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Rhyming judge convicts puppy thief in style

An Oregon man accused of stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint was convicted of the crime by a judge who left him with a rhyme.

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Man fleeing cops runs right into police academy

Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran into a law enforcement academy.

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Want to buy a bridge? Pennsylvania has 11 for sale

You could be the proud owner of a historic bridge for as little as $1.

In this March 19, 2013, file photo, singer Justin Bieber performs during a concert at Bercy Arena in Paris. Bieber is apologizing after a years-old video surfaced showing the then-teenager telling a racist joke with the N-word. In a statement Sunday, June 1, 2014, to The Associated Press, Bieber said when he was a kid he didn't realize how certain words could hurt.

Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus get ‘blown up’ in disco demolition

The music of the Biebs was blown up as part of a minor league baseball promotion.

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Jailed man orders pizza to police station

A man in police custody uses his phone call to send pizza to the officer who arrested him.

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A $35K suite for your pet? Home builder goes to the dogs

Yuppie puppies will feel right at home in a pet "spa" that includes TV, kitchen, and bunk beds and adds a whopping $35,000 on to the cost of a house.

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Man ‘passive-aggressively’ stabbed watermelon

A 49-year-old Connecticut man faces charges for allegedly stabbing a watermelon in a passive-aggressive manner.

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Fans want to name state fair cow sculpture ‘LeButter James’

Some Cleveland Cavaliers fans want to butter up LeBron James.

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Corpse slips out of coroner’s vehicle onto Pennsylvania street

A corpse on a gurney slid out of the back of a coroner's vehicle and onto a busy street in an eastern Pennsylvania town.

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Man gets draft notice, 102 years late

A western Pennsylvania man receives a notice to register for the nation's military draft, two decades after he died.

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Man accidentally spends 30 hours in jail

A man visiting his son at a Chicago jail ends up getting locked in a room for 30 hours.

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Ohio man’s online potato salad effort takes off

An Ohio man who jokingly sought $10 to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad has raised more than $37,000.

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Thieves get away with soapy steal

Police are looking for thieves who stole $2,000 worth of soap and hygiene items from a CVS.

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Maryland vandals ‘tag’ piglets

Vandals broke into a Maryland petting zoo this week and painted graffiti on a sow and her piglets, police said on Wednesday.

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Jersey’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’ gets head stuck in cookie jar

A bear cub who got a cookie jar stuck on his head is recovering after being rescued from 40 feet up in a tree.

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Letter written in 1931 finally delivered

It took more than 80 years, but the post office finally delivers.

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Russia launches ‘swear bot’ to squash foul mouths

Software known as the "swear-bot" will be used to police cursing on the Internet.

Airplane

United plane’s evacuation slide deploys mid-flight

A United Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Kansas after an evacuation slide deployed in mid-air.

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Police: Former Chik-fil-A employee robs KFC

A recently-fired Chik-fil-A employee is accused of robbing the store's competitor at gunpoint.

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The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than eight years last week.

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Chelan native Joe Harris signs with Cavs

Virginia's Joe Harris (12) goes to the basket against Duke in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, March 16, 2014. Virginia won 72-63. Harris was the tournament MVP.

Went to Cleveland with the 33rd pick in the draft