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Dozens of customers who stopped for a drink at Britain’s highest altitude pub got a longer stay than they bargained for, after the building was cut off by a blizzard.

By Associated Press December 3, 2021
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One of the first coins minted in Colonial New England, which was recently found among other coins in a candy tin, has sold at auction for more than $350,000, more than it was expected to get, the auctioneer said.

By Associated Press November 29, 2021
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A man in Germany has discovered the hard way that it’s best to get a driving license first before trying to use it.

By Associated Press November 27, 2021
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A wayward roadrunner is on the mend in Maine after traveling across the country in a moving van.

By Associated Press November 26, 2021
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A Florida family is in trouble with their homeowners association for putting up their Christmas lights too early.

By Associated Press November 22, 2021
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Volcano scientists issued an alert Wednesday, warning that a cloud of ash — from an eruption more than century ago — was headed toward Alaska’s Kodiak Island.

By Associated Press November 21, 2021
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A 10-point buck sought sanctuary inside a southern Michigan church on opening day of the state’s firearm deer hunting season.

By Associated Press November 19, 2021
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An 89-year-old Rhode Island man has achieved a goal he spent two decades working toward and nearly a lifetime thinking about — earning his Ph.D. and becoming a physicist.

By Associated Press November 15, 2021
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Santa may have fewer eyes in homes this Christmas season after a Georgia judge — jokingly — banned the Elf on the Shelf.

By Associated Press November 13, 2021
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Thousands of Britain’s iconic red phone boxes will be protected from removal under new rules, the U.K.’s telecommunications regulator said this week.

By Associated Press November 12, 2021
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A tiny home in a wealthy Boston suburb has sold after about a month on the market, albeit for far less than the original asking price of almost $450,000.

By Associated Press November 9, 2021
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Colin and Donna Craig-Brown were weeding their garden in New Zealand when Colin’s hoe struck something huge just beneath the soil’s surface.

By Associated Press November 8, 2021
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The bloom of a giant and stinky Sumatran flower nicknamed the “corpse plant” because it smells like a dead body is drawing huge crowds to a Southern California botanical garden.

By Associated Press November 6, 2021
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New York City’s Republican mayoral candidate, Curtis Sliwa, tried to bring a furry friend to his polling place on Tuesday — one of his many pet cats.

By Associated Press November 5, 2021
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As he made history by becoming the first person to fly across New Zealand’s Cook Strait in an electric plane, Gary Freedman thought it only fitting that the first thing he saw when approaching the Wellington coastline was the rotating blade of a wind turbine producing renewable energy.

By Associated Press November 3, 2021
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The King of Rock n’ Roll is back in the building.

By Associated Press October 28, 2021
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A man being booked into an Alabama jail wound up at a hospital rather than behind bars after a scan revealed a shotgun shell in his abdomen.

By Associated Press October 25, 2021
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Three sisters in Florida share the same birthday, but they’re not twins or triplets.

By Associated Press October 24, 2021
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No bull: Tucson police had to respond Tuesday morning to reports of a bull roaming a neighborhood near an elementary school.

By Associated Press October 23, 2021
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A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who disarmed a teenage robbery suspect in an Arizona gas station by grabbing his gun says he was “doing what needed to be done.”

By Associated Press October 22, 2021
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An Israeli scuba diver has salvaged an ancient sword off the country’s Mediterranean coast that experts say dates back to the Crusades.

By Associated Press October 19, 2021
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A large cat native to Africa that escaped from its suburban Detroit home was captured after spending several hours on the lam, according to an animal recovery group.

By Associated Press October 18, 2021
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A dog trapped for five days deep inside a narrow, rocky crevice at a state park north of New York City was rescued unharmed — though it was hungry and thirsty, parks officials said Wednesday.

By Associated Press October 17, 2021
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A rare two-headed diamondback terrapin turtle is alive and kicking — with all six of its legs — at the Birdsey Cape Wildlife Center in Massachusetts after hatching two weeks ago.

By Associated Press October 15, 2021
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Wildlife officials in Colorado say an elusive elk that has been wandering the hills with a car tire around its neck for at least two years has finally been freed of the obstruction.

By Associated Press October 12, 2021

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