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20-year-old Wisconsin cheddar makes debut at $209 a pound
MINERAL POINT, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin cheesemaker is debuting a 20-year-old cheddar this week that's short in supply and big on price....

Man with 1st name 'God' settles with credit rating agency
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City man whose first name is God has settled a lawsuit with a credit reporting agency that had refused to recognize his name as legitimate....

Firefighters too big, but girl just right to rescue kitten
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LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Firefighters were too big to rescue a kitten from a storm drain in south-central Pennsylvania, but a 6-year-old girl's size proved to be just right....





Bear scurries around Wyoming city, falls asleep, gets caught
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- After leading wildlife officials on a daylong chase through a Wyoming city, an exhausted young black bear fell asleep under a tree....

Boston still has snow piles _ and they're filled with trash
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BOSTON (AP) -- Snow piles from the record-setting New England winter are lingering in the Boston area, even as the weather turns summer-like....

Mystery of disappearing holes in Swiss cheese solved
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BERLIN (AP) -- The mystery of Swiss cheese and its disappearing holes has been solved: The milk's too clean....

Wife, husband say they hit back-to-back holes-in-one
GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (AP) -- A wife and husband from Michigan say they both got a hole-in-one in consecutive shots at the same hole....

Long-lost diamond ring found in old NY log cabin being moved
LISBON, N.Y. (AP) -- A diamond ring lost for some 30 years has been found by preservationists dismantling a 19th-century log cabin so it can be moved to another town in northern New York....

English resort sees crime fall after mankini clampdown
LONDON (AP) -- It was one small ban for mankinis, one giant step for an English seaside resort town....

Judge dismisses case from Ohio pair trying to keep pet bear
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) -- A judge has dismissed a civil case by a northeast Ohio couple who want to keep their toothless, 41-year-old black bear despite not getting a required state permit....