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Arizona trooper tackles escaped emu at the side of the highway
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Arizona trooper tackles escaped emu at the side of the highway
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper was able to help an escaped emu find its way home by tackling it at the side of the highway.
Dozens of air mattresses carried away by wind at Colorado park
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Dozens of air mattresses carried away by wind at Colorado park
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A surprised witness captured video of dozens of air mattresses blowing away in the wind prior to a movie event in a Colorado park.
2 U.S. agencies vote to review rule that bars bank investments
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2 U.S. agencies vote to review rule that bars bank investments
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. agency that insures banks' cash reserves voted Tuesday to review an Obama-era rule enacted after the financial crisis to dissuade banking institutions from making risky investments that don't benefit customers.
Bear breaks into California home, raids fridge
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Bear breaks into California home, raids fridge
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A California family's home security camera was rolling when a black bear wandered into the house and raided the refrigerator.
New Facebook tool lets users hide tracks from advertisers
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New Facebook tool lets users hide tracks from advertisers
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Facebook launched a new tool Tuesday that allows users to clear out their browsing history for apps and websites away from the social network, which can be sold to advertisers.
Man follows up $5,000, $10,000 lottery prizes with $1 million jackpot
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Man follows up $5,000, $10,000 lottery prizes with $1 million jackpot
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A Maryland Lottery player collected a $1 million lottery jackpot after a months-long winning streak that included prizes of $5,000 and $10,000.
Study: Alzheimer's drug could reverse alcohol effects on young brains
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Study: Alzheimer's drug could reverse alcohol effects on young brains
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- An drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease could help reverse some of the negative effects of adolescent binge drinking on the brain, a study published Tuesday indicates.
Crews to shut down Pennsylvania Ave. to build taller White House fence
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Crews to shut down Pennsylvania Ave. to build taller White House fence
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House will close to pedestrians for the next seven months as a taller, more secure fence is built around the president's official residence.
USDA study advises against washing raw poultry, red meats
Health News // 2 hours ago
USDA study advises against washing raw poultry, red meats
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Washing raw chicken before it's cooked is a common practice, but new federal research advised against it Tuesday -- saying it can lead to foodborne illnesses that are responsible for thousands of deaths each year.
Iowa family's 26.6-inch-tall bull dubbed world's shortest by Guinness
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Iowa family's 26.6-inch-tall bull dubbed world's shortest by Guinness
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- An Iowa family's 5-year-old bovine has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's shortest bull, standing at only 26.6 inches high.
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