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AP Top Strange News At 8:40 p.m. EDT

Vermont bistro scolded for removing its bacon sign
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont restaurant that removed a bacon advertisement called insensitive to vegans and Muslims is being criticized for doing so....

State court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation....

5-pound Pomeranian is world's fastest on 2 feet
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jiff was already cute, lovable and talented. Now he's proven he's speedy too....





Crested Butte to be Bud Light's 'Whatever' town
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DENVER (AP) -- Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" - a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign....

Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster
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SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) -- A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster....

Woman accused of setting fire with burned bacon
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VERNAL, Utah (AP) -- A Utah woman accused of using a pound of bacon to start a fire in her ex-boyfriend's house will stand trial on arson charges....

Tortoises in controversial art exhibit removed
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather....

Arizona man drives hour to save injured bear
PHOENIX (AP) -- An injured bear cub is recovering in Arizona after a man who initially thought it was a dead dog along the side of the road scooped it up and drove it 80 miles to get help....

Gold thief offers to pay for pilfered nugget
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A man suspected of walking out of a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store with a gold nugget worth nearly $5,000 developed a conscience and paid for it - after his image was distributed by police through a "crime stoppers" program....

Moose shows up at German office canteen
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BERLIN (AP) -- Maybe he got hungry?...