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  • Dog not gone: Rescue in the Columbia Gorge

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A yellow Labrador that got spooked on a Christmas Day hike in the Columbia Gorge, snapping her leash and plunging 150 feet down a cliff, was rescued in the dark by a climber who rappelled to a narrow ledge where the dog was trapped.

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  • Police: Baby Jesus taken, replaced with pig's head

    HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — A mayor in Massachusetts is outraged that someone stole a baby Jesus statue from a church's Nativity scene and replaced it with a pig's head.

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  • Transit cops deliver baby on Philadelphia train

    (Reuters) - A baby boy was born on a crowded Philadelphia subway train late on Christmas Day, delivered by two transit policemen who harkened to the call of duty armed with surgical gloves and lots of pluck. "I don't think we had time to get nervous or get scared," Sergeant Daniel Caban said on…

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  • Nevada goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Goats are known to eat just about anything, but it didn't dawn on Vince Thomas until recently that the menu might include Christmas trees.

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  • Wisconsin man celebrates 40 Christmases with 1 tree

    WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Neil Olson put up a Christmas tree when two of his sons went off to war in 1974, vowing not to take it down until all six children returned to his Wisconsin home for Christmas. The same tree, he says, is still standing in his living room.

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  • Paws by Claus: Santa delivers for animal shelter

    MADISON, N.J. (AP) — Santa Claus went to work on Christmas Day for an animal shelter.

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  • Man in a kayak helps nab suspected mail thief

    SAMMAMISH, Wash. (AP) — A fast-paddling good Samaritan in a kayak helped sheriff's deputies in Washington state nab a suspected Christmas mail thief.

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  • Snow-capped summits give Hawaii a white Christmas

    HONOLULU (AP) — A rare blizzard that dusted two island mountaintops gave tourists and residents in Hawaii a white Christmas.

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  • Bear loose in suburban Phoenix is finally wrangled

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona wildlife managers say they believe the black bear that was spotted twice this week in a Phoenix suburb but eluded capture finally has been caught.

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  • Kayaker rescued on pond with Charlie Brown cutout

    EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts fire officials have come to the rescue of a capsized kayaker who may have been trying to install a Charlie Brown cutout on a raft that holds a Christmas tree at the center of a pond.

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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…

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  • 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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