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AP Top Strange News At 8:50 a.m. EST

Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light
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It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?...

2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave before they were captured by authorities, causing a stir in the streets and on social media....

Cops: Man abandoned backhoe in big hole he dug in rural road
PRATTSBURG, N.Y. (AP) -- New York State Police say they've charged a Rochester man with using excavating equipment to dig a 40-foot-long, 12-foot-deep hole in a rural road in the middle of the night and not telling anyone about it....





Aggressive owl sinks its talons into residents of Dutch town
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PURMEREND, Netherlands (AP) -- The residents of one Dutch town are cowering under umbrellas after an aggressive eagle owl started swooping out of the sky, sinking its talons into them and gouging their flesh....

Maine weighs revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- It's an effort that even the bill's sponsor acknowledges is poor timing....

Fog machine in art installation prompts false fire alarms
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Where there's smoke, there's fire. But fog signals art, as Pittsburgh firefighters are quickly learning....

Stolen No. 44 NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta
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HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- Police have found the NASCAR race car stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway....

New name for Namibian town is a tongue-twister
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A linguistic storm is brewing in coastal Luderitz, where some residents of the Namibian town are protesting plans to change its name to !Nami(hash)nus....

Toronto police stumped by mysterious tunnel
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TORONTO (AP) -- Police are asking for the public's help in trying to determine who built a mysterious underground tunnel near York University in Toronto....

Refracted rays from Nutella jar blamed for UK house fire
LONDON (AP) -- London's firefighters say sun rays refracted by a Nutella jar likely caused a house fire....