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200 hens poached from California farm weeks before Easter

Less than two weeks before Easter, a Northern California farmer says someone stole more than 200 of his hens that lay eggs with shells in subtle shades of green, blue, rose and chocolate brown. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1E4SvOp) Gerald Leuschen is offering a $250 reward for information ...

A Cleveland police horse stands beside the street after getting loose Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Cleveland.  Cleveland police spokesman Sgt. Ali Pillow said Jack, a horse with the department's mounted unit, was tied up at Erie Street Cemetery when he got loose about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police caught up with Jack as he headed east on Superior Avenue. Pillow said there were no reports of injuries or property damage.  (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Joshua Gunter) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES

Loose police horse briefly on patrol in downtown Cleveland

A loose police horse conducted an unscheduled patrol through downtown Cleveland before officers recaptured it. Cleveland police spokesman Sgt. Ali Pillow said Jack, a horse with the department's mounted unit, was tied up at Erie Street Cemetery when he got loose about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Northeast Ohio Media Group ...

Publicly funded Vermont candidate sued over email worth $255

The Vermont attorney general's office has sued a publicly financed lieutenant governor candidate accused of campaign finance violations stemming from a mass email worth at least $255. Attorney General William Sorrell said Wednesday that Dean Corren's campaign solicited and facilitated a Vermont Democratic Party mass email sent to at least ...

Chicago Cubs' Edwin Jackson, left, speaks with catcher Miguel Montero in the third inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Tough Jam: Cubs pitcher winds up at wrong park, misses start

Some pitchers have trouble finding the plate. Edwin Jackson of the Chicago Cubs had a much bigger problem: He couldn't find the ballpark. Jackson missed his spring training start Tuesday against the A's when he drove to the wrong stadium. Fitting, too — he once walked eight batters in a ...

New Hampshire lawmakers honor students after raptor debacle

Lawmakers on Wednesday passed a resolution formally encouraging student participation in state government even as the legislators were being lampooned nationally for mocking what started as a civics lesson for fourth-graders. The action in the House of Representatives follows the much-criticized and publicized debate over the students' effort to name ...

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Feel-good tale: Man gets $7M lottery ticket in get-well card

A Pennsylvania man recovering from surgery has won $7 million off a lottery ticket tucked into his get-well card. Joseph Amorese (am-ohr-EES'), of Easton, got the ticket from his father, who lives in the hamlet of Congers in Rockland County, New York. Amorese had just undergone surgery. A few scratches ...

This Monday, March 23, 2015 photo by Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Brock shows a cardboard cutout of the "The Most Interesting Man In The World," otherwise known as actor Jonathan Goldsmith, of Dos Equis beer TV commercial fame, strapped to the passenter seat of a driver who tried to use the image to qualify to drive the carpool lane on Interstate 5 near Fife, Wash. The trooper says it's by far the best carpool scam he's seen, but it didn't work. Both were chuckling as the driver, whose name wasn't released, said "He's my best friend." The Most Interesting Man was not confiscated, but the driver was told not to use him again. The State Patrol tweeted the photo, saying: "I don't always violate the HOV lane law ... but when I do, I get a $124 ticket." (AP Photo/Washington State Patrol, Trooper Tony Brock)

Driver uses cardboard cutout of ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ in HOV lane

It’s not the first time a driver has tried to ride in the HOV lane with a cardboard cutout, but a man in Washington has taken the concept to a whole new level. The Washington Post reports that a driver was recently pulled over by a Washington State Patrol trooper ...

Video of intoxicated men with owl goes viral

A group of Florida men captured an owl and took it on a joyride, according to authorities. The escapade was caught on camera and posted on social media. In the video, the men are driving and passing around a bottle of some liquor, with the great horned owl clearly visible. ...

Cops: Man left behind credit card used to jimmy garage door

State police in Pennsylvania say a trespassing suspect used his own credit card to jimmy open a garage door, then left it behind when the homeowner suddenly appeared and startled him. The important clue helped police arrest 41-year-old Brent Henry, of East Butler, on Saturday in Clay Township. Police tell ...

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'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson under fire for anti-atheist speech

"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson is under fire after delivering a graphic anti-atheist speech at a religious event in Vero Beach, Florida. According to Huffington Post Canada, Robertson, the featured speaker at Friday's Vero Beach Prayer Breakfast, described a hypothetical scenario in which robbers force an atheist man to watch ...

