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The footstool didn’t feel right. That’s what happens when someone stashes $43,170 inside and apparently forgets about it.

By Associated Press January 20, 2020
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A court in Germany has ruled that the owner of a chicken that was mauled to death by a dog in 2017 deserves a higher payout because the hen was trained and had TV experience.

By Associated Press January 20, 2020
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A social media prankster appeared in an Australian court on Wednesday charged in relation to driving a car full of water to a liquor store during a heat wave and buying beer.

By Associated Press January 20, 2020
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The Avengers may have gained a canine sidekick after a North Carolina family’s dog gave birth to a bright green puppy named “Hulk.”

By Associated Press January 19, 2020
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Travelers on the Mexico City subway system often blame authorities for broken-down escalators at subway stops, but Metro officials have another explanation: vast amounts of pee.

By Associated Press January 19, 2020
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Two beekeepers staged a sticky protest Wednesday outside Germany’s Agriculture Ministry against the continued use of a controversial herbicide.

By Associated Press January 19, 2020
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The reasons not to keep Grandma’s china were many. My family is casual, not traditional. We live in a small home outside Boston and have moved four times in the last decade. Most importantly, I’m kind of a minimalist. I just don’t like having a lot of unnecessary things. As it turns out, a lot of 30-somethings like me face this quandary.

By TRACEE M. HERBAUGH, Associated Press January 18, 2020
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The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said they see no end to the way man-made climate change keeps shattering records.

By SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press January 18, 2020
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One of the most comprehensive private collections of John F. Kennedy memorabilia, one that chronicles his life from childhood to the White House, is for sale.

By MARK PRATT, Associated Press January 18, 2020
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Art experts have confirmed that a painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery’s walls last month is Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady,” which was reported stolen from the gallery nearly 23 years ago.

By CHARLENE PELE and FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press January 18, 2020
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A 102-year-old man who is Indiana’s oldest state employee is retiring after nearly six decades on the job, saying that “your body tells you when it’s time to go.”

By Associated Press January 17, 2020
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People insist they have spotted fleets of large drones crisscrossing rural America’s night sky, their mission mysterious, raising questions that have veered into conspiracy theories and launching an investigation.

By MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press January 17, 2020
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Most retirees regret not saving more. A 2018 study by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found 73% wish they’d put aside more money on a consistent basis, and half felt they waited too long to get serious about retirement saving.

By LIZ WESTON of NerdWallet, Associated Press January 17, 2020
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Kyla Gill had never so much as touched a sewing machine or picked up a crochet hook two weeks ago. Now, she’s hooked on crafting for critters 10,000 miles (16,000 km) away, to the point of temporarily putting aside her floor refinishing business in Pittsburgh.

By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press January 17, 2020
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A Kansas man has asked an Iowa judge to let him engage in a sword fight with his ex-wife and her attorney so that he can “rend their souls” from their bodies.

By Associated Press January 16, 2020
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With windmill ears and a winter red coat, my mule, Twinkie, hauled my bony butt to Phantom Ranch and back. A few hikers on the trail down toted fishing poles. None had any luck. My fishing license and collapsible fishing rig were in my saddlebag – I wondered if I would fare any better.

By Margret Mason, Special to the Courier January 16, 2020
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Five California mountain lions were seen together on home surveillance video in a rare gathering of the notoriously solitary big cats. The footage was recorded at a rural residence at the edge of the El Dorado National Forest east of Sacramento.

By Associated Press January 16, 2020
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Virginia is for lovers, so West Virginia is reviving a 158-year-old proposal to ask one of its counties on a date.

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press January 15, 2020
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A man sent some illegal holiday cheer to a woman in jail and he ended up getting arrested himself, officials in a Georgia county say.

By Associated Press January 15, 2020
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A New Mexico man serving a house arrest sentence for drunken driving is suing to be allowed to use medical marijuana.

By Associated Press January 15, 2020
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A deadly brain disease has been found in or is suspected in 40 Mississippi deer, and the state is asking hunters to continue providing samples through the deer season.

By Associated Press January 14, 2020
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With Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” expected to battle “Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood” and “1917” for the best picture Oscar in February, all eyes are on the special effects team that made the sprawling crime epic possible.

By MATT KEMP, Associated Press January 14, 2020
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Rare salt formations have been documented for the first time on the shores of the Great Salt Lake, and they could yield insights about salt structures found on Mars before they disappear for good.

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press January 14, 2020
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A New Jersey family says they received used diapers from Amazon’s delivery service.

By Associated Press January 13, 2020
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The FBI is asking the public’s help in catching a so-called “bad wig bandit” who’s been robbing banks in North Carolina.

By Associated Press January 13, 2020

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