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Special Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer stamps guide small Wisconsin post office to success

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RUDOLPH, Wis. (AP) -- This seems to be Rudolph's Christmas....

Did Ralphie's 'Old Man' do it? 'A Christmas Story' leg lamp stolen from NY store's display
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) -- Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie's "Old Man" from a New York store's annual tribute to "A Christmas Story"?...

Twitter users can control lights on a holiday display at New Jersey company
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- Twitter users anywhere in the world can control the lights on a holiday display in New Jersey....





Police: Man dressed in 'Elf on the Shelf' costume passed out in parking lot 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; presidential library reissues letter to worried girl
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....

Missing dog recovered by owner had been dyed to deceive, animal officials say
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 with oxygen save cat rescued from burning home; no humans hurt

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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....

Woman's pet bobcat Rocky, after several escapes from her home, must live at a zoo, judge says
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....

Ohio boy sends his $1 allowance to UAB in hopes of helping to save scuttled football program
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 who can't use his arms but faced gun possession charge freed from jail without bail
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....

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