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‘Caffeinated’ underwear don’t pack a punch

Shapewear that promised to help you slim down was a sham.

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

Fake cops make off with real pot

Three armed men allegedly dressed as police to steal medical marijuana plants from a licensed grower.

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Man’s overpowering cologne leads to arrest

A man who tried to run from police during a high speed chase was just too smelly to hide.

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Alleged bank robber happy to be busted

A man captured after allegedly trying to rob a bank in Denver doesn't seem too upset about being behind bars.

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Michigan State building $1M robot fish

It's a fishy story but the school says the pricy fish will help research in the Great Lakes.

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Man throwing $55K potato salad party this weekend

An Ohio man who jokingly raised $55,000 from a crowdfunding site is making good on his promise to throw a huge party.

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Slot machine saves gambler from jail

A gambler in Germany has been saved from prison by a one-armed bandit.

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Teen calls police to break up his own party

A Washington state teen who threw a rowdy party rife with underage drinking and drug use called police to intervene after fights broke out.

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‘Pizza police:’ Cops make delivery after driver crashes

After a Pizza Hut driver was injured in a crash in Oregon, two police officers completed the delivery for him.

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Man breaks into police station

One for the Stupid Criminal Files: Police say a man mistook a police station for a school, breaking through a window to get in.

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Happy birthday, here’s a mega bratwurst

Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun.

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Hearses to parade through Hell (Michigan)

Dozens of Michigan hearse enthusiasts will show off their casket-carrying cars this weekend during a parade through Hell.

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

Stoners find love on weed-themed dating sites

New websites cater exclusively to smokers or, at the very least, the “cannabis friendly."

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Captain Citrus: OJ crusader, crime fighter

Florida has a muscular new superhero who promotes orange juice while battling evil through the power of the sun.

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‘Frozen’ wedding gown for brides who can’t ‘Let it Go’

Brides everywhere can soon get married in true Disney fairytale style.

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Police: Intruder caught cooking corn in home

A Massachusetts man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a home to fix himself a snack.

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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.

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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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NL Wild Card: Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner waits his turn in the batting cage at PNC Park in Pittsburgh during a team workout Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Bumgarner gets the start against Pittsburgh Pirates' Edinson Volquez in Wednesday night's National League wild card baseball game in Pittsburgh.

The San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game.

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Three WWU teams in action on Thursday

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The Western Washington University women's soccer, men's soccer and volleyball squads are in conference matchups on Thursday.

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PAC-12 Showdown: Arizona likely to key in on Oregon QB Mariota

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) during the first half of an NCAA football game against Arizona, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz.

Last season Arizona went after Oregon QB Marcus Mariota early and kept on hassling him. Expect the same when the Wildcats visit the No. 2 Ducks at Autzen Stadium.

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Dunn retires following a 14 year career

Oakland Athletics' Adam Dunn leans against the batting cage before the start of the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

Following the Athletics loss to the Kansas City Royals in the A.L. Wildcard game, Adam Dunn told ESPN that he has played his final game.

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Report: Paul Molitor, Twins set to meet

Minnesota Twins coach Paul Molitor is seen in the dugout during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Molitor has never managed in the majors or minor leagues but has extensive coaching experience since leaving baseball as a player.