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Lawsuit: Man awoke from surgery in pink panties

Lawsuit: Man awoke from surgery in pink panties

DOVER, Del., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A Delaware man's lawsuit alleges he awoke from anesthesia after a colonoscopy procedure to find he had been dressed in a pair of pink panties.
Ben Hooper
Canadian says McDonald's coffee contained mouse

Canadian says McDonald's coffee contained mouse

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A New Brunswick man alleges he found a dead mouse at the bottom of his McDonald's coffee, but the restaurant said health inspectors found no evidence of pests.
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Tourist locked in London bookstore tweets for help

Tourist locked in London bookstore tweets for help

LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. tourist locked inside a London bookstore when it closed turned to social media for help escaping the shop.
Ben Hooper
Video: Meteor lights the night over Brazilian city

Video: Meteor lights the night over Brazilian city

RECIFE, Brazil, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A flash of light believed to be from a meteor illuminated the night sky over a Brazilian city for several seconds.
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Watch: Shooting range targets play national anthem

Watch: Shooting range targets play national anthem

DENVER, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A Colorado business specializing in musical shooting range targets showcased its products by firing off a rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
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'Air umbrella' uses air flow to deflect rain

'Air umbrella' uses air flow to deflect rain

NANJING, China, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Chinese team is seeking funding on Kickstarter for the "air umbrella," a device that creates air flows to keep the user dry in a downpour.
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Video: Giant pumpkin drop destroys delivery truck

Video: Giant pumpkin drop destroys delivery truck

CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania town celebrated its annual pumpkin fest by dropping a 1,200-pound pumpkin 125 feet onto a delivery truck.
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Chinese lottery winner hides identity with bear suit

Chinese lottery winner hides identity with bear suit

TAIYUAN, China, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Chinese man donned a cartoon bear costume to conceal his identity when he claimed an $85 million lottery jackpot.
Ben Hooper
Video: Chopper's camera catches laser culprit

Video: Chopper's camera catches laser culprit

BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A British police department released video showing how officers in a helicopter used a thermal camera to identify a man shining a laser pointer at the craft.
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Video: Denver police warn of Halloween pot candy

Video: Denver police warn of Halloween pot candy

DENVER, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Denver Police Department has created a public service announcement warning parents to be wary of marijuana-infused Halloween candy.
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Police: Fleeing suspect joined Chicago Marathon

Police: Fleeing suspect joined Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Police said a man arrested on drug charges attempted to flee officers by joining runners in the Chicago Marathon.
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Tomato plant grows where trains dump human waste

Tomato plant grows where trains dump human waste

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A British railway workers' union said human waste dumped by older trains caused a tomato plant to sprout on a stretch of tracks.
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Yogurt becomes New York's official state snack

Yogurt becomes New York's official state snack

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill designating yogurt as the state's official snack five months after a contentious debate in the legislature.
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Tropical spider burrowed under Bali tourist's skin

Tropical spider burrowed under Bali tourist's skin

BUNBURY, Australia, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A West Australian man who developed a mysterious mark on his skin during a trip to Bali said doctors found a tropical spider had burrowed under his skin.
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