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378 people 'pay it forward' at Fla. Starbucks

Fri Aug 22, 2014

A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida. Full Story

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Costa Rica angered by Swedish comedy show

Fri Aug 22, 2014

A Swedish TV network has apologized to Costa Rica for using the Central American country's national anthem to promote a comedy show. Full Story

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Va. man named Stoner arrested on pot charges

Fri Aug 22, 2014

A Virginia man with the last name Stoner is facing drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home. Full Story

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Police have beef with shoplifting suspect

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Police have a beef with a man they say stole meat worth $2,700 from three Safeway stores in Portland, Oregon. Full Story

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German man evicted for squeaky swing set sex prop

Fri Aug 22, 2014

A German court says a landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing set in his apartment late at night as a sex prop. Full Story

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$21,000 falls off money truck after casino pickup

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Nearly $21,000 is missing after the cash fell from the roof of an armored truck that had picked it up from a soon-to-be-closed Atlantic City casino. Full Story

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George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next. Full Story

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Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public's imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace. Full Story

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An 86-year-old Utah woman writes romance novel

Fri Aug 22, 2014

An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife. Full Story

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Woman pays fine for climbing into giraffe pen

Thu Aug 21, 2014

A California woman who got kicked in the face after trying to climb into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo has paid a fine and apologized. Full Story

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Massachusetts man finds bloody stranger in home

Wed Aug 20, 2014

A Massachusetts man who fell asleep in a chair in his living room over the weekend got quite the surprise when he woke up -- a bloody stranger asleep on the couch. Full Story

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Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want to have a word with you. Full Story

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Stolen shopping scooter ride leads to jail

Fri Aug 22, 2014

An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man is facing charges after police say he drove a stolen electric shopping cart to meet with his probation officer. Full Story

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Police: Robber caught after shower and shave

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Police say a suspect accused of robbing a 94-year-old Albuquerque, New Mexico, man was caught after he shaved and showered in the victim's home -- and left behind his fingerprints. Full Story