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Oklahoma City firefighters rescue cow stuck in swimming pool
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Think it's hard for firefighters to rescue a cat in a tree? Try a cow in a swimming pool....

Going bananas? Israeli zoo scrambles to find missing monkey
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's largest zoo is scrambling to find a monkey who swung out of a tree and escaped from the wildlife park near Tel Aviv....

NJ brewery honors Villanova University's 175th anniversary
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) -- The co-owners of New Jersey's Cape May Brewing Company are honoring the 175th anniversary of their alma mater with a uniquely named commemorative brew....





Cutest captain: Sea lion caught in fishing gear hops on boat
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say a juvenile sea lion was so happy to be rescued after getting hooked by fishing gear off Southern California, it jumped into a Coast Guard boat....

Dismembered deer carcasses remain a mystery in Ohio
NEW FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) -- Police in northeast Ohio have no leads in solving a Friday the 13th mystery involving the dumping of several dismembered deer carcasses alongside a road....

Photo display of mayors reveals surprise find to community
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- A new display featuring photos of former mayors from Ohio's fourth-largest city turned up a discovery: A photo thought to be of Toledo's first mayor is actually a photo of his son....

San Francisco man returns 100-year overdue library book
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A book of short stories titled "Forty Minutes Late" has been returned to a San Francisco library - 100 years late....

How high is too high for a pile of chicken droppings?
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- How high is too high for a pile of chicken manure?...

'Bridge ninjas' gain internet fame after Nevada flooding
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A team of heavy-machine operators drew a crowd of camera-toting spectators as they plucked downed trees and other dangerous debris from raging floodwaters in Nevada....