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Fans return Eagles CB Sidney Jones’ lost cellphone

A group of fans have helped return Philadelphia Eagles rookie cornerback Sidney Jones’ lost cellphone during the team’s Super Bowl victory parade — but not before taking a selfie.

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Japan public grade school under fire over Armani uniform

A Tokyo public school has adopted Giorgio Armani uniforms for students, triggering criticism in a country where hefty school fees are already burdening young parents.

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Valentine condom campaign urges lovers to think of animals

An environmental group wants couples to think of wild animals before acting like them this Valentine’s Day.

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Watch: Kansas City Zoo Welcomes 5-foot Baby Giraffe

The Kansas City Zoo's newest arrival is a baby giraffe. The female was born Feb. 2 and doesn't have a name yet. Zookeepers say it'll be several more weeks before she's debuted to the public. (Feb. 9)

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Give me a toy: Florida boy gets trapped in vending machine

When a young Florida boy wanted a stuffed toy, he crawled inside a claw-style vending machine in the play area of a restaurant to fetch one. And, he got stuck inside the glass-encased structure.

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Romanian study: Half-day old snow is safe to eat

How safe is it to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study.

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Couple inundated with mystery packages wants it to stop

A Massachusetts couple says it was fun when they started receiving free mystery packages from Amazon they hadn’t ordered.

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Cops: Naked man covered in cooking oil attacked family

A Pennsylvania man is facing charges after police say the 19-year-old attacked his family while tripping on LSD and then resisting arrest while naked and covered in cooking oil.

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From anteaters to zebras: London Zoo counts its creatures

Gibbons Jimmy and Yoda, Max the Eurasian eagle owl and Bhanu the lion have stood up to be counted as London Zoo conducts its annual audit of creatures big and small.

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Watch: About 70 Cars Collide in Iowa (Timelapse)

Authorities in Iowa say one person died and several others were hurt after dozens of vehicles collided along a snow-covered stretch of Interstate 35 near Ames. (Feb. 6)

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It’s a boy: Gorilla baby in Leipzig Zoo named Kio

The Leipzig Zoo says a baby gorilla born in December is a boy and has been named Kio, meaning “the Strong.”

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Boston restaurant offers $3K burger with engagement ring

For $3,000, patrons at one Boston restaurant can order a burger that comes with an engagement ring on the side.

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Mexico: Someone tried to mail a tiger cub

Mexican inspectors have found tigers in all sorts of situations: on leashes, in neighbors’ yards and wandering the streets.

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Space sports car now flying toward asteroid belt beyond Mars

The world's first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt, well beyond Mars.

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Woman says store-bought lettuce had a 3-inch lizard in it

A Maine woman who prepared a salad says she realized after a couple of bites that her fork was stuck in a 3-inch lizard, minus the tail.

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Lady Doritos? It’s not happening, PepsiCo says

Don’t expect to see “lady Doritos” on store shelves. The company behind the cheesy chips said Tuesday that it’s not developing a line of Doritos designed specifically for women, despite widespread online speculation that it was.

6-foot-tall, 65-pound harp, stolen from Wichita college

A music major at Friends University in Wichita says a thief somehow walked off with his harp and a bassoon during the weekend.

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Forget making it rain: Man accused of flooding strip club

A man is accused of causing massive flooding at a South Carolina strip club through the destruction of a toilet.

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US Postal Service to unveil Mister Rogers stamp next month

The U.S. Postal Service plans to issue a new stamp featuring Mister Rogers, the children’s television host known for his zip-up cardigan, sneakers and soothing manner.

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Teen gains fame after Justin Timberlake selfie at Super Bowl

A Massachusetts teenager who took a selfie with Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl halftime show has become a social media sensation.

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SpaceX ‘Starman’ at wheel of sports car flying on new rocket

A SpaceX “Starman” is aboard the company’s new rocket that’s set to make its launch debut from Florida. SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk revealed pictures of the surprise dummy passenger Monday.

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Ohio convention center to add restaurant built in old plane

A convention center in Cleveland says it’s turning a Cold War-era aircraft into a stationary restaurant in a bid to attract more visitors with a distinctive dining experience.

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Michigan family with 13 sons expecting next child in April

A Michigan couple with 13 sons is expecting a 14th child in April but waiting until birth to learn the sex.

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Watch: Chicago Museum's T. Rex to Move to New Display

A Tyrannosaurus rex fossil that's been on prominent display at Chicago's Field Museum is being moved to make room for a cast of the biggest dinosaur ever discovered. (Feb. 5)

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Hear: Fans sing 'Fly Eagles Fly' as team returns

Philadelphia Eagles fans cheered the team's return to the city with the Vince Lombardi trophy after an historic 41-33 Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots in Minneapolis. (Feb. 5)