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at 14:52 on October 16, 2014, EDT.

Hot dog! Dublin cinema that fired worker for discounted snack ordered to pay more than $25,000

DUBLIN - An Irish cinema may have just bought the world's most expensive hot dog for an unfairly fired worker.

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at 13:29 on October 16, 2014, EDT.

Police: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-masked man used stick to rob Louisiana convenience store

LAFAYETTE, La. - "Cowabunga!"

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at 13:29 on October 16, 2014, EDT.

Ex-Pennsylvania county inmate gets state prison sentence for using name confusion to escape

UNIONTOWN, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to 9 to 24 months in state prison for taking advantage of county jail guards who were confused by her similar-sounding name and released her to a bail bondsman looking for another inmate.

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at 12:22 on October 15, 2014, EDT.

Connecticut man accused of taking mop from hotel employee, 'mopping aggressively' at her feet

BRISTOL, Conn. - A Connecticut man is facing charges after police said he grabbed a mop out of a hotel employee's hands and was "mopping aggressively" over the worker's shoes.

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at 20:59 on October 14, 2014, EDT.

Priuses, Beemers, and emus? 6-foot-tall bird captured in Southern California traffic

TUSTIN, Calif. - It's not every day you see a 6-foot-tall bird running in traffic.

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at 11:04 on October 13, 2014, EDT.

Beer and what festival? Finns remove "whisky" from expo name for fear of promoting drinking

HELSINKI - It's a whisky trade fair. But it can't say it is.

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at 06:21 on October 10, 2014, EDT.

California man sends Florida newspaper check and apology more than 50 years after rack thefts

LAKELAND, Fla. - Some 54 years after stealing several newspaper racks, a U.S. Navy veteran has sent a letter of apology and a check for $200 to The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida.

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at 11:42 on October 09, 2014, EDT.

Lawsuit: Burger King manager attacked New Mexico man over complaint about cold onion rings

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. - A New Mexico man is suing Burger King after he says a manager attacked him for complaining about cold onion rings.

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at 11:37 on October 09, 2014, EDT.

Saskatoon group creates bridge naming contest for $20; city report wanted $30K

SASKATOON - Some Saskatoon residents set up their own contest to name a new bridge after a city report said it would need $30,000 to do it.

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