a new rhyme, to promote sustainable development. More>>

Groom arrested over New York backyard wedding fireworks

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Guests watching a fireworks display after a New York wedding were cheering the bride, groom and booms when police arrived, and the groom was arrested. More>>

Monkey business: Florida man says primates swarm property

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A Florida man says he's got a monkey problem after troops of rhesus monkeys invade his property to raid his deer feeder. More>>

Bus hops curb, dislodges war memorial cannon in Pittsburgh

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Authorities say a bus hopped a curb and dislodged a war memorial cannon at a parklet in Pittsburgh. More>>

A man of many talents: Vermont governor wins stock car race

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Vermont's governor, who doubles as a part-time racecar driver, takes home victory in stock car race. More>>

Professional runner outruns 2 bears while training in woods

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A professional runner from Kenya says he had to outrun two charging bears while training in the woods in Maine. More>>

Company removes beeping alarm clock in wall vent since 2004

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A heating contractor has removed a beeping alarm clock that's been inside a Pennsylvania family's wall vent for nearly 14 years. More>>

Workers put penis-shaped rock formation back up in Norway

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A penis-shaped rock formation in southern Norway is up again after the popular tourist attraction was found badly damaged last month. More>>

Wisconsin governor to Instagram haters: Have a cold one

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has a simple message for all his social media haters out there: Chill out and have a beer. More>>

Alligators, snakes found at LA-area home where cobra escaped

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Authorities have found alligators and venomous snakes at a Southern California home where animal control officers say a cobra had gotten loose and terrified neighbors. More>>

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