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Teen, missing for 4 days, lived off school's fruit trees
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a 17-year-old boy who went missing for nearly four days before he returned to his Northern California home told his family he hid on his high school campus, surviving on fruit from trees and drinking from the water fountain....

Coyote collared after lower Manhattan police chase
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NEW YORK (AP) -- A wily coyote is no match for the NYPD....

College's goat- and sheep-guarding donkey has surprise birth
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- The University of Rhode Island may have a new guard for its animal herd after a baby donkey was unexpectedly born....

Manure trade show's slogan contest produces pile of entries
Entries are piling up for a slogan contest being held this year by the North American Manure Expo....

Swedish police on vacation break up fight on New York subway
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton is thanking four Swedish law enforcement officers who broke up a fight on the subway....

WWII-era bomb found on college campus, detonated by military
WRIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) -- The ground shook near a New Jersey military base as an explosives team detonated a 500-pound World War II-era bomb that had been found on the campus of a community college....

Romania: robbers trained to steal jewels, cars detained
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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Prosecutors detained 14 people Friday who are suspected of belonging to a network of well-dressed robbers who were trained to rob luxury items in Romania and the European Union....

15 loose buffaloes that crossed New York highway are killed
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COEYMANS, N.Y. (AP) -- Fifteen buffaloes that escaped from a farm were intentionally shot and killed Friday after they dashed past a group of police, crossed a major highway and ended up near some schools, authorities said....

Tater tots, comfy couch waylay California burglar
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) -- Police say a would-be burglar got sidetracked by snacks and a comfy place to snooze, heating up some tater tots and taking a nap on the sofa of the house he broke into....

Thief sneaks ice cream cooler past sleeping store clerk
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) -- Deputies in Florida say a thief worked for 15 minutes to drag a cooler full of Good Humor ice cream past a sleeping clerk at a gas station near Fort Lauderdale....