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DENVER (AP) — Denver police say they’re awaiting lab results to help determine if an off-duty FBI agent could face charges after accidentally firing a weapon that dropped out of its holster while he was dancing at a nightclub.
Police say in a statement Monday that they want to determine if alcohol was a factor.
Prosecutors will determine whether the agent will face any charges in the shooting that wounded another man. The victim was taken to a hospital in good condition.
Police have said the agent was dancing at the downtown club early Saturday when the gun fell from the agent’s waistband holster onto the floor. The firearm went off when the agent picked it up.
His name has not been released. The Denver FBI has declined to comment.

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(Huffington Post) Chew on this: There are two new flavors of Jelly Belly candies guaranteed to raise a stink.
As part of its BeanBoozled game, which pairs delicious jelly beans with identical-looking but awful-tasting twins, the Jelly Belly company has come with two new designed-to-be-disgusting flavors: stink bug and dirty dishwater. 
The candies are paired with sweeter beans ? toasted marshmallow and birthday cake ? the idea being that people might get lucky and eat a flavor that isn’t so gross.
Since consuming bad-tasting jelly beans is one of those ongoing problems facing humanity, HuffPost Weird News decided to put the foul-sounding beans to the test. 
The stink bug and dirty dishwater candies were hard to stomach.
Although neither flavor is great, we did end up brushing our teeth for about 25 minutes each to get the aftertaste out of our mouths ? so at least our dentist is happy.
The new flavors will be available in a new edition of the BeanBoozled game coming later this summer.
 
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(Huffington Post) A New York man claims the actions of a chatty CVS employee turned out to be unhealthy for his marriage.
Michael Feinberg is suing the drugstore chain for unspecified damages claiming he suffered "genuine, severe mental injury and emotional harm" after he took a prescription for Viagra to a Long Island CVS to be filled.
According to a lawsuit obtained by the New York Post, Feinberg told a store employee identified in court papers as "Aurula" that he would pay for the medicine himself ? a big investment, considering a single pill can cost $60.
A few days after that prescription was filled, Feinberg said, his wife called the CVS to discuss another prescription, only to have the on-duty pharmacist bring up the Viagra.
Feinberg said the employee "without solicitation, improperly informed Feinberg's wife that his prescription for Viagra was not being covered by insurance," a violation of HIPAA privacy rules, according to Fox News.
Feinberg, who calls his wife a third party who had no right to know about the drug, said, as a result of the CVS employee's indiscretion, his "marriage has broken down," according to the New York Post.
CVS spokesman Gary Serby released this statement to HuffPost: 
"CVS Pharmacy does not comment on pending claims or litigation. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that we provide medications to the correct patient.
"We also place the highest priority on protecting the privacy of those we serve, and we take our responsibility to safeguard confidential information very seriously."

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Firefighters in Davidsonville, Maryland, helped a cow get moo-ving after the bovine got stuck in a swimming pool. 
The cow fell into a swimming pool on the 3800 block of Birdsville Road just after 9 p.m. Tuesday, the Woodland Beach Volunteer Fire Department says. 
The firefighters constructed makeshift steps out of cinder blocks, and about an hour and half later, they were able to get the cow out of the pool. 
But once she was out of the pool, the cow was not able to get up on her own. Crews tried multiple times to get her up, with no luck. 
Eventually, they made a harness out of fire hose and lifted the cow with the help of a tractor. 
The cow was moved to a pasture, where she was able to stand up on her own and walk around. 

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Thomas J. Mace-Archer-Mills, Esq., knew more about the royal wedding than the millions who listened to his global TV commentary outside Windsor Castle—delivered in a posh British accent. It turns out he's a mere Italian-American mortal, from upstate New York, the AP reports.
Tommy Muscatello first learned to sound undeniably British in a high school production of Oliver two decades ago. The Wall Street Journal outed him as an ordinary American 10 days after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The 38-year-old, who performs as Mace-Archer-Mills, insists he's no fraud; he really knows lots about all matters royal.
Muscatello says he's never claimed he was born in Britain. He hails from Bolton Landing, a hamlet about 200 miles north of New York City where he grew up.
One thing is certain: He has gathered more information about the British royal family than you'll ever want to know—a veritable laundry list of characters close to the throne reaching back to Oliver Cromwell, an English military and political leader and one of the signatories in 1649 of King Charles I's death warrant that led to his beheading.

