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Monday, Sep 24

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U.N. debut for New Zealand's 'First Baby': diaper change, peace summit

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With a mock security pass that lists her as the "First Baby" of New Zealand, 3-month-old Neve Te Aroha made her United Nations debut on Monday when her mother - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - spoke at a peace summit in the General…

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Six Flags St. Louis offers perks for customer coffin time

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EUREKA, Mo. (AP) — Six contestants for a promotion at Six Flags St. Louis will compete for a $300 prize, season tickets and other perks, and all they have to do is spend 30 hours in a coffin.

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Agency says two-headed snake may go to educational facility

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WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife and conservation research hospital says a two-headed snake recently found near the nation's capital may be sent to an educational facility.

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Oklahoma astronaut corn maze photographed from space

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HYDRO, Okla. (AP) — It's apt that a maze cut into an Oklahoma cornfield featuring the likeness of a former NASA astronaut can be seen from space — and has been photographed by a satellite orbiting Earth.

Sunday, Sep 23

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$18M worth of cocaine found in bananas given to Texas prison

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HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have nearly $18 million worth of cocaine hidden inside the boxes.

Saturday, Sep 22

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State investigating restaurant that calmed lobsters with pot

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SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (AP) — State health inspectors are investigating a Maine lobster restaurant that tried to mellow out lobsters with marijuana.

Friday, Sep 21

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In Peru, Hitler runs for mayor despite threat from Lennin

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In Peru, Hitler hopes to return to power in a small town in the Andes, despite a threat from a detractor named Lennin. Campaign slogans reading "Hitler returns" and "Hitler with the people" have appeared around the highland town of Yungar,…

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Oklahoma astronaut corn maze photographed from space

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HYDRO, Okla. (AP) — It's apt that a maze cut into an Oklahoma cornfield featuring the likeness of a former NASA astronaut can be seen from space — and has been photographed by a satellite orbiting Earth.

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The artist as an algorithm: robot-made Rembrandt for sale

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A team of French entrepreneurs who believe so have written a computer algorithm that can create original paintings with some resemblance to works by Old Masters such as Rembrandt. "We are artists with a different type of paintbrush. The…

Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's not quite the World Wide Web — but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start.

Thursday, Sep 20

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Get ready for 'Bongzilla,' selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets.

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Plants, but no pants: Florida man gardens in the nude

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STUART, Fla. (AP) — Being in touch with nature is one thing. But gardening au naturel is quite another for some neighbors of a Florida man who's been doing yard work in the nude.

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Too soon? Fans find Red Sox division title banner in street

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SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have not clinched this year's American League East division championship, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled.

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Scaly, scary lodgers: Frenchman shares home with 400 reptiles

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In an unassuming house on France's River Loire, a cobra lives on the coffee table, a 50 kg (110-pound) tortoise roams the garden and a two-meter (seven-foot) alligator sleeps in the owner's bed while another keeps watch at the door. Over…

Wednesday, Sep 19

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Too soon? Fans find Red Sox division title banner in street

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SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have not clinched this year's American League East division championship, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled.

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Fishmonger offers lobsters some herb before the butter

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SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (AP) — These lobsters are going to pot in more ways than one.

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Tired Londoners rent sleep pods for some zzz's

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Exhausted Londoners hoping to take a rest from their busy schedules are being offered an alternative to coffee breaks: a sleep pod where they can grab some shut-eye for £15 ($20) an hour. Inspired by Japanese capsule hotels, Pop & Rest in…

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Delaware DMV selfie zones aim to discourage license photos

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Division of Motor Vehicles has installed "Safe Selfie Zones" at its four locations, to allow newly licensed drivers to share the news — and not their personal details.

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Police in New Jersey search for alligator on the loose

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MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey are warning residents about an alligator that's on the loose.

Tuesday, Sep 18

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Authorities pull globe, not honey pot, from bear cub's head

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BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — A bear cub in Wisconsin had a Winnie the Pooh moment, but it wasn't a honey pot that got stuck on its head. It was a hard plastic globe.

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Man who walked near boiling-hot Old Faithful geyser ticketed

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials have ticketed a man caught on video wandering close to Old Faithful geyser, where he risked burns from the boiling-hot water that erupts every hour or so.

Monday, Sep 17

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Driving lesson ends with car landing in a swimming pool

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MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) — A driving lesson went off the deep end in Maryland when authorities say the car jumped a curb, crashed through a fence and landed in a swimming pool.

Sunday, Sep 16

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Huge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers nuts

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There's a bumper crop of squirrels in New England, and the frenetic critters are frustrating farmers by chomping their way through apple orchards, pumpkin patches and corn fields.

Friday, Sep 14

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Careless whiskers: Train commuter caught on video shaving

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man caught on video lathering up and giving himself a shave while riding on a New Jersey train was violating the agency's rules.

Thursday, Sep 13

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Missouri town gets new newspaper, The Uranus Examiner

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URANUS, Mo. (AP) — Cue the giggling: A small Missouri town has a new newspaper called The Uranus Examiner.

Wednesday, Sep 12

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'Jaws of Life' used to free bear with head stuck in milk can

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ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to help free a black bear whose head was stuck in a milk can in northern Minnesota.

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Kangaroo gets the jump on Mississippi owners and flees

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HARRISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A kangaroo is on the run — or maybe the jump — in central Mississippi.

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Suspicious item turns out to be science experiment

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PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police officers spent two hours investigating a suspicious plastic container found behind a Missouri sandwich shop before determining it was a high school science experiment.

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Kentucky town mourns its first female mayor, Lucy Lou, a dog

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RABBIT HASH, Ky. (AP) — The town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is known for a string of highly esteemed mayors, one of whom died this week. She was 12, and a dog.

Tuesday, Sep 11

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Labrador dog named Lucy saves Oregon man from sex conviction

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence.