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Prize-Winning Goat Disappears From Colorado Fair

Police in Greeley, Colorado, are investigating who's got the goat - a grand champion animal that vanished this week from a county fair.


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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Hundreds of cats overrun island near Buffalo

A small island near Buffalo has a big cat problem thanks to people who have abandoned felines there over the years.


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NBC Connecticut

Zoo Gets Fruit From Flipped Truck

The elephants, giraffes and bears at the Oakland Zoo got to nosh on African jackfruit and bananas Wednesday thanks to a overturned big rig that dumped 60,000 pounds of fruit in Livermore near the Altamont Pass earlier in the week.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Livermore, CA, Non-Profit, Alameda County, CA, Oakland, CA

The Modesto Bee

Grandma thanks Idaho trooper for traffic stop

The woman wrote that Officer Mike Nielsen made the stop a good experience for her grandchildren by talking with them calmly and giving them stickers.


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Chicagos 103.5 KISS FM

Flying Highway Hatchet Lodges in Car's Dashboard

Car passengers on I-95 in Massachusetts survived one of the weirder road hazards you'll ever see: An ax fell off a landscaping truck directly in front of the car, smashed into the windshield, and lodged itself in the dashboard, reports CBS Boston .


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Chicagos 103.5 KISS FM

This Year's Craziest Restaurant Meal: 3.5K Calories

Nearly 3,550 calories for a burger, fries, and shake sounds about right-if it's one of the meals called out on a watchdog group's annual list of fatty, sugary, calorie-heavy foods served at US chain restaurants.


NBC Washington

Thousands of Blue Sea Creatures Wash Up on Calif. Beaches

Social media is teeming with pictures of small bright blue sea creatures washing up all over California beaches, with sightings reported in Humboldt County, Monterey and Ocean Beach.


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Man arrested after talking to bushes, shrubs

However, earlier that night, Norman was seen stumbling around a parking lot and carrying on a heck of a conversation with several bushes and shrubs.


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Wed Jul 30, 2014


Man buys 2 $1 million lottery tickets in 3 months

An Indianapolis man has won two $1 million lottery prizes in the past three months.


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Country 92.5 FM

300 Guests Brawl in Giant Wedding Fight

A huge fight erupted at a New Jersey wedding this weekend, with 300 guests involved in the tussle as police struggled to control the situation.


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The prankster claimed somebody dropped a cherry bomb down the toilet causing the massive flood

In California, a major cleanup continues around UCLA after a water main break flooded the campus and nearby streets with millions of gallons of water.


The Modesto Bee

Police: Naked intruder fell asleep in couple's bed

Investigators say 30-year-old Freddy Shelby of Albuquerque was arrested Sunday after the homeowners called police to report their unwanted mystery guest.


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The Modesto Bee

Couple wants middle names to include 'Seamonster'

The Republican newspaper of Springfield reports that the couple, Melanie Ann Convery and Neal James Coughlin of Holyoke, are petitioning Massachusetts to allow them to make both of their middle names "Seamonster."


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WFTV Orlando

Father kills, skins family dog for dinner

Martinez was committed. He went so far as to use the Internet to find ways to cook the family pet.


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Tue Jul 29, 2014

ABC News

Centenarian Gets Honorary High School Diploma

East Providence resident Mary Moniz received the honorary diploma from the Fall River, Massachusetts, school department on Saturday.


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Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Weird Al guitarist Jim a Kimoa West to play slack key guitar in San Pedro, Altadena and more

Jim "Kimo" West will perform slack key guitar concerts at Alva's Showroom in San Pedro Aug. 2 and the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena Aug. 3. The best musicians are usually the most versatile, such as Jim “Kimo” West .


WGST-AM Atlanta

Animals are normally harmless to humans, but startle easily

Some 5,000 giant anteaters are thought to exist in the wild, and encounters with humans are rare and largely harmless.



2 Hunters in Brazil Killed ... by Giant Anteaters

Some 5,000 giant anteaters are thought to exist in the wild, and encounters with humans are rare and largely harmless.


The York Daily Record

One Direction's Zayn Malik causes furor over Palestine tweet

A few celebrities have weighed in on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis in Gaza in recent weeks by tweeting support for Palestine, but most, including Rihanna and Dwight Howard, quickly deleted their tweets after experiencing a huge backlash by supporters of Isreal.

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Yes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar

A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.


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