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June 4 (UPI) -- A Florida couple who discovered their patio furniture had been roughly rearranged overnight checked security cameras to identify the designer -- a large alligator.
Mary Charbonneau of Bradenton said she discovered Sunday morning that the patio furniture had been gathered at her front door, and she asked her husband, Mike, if he had moved it to mow the lawn.
Make Charbonneau told his wife that he hadn't moved the furniture and he reviewed the home security camera over the couple's front door to get to the bottom of the mystery.
The footage shows an alligator with a bistro chair stuck to its head walking up to the front door and thrashing around until the chair came loose.
"He said, 'oh, Mary you're going to want to see this,'" Mary Charbonneau told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. "I was like oh, my God, oh, my God, oh, my God, this is crazy. We have to show the kids."
"Those glowing eyes; it's kind of a big alligator," Charbonneau said. "One of my friends said 'oh isn't he cute. You have a new pet.'"

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June 4 (UPI) -- An unconventional method of towing a car was caught on camera in China when a man carried a sedan on the back of his motorized tricycle.
A surprised driver on a Zhejiang province road captured video of the tricycle carrying the much larger car as it balanced on its cargo compartment.
Police said the man told officers he had recently purchased the car and was taking it to a scrapyard to sell for parts.
The man was fined $200 and received 9 points on his license.

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(Sky News) Nine bars of chocolate that are 103 years old have been discovered in a tin belonging to a war hero.
Troops serving in France during the first Christmas of the First World War were given the Colonies Gift Tins which were made in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
One of the tins was found in a collection belonging to Leicestershire Regiment soldier Richard Bullimore.
Only one of the 10 bars was eaten and the tin is now to be sold at an antiques auction organised by Scunthorpe-based auctioneers Eddisons CJM.
The company's Paul Cooper said: "The tin was made by Barringer Wallis & Manners of Mansfield, one of the world's leading manufacturers of decorative tinwear.
"The colonies chocolate was sent to troops in that first winter of the war. Trinidad, Grenada and St Lucia provided the cocoa. Cadburys made the chocolate bars.
"Even the container is rare but to find the chocolate still inside is just unreal."
He said the chocolate looked in good shape, "although I have to admit that I wouldn't be tempted to give it a go, even if the experts say that chocolate seldom becomes really dangerous over time but it does lose its flavour and texture."
Richard Bullimore was also given a Princess may tobacco box containing cigarettes, tobacco and matches.
Mr Cooper said: "Almost all the contents of that are still there. Just three cigarettes are missing."
The main reason the chocolate and cigarettes were never consumed was because Cpl Bullimore was a didn't like chocolate and was a non-smoker.
He received a number of medals for his service, including the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry during a clash in no-man's land between the trenches in Ypres in July 1915.
By then he was a corporal and led a reconnaissance patrol of five men that surprised a larger enemy force.
Even though they were outnumbered by more than three to one, the patrol attacked with grenades, inflicting a number of casualties.
He then covered his patrol as it withdrew and carried one of his men who had been wounded back to the trenches.
Cpl Bullimore left military service and in 1919 he went back to the Leicestershire Constabulary which he had joined just weeks before war broke out and rose to the rank of superintendent.

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June 4 (UPI) -- Authorities in Georgia said a bear was spotted Monday outside a bus station, days after a bear that might be the same animal visited the county jail.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority said the bear was reported outside the bus station in College Park about 6:15 a.m. Monday and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources was summoned to the scene.
Officials said the bear may have been the same animal spotted Friday by security cameras outside the nearby Fulton County Jail in Atlanta.
The Fulton County Sheriff's Office said there have been numerous bear sightings reported in the city in recent days, and officials suspect all of the sightings might be the same wandering bruin.
"We've had sightings all over the city of this same bear," College Park Police Lt. Gerald Riser told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "It's stretched from Old National to Main Street to the East Point line."
Rider said there haven't been any reports of injuries or property damage from the bear.

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A Florida man, who prior to Sunday, never had an oyster nor competed in any eating competition won the Acme Oyster House World Oyster Eating Championship at the 2018 New Orleans Oyster Festival. Darron Breeden of Orange, Fla. downed 40 dozen oysters in eight minutes to take home the 2018 crown. Finishing in second place was 2017 champion Michelle Lesco of Tuscon, Arizona. She consumed 27 dozen oysters to finish in the Top 3 for the fourth-consecutive year. Adrian "The Rabbit" Morgan of New Orleans came in third place for the second-consecutive year. Morgan, who won the contest in 2016, ate 26 dozen oysters. 
In the P&J Oyster Shucking Contest it was a local who finished on top. Jay Galette of Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar in New Orleans shucked 21 oysters in two minutes setting a new record, topping the previous record of 20. It was Galette's second time winning the competition in the last three years. Duke Landry of Duke Landry Seafood in Watson shucked 18 oysters, good enough for second place, while 2017 champion Brian Clark of The Oyster Troff in Eustis, Fla. finished third, shucking 17 oysters. 
Terry's Oysters of Port Sulphur, won the largest oyster contest submitting an oyster weighing 3.22 pounds, setting a new record for largest in festival history.


 

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