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Mistaken plane trip among oddest sick day excuses

CHICAGO (UPI) -- The oddest excuses U.S. workers have given for missing work include getting stuck in a blood pressure machine and accidentally boarding a plane, a survey found.

CareerBuilder, a Chicago-based jobs website, said its annual survey ...

Prison for robber who stopped for a smoke

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania bank robber who took time out of fleeing police to get a cigarette from construction workers was sentenced to prison.

Paul Carman, 38, who previously served a prison sentence for a 2008 robbery at the same ...

Ebola plush toys 'selling like hotcakes'

STAMFORD, Conn. (UPI) -- Ebola plush toys have been selling so fast in response to this year's outbreak that a Connecticut manufacturer, Giantmicrobes Inc., can't keep them in stock.

The company, which was founded a decade ago, makes stuffed toys...

Bear cub seen in Oregon drug store

ASHLAND, Ore. (UPI) -- A one-month old bear cub surprised shoppers as he strolled through a Rite Aid pharmacy in Oregon Sunday.

He started in a local motel before hopping through the window, crossing the street and entering the Rite Aid.

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