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Emirati police have arrested a man for allegedly stealing a highly valuable newborn camel to give to his girlfriend for her birthday, the United Arab Emirates’ state-linked newspaper reported last Wednesday.

By Associated Press February 27, 2021
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A Florida man stole an engagement ring and wedding bands from a girlfriend and used them to propose to another girlfriend, according to authorities.

By Associated Press February 26, 2021
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It won’t be a dog’s life for a Tennessee canine whose owner recently died.

By Associated Press February 25, 2021
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The huge parachute used by NASA’s Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team.

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer February 24, 2021
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A Mississippi teen who lost his Civil War-reenacting pet chicken Peep outside a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Alabama was reunited with the bird courtesy of a farmer who helped find the fowl.

By Associated Press February 24, 2021
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A large conch shell overlooked in a museum for decades is now thought to be the oldest known seashell instrument — and it still works, producing a deep, plaintive bleat, like a foghorn from the distant past.

By CHRISTINA LARSON, Associated Press February 23, 2021
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An ephemeral artwork made with thousands of footsteps in the snow has captured attention near Finland’s capital of Helsinki.

February 22, 2021
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A koala has been rescued after causing a five-car pileup while trying to cross a six-lane freeway in southern Australia.

By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press February 21, 2021
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A West Texas judge has a word of caution to those attending court hearings via Zoom: Always check for filters before logging on.

By Associated Press February 20, 2021
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Residents, some of whom lack heat or basic amenities in their own homes due to the unusually chilly weather, have been rescuing cold-stunned sea turtles and taking them to a convention center in a South Texas resort town.

By Associated Press February 19, 2021
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An unusual friendship between a Turkish man and a swan he rescued has endured for decades.

By ERGIN YILDIZ and ROBERT BADENDIECK AP February 19, 2021
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Paul Grisham’s wallet was missing for so long at the bottom of the world he forgot all about it.

By Associated Press February 18, 2021
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A pelican that got blown off course and was rescued in chilly Connecticut has been flown to Florida, where he is recovering from pneumonia and frostbite.

By Associated Press February 17, 2021
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It fits on a human fingertip, but this chameleon could make a big splash.

By Associated Press February 16, 2021
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A man is warning people against using headphones while falling asleep after health care workers had to remove a wireless earbud from his esophagus.

By Associated Press February 15, 2021
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Anyone who’s left so much as a hat on a Chicago Transit Authority train knows that whatever leaves the station without its owner often is gone forever.

By Associated Press February 14, 2021
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Politically active pets are out of luck in New Hampshire, where some lawmakers say they have been told to keep their cats and dogs out of the room when they log on for remote hearings.

By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press February 13, 2021
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A West Virginia woman who tried to fake her death to avoid being sentenced for health care fraud has received an additional year in prison.

By Associated Press February 12, 2021
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It’s almost Presidents Day, and now there’s a chance to own a quirky piece of White House history.

By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press February 11, 2021
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Ten panda cubs made their public debut in China’s leading panda reserve last Wednesday morning to mark the coming Lunar New Year.

By Associated Press February 11, 2021
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An Idaho man who rode to fame on TikTok after casually singing “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac and drinking cranberry juice while longboarding will have a symbol of his success on display at the Museum of Idaho.

By Associated Press February 10, 2021
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A man has been arrested in Berlin on allegations he made radio contact with air traffic, including police helicopters, and gave fake flight orders while impersonating an aviation official, German police said.

By Associated Press February 9, 2021
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Turkish authorities are investigating the appearance of a mysterious monolith in southeastern Turkey.

By Associated Press February 8, 2021
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The Texas Department of Public Safety has apologized after mistakenly issuing an Amber Alert that said the killer doll featured in the 1988 horror film “Child’s Play” was a suspect in the kidnapping of his 5-year-old son, Glen Ray, who was featured in “Seed of Chucky.”

By Associated Press February 8, 2021
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A 10-year-old San Antonio boy made a killing by selling GameStop stock he was gifted more than a year ago.

By Associated Press February 8, 2021

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