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Why vote for mayor when you can roll the dice?

A roll of the dice has determined who will be the next mayor in the South Dakota town of Platte.

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Turkey gives new meaning to the term ‘wild’

A Rhode Island woman thought a pipe burst when she returned home to find water pouring from her garage ceiling. But the culprit turned out to be an unusual houseguest.

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Rough day? Have a sewer beer

An Oregon utility is challenging home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and a special ingredient — treated sewer water.

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Texas A&M professor issues ultimate ‘epic fail’

An entire class is not making the grade.

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Drones, dogs deployed in battle to save guacamole

A deadly fungus spread by a beetle has the potential to decimate Florida's avocado crop.

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Judge rules Pink is appropriate for kids

A judge rejected a complaint from a father who says his ex-wife abused her parental discretion by taking their daughter to a Pink concert.

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Cannibuster is the ‘breathalyzer’ for pot

Two Ohio grad students have developed a device they say will detect pot use.

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Ice cream theft gives new meaning to ‘sleeping on the job’

How exactly do you steal $2,500 worth of ice cream out from under a clerk's nose?

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Heisman winner Marcus Mariota immortalized in meat

The Oregon QB gets his very own life-sized SUBWAY sculpture.

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Hawaii gets its own Spam

HONOLULU (AP) — Spam isn’t just junk email. To an older generation, Spam is canned meat that fed American G-I’s.…

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Katy Perry can’t corner the ‘Left Shark’ market

Officials have denied the "Roar" singer's attempts to trademark the underwater backup dancer that made a splash at the Super Bowl.

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Frustrated man ‘kills’ computer, faces charges

In an "Office Space" style beatdown, a man takes CTRL+ALT+DELETE to new levels.

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That’s not Santa Claus coming down your chimney

Firefighters took more than two hours to rescue a duck stuck in Louisiana fireplace.

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Zoo ‘poo’ power

The Detroit Zoo plans to turn manure from its animals into power.

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Jordan or LeBron? Let’s duke it out

Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a man's arrest on assault charges.

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Handcuffed, suspect steals police car but doesn’t get far

Police say the unidentified suspect drove less than a mile before ditching the vehicle.

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Old Spice is letting you control a man in the woods for 3 days

This takes crowdsourcing to new levels.

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Dirty deeds: $500 reward issued in diaper dumper case

Police are on the lookout for the person who has tossed more than 24 buckets of dirty diapers into the streams of Maine.

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Buy our undies … or else

You've got two choices: wear our underwear or go commando.

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Astros win 10th in row, Gattis homers twice to beat Mariners

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Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch watches batting practice during a spring training baseball workout, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Kissimmee, Fla.

The Astros extended their top run since a 12-game winning streak in 2004.

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Mayweather defeats Pacquiao in decision

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Two judges favored Mayweather 116-112, while a third had it 118-110. The Associated Press scored it 115-113 for Mayweather.

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NHL Playoffs: Rangers even things up

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) snags a shot on goal by the Montreal Canadiens during the first period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in New York.

Henrik Lundqvist made 26 of his 30 saves in the final 40 minutes to preserve the victory.

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Jets trade for Rams’ Stacy

St. Louis Rams running back Zac Stacy (30) celebrates after scoring on a 1-yard run as teammate Cory Harkey (46) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in St. Louis.

Jets also draft Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty with a fourth-round pick.

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WWU softball season ends with 9-5 loss to MSUB in GNAC championship game

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Vikings, looking for third straight loser-out win, unable to hold onto 5-2 lead