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at 09:26 on November 26, 2014, EST.

Your plane gets stuck? Russians from the Arctic are willing to give it a push

MOSCOW - In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway.


at 22:54 on November 25, 2014, EST.

Man facing felony charge after Colorado sheriff's deputies say he pointed banana at them

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A man is facing a felony menacing charge after two western Colorado sheriff's deputies say he pointed a banana at them and they thought it was a gun.


at 13:30 on November 25, 2014, EST.

Seattle mayor pardons tofu turkey for Thanksgiving to draw attention to hunger in community

SEATTLE - As Thanksgiving approaches, Tofurkys in Seattle can breathe easy, even if real turkeys can't.


at 14:04 on November 25, 2014, EST.

Police: New Mexico man posts photos of stolen guns on Facebook, which victim spotted

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he posted Facebook photos of stolen guns from an unsolved burglary.


at 14:04 on November 25, 2014, EST.

Southwest Ohio family recovers missing 400-pound concrete Sasquatch statue

CINCINNATI - A southwest Ohio family is searching for Sasquatch no longer.


at 08:56 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Furry mystery: New Mexico woman's kitten that ran away on Halloween somehow ends up in Maine

WESTBROOK, Maine - A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery.


at 21:04 on November 20, 2014, EST.

No nut too tough: Oregon holiday festival commissions 41-foot, 16,000-pound nutcracker

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece — a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 pounds and work its jaw with enough force to crush coconuts.


at 17:02 on November 19, 2014, EST.

Cuban couple domesticates large Caribbean rodents called hutias

BAINOA, Cuba - Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets.


at 10:27 on November 18, 2014, EST.

Police: New Mexico theft suspect tried to escape by climbing through hospital's ceiling tiles

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico State Police say a woman suspected of stealing a vehicle tried to escape from custody by climbing through ceiling tiles at a hospital where she was being treated.


at 15:28 on November 14, 2014, EST.

Biology class test with question referring to 'big bootie' pulled from Charlotte high school

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Officials in a North Carolina school district have pulled a class assignment in a genetics test that referred to a "big bootie."


at 15:28 on November 13, 2014, EST.

Maternal bonds: Florida woman and her daughter both give birth at same hospital on same day

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Florida mother and daughter have given a new meaning to family togetherness: Both women gave birth at the same hospital on the same day.


at 15:24 on November 13, 2014, EST.

Not dead: Michigan man has to convince election workers he's not dead before voting

LEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Dale Hopfinger ran into a problem while trying to vote in Michigan: He was told he was dead.


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