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Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:58amA Miami man captured a small alligator, took it to a store and offered to trade it for a 12-pack. His attempt made news on Chicago TV, where an anchor tried to tell the story. Instead, he started laughing uncontrollably.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:19amA man being arrested in Elk City, Okla., for allegedly writing bad checks asked the officer if he could have a moment because he had been about to propose to his girlfriend. The cop said he couldn't remove the man's handcuffs, but did help him out by getting the ring from his coat pocket.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:07amBefore becoming the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power was a journalist who wrote about stopping genocide. Now she's visiting a country where there's fear of one. Fighting between Muslims and Christians has killed nearly 1,000 people.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 2:27amDelta CEO Richard Anderson says frequent flyers believe voice calls in the cabin would disrupt travel. So the airline announced it will ban in-flight calls even if the FCC changes the rules.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 2:20amCongress has approved the bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. It temporarily ends months of partisan gridlock over spending.