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Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 2nd

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WARREN, Ohio (AP) - Police in Ohio say they're looking for a man who pulled out a gun after being told by a McDonald's drive-thru worker there were no Egg McMuffin sandwiches available.
Police say the incident occurred shortly after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a McDonald's in Warren, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) southeast of Cleveland.
The worker told police that two men inside the car appeared to be around 20 years old. She said the driver called her a vulgar name after pulling out the gun and then cursed at her again before driving away.
Warren police hope to identify the men using surveillance video footage.

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ALPENA, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say it didn't take long for them to catch a woman suspected of stealing cash from a northern Michigan restaurant, since she'd just filled out a job application at the eatery.
Michigan State Police were told a 47-year-old Alpena woman filled out the application at Mandarin Garden in Alpena County this week, and then took money out of the cash register. WHSB-FM reports she was confronted by employees and fled, but police say they quickly found her at home.
She was arrested and is expected to face charges including larceny. The stolen money was recovered and returned to the restaurant.

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WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey couple is suing a construction company after they say they found bottles of urine, rodents and rotten food inside the walls of their newly purchased $2 million luxury condominium.
NJ.com reports the couple's holding company, Shiloh Holding, filed the suit last week after they said they discovered the urine and food during renovations at the luxury unit in Weehawken.
They are also alleging the property's windows were fraudulently advertised as hurricane-proof.
A company representative says the firm doesn't comment on pending litigation.
The couple's attorney says they are seeking up to $6 million in damages.

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania nurse put her expertise to work over the weekend when she went into labor and delivered her own baby in her car outside the hospital where she's employed.
Katie Michael says her water broke during evening rush hour on Oct. 27. The Mechanicsburg couple tells WPMT-TV she knew the baby was going to be born in that car while they were on the way.
She's a nurse at the Harrisburg hospital they were heading toward, and delivered the baby girl outside in her car while her husband George Michael ran inside for help.
Katie Michael says she works in various specialties and units in the hospital, but can now add "Labor and Delivery" to her resume.
The Michael family says baby Ella Katherine is happy and healthy.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - She knows how to pick a winner.
Local media report that Kimberly Morris of Wake Forest scratched off two North Carolina lottery tickets on Monday, winning $1 million on one of the tickets and $10,000 with another.
Morris thought things were going well when she bought a ticket at a grocery store Monday afternoon and scratched off the $10,000 prize. She went to the lottery headquarters in Raleigh to claim her prize.
On the way home, she stopped and bought another ticket, and bingo! It was worth $1 million.
She chose to take the lump sum on the $1 million ticket, which was worth $417,012 after taxes.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Officials say a Kentucky man pretending to be a police officer is facing charges after pulling over a real officer.
News outlets cited an arrest warrant in reporting that a Louisville police officer was driving his personal vehicle when 24-year-old Brandon Hurley began driving toward him Saturday with flashing lights and a honking horn.
The warrant says the officer pulled over and Hurley asked him if he knew how fast he was going.
When the officer identified himself as working for the Louisville police force, Hurley said he wouldn't write him a ticket and left the scene.
Police said the officer got Hurley's license plate number and he was arrested Tuesday on charges of impersonating a peace officer and wanton endangerment.
Jail records don't indicate whether he has an attorney.

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WADSWORTH, Ohio (AP) - Police say a man being sentenced in a road rage case walked out of an Ohio courtroom, jumped in a car and led police on a chase before crashing into an SUV.
Authorities say a couple and their baby were hurt in the crash near Akron, along with the 19-year-old suspect. The injuries weren't serious.
Police say Cyrus Matthews, of Cleveland, had just been sentenced to 60 days in jail when he looked around the courtroom and quickly walked out Wednesday.
Matthews wasn't handcuffed and there were no police in courtroom. A bailiff gave chase and the judge yelled for Matthews to come back.
Police say he then jumped into a car outside the court and took off.
Court records don't say whether Matthews has an attorney.
 
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TOKYO (AP) - A marketing company in Tokyo is awarding a novel perk to its non-puffing employees: an extra week's holiday for nonsmokers.
The corporate planning director for Piala, Hirotaka Matsushima, said Thursday that the company began offering the six days of extra vacation to all of its 120 staff members in September.
"Yes, it's pretty popular," said Matsushima, himself a nonsmoker.
He said the policy was installed as a benefit for nonsmokers to compensate for smoking breaks taken by their colleagues. About two-thirds of the company's employees don't smoke, he said.
Overall, smoking is still quite prevalent in Japan, with almost 20 percent of over-20-year-olds saying they smoke. Nearly 40 percent of men in their 30s smoke, though that's down from more than half in 2001, according to government figures.
But most office workers must do their puffing in designated smoking rooms and outdoor areas, and cities are gradually imposing limits on outdoor smoking in public areas. But most restaurants and bars still allow smoking.
Piala, established in 2004, says it provides advertising and automated marketing services for direct marketers and other companies.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A Washington restaurant is offering a special $5 "Moscow Mueller" drink every time special counsel Robert Mueller indicts an associate of President Donald Trump.
The Bird DC promoted the offer on Twitter Wednesday and added the hashtag "#muellertime."
The drink's name is a play on the popular Moscow Mule, a beverage made with vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. Mueller is investigating potential links between Russia and Trump's presidential campaign.
In August, The Bird DC announced all happy hour drinks would be $4 any time Trump fires a White House official.

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Do you just love fried chicken? KFC Japan is cooking up a wacky promotional item in an effort to drive sales ... and it's something you have to see, or maybe we should say smell, to believe. 
According to Geek dot com, KFC Japan joined forces with Village Vanguard, a store that specializes in bizarre novelty items, to create a KFC bath bomb, which is designed to make your relaxing bubble bath smell like fried chicken. 
Yes, seriously. 
The bath bomb is appropriately in the shape of a drumstick ... but if you want one, don't get too excited. You can't just go out and buy it, you have to enter a lottery by following KFC Japan on Twitter.

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