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at 11:02 on July 24, 2014, EDT.

German officials evacuate building over suspected gas leak but find fridge full of rotten food

BERLIN - Emergency officials called to check out a suspected gas leak in Germany found a culprit they didn't expect: a fridge full of rotting food.

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at 10:17 on July 24, 2014, EDT.

Police: Man run over by his own pickup truck during Florida road rage incident

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

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at 08:13 on July 24, 2014, EDT.

Calgary man reunited with his beloved little red Corvette named Betsy

CALGARY - It’s a story about an emotional reunion that will bring a tear to the socket set of the most avid automotive fan.

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at 16:46 on July 23, 2014, EDT.

New Jersey sues Florida pizza shop, says it's misusing 'iconic' Garden State Parkway logo

TRENTON, N.J. - The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.

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at 20:34 on July 22, 2014, EDT.

Police investigating how 2 American flags were replaced with white flags atop Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags with bleached-white ones.

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at 07:55 on July 22, 2014, EDT.

Freedom or freedoom? Spelling off course on Mandela T-shirts worn by Johannesburg cyclists

JOHANNESBURG - Nelson Mandela had a way with words, but not quite like this.

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at 23:15 on July 21, 2014, EDT.

Portland suburb reports vandals continuing to smear cars with maple bars, doughnuts, cake

HILLSBORO, Ore. - There's mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighbourhood, but police say it doesn't involve the typical spray paint or broken windows. No, we're talking pastry here — maple bars smeared on cars, doughnuts left atop windshield wipers, pastries littering a yard.

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at 19:44 on July 21, 2014, EDT.

Authorities: Man fleeing from Miss. traffic stop runs unwittingly into law enforcement academy

BILOXI, Miss. - Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was apparently so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran into a law enforcement academy.

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at 08:28 on July 21, 2014, EDT.

Pop culture prompts Michigan sheriff to swap orange for black-and-white striped inmate attire

SAGINAW, Mich. - A Michigan sheriff says he's trading orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes as the new attire for his jail inmates in part due to pop culture.

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at 08:28 on July 21, 2014, EDT.

200 pairs of panties stolen from Victoria's Secret store at east Georgia mall

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Authorities are investigating the theft of 200 pairs of panties at an east Georgia shopping mall.

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at 12:29 on July 20, 2014, EDT.

Police: Suspected shoplifter arrested after posting selfies on Facebook wearing stolen dress

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. - Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items.

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at 16:31 on July 18, 2014, EDT.

Alaska fisherman pulled up rare blue-colored red king crab

NOME, Alaska - A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.

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