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For 10 years, possibly biggest pearl was hidden under bed
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, but he didn't know it....

Alaska roadkill thieves target moose meant for charity
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a program run by state troopers that gives it to the needy and others willing to butcher the carcasses, officials said Wednesday....





Woman drives through store after refused gift card purchases
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) -- Employees of an Oregon grocery store are cleaning up after a police say a woman drove her SUV into the store and down the aisles....

Boy, 5, uses allowance to buy lunch for police
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A 5-year-old boy in New Jersey has picked up the lunch tab for his police department....

Cops: Man in Batman costume, Captain America mask stole beer
SALAMANCA, N.Y. (AP) -- Do superheroes drink beer?...

Purdue entomologist returns moth library book 60 years late
LINTON, Ind. (AP) -- A Purdue University entomology professor has returned a copy of "The Moths of the Limberlost" that he checked out 60 years ago at age 8....

Childless Bosnian couple stage and attend their own funeral
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- A childless Bosnian couple have staged and attended their own funeral saying they wanted it to be an opportunity to celebrate life with friends and family....

Russian cat adopts abandoned baby squirrel monkey from zoo
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MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian cat has adopted a baby squirrel monkey after he was abandoned by his mother at a zoo, comforting the little primate by letting him cling to her back for warmth....

Branching out: Stick sculptor gains global following
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BOYLSTON, Mass. (AP) -- The towering, whimsical shapes Patrick Dougherty creates by twisting and weaving sticks together have gained him an international following. Now, the artist who lives in a log cabin near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is back in New England to build two more of his almost cartoon-like stick sculptures....