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Offbeat

Plumber's old truck ends up with militant group

Texas plumber flooded with calls after old truck seen in photo tweeted by Islamic militants
Published: 12/17/14

Johns Hopkins mistakenly welcomes wrong students

300 rejected Johns Hopkins students mistakenly told to 'Embrace the YES!' in welcome email
Published: 12/17/14
Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream

Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream

Pets that don duds move into the mainstream as retailers hawk trendy fashion lines for animals
Published: 12/17/14

Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army

Among dollars and change, gift of emeralds and diamonds found in Salvation Army kettle
Published: 12/17/14

NY man returns library statue 43 years overdue

NY man returns library statue 43 years overdue; says sculpture helped him endure tough times
Published: 12/17/14
McDonald’s in Japan must ration fries due to shortage

McDonald’s in Japan must ration fries due to shortage

TOKYO — Only small fries with that? McDonald’s in Japan is limiting the serving size of fries as stocks run short due to labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast.
Published: 12/17/14

Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge

New Jersey man who can't use his arms faces gun possession charge, stays jailed for months
Published: 12/16/14
'Nut rage' gives Hawaii macadamia nuts a boost

'Nut rage' gives Hawaii macadamia nuts a boost

Publicity from Korean Air exec's 'nut rage' outburst gives Hawaii's macadamia industry a boost
Published: 12/16/14
Walker says he joked with rabbis about 'molotov' error

Walker says he joked with rabbis about 'molotov' error

Gov. Walker says he joked with rabbis before menorah-lighting ceremony about 'molotov' error
Published: 12/16/14
Dognapped! 13 puppies snatched from pet store

Dognapped! 13 puppies snatched from pet store

13 puppies snatched from pet store in smash-and-grab dognapping; 4 humans arrested
Published: 12/16/14