This Monday, March 23, 2015 photo by Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Brock shows a cardboard cutout of the "The Most Interesting Man In The World," otherwise known as actor Jonathan Goldsmith, of Dos Equis beer TV commercial fame, strapped to the passenter seat of a driver who tried to use the image to qualify to drive the carpool lane on Interstate 5 near Fife, Wash. The trooper says it's by far the best carpool scam he's seen, but it didn't work. Both were chuckling as the driver, whose name wasn't released, said "He's my best friend." The Most Interesting Man was not confiscated, but the driver was told not to use him again. The State Patrol tweeted the photo, saying: "I don't always violate the HOV lane law ... but when I do, I get a $124 ticket." (AP Photo/Washington State Patrol, Trooper Tony Brock)

Cardboard 'Most Interesting Man' fails as carpool-lane ruse

A Washington State Patrol trooper says it's by far the best carpool scam he's seen, but it didn't work. As KOMO-TV put it (http://is.gd/7cZLaN ), "Troopers don't always stop people in the HOV lanes, but when they do, they prefer 'dos' passengers." A motorcycle trooper parked along Interstate 5 near ...

Man arrested in courthouse for missing jury duty 11 times

A Pennsylvania man who skipped out on jury duty 11 times in the last two years has been arrested inside a courthouse while attending a child custody hearing. Somerset County Judge D. Gregory Geary told 32-year-old Owen Fazenbaker III on Monday that he found it "ironic" that Fazenbaker could find ...

This photo provided by International Bird Rescue shows a gunshot-injured brown pelican recovering after surgery on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the International Bird Rescue center in Los Angeles. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot the pelican that was found wounded in Redondo Beach, Calif., on March 12.(AP Photo/International Bird Rescue, Kylie Clatterbuck)

Reward offered in Southern California pelican shooting

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot a brown pelican that was found wounded in Southern California. The organization International Bird Rescue said Monday the reward is being offered with help from an anonymous donor. The pelican was ...

Privacy and private parts: Nude neighbor exposes law's limit

A Charlotte man who has continually irritated his neighbors by standing naked in the front door of his home has exposed a state law that local prosecutors want to change. North Carolina law says a person can't expose himself in a place where the public has access. But CMPD spokesman ...

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Maine police track suspect through social media messages

A Maine man who'd been wanted by police for several weeks made a couple of critical mistakes that led to his capture — he sent out social media messages pinpointing his location. The Somerset County Sheriff's Office had been looking for Christopher Wallace, of Fairfield, in connection with a burglary ...

Toddler served alcohol because of 'human error,' restaurant says

An Asheville, North Carolina, restaurant is responding to reports that a 2-year-old girl was served alcohol there, Charlotte's WSOC-TV reports. A family went to a Texas Roadhouse on Friday to celebrate Derek Gilliam’s 25th birthday. They ordered food and nonalcoholic drinks, including cranberry juice for their daughter, Gabriella. They said ...

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, delivers remarks before announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination to run for president March 23, 2015, at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Ted Cruz foes, fans duke it out with #TedCruzCampaignSlogans

When Sen. Ted Cruz kicked off his presidential campaign Monday, foes and fans immediately took to Twitter to share their thoughts – and Photoshop skills. >> RELATED STORY: Ted Cruz announces presidential bid Click here or scroll down to see what people were posting under the trending hashtags #TedCruzCampaignSlogans and #YouCruzYouLose. ...

WATCH: Dad, daughter remake 'Jurassic Park' with $100K of Legos

A father and daughter recently teamed up to remake iconic scenes from "Jurassic Park" with $100,000 worth of Legos.  According to Laughing Squid, Paul Hollingsworth of Digital Wizards Studios and his 8-year-old daughter, Hailee, created the stop-motion video with the help of friends, including VooDoo Highway Music and animators Sean ...

Dog gets paw stuck in treadmill in New Jersey

A dog escaped injury after getting a paw stuck in a treadmill in a New Jersey home. The machine was not on. Ridgewood Police Capt. Jacqueline Luthcke tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1xekZms ) newspaper the dog's back paw somehow got stuck in the treadmill's rear roller. Luthcke says the dog's owner ...

Cow in Northeast Texas defies odds, gives birth to 4 calves

A cow in Northeast Texas has apparently defied great odds and given birth to four calves that have been named Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moo. Jimmy Barling said Monday that DNA tests will be done on tissue samples from the three bull calves and the one heifer calf to satisfy ...

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