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Bear cub found in Oregon drugstore goes to wildlife rehab; goal is to release it back to wild

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ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year....

Nebraska trucker takes lost bull mastiff on a long haul back to her family in Arizona

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona....

Dancing priests become Internet sensation as singing nun releases first album
ROME (AP) -- A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract....





Heads or tails? Coin-toss winner chosen mayor of small town in Peru
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box....

California firefighters break chimney, use dish soap to free trapped woman, who was arrested

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested....

'Pilfered' pumpkins put to use pleasing pigs' palates in New Hampshire after misunderstanding
SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) -- A pilfered pumpkin caper in New Hampshire was just a misunderstanding that put some pounds on a passel of pigs....

Pennsylvania bank robber who bummed cigarette during escape gets 10 years in prison
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh....

UK man who faked coma to avoid fraud charges pleads guilty after he's caught walking on camera

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LONDON (AP) -- He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card....

Missouri funeral director sending dad's ashes out with a bang as part of fireworks display
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway....

Woman, 65, pleads guilty to selling marijuana, says she needed the money to raise grandkids
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died....

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