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at 13:07 on September 30, 2014, EDT.

Wile E. Coyote gloating? Calgary man aims at wolflike critters but shoots self

CALGARY - Eternally outsmarted cartoon character Wile E. Coyote has come out on top for once.


at 09:39 on September 30, 2014, EDT.

Chef and volunteers make 1,126-pound bowl of Hawaii rice dish loco moco

HONOLULU, Hawaii - A group is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish, after putting together a massive bowl of rice, hamburger, eggs and gravy.


at 13:29 on September 29, 2014, EDT.

RU confused? Flying of EU flag stirs terror alert in Rory McIlroy's Northern Ireland hometown

BELFAST, Northern Ireland - It's often said the European Union has an image problem. In Belfast, it seems, the EU flag can be mistaken for an emblem of terror.


at 18:49 on September 24, 2014, EDT.

Cannon backfires, shoots 100-pound metal mound, at Fort McHenry after bicentennial celebration

BALTIMORE - In late-breaking news from the 19th century, there's been a cannon recall.


at 14:20 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

Miami U president supports skunk safety, accepts PETA offer for posters after stuck-can case

OXFORD, Ohio - An Ohio college president says the school supports safety for skunks, and for other furry creatures, too.


at 14:19 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

Charges dropped against homeless man found in Pennsylvania hotel presidential suite

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania have dropped charges against a homeless man found squatting inside the presidential suite of a Pittsburgh hotel last fall.


at 12:04 on September 22, 2014, EDT.

Illinois city grills up 200-foot bratwurst to celebrate birthday; did 100-foot trial run

BELLEVILLE, Ill. - Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun.


at 11:47 on September 22, 2014, EDT.

Bank accounts of the homeless are used by a VIP taxi scam in Greece

ATHENS, Greece - Police have busted a phoney VIP taxi service in Greece that was using the bank accounts of homeless people to collect deposits from cab drivers.


at 13:24 on September 18, 2014, EDT.

Citrus distress: Sour-smelling lime juice leak sends emergency responders to Alaska airport

KETCHIKAN, Alaska - A mysterious liquid leaking on a cargo jet sent emergency responders to the island that is home to the Ketchikan, Alaska, airport.


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