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at 15:07 on January 30, 2015, EST.

Candy maker's Deflategate chocolate football was a joke but winds up raising $20K for charity

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A dented chocolate football created by a Pennsylvania candy maker to poke fun at the New England Patriots' "Deflategate" scandal has ended up raising $20,000 for charity.


at 16:49 on January 28, 2015, EST.

A survivor! Bart the cat crawls back from grave days after being hit by car in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. - Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and crawled back from the dead — literally.


at 12:30 on January 28, 2015, EST.

As pet reptile grows, Lithuanian student realizes it's probably not a lizard

VILNIUS, Lithuania - A baby caiman has found a new home at a Lithuanian zoo after its previous owner tried to sell it online, apparently upon realizing that the pet reptile he was raising in his bathroom wasn't a harmless lizard.


at 10:43 on January 28, 2015, EST.

Kangaroo surviving alpine winter hops his way to dispelling 'No kangaroos in Austria' slogan

VIENNA - A kangaroo is on the loose in frigid and snowy Austria, hopping his way toward dispelling a famous slogan.


at 09:27 on January 28, 2015, EST.

Police: Delaware man arrested after officers discover cocaine hidden in his prosthetic leg

DOVER, Del. - Police say a Delaware drug suspect went out on a limb to transport a stash of cocaine, but he was busted when officers discovered the drug hidden inside his prosthetic leg.


at 08:31 on January 28, 2015, EST.

Snowstorm sasquatch? Watch out for the Boston yeti, seen strolling around and hailing cabs

BOSTON - The monster storm in Boston has brought with it another monster — a yeti.


at 21:40 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Firefighters rescue 2 cows that fell through ice on pond south of Colorado Springs

FOUNTAIN, Colo. - Firefighters in Colorado have rescued two cows that plunged through the ice on a pond.


at 18:18 on January 27, 2015, EST.

New Mexico woman unaware her used van had 13 1/2 pounds of marijuana hidden inside for years

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - A woman drove a van for more than 13 years without realizing there was marijuana hidden inside.


at 08:01 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Those fish are too fishy: Belfast opportunists warned not to eat mackerel scooped off the road

BELFAST, Northern Ireland - This fish tale might be a wee bit hard to stomach.


at 18:24 on January 25, 2015, EST.

Dog gets new lease on life at Utah animal sanctuary after escaping euthanasia in Indiana

KANAB, Utah - A dog is getting a new lease on life at a Utah animal sanctuary a month after escaping a worse fate in Indiana: being euthanized and having its cremated ashes mixed with those of its late owner.


at 16:42 on January 25, 2015, EST.

Police: Man trying to break into Texas store falls through ceiling, lands in front of officer

HOUSTON - Authorities say a man's plans to break into a Houston store fell through, after he crashed through the ceiling and landed in front of police.


at 16:41 on January 25, 2015, EST.

Naked violinist files $1.1 million lawsuit over arrest outside Portland courthouse last year

PORTLAND, Ore. - A Hillsboro, Oregon, man arrested after playing a violin while naked outside the federal courthouse in Portland last year is suing police.


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