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at 16:35 on August 01, 2014, EDT.

Man accused of stealing Boulder garbage truck may have been 'freaked' by neighbourhood police

BOULDER, Colo. - A man accused of stealing a garbage truck in Boulder this week may have been scared by officers responding to an unrelated call near his home.

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at 16:35 on August 01, 2014, EDT.

Slick commute: Semitrailer overturns on Indianapolis highway, coats lanes with butter

INDIANAPOLIS - A semitrailer has overturned on an Indianapolis interstate, spilling what police say are 45,000 pounds of packages of butter and other dairy products.

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at 12:26 on July 31, 2014, EDT.

Who's got the goat? Police investigate disappearance of grand champion animal at Colorado fair

GREELEY, Colo. - Police in Greeley, Colorado, are investigating who's got the goat — a grand champion animal that vanished this week from a county fair.

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at 12:24 on July 31, 2014, EDT.

Grandma writes letter thanking Idaho trooper for professionalism, kindness during traffic stop

BOISE, Idaho - A woman who got a speeding ticket while on a recent vacation to Idaho wrote a note to the Idaho State Police thanking the trooper for the kindness he showed her grandchildren during the stop.

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at 12:24 on July 31, 2014, EDT.

Fisherman finds 1-in-30-million calico lobster, donates it to New Hampshire aquarium

HAMPTON, N.H. - A fisherman has caught a rare lobster that's bright orange with dark blue spots.

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at 11:02 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Police: Naked intruder fell asleep in New Mexico couple's bed, stole a soda

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed.

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at 14:02 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Mysterious crop circle on Bavarian wheat field attracts many visitors

BERLIN - Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.

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at 13:09 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Caught on the Web: Man dressed as Spider-Man fights Irishman in Dublin street, goes viral

DUBLIN - Dublin's friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man has become a social media phenomenon after being caught on video fighting a man who allegedly tried to steal his money.

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at 11:02 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Twice as nice: Indianapolis man celebrating 2nd $1 million lottery ticket win in past 3 months

INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis man has won two $1 million lottery prizes in the past three months.

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at 09:02 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

More charges laid in police pursuit that ended on Corner Gas movie set

ROULEAU, - New charges have been laid against a 27-year-old woman from Okotoks, Alta., after a police pursuit across southern Saskatchewan that ended on the set of the "Corner Gas" movie.

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at 14:09 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Couple wants to add 'Seamonster' to names; Massachusetts court to hear petition

HOLYOKE, Mass. - Sea monsters may exist only in the imagination, but a Massachusetts couple wants to make them part of their names.

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at 13:58 on July 28, 2014, EDT.

Strip club endorses Democratic pastor from Arizona in a close race for Congress

PHOENIX - An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, says he's happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix.

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