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Driver caught using mannequin to drive in carpool lane

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:17:57 GMT2016-09-23T18:17:57Z

BREA, Calif. (AP) -- A California driver has been cited for using a mannequin - not the required human being - to drive in the carpool lane....



Alaska council to vote on cat leash law

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:31:40 GMT2016-09-24T19:31:40Z

KENAI, Alaska (AP) -- Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval....



Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower blooms in New Hampshire

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:51:16 GMT2016-09-24T17:51:16Z

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is blooming at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011....



Scholars who studied liars, put pants on rats win Ig Nobels

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:13:50 GMT2016-09-23T02:13:50Z

BOSTON (AP) -- A Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs, an Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives and a British researcher who lived like an animal have been named winners of the Ig Nobels, the annual spoof prizes for quirky scientific achievement....



Sold: New York mansion of 'Keeping up with the Joneses' fame

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:39:07 GMT2016-09-22T20:39:07Z

RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) -- A dilapidated New York mansion believed to have inspired the phrase "Keeping up with the Joneses" has sold at auction for $120,000....



Michigan quintuplets work first jobs together at McDonald's

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:21:55 GMT2016-09-23T16:21:55Z

POTTERVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- Three 18-year-old brothers and their two 18-year-old sisters have landed their first jobs, together, at a McDonald's in Michigan....



She ate 7 corncobs and was sick as a dog - but pup recovered

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:08:31 GMT2016-09-22T16:08:31Z

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A dog who rooted through the trash from a family dinner and ate seven corncobs is recovering after a charity raised money for surgery....



4 white lions, 3 white tigers born in zoo in Poland

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:19:53 GMT2016-09-22T12:19:53Z

BORYSEW, Poland (AP) -- Seven rare white wild cats - four lions and three tigers - have been born in the past week in a private zoo in central Poland....