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  • Monkey gives first aid to electrocuted friend

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Onlookers at a train station in northern India watched in awe as a monkey came to the rescue of an injured friend — resuscitating another monkey that had been electrocuted and knocked unconscious.

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  • Cards Against Humanity buys 6-acre Maine island

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Cards Against Humanity has purchased a 6-acre private island in Maine and is doling out 1-square-foot parcels to participants in its holiday fundraising campaign.

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  • Ceiling collapse exposes Chinese panty thief

    BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man who stole hundreds of pieces of ladies' underwear had his secret exposed after an emergency exit ceiling where he had been storing his hoard collapsed, state media reported. The man, surnamed Tang and in his 30s, admitted to having mental problems since he was…

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  • Holiday travel bid by man accused in naked fall

    BOSTON (AP) — A man who police say fell naked through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan International Airport and then assaulted an elderly man will not be going home for the holidays.

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  • Elusive black bear spotted again in Phoenix suburb

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A black bear that caused a stir when it ran through a field in a Phoenix suburb has been spotted again, a state wildlife official said Tuesday.

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  • Honduras seizes cocaine paste hidden in wooden sticks

    TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Security forces in Honduras have seized 2,852 wooden sticks stuffed with cocaine paste in the Caribbean port of Puerto Cortes, police said on Tuesday. The paste, which serves as the basis for making cocaine, was found inside the sticks shipped in four of eight containers…

    Reuters
  • Ohio township orders 'Zombie Nativity' taken down

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A suburban Cincinnati township ordered a man to kill off his large "Zombie Nativity" scene.

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  • Man mistakenly sells mattress set with cat inside

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When an Oregon man sold his girlfriend's mattress set for $100 because she was moving in with him, little did he realize her cat was hiding inside.

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  • Woman reunited with car stolen nearly 30 years ago

    SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A California woman was reunited with her classic Ford Mustang nearly 30 years after it was stolen, when a man tried to register the muscle car at a Department of Motor Vehicles office.

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  • Officials order Ohio man to take down zombie Nativity scene

    By Steve Bittenbender (Reuters) - A suburban Cincinnati man's zombie-themed Nativity scene has caused quite a stir in his neighborhood, with some considering it a holiday treat. But others see a nightmare before Christmas. Responding to two anonymous complaints, officials in Ohio's Sycamore…

    Reuters
  • Sheriff: Thief of Rudolph statue caught red-handed

    GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — When officers found a stolen Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer statue, they certainly said its shiny nose was glowing.

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  • Chugging eggnog sends Utah man to hospital

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man says he's fully recovered after he was hospitalized for chugging a quart of eggnog so quickly that he inhaled some of creamy holiday beverage into his lungs.

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  • Pennsylvania police find head on rural road, seeking body to match

    By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - An aerial search for the embalmed body of a woman whose head was recovered this month along a lonely rural road was due to begin on Tuesday, police in western Pennsylvania said. Police in the borough of Economy, 22 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, said they…

    Reuters
  • Salvation Army: Boston jewelry gifts 'contagious'

    BOSTON (AP) — What started with a widow quietly dropping her wedding rings into a Salvation Army donation kettle has spawned spontaneous acts of jewelry generosity this holiday season.

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  • Ohio judge OKs divorce for 2 women, then undoes it

    ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge who mistakenly approved a divorce between two women vacated his decision because their marriage isn't recognized under state law.

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  • West Virginia troopers hand out $100 bills

    PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — Several people got a surprise when they were pulled over by West Virginia State Police troopers: Instead of a ticket, they got a $100 bill.

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  • German police hunt stolen pigeon worth $184,000

    BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany are looking for a missing pigeon, and any finder could be in line for a 10,000-euro ($12,250) reward.

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  • U.S. helped imprisoned Cuban spy artificially inseminate wife

    By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States helped a Cuban spy imprisoned in California artificially inseminate his wife back in Cuba, a goodwill gesture while Washington and Havana were engaged in secret talks on restoring diplomatic ties, U.S. officials said on Monday. Now Gerardo…

    Reuters
  • Loose bear eludes capture in Phoenix suburb

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities called off the search Monday for a black bear that caused a stir when it was spotted running through an alfalfa field on the eastern edge of metropolitan Phoenix.

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