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Offbeat No tacos for you: NY fast-food chain 'bans' Putin No tacos for you: NY fast-food chain 'bans' Putin
Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain of Mexican fast-food restaurants, has banned Russian President Vladimir Putin from all of the company's 23 locations in western New York.
Offbeat Dog escapes Texas backyard, somehow gets to Ohio Dog escapes Texas backyard, somehow gets to Ohio
A small dog that escaped its fenced-in yard in Texas was found outside a southwest Ohio animal shelter, and its owners have no idea how he traveled more than 1,000 miles in a few days.
Offbeat Woman pays $200 bill with coins, town says no more Woman pays $200 bill with coins, town says no more
Officials in Millcreek Township, along with its water and sewer authorities, have adopted a policy limiting how much change they'll accept from residents paying sewer bills and other fees.
Offbeat Million jars of peanut butter dumped in New Mexico Million jars of peanut butter dumped in New Mexico
Nearly a million jars of peanut butter are being dumped at a New Mexico landfill to expedite the sale of a bankrupt peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall.