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Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.

Police: Burglars take money, video system from bar

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

State police have been trying to figure out who broke into a western Pennsylvania bar, but they won't be able to check its video surveillance system for clues.

City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly.

Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing.

Ex-state worker charged with stealing 610 helmets

|Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

A former Pennsylvania state worker has been accused of stealing 610 combat helmets and faces federal charges.

Giraffes on a plane? Most Wanted list released

| |Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Have you seen a man who loaded live giraffes into a Tanzanian military plane for delivery to Qatar? If so Interpol would like to speak with you.

Lost New Mexico kitten ends up in Maine

|Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery.

Thai leader pats reporter on head, tugs his ear

|Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Thailand's military-installed prime minister, known for scolding journalists, is trying a new tack: patting their heads and tugging their ears.

Oregon festival's giant nutcracker: 41 feet

|Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece — a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 pounds and work its jaw with enough force to crush coconuts.

Michigan wins appeal over prisoner's air mattress

|Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

A federal appeals court has deflated a Michigan prisoner's air mattress.