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AP Top Strange News At 10:32 a.m. EDT
Updated: 15 min 40 sec ago

The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink

1 hour 17 min ago
TOKYO (AP) -- The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King Japan is going black on black....
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Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:42pm
BOSTON (AP) -- There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center....
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Winners of the 2014 Ig Nobel Awards

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:42pm
The 2014 Ig Nobel winners, awarded Thursday at Harvard University by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine:...
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Dog found in Oregon heading back to Pennsylvania

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:16pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania....
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Leaking lime juice sends responders to cargo jet

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:23pm
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) -- A mysterious liquid leaking on a cargo jet sent emergency responders to the island that is home to the Ketchikan, Alaska, airport....
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Police: Man caused $14K damage by doing doughnuts

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:29am
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania man caused more than $14,000 damage to several other vehicles when he took a dare to do a "doughnut" with his pickup truck in a bar parking lot....
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Police: Lonely man made repeated 911 calls

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:47am
HARRISON CITY, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has been charged with making three 911 calls to report bogus emergencies simply because he was lonely and wanted paramedics to show up....
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Hearses to parade through Hell (Michigan)

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:27am
HELL, Mich. (AP) -- Dozens of Michigan hearse enthusiasts will show off their casket-carrying cars during a parade through Hell....
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46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:18am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love....
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Police: Video shows man used banana to rob store

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:28pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place....
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Mayor offers to help McGraw find Portland, Maine

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:15pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn't know where it is. And he doesn't want to know, either....
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Man at Texas Chick-fil-A pays $1K to treat diners

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:03pm
ABILENE, Texas (AP) -- A generous customer has paid $1,000 to pick up the tab for diners in dozens of vehicles at the drive-thru lanes of a West Texas fast-food restaurant....
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Man apologizes for drug-filled football toss

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:59pm
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan man is apologizing for trying to throw a football loaded with drugs and cellphones into a state prison yard....
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Missing driver says he woke up in field of donkeys

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:56am
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) -- A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover in New Mexico says he later woke up in a field of donkeys....
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Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:20am
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio....
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Michigan woman holds off thief, then gives birth

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:21am
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot....
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Florida woman flies plane on 90th birthday

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:46am
PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) -- A central Florida woman celebrated her 90th birthday by flying a four-seat Cessna....
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Experts: Mystery fireball was Russian satellite

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:10am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward across the night sky. Witnesses described it as three "rocks" with glowing red and orange streaks....
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Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:50pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface....
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Arrest in robbery of autistic man in Connecticut

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:44am
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A 27-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with stealing $100 in birthday money from an autistic man in a crime that was captured by video cameras....
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