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    Princess Busted In Cockfighting Ring

    By Aaron Pero

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Romanian princess was sentenced Wednesday to probation after apologizing for her role in an Oregon cockfighting enterprise that she said brought shame to her and her family. "I'm very sorry about my involvement in this business," Full Article

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    High School Football Coach Charged In Hazing Incident

    By Aaron Pero

    PARLIN, N.J. (AP) — The coaching staff of a high school football team rocked by charges of sexual assault and hazing has been suspended. The Sayreville board of education suspended head coach George Najjar and four assistants at its meeting Full Article

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    Toys R Us Pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ Dolls

    By Aaron Pero

    NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on the characters of AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based Full Article

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    Dog Keeps Interrupting Weatherman

    By Jen Scarpelli

    (KRON)- Ripple, a dog from the Edmonton, Canada Humane society stopped by a news station to help weatherman Mike Sobel do the forecast. Unfortunately, Ripple was more interested in playing than delivering the weather report. (Copyright 2014 KRON 4. Full Article

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    ‘Buffy’ Star Arrested For Hotel Disturbance

    By Aaron Pero

    (CNN) -- Actor Nicholas Brendon, best known as Xander Harris on the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV series, was arrested in Boise, Idaho, showing signs of intoxication, police said. Brendon was in town for the Tree City Comic Con. Police Full Article

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    Man Spray Paints On Museum Wall

    By Aaron Pero

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a vandal has marred the walls of New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art for a second time in two months as it prepares to move. Police say Christopher Johnson spray-painted graffiti on a Full Article

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    Russian Tennis Head Busted For Calling Williams Sisters ‘Scary’

    By Aaron Pero

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as "brothers" were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against Full Article

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    Man Arrested For Stealing Restaurant’s Plumbing

    By Aaron Pero

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police say they've flushed out a man accused of stealing the handles and pipes of toilets in parks and restaurant restrooms around a Florida city. St. Petersburg police said Friday that they arrested a 28-year-old homeless Full Article

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    Home Burglar Stole $10K In Change

    By Aaron Pero

    ROCHESTER MILLS, Pa. (AP) — State police say someone got away with a lot of change when they burglarized a rural western Pennsylvania home. About $10,000 worth. Troopers from the Punxsutawney barracks say the North Mahoning Township homeowner discovered the Full Article

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    Funeral Home Has Drive Thru Option

    By Aaron Pero

    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Only a couple of families have taken advantage of a new service available at a Saginaw funeral home. Drive-thru viewings. Paradise Funeral Chapel recently started offering the option, which allows mourners to pay their last respects on Full Article

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    Pet Dubbed World’s Tallest Cow

    By Aaron Pero

    ORANGEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by an Illinois woman was recently dubbed the world's tallest. Patty Hanson and Blosom the cow smiled for their official Guinness World Records photo shoot Monday. Hanson received an email in mid-August saying Full Article

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    Dream Beach House Built On Wrong Lot

    By Aaron Pero

    HAMMOCK DUNES, Fla. (AP) — A dream beach house in Florida has turned into a nightmare for a Missouri couple. Six months after the custom house was built along the Atlantic Ocean near Palm Coast, Mark and Brenda Voss learned it's Full Article

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    Pricey Hermès Bags “Reek Like a Skunk”

    By Jen Scarpelli

    (CNNMONEY) Enraged, devastated luxury shoppers are in a tizzy, claiming that their coveted Hermès handbags smell like skunks. This is hardly what customers expect from handbags that can cost $10,000, $20,000 and even $60,000 for exotic Full Article

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    Groom, Friend Killed On Wedding Day

    By Aaron Pero

    UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man was killed on his wedding day when a pickup truck carrying him, his new wife and friends crashed. Friends and family were mourning the deaths Andrew Bloomfield, 27, of Galion, and his 26-year-old Full Article

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    Patient Escapes Arizona Hospital Using Ambulance as Getaway Vehicle

    By Candice Naranjo

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a patient wanting out of an Arizona hospital used an ambulance as his getaway vehicle. Goodyear police spokeswoman Lisa Kutis says Michael Lopez hijacked a parked ambulance Sunday outside West Valley Hospital in metro Phoenix. Full Article

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    Chocolate-Covered Bugs Served at Insect Museum

    By Katie Lyons

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate, along with "tarsal toffee" made with bug legs and mealworms and fudge infused with crickets and marshmallows. What looked Full Article