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The Associated Press
AP Top Strange News At 8:25 p.m. EDT

Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats
AP Photo
PARIS (AP) -- Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists....

Clowns help fellow clown who crashed car into pole
WESTWOOD, N.J. (AP) -- Clowns to the rescue!...

Centenarian gets honorary high school diploma
AP Photo
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Rhode Island centenarian has received something she'd wanted for more than eight decades: her high school diploma....





Dad accidentally delivers baby into toilet
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut baby has arrived with a splash, right into a toilet bowl....

Wedding reception shut down when brawl breaks out
MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a brawl involving dozens of guests broke out at a wedding reception in central New Jersey....

Couple wants middle names to include 'Seamonster'
HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) -- Sea monsters may exist only in the imagination, but a Massachusetts couple wants to make them part of their names....

Oak Ridge cancels class to reduce Southern accents
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) -- Some employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee complained about a class aimed at teaching them how to reduce their Southern accents. Now, managers are calling the whole thing off....

Pesky pig that scared kids on Maine trail captured
OAKLAND, Maine (AP) -- An 80-pound domestic pig that chased children and adults on a walking trail in Maine during three weeks of freedom has been nabbed....

Pennsylvania town gets wet yet again on Rain Day
WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) -- It's just a sprinkle, but it counts enough for people in a southwestern Pennsylvania town to celebrate Rain Day....

Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons
AP Photo
MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons....