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Duck leads ducklings on annual waddle through school's halls
HARTLAND, Mich. (AP) -- A mother duck has grown attached to a Michigan elementary school's courtyard, returning each year to lay her eggs and then walk the hallways with her ducklings - with the help of students and staff - to safely get to a nearby pond....

North Dakota man plows Prince's symbol in farm field
EDGELEY, N.D. (AP) -- A retiree in a tiny community in North Dakota has paid tribute to Prince in perhaps the most unique way a farmer can....

Vermont family to keep wood duck after state issues permit
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MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) -- State game officials have backed down and allowed a woman to keep a 3-year-old wood duck that was brought home by one of her dogs when it was a chick....





Great Escape: 19 lab monkeys escape, all recaptured
YEMASSEE, S.C. (AP) -- Nineteen monkeys made a break from a compound on the South Carolina coast, but freedom was fleeting....

Give peace a chance? Say it, don't spray it, tagger told
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh police are fine with giving peace a chance, as long as you say it and don't spray it....

Man charged after cop helps find his marijuana lost in yard
ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man who got a police officer's help to find a bit of marijuana lost in his yard has been charged with misdemeanor drug abuse....

Bear found in Colorado apartment more scared than scary
AVON, Colo. (AP) -- A bear caught rummaging through a refrigerator in an apartment in Colorado's mountains turned out to be more scared than scary....

Skeletal human remains found at 100-year-old music venue
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Workers renovating a century-old performance hall discovered human remains under the orchestra pit and now archeologists are planning to analyze the bones....

College student starts business recycling dorm fridges
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- A college student appalled at the dorm furnishings his roommates were leaving behind his freshman year has started a booming business recycling mini refrigerators....