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Friday, Nov 30

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Air New Zealand Christmas ad replicates Trump's U.N. laughter moment

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An Air New Zealand advertisement released for the Christmas season this week takes a dig at U.S. President Donald Trump by portraying an American boy wearing a "Make Christmas Great Again" red cap being laughed at by other children on…

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Court: Man put clothes, ID on stand-in corpse in $2M scheme

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man accused of faking his own death seven years ago to collect a $2 million life insurance policy arranged for a stand-in corpse to be dressed in his clothes in Moldova, according to a judge's detention order.

Thursday, Nov 29

17

Teen freed after being stuck in vault at abandoned bank

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a teen has been freed after spending more than three hours in the vault of an abandoned Florida bank.

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Officials: Woman passes gas, pulls knife on offended man

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DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman faces an aggravated assault charge after authorities say she passed gas in line at a dollar store and pulled a knife on a man who complained about it.

Wednesday, Nov 28

18

Grinch steals Christmas from nuns, but they get it back

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COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — The Little Sisters of the Poor have a theory about how they got Christmas back from the Grinch who stole half the presents they bought for hospice residents and employees.

15

Steer too beefy to become burgers reprieved to life on farm

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Knickers the steer is huge on the internet — for being huge. The black-and-white Holstein Friesian won social media fame and many proclamations of "Holy Cow!" after photos surfaced of the 194-centimeter (6-foot-4-inch) steer standing head…

Tuesday, Nov 27

23

Video shows Arizona fire started with gender reveal party

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A video released by the U.S. Forest Service shows how a gender reveal event led to a costly wildfire in southern Arizona that forced about 200 people out of their homes.

20

North Carolina woman given wrong lottery ticket wins $277K

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who was given the wrong lottery game ticket is celebrating that mistake.

16

Iowa council gives final approval to 'toy' firearms ban

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A city council in northwest Iowa has banned people from carrying some types of "toy" firearms.

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Police officer rescues chicken from fire

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OSSINING, N.Y. (AP) — A police officer who saved a chicken from becoming a roaster is taking a ribbing from his fellow officers.

Sunday, Nov 25

20

State trooper who stopped speeding van helps deliver baby

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Here's one way to get out of speeding ticket: A North Carolina state trooper helped deliver a baby on the side of the road after pulling over a speeding van on the highway.

Friday, Nov 23

19

Vermont couple looking for family peacock among the turkeys

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman whose family peacock ran off with a flock of turkeys says she's hopeful to get close enough to catch it with a net.

07

Burger joint closes after video appears to show rat cooking

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HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii-based burger chain has closed a Honolulu restaurant for cleaning after a video posted to social media appeared to show a rat being cooked on the grill.

03

2 Utah teens accusing of stealing small airplane

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VERNAL, Utah (AP) — Sheriff's deputies arrested two teenage boys they say stole a small airplane at a private airstrip in rural eastern Utah and flew about 15 miles (24 kilometers) before landing successfully at Vernal Regional Airport.

Thursday, Nov 22

23

Canadian scientist names beetle after Jose Bautista

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jose Bautista has a new namesake buzzing around.

22

19-year-old Yorkshire Terrier retires from 'The Nutcracker'

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After more than 125 performances in "The Nutcracker" in Rhode Island, a 19-year-old Yorkshire terrier named Archie is leaving the stage.

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Money laundering: Dutch police find cash in washing machine

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AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch police who found 350,000 euros ($400,000) hidden inside a washing machine have detained a man on suspicion of — what else? — money laundering.

07

Thais pray they're barking up the right tree looking for lottery luck

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Superstition and looking for luck are a part of daily life in Thailand. In one temple in central Bangkok, visitors hope to find it hidden in the bark of an ancient tree. Hundreds flock to the Kunnatri Ruttharam temple every week to pay…

Wednesday, Nov 21

21

Bedazzled pigeon found in Arizona city reunited with owners

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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A pigeon that had flown the coop with only its bedazzled vest is nesting back home in Phoenix.

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Bedazzled pigeon found in Peoria reunited with owners

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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A pigeon that had flown the coop with only its bedazzled vest is nesting back home in Phoenix.

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Texas doctor fights to keep dinosaur skull seized by feds

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A doctor in Texas with a passion for paleontology is challenging the federal government after authorities seized a 70 million-year-old dinosaur skull from his fossil collection.

Tuesday, Nov 20

20

Who brings olive oil to Portugal? Police foil cocaine smuggler's ploy

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Who would bring a suitcase full of olive oil to Portugal, one of the world's biggest producers of the stuff? Police at Lisbon airport were already suspicious of one passenger before they discovered 24 bottles of extra virgin olive oil…

Saturday, Nov 17

Darts-Players let rip in flatulence row at Grand Slam of Darts

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Twice world champion Scotsman Gary Anderson, 47, won Friday's match 10-2 to reach the quarter-finals but his Dutch opponent Wesley Harms, 34, said he was affected by the "fragrant smell" Anderson had left as they played. "It'll take me two…

03

Giant wooden troll removed in Colorado could get new home

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BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A huge wooden troll that proved to be too popular in a Colorado ski resort town is gone, but it's possible the artwork could find another home.

Homeless Aussie who helped thwart attack charged with theft

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SYDNEY (AP) — A homeless Australian man who shot to fame after using a shopping trolley to help police thwart last week's militant attack in Melbourne has been charged over a series of burglaries.

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Expert: Rare snake with 2 heads found in Virginia has died

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WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife expert says a rare, two-headed snake found several months ago in Virginia near the nation's capital has died.

Friday, Nov 16

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Stranded camel entertains motorists along snowy roadway

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The surprisingly powerful winter storm that swept across Pennsylvania brought some surprising sights with it, including a camel stranded along a snowy roadway.

06

Wildlife officials seize mountain lion kitten fed bratwurst

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WALSENBURG, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials who seized a mountain lion kitten from a southern Colorado home say the feline fell ill after the residents fed it bratwurst.

03

FBI re-creates decoy heads Alcatraz inmates used in escape

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Half a century after a notorious prison escape from Alcatraz Island, the FBI has created replicas of decoy heads that inmates used to distract guards from a plan that still captivates researchers and tourists.

Thursday, Nov 15

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Breckenridge, Colorado, removing divisive giant wooden troll

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BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — The town of Breckenridge in central Colorado is removing an art piece of a troll that has become a tourist attraction but also rankled nearby residents.