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Chinese city sidewalk offers ‘cell phone’ lane

The special path offers a lane for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

pifer

Gun-toting woman threatens boy over clarinet practice

Sheriff's deputies in Colorado arrested a woman who pointed a rifle at her neighbor's 11-year-old son during music practice.

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Police: Man hid drugs in D.A.R.E. doll

A 22-year-old New York was arrested after allegedly hiding LSD and cocaine inside a stuffed animal.

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Police: Shoplifter makes ‘slow-speed’ wheelchair getaway

Police in Michigan say they arrested a woman for driving away in a $1,200 motorized wheelchair shopping cart full of stolen goods.

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Burglar busted while napping with stolen jewels

Police say an accused burglar stayed snoozing next to a bag of jewelry he was swiping from a home despite deputies snapping pictures of him.

parking

Only in New York: The million-dollar parking spot

These parking spots cost more than most people's homes.

robford

Mike Tyson defends crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford

You gotta figure things aren't going well when you have Mike Tyson defending you.

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Hundreds of previously-buried ‘E.T.’ Atari games up for grabs

Dubbed the worst video game ever, Atari reportedly buried millions of unsold copies in the New Mexico desert.

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Police: Man broke into bar, took nap in kitchen

Police say a man broke into a northwestern Pennsylvania bar, where he was found napping on a table.

taxi

No boys allowed in these taxis

New York is about to get a new taxi service just for women.

budlite

Trapped in ‘Bud Light town’

More than 1,000 people flown in to a small resort town to film a Bud Light commercial had problems leaving the party.

mcds

Sedona’s not-so-‘Golden Arches’ go viral

PHOTOS: See the only turquoise McDonald's in the world.

brandyallen

Police: Woman wearing aqua eyeshadow stole $144 in makeup

An Arkansas woman whose eyelids were caked with aqua and maroon makeup is accused of stealing "handfuls of eyeshadow."

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Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks

After two hours of surgery, veterinarians have finally solved the mystery of missing socks.

kirksey

‘Madden’ glitch shrinks Browns’ linebacker

Rookie linebacker Chris Kirksey is a big man, on and off the field. But he's more like a munchkin in "Madden 15."

dolby

‘She Blinded Me With Science’ star becomes teacher

The musician behind the '80s hit has become real-life university professor.

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‘Sneezy’ the Penn State squirrel

The squirrel's Facebook page has more "likes" than the official Penn State mascot, the Nittany Lion.

A Delta Air Lines jet takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., Monday, July 28, 2014. In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.

Delta flight diverted over reclining seat dispute

An argument over leg room and reclining seats forced a Florida-bound flight from New York to divert to a different airport.

Groom

Groom turns canceled wedding into charity benefit

A Pittsburgh man whose wedding was called off is making the best of the situation. Instead of getting married he's raising thousands for charity.

99beers

From Texas, where everything is bigger, the 99-pack of beer

Invite the whole neighborhood to your cookout, because you're going to have plenty of beer.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 17

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Local Sports

Mariners rout Angels, gain ground in playoff race

Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino prepares to take the field before the baseball game against the Texas Rangers Monday, April 14, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

Seattle Mariners climbed within a game of the second AL wild-card spot by routing the Los Angeles Angels 13-2

in Local Sports

Seattle wins US Open Cup, beating Philadelphia

New Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, of Switzerland, dives to block a shot during MLS soccer practice, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Tukwila, Wash. The Sounders open the regular season on March 8 with a home match against Sporting Kansas City.

Seattle also won three straight titles from 2009 to 2011

in Sports

Union appeals Rice’s indefinite suspension by NFL

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Thursday, Aug. 7. Rice was suspended by the NFL for the first two games of the regular season, but was cut by the Ravens before he could serve out the suspension. Photo: Associated Press/Nick Wass

Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL's personal conduct policy after he was charged with assault following a Feb. 15 altercation with his then-fiancee in a casino elevator.

in Entertainment

CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

In this Sept. 24 photo, Rihanna performs in Perth, Australia during the first concert of the Australian leg of her Diamonds World Tour. Photo: Associated Press

CBS and Rihanna are splitting up after more fallout from the Ray Rice incident.