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Man who threw alligator now throwing self on mercy of court
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida man who threw an alligator through a drive-thru window is now throwing himself on the mercy of the court....

Police: Boy, 12, stole school bus, was stopped by passer-by
BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- Police in Maine say a 12-year-old boy stole a school bus and went on a brief joy ride before being stopped by a man who followed the vehicle and took control of it....

Officer rescues deer that had its head caught in light globe
CENTEREACH, N.Y. (AP) -- It was a deer caught in the ... light globe....





Millions of bees released in interstate crash
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- A semi carrying beehives crashed on a Wyoming highway, unleashing millions of bees that hovered in a giant swarm over the roadway....

Penguin that wore a wetsuit and starred in kid's book dies

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A San Francisco penguin that once sported a wetsuit after losing his feathers and who starred in a children's book has died at the age of 33, officials said this week....

Tourists use Alaska homeless shelter to grab coffee, snack
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) -- Cruise ship passengers have been hanging out at an Alaska homeless shelter to get free coffee and a bite to eat, but few have bothered making a donation, said one of the nonprofit's board members....

Gucci sorry for warning to Hong Kong funeral offering shops

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HONG KONG (AP) -- Gucci and its parent company apologized Friday after drawing heavy criticism for warning some Hong Kong shops not to sell paper offerings for the deceased that resembled the fashion brand's luxury products....

Spanish town entertained by escaped hippopotamus
MADRID (AP) -- Officials say a hippopotamus that escaped from a visiting circus caused some traffic chaos and not a little diversion when he strolled easily along a street in the southwestern town of Palos de la Frontera....



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