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Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt
By DYLAN LOVAN CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge."

$21,000 falls off money truck after casino pickup
By The Associated PressATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nearly $21,000 is missing after the cash fell from the roof of an armored truck that had picked it up from a soon-to-be-closed Atlantic City casino. GardaWorld armored car services picked up the cash at Revel on Aug. 6.

Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot
By The Associated PressMADISON, Maine (AP) — A man reporting to jail in Maine put some thought into his attire: He wore an orange T-shirt with his mug shot printed on it. Robert Edward Burt, of Pittsfield, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence in June and bailed out. He was later sentenced to 48 hours in jail.

Lucky cat survives 9-story fall in New York City
By The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — A cat named Gizmo has only minor injuries after a nine-story fall at a Manhattan apartment building. The Daily News (http://nydn.us/VpKwXV ) reports Gizmo fell off a 12th-floor terrace on Tuesday. He crashed onto a third-floor landing and became wedged between a skylight and a wall.

809-pound tiger shark fed to Texas poor, homeless
By The Associated Press CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — An 809-pound tiger shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month has been cooked and served to more than 90 poor and homeless Texans.


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