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at 12:53 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Drivers scramble for flying cash after armoured truck door flies open on US highway

URBANA, Md. - Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armoured truck's door burst open.


at 22:36 on October 29, 2014, EDT.

Dog's master flees from police, dog follows master, police follow dog, master arrested

PRATTVILLE, Ala. - Police in central Alabama say a man's own dog helped officers bust him on a drug charge.


at 15:02 on October 28, 2014, EDT.

Heavy baggage: TSA confirms cannon barrel shows up in checked luggage at Maui airport

HONOLULU, Hawaii - An airline passenger flying out of Maui checked in with a weapon not often seen in baggage — the barrel of a cannon.


at 15:02 on October 28, 2014, EDT.

Maine police pull over woman dressed as Hello Kitty, arrest her on drunken driving charge

GORHAM, Maine - Police say a Maine woman who was pulled over while wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge.


at 18:14 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Cockroach disrupts Chicago City Hall during pest control chief's budget address

CHICAGO - A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives.


at 14:10 on October 23, 2014, EDT.

'Pilfered' pumpkins put to use pleasing pigs' palates in New Hampshire after misunderstanding

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. - A pilfered pumpkin caper in New Hampshire was just a misunderstanding that put some pounds on a passel of pigs.


at 03:31 on October 23, 2014, EDT.

Not so scary now: New bones show mysterious dinosaur was really a goofy duckbill giant

WASHINGTON - Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.


at 16:53 on October 22, 2014, EDT.

Pennsylvania bank robber who bummed cigarette during escape gets 10 years in prison

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh.


at 16:51 on October 22, 2014, EDT.

Missouri funeral director sending dad's ashes out with a bang as part of fireworks display

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway.


at 22:28 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

Elusive pet bobcat again escapes from its southern New Jersey home, darts into wooded area

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose.


at 13:39 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

Pennsylvania convenience store clerk gets bandit to bug off by spraying her with insecticide

BERLIN, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania convenience store clerk told a would-be bandit to bug off by spraying the suspect with a can of insecticide.


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