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at 13:12 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Extra crispy: Truck carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries burns in parking lot in Maine

WATERVILLE, Maine - Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville.

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at 22:15 on April 19, 2014, EDT.

What's on the menu? From ribs to cupcakes, mayor spends day eating at town's 24 restaurants

JENKINTOWN, Pa. - The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry.

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at 09:48 on April 19, 2014, EDT.

Man arrested for alleged fraud in Austria after asking police whether he faces investigation

VIENNA - A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria — after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation.

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at 16:25 on April 17, 2014, EDT.

Man fined $525 for refilling drink at South Carolina hospital without paying 89 cents

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A man who helped himself to a refill of his 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital found it cost a lot more than he expected when he was fined $525.

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at 09:17 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

Toddler unharmed after getting stuck inside claw crane machine at Nebraska bowling alley

LINCOLN, Neb. - Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.

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