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Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWI
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RIVERDALE, N.J. (AP) -- Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunken driving charges in New Jersey....

Soviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK in 1961
BOSTON (AP) -- The Kennedy Presidential Library wants to remind the world that not even the threat of thermonuclear conflict can stop Santa Claus from making his rounds....

Officials: Missing dog was dyed to deceive
SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) -- Coco, a reddish-brown pit bull with white markings, went missing from her Southern California home on Thanksgiving. Nearly a month later, she was found and reunited with her owners - but she was a different color....





Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat
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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own....

Judge says pet bobcat Rocky must live at the zoo
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A pet bobcat that has escaped from its owner's home multiple times since April will be made to live at a zoo, a judge ruled Friday, and its owner will be fined for letting it run free....

Boy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB football
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the scuttled football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham thought more cash might be the solution, so he sent his entire allowance - a $1 bill - with a handwritten note of support....

Man without use of arms facing gun charge released
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition and faces a gun possession charge was released from jail without having to pay bail on Friday....

Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) -- Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man....

Thief fakes heart attack so friend can steal toys
LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend could steal toys....

Worker spends 90 minutes stuck in mud up to waist
GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) -- Fire officials say a fuel delivery worker in New Hampshire sank in soggy ground up to his waist and it took nearly 90 minutes to pull him back out....