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  • Man wants $140, broken US ATM spits out $37,000
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-04 3:48 PM

    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - A malfunctioning automated bank machine has dispensed $37,000 in cash to a man who requested $140.

  • Priest touches off anger after toy complaintsPriest touches off anger after toy complaints
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-04 10:43 AM

    WARSAW, Poland - A Roman Catholic priest has touched off a controversy in Poland after news media quoted him describing toys like LEGO's Monster Fighters as tools of Satan that lead children to the "dark side."

  • NY state restaurant chain 'bans' Putin
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-04 6:02 AM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain of Mexican fast-foot restaurants, has banned Russian President Vladimir Putin from all of the company's 23 locations in western New York.

  • Man does C-section on dead porcupine, saves baby
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-29 2:19 PM

    LISBON, Maine - A Maine man in search of a valuable mineral cut open a dead porcupine on the side of the road and unexpectedly pulled out its baby.

  • Pa. teen says typeface change could save millions
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-28 6:58 PM

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A teenager has published a study suggesting the federal government could save millions of dollars a year in printing costs by switching to a thinner typeface that uses less ink.

  • Ga. teen accused of spending cash after bank error
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-28 2:01 PM

    DANIELSVILLE, Ga. - Authorities say a Georgia teen is under arrest and accused of spending about $25,000 that a bank accidentally deposited into his account.

  • Palm Springs give big send-off to giant MarilynPalm Springs give big send-off to giant Marilyn
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-28 7:05 AM

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Well over 1,000 people have attend a send-off for a massive statue of Marilyn Monroe that has become beloved by both tourists and locals in the two years it was on loan from The Sculpture Foundation.

  • Palm Springs give big send-off to giant MarilynPalm Springs give big send-off to giant Marilyn
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-27 9:12 PM

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Palm Springs is singing "Goodbye, Norma Jean."

  • San Diego County spelling bee nearly left wordless
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-26 7:28 PM

    SAN DIEGO - David Hay had no words for what was about to happen.

  • Alberta flood victim wins lottery show home
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-25 5:32 PM

    CALGARY - A man who was forced out of his home by flooding in southern Alberta last year has won a show home worth almost $1 million.

  • Ireland needs shaggy sheep for 'shearing Olympics'
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-24 4:53 AM

    DUBLIN - Do you own a shaggy sheep? Ireland needs ewes.

  • Circus elephants escape in US, damage nearby cars
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-22 7:49 PM

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Authorities say three elephants escaped from their handlers at a circus in the U.S. and damaged several vehicles in the parking lot before they were recaptured.

  • Search for old Atari games to go on in New Mexico
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-21 1:24 PM

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - Organizers say a planned dig into a New Mexico landfill for a rumoured cache of what some consider the worst Atari video game of all time is expected to proceed despite state environmental regulators' concerns.

  • Search for old Atari games to go on in New Mexico
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-21 1:01 PM

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - Organizers say a planned dig into a New Mexico landfill for a rumoured cache of what some consider the worst Atari video game of all time is expected to proceed despite state environmental regulators' concerns.

  • NC man accused of sucking on toes is arrested
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-21 10:40 AM

    LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Police in North Carolina have arrested a man accused of sucking on a woman's toes at a Wal-Mart after convincing her that he was a podiatry student.

  • Maine bakery told to stop selling Cronuts
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-21 9:11 AM

    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - The delicious pastry served up by a Maine bakery is still on the menu, it just has a new name, thanks to a bit of legal trouble.

  • 'How to Poo on a Date' wins odd book-title prize
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-21 9:10 AM

    LONDON - A guide to coping with an awkward romantic moment has been awarded a prize for the year's oddest book title.

  • Event challenges eaters with 20-foot bratwurstsEvent challenges eaters with 20-foot bratwursts
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-20 5:11 AM

    YPSILANTI, Mich. - A fundraising event in Michigan plans to pit participants with big appetites against 20-foot-long bratwursts that weigh close to six pounds.

  • Landfill search for 'E.T.' video game is halted
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-20 4:19 PM

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - New Mexico environmental regulators are blocking two companies from digging up an Alamogordo landfill in search of a rumoured cache of what some consider the worst Atari video game of all time.

  • NC police seek man who sucked toes at Wal-Mart
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-20 4:18 PM

    LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Police say a man in North Carolina sucked a woman's toes at a Wal-Mart after he convinced her he was a podiatry student and persuaded her to take off her shoes.

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