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Judge says pet bobcat Rocky must live at the zoo

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat that has escaped from its owner's home multiple times since April will be made to live at a zoo, a…

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Boy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB football

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the scuttled football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham thought more…

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Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor

INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an…

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Police: Drunk man shot while entering wrong house

BENICIA, Calif. (AP) — Police say an intoxicated man was shot by a suburban San Francisco homeowner after breaking into a house he thought was…

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Worker spends 90 minutes stuck in mud up to waist

GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) — Fire officials say a fuel delivery worker in New Hampshire sank in soggy ground up to his waist and it took nearly 90 m…

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Germany: 73 pounds of cocaine in coffee shipment

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin coffee business found stimulants it didn't expect in a shipment of unroasted coffee from Brazil: 33 kilos (nearly 73 po…

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Thief fakes heart attack so friend can steal toys

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend could steal toys.

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Johns Hopkins mistakenly welcomes wrong students

BALTIMORE (AP) — Johns Hopkins University mistakenly sent nearly 300 applicants welcome messages when they were actually rejected or deferred,…

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Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream

LOS ANGELES (AP) — These clothing designers have to think about pattern, fabric and fit — as well as where to put the poo bags.

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Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — In one of its famous red kettles in South Florida, the Salvation Army has received a gift worth more than a little bit of c…

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NY man returns library statue 43 years overdue

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 52-year-old New York man has returned a marble sculpture he borrowed in the early 1970s to get him through troubled times.

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Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge

Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition is being held in jail while facing a gun possession charge his…

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'Nut rage' gives Hawaii macadamia nuts a boost

HONOLULU (AP) — A Korean Air Lines executive's tantrum over bagged nuts in a first-class cabin is drawing enough attention to give Hawaii's $3…

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Walker says he joked with rabbis about 'molotov' error

Walker says he joked with rabbis about 'molotov' error

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is trying to take his "Molotov" gaffe in stride.

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Dognapped! 13 puppies snatched from pet store

Dognapped! 13 puppies snatched from pet store

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say they have collared the humans responsible for snatching 13 puppies from a New Hampshire pe…

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American pops question at Eiffel Tower ice-rink

American pops question at Eiffel Tower ice-rink

PARIS (AP) — It could have been a scene from fairytale movie "Frozen."

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Mystery man hands out $100 bills in Massachusetts

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A generous mystery man has made the holiday season a little brighter for employees of two Massachusetts coffee shops.

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France wants ban on new cannabis-extract "e-joint"

PARIS (AP) — France's health minister has said she wants to ban a controversial cannabis-extract electronic cigarette that's been launched in France.

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Rings given to Salvation Army fetch $21K for toys

BOSTON (AP) — Not even J.R.R. Tolkien could dream up rings as precious as these.

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Massachusetts baby born at 10:11, 12-13-14

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple is celebrating the birth of their daughter with a numerically unusual birth time and date.

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Residents hope Rudolph thieves caught red-handed

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — Thieves have made off with a statue of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer that's been a holiday fixture in a …

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Cleveland baby born at 10:11, 12/13/14

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baby Hazel was born at just the right minute: 10:11 on 12/13/14.

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Montana baby born at 10:11, 12/13/14

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The time and date aligned for a baby girl born in Montana, and the infant's weight came close to making the event even …

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Spain police arrest 4 for cyberattack on website

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested four people suspected of carrying out a cyberattack that stopped a media website from working for t…

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Cow bolts butcher shop, police give chase

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A 1,000-pound cow being prepared for slaughter jumped a 6-foot fence and bolted through the streets of Pocatello befor…

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