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An 11-year-old Rhode Island boy clamming with his grandfather found a giant quahog that is thought to be one of the largest ever harvested in state waters.

By Associated Press August 3, 2020
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A Vermont skydiver who lost his prosthetic leg during a jump has it back, thanks to a farmer who kept an eye out for it and spotted it in a soybean field.

By Associated Press August 2, 2020
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South Korea — Money laundering is not a good idea, as a South Korean found out when he or she put banknotes in a washing machine to remove possible traces of the coronavirus.

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press August 2, 2020
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A rare red panda has been born at a Berlin zoo, only a few months after its parents were brought to the German capital from India, the zoo said in a statement Thursday.

By Associated Press August 1, 2020
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An Australian Outback pub has banned emus for “bad behavior,” and erected barriers to prevent the large, flightless birds from creating havoc inside.

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press July 31, 2020
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There were plenty of acorns this spring, and now the chipmunks are driving people nuts.

By Associated Press July 21, 2020
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The Cincinnati-area airport took a child’s beloved stuffed animal for an impromptu tour, reaching many on social media, before uniting the toy Dalmatian with its family in Florida.

By THALIA BEATY, Associated Press July 30, 2020
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An endangered ring-tailed lemur has given birth to twins at the San Diego Zoo. The twins were born on July 8 and spend most of their time clinging to their mother.

By Associated Press July 29, 2020
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Mountain rescuers heft ailing St. Bernard off English peak
Daisy the St. Bernard recovers from her mountain ordeal

Don’t worry: Daisy — the St. Bernard who reversed mountain rescue conventions — is fine.

By Associated Press July 28, 2020
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A pet dog that jumped out of a car window on a South Carolina highway has been found two weeks later, nearly 600 miles (966 kilometers) away in Miami, according to a relative of the owner.

By Associated Press July 27, 2020
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A rare frog has been found beyond its known range in the Southwest.

By Associated Press July 27, 2020
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An accident on the I-495 Beltway in Montgomery County, Maryland on Friday ended up in a high-intensity chase of a small, white dog

By Associated Press July 26, 2020
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California hair and nail salons may provide services outdoors under new rules announced this week that aim to provide a lifeline for personal care services decimated by the state’s shutdown orders.

By Associated Press July 25, 2020
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A Long Island criminal defendant tried faking his death to avoid a jail sentence, but the phony death certificate his lawyer submitted had a glaring spelling error that made it a dead giveaway for a fraud, prosecutors said Tuesday.

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press July 24, 2020
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A “fugitive of the week” sought by the U.S. Marshals Service was found sleeping on a porch in New Hampshire, authorities said Wednesday.

By Associated Press July 23, 2020
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Vermont State Police troopers have returned to its rightful owner a shotgun stolen during a burglary in 1994 in the town of Albany.

By Associated Press July 22, 2020
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When Allison Weiss Brady and Michael Ladin emerged from weeks of locking down during the pandemic, they needed new clothes in new sizes — for different reasons.

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, Associated Press July 21, 2020
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A dog named Cleo who disappeared from her home in Kansas earlier this month turned up a few days later at her old home in Missouri, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) away.

By Associated Press July 21, 2020
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he owner of a pizza shop used his available resources to fend off a robbery attempt by a man with a machete outside his store in Delaware, police said.

By Associated Press July 19, 2020
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Police officers captured an unlikely suspect bouncing through a Florida neighborhood Thursday morning.

By Associated Press July 18, 2020
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It seemed like a major crime for Allenhurst, a town of less than 700 people in southeast Georgia. A female body was spotted by the railroad tracks. Liberty County deputies gathered at the scene and waited for the coroner.

By Associated Press July 17, 2020
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A man in suburban Detroit was given the wrong lottery ticket. But there was no mistake about the result: a $2 million winner.

By Associated Press July 16, 2020
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Burger King is staging an intervention with its cows.

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN, Associated Press July 15, 2020
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A Russian prankster posing as the U.N. secretary-general managed to reach Poland’s president on the telephone and rendered him speechless with questions about Ukraine, Russia and his reelection on Sunday.

By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, Associated Press July 15, 2020
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A Chicago area zoo is providing icy treats to help the animals cool off during a summer heat wave

July 12, 2020

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