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Raccoons recover at California zoo after cross-country ride
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Baby raccoons that inadvertently hitched a cross-country ride to Northern California are recovering at the Oakland Zoo....

Foreclosed mall once valued at $190M is auctioned for $100
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TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania mall that was foreclosed on after its owners failed to repay $143 million has been auctioned off for $100....

Finally, an explanation of strange African 'fairy circles'?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The forces behind the mysterious "fairy circles" that dot a desert in southern Africa do not appear to be supernatural, but they are intricate and complex....

Driver clocked at 91 mph in snowstorm wanted new car stereo
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire State Police say a driver clocked at 91 mph during a snowstorm said she was late for an appointment to have a new car stereo installed....

Coffee and a slice? 7-Eleven launches breakfast pizza
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IRVING, Texas (AP) -- 7-Eleven is offering a breakfast pizza....

Video of giant alligator draws crowds to Florida preserve
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Video of a massive alligator caught walking through a Florida nature reserve in front of stunned onlookers has prompted crowds of people hoping to catch their own glimpse....

Going bananas? Israeli zoo scrambles to find missing monkey
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's largest zoo is scrambling to find a monkey who swung out of a tree and escaped from the wildlife park near Tel Aviv....

NJ brewery honors Villanova University's 175th anniversary
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) -- The co-owners of New Jersey's Cape May Brewing Company are honoring the 175th anniversary of their alma mater with a uniquely named commemorative brew....

Cutest captain: Sea lion caught in fishing gear hops on boat
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say a juvenile sea lion was so happy to be rescued after getting hooked by fishing gear off Southern California, it jumped into a Coast Guard boat....