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Nothing to see here! Police clear T-Rex walking student

Police in a Philadelphia suburb received an unusual report about a dinosaur on the loose.

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Got skunks in your home? Don’t use a smoke bomb

Authorities say a man destroyed a suburban Detroit home while trying to use a smoke bomb to rid a crawlspace of skunks.

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Runaway cow defends its freedom in Poland

A local governor in Poland says a cow that escaped while being taken to a slaughterhouse is still avoiding capture even though the order to kill it has been canceled.

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Watch: Heavy Rains Bring Detroit-Area Flooding

People who live in a community north of Detroit are being asked to reduce their water following several days of rain and flooding. Aerial views of the Clinton River in Sterling Heights shows high water under bridges and close to homes. (Feb. 21)

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APNewsBreak: NY touts economic boom with South African photo

A New York economic development agency report meant to show the state’s growth was illustrated with an 8-year-old photo showing construction cranes in South Africa.

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NYC still waiting to fill new ‘night mayor’ position

New York City is still waiting to see who will become its first ever “night mayor.”

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11-year-old Pennsylvania Boy Scout called for jury duty

One Pennsylvania resident has been called to perform his civic duty a few years earlier than expected.

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Lobster emoji gets 2 more legs following design complaints

After an outcry, the organization that controls the release of emojis has added two more legs to the forthcoming lobster emoji to make it correct.

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Watch: Panda Triplets Celebrate Chinese New Year

The world's only panda triplets celebrated the Chinese New Year in Guangzhou, China with specially prepared food. China state broadcaster CCTV aired footage of the trio, saying handlers prepared steamed cornbread for them shaped like dumplings.(Feb. 20)

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Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken.

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Watch: The Business of The NY Toy Fair, Fun And Games

The 115th North American International Toy Fair in New York City brings together toy innovators, retailers, and first time exhibitors all looking for the next must have toy for the upcoming holiday season, ten months away. (Feb. 19)

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Watch: Dramatic Shadows and Light At Winter Olympics

At the Pyeongchang Olympics, most days are very cold and very bright. Associated Press photographers in Pyeongchang are catching some stunning images as they focus on shadows and light. (Feb. 20)

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German police rescue men tangled up with mannequin, toy car

Police in western Germany have freed two men who became entangled with a mannequin and a large, remote controlled car.

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Washington snipped here? College says it found prez’s hair

Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York’s Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words “Washington’s hair.”

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Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to escape three days of violence.

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Watch: Indonesian Volcano Blasts Out Tower of Ash

Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 16,400 feet into the atmosphere. Emergency officials say nobody was killed or hurt. (Feb. 19)

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Derailed locomotive left to run for a week in Adirondacks

Railway workers in the Adirondacks have been trying to move a derailed locomotive that has been left running for a week.

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Chemist charged with taking cyanide, dumping in storm drain

A chemist stole potassium cyanide from his workplace to use as pest control at home and poured it down a suburban Philadelphia storm drain when he learned there was an investigation, prosecutors said.

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Watch: NYC Chinatown Celebrates Year Of The Dog

New York City's Chinatown celebrated the Lunar New Year Friday with dancing lions, cultural pageantry, and firecrackers to ward off evil spirits. This year marks the year of the dog, one of the 12 animals in the Chinese astrological chart. (Feb. 16)

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Westminster show dogs have some unusual food faves

Benjamin is a grand champion English toy spaniel, but he’s not a champ at chow. The otherwise undemanding dog tends to balk at any food after a couple of meals.

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San Francisco firefighters rescue 2 dogs from cliff

It’s usually cats in trees that need a firefighter’s help but not Friday, when two dogs were rescued by San Francisco firefighters after sliding halfway down a cliff.

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Is Maryland ready to rid ‘Northern scum’ from state song?

Maryland lawmakers who support changing the official state song think the time is right to finally wipe away “Northern scum” and other sensitive pre-Civil War phrases.

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Poodle dashes off, stops New York subway line

On Friday afternoon, one bundle of fur stopped train service on a transit line between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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Dozen day care workers say parent’s cookies made them high

The director of a Maine day care says cookies dropped off by a parent as a Valentine’s Day treat left about dozen staff members feeling high.

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Watch: Skiing Robots Take to the Slopes in South Korea

Human skiers competing at this year's Winter Olympics may soon have to up their game. A contest held in South Korea with 8 teams entering robots into a skiing tournament. (Feb. 14)

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