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A Delta Air Lines jet takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., Monday, July 28, 2014. In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.

Delta flight diverted over reclining seat dispute

An argument over leg room and reclining seats forced a Florida-bound flight from New York to divert to a different airport.

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Groom turns canceled wedding into charity benefit

A Pittsburgh man whose wedding was called off is making the best of the situation. Instead of getting married he's raising thousands for charity.

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From Texas, where everything is bigger, the 99-pack of beer

Invite the whole neighborhood to your cookout, because you're going to have plenty of beer.

Six-year-old Shaun the merino sheep may be the world's woolliest sheep. He had likely never been shorn in his life, but was due to have a date with the clippers in the next few days, farmers said.

Australian farmers could have world’s woolliest sheep

Shaun the sheep was found wandering the Australian countryside with what is estimated to be a 55 lb coat.

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Crocodile attacks couple during late-night dip

For the first time in Florida history a crocodile attacked a pair of late-night swimmers near an upscale suburb.

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Bear heads stolen from remote Maine cabin

A thief broke in but didn't get the jewelry and electronics that most burglars seek.

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Father-daughter team traps blue lobster

A Maine teenager and her father have landed a one-in-two-million catch - a blue lobster.

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Doll ‘hospital’ fixes toys

In an age of mass-produced plastic dolls, this Australian shop helps repair children's favorite toys.

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Va. man named Stoner arrested on pot charges

A Virginia man faces drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home.

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Man drives stolen shopping cart to probation meeting

Police say a man rode a stolen electric shopping cart this week to meet with his probation officer.

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1,000 pound gator snared in Alabama hunt

Hunters snared the largest alligator ever caught in a legal hunt in the state of Alabama.

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Man celebrates 101st birthday by going to work

Even at 101-years-old, this guy still puts in his time at the job he's held for 73 years.

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Sweet job: England seeks ‘choc doc’ to study candy

Cambridge University is looking for a doctor of chocolate.

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Don’t ride the giraffes

A California woman took her trip to the zoo a little too far.

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Hospital accidentally declares 200 patients dead

An Australian hospital apologized after mistakenly sending out death notices for 200 of its - very much alive - patients.

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Police: Teacher came to class drunk, kept drinking

An Arizona math teacher arrived drunk at her high school and hit the bottle again in the classroom, police say.

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Alaskan woman, mauled by bear, drives herself to hospital

A 57-year-old hiker survived after being mauled on a wilderness trail, walking more than a mile to her truck and driving to the hospital.

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No joke: Chicken crossing road blocks traffic

A rogue chicken trying to make his way to the other side of the road brought traffic to a halt in Oregon.

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Maserati patrol car raises police suspicions

Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers, not Maseratis.

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Make an impression by driving a Zamboni

For just $2,000 - or best offer - you can sport a Zamboni ice-cleaning machine.

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ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

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A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

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Funeral Set For Victims of Ehamp Motorcycle Crash

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A funeral service has been set for Ed and Brittany McGrath, the father and daughter killed Thursday in an Easthampton motorcycle crash

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Holyoke Water Plant On Agenda

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Holyoke ratepayers could soon be footing the bill for a three-million-dollar water disinfection plant

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UMass Students Keep Police Busy

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Students from UMass are already keeping the Amherst police department busy

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Three-County Fair Wraps Up-Franklin County Fair Gears Up

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The Three-County Fair has wrapped up its annual four-day festival of food, fun, rides, entertainment, and farm animals