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A New York man and a Maine woman are facing charges over cocaine disguised as a cake that was seized from their vehicle, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said Wednesday, July 21.

By Associated Press July 23, 2021
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Moderating a Facebook gardening group in western New York is not without challenges. There are complaints of wooly bugs, inclement weather and the novice members who insist on using dish detergent on their plants.

By Associated Press July 22, 2021
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Bangkok parkgoers looking for relief from renewed coronavirus restrictions got a slithering surprise Thursday, July 15, when a python as long as two of the Thai capital’s ubiquitous motorbikes was spotted in one of the city’s most popular green spaces.

By Associated Press July 21, 2021
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Minnesota state Sen. Foung Hawj was never a fan of the “Asian carp” label commonly applied to four imported fish species that are wreaking havoc in the U.S. heartland, infesting numerous rivers and bearing down on the Great Lakes.

By Associated Press July 19, 2021
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Tiziana Di Costanzo makes pizza dough from scratch, mixing together flour, yeast, a pinch of salt, a dash of olive oil and something a bit more unusual — ground acheta domesticus, better known as cricket powder.

By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer July 16, 2021
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Officials said they’re finding more giant goldfish in waterways, prompting a plea to citizens to stop illegally dumping their unwanted fish into ponds and lakes.

By Associated Press July 19, 2021
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Twitter is disappearing its disappearing tweets, called fleets, after they didn’t catch on.

By Associated Press July 17, 2021
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A sheriff’s deputy hoofed it for 3 miles along a two-lane Michigan road to help guide eight wayward cows back to a farm.

By Associated Press July 16, 2021
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An unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario 64 has sold at auction for $1.56 million.

By Associated Press July 15, 2021
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A Michigan man made a striking discovery under his house when he went to demolish his back stairs: about 160 bowling balls.

By Associated Press July 14, 2021
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Salon owner Pio Imperati took a chance and hired hairstylist Kathy Moura right out of technical high school 15 years ago. It has worked out so well that Imperati sold her his venerable New Haven, Connecticut, business for $1.

By Associated Press July 12, 2021
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Authorities say they’ve been searching for a 12-foot python that escaped from its enclosure inside Louisiana’s largest shopping mall.

By Associated Press July 10, 2021
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A competitive eater wolfed down 50 chili dogs in 22 minutes, setting a local record at a bar in western Michigan where thousands of customers have their names on the wall for eating just a fraction.

By Associated Press July 9, 2021
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A San Francisco Bay Area zoo is inoculating its big cats, bears and ferrets against the coronavirus as part of a national effort to protect animal species using an experimental vaccine.

By Associated Press July 8, 2021
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A man in Austria was bitten by a 5-1/4-foot python during an early-morning visit to the toilet at his home on Monday, July 5, police said.

By Associated Press July 6, 2021
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This could have been the day that finally answered the burning question: Are there aliens out there? Sadly, we'll still have to wait.

By Associated Press July 3, 2021
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Trying to fill this dumpling order left one business in a pinch: A common but disruptive shipping error sent a custom dumpling-making machine manufactured in China to the wrong Portland in May.

By Associated Press July 2, 2021
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An FBI agent applied for a federal warrant in 2018 to seize a fabled cache of U.S. government gold he said was “stolen during the Civil War” and hidden in a Pennsylvania cave, saying the state might take the gold for itself if the feds asked for permission.

By Associated Press July 1, 2021
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Songwriter Diane Warren stepped in Thursday to save the life of cow that eluded capture for more than a day after a herd escaped from a Southern California slaughterhouse and stampeded through a suburb.

By Associated Press June 30, 2021
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Police rescue spooked nude sunbathers from forest
'I think they should be embarrassed,' police commissioner said

Police have fined two men who had to be rescued from an Australian forest after they were startled by a deer while nude sunbathing on a beach and became lost.

By Associated Press June 29, 2021
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A western Montana couple were able to save a horse from drowning in the Bitterroot River on Father's Day, and may have made a new friend in the process.

By Associated Press June 27, 2021
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A huge diamond weighing more than 1,000 carats, which could be the third-largest mined in history, has been discovered in the southern African country of Botswana.

By SELLO MOTSETA Associated Press June 26, 2021
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The coelacanth — a giant weird fish still around from dinosaur times — can live for 100 years, a new study found.

By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press June 25, 2021
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The endangered Sumatran Titan arum, a giant foul-smelling blossom also known as the corpse flower, went into a rare, short bloom at a botanical garden in Warsaw, drawing crowds who waited for hours to see it.

By Associated Press June 24, 2021
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Models with Albinism hope to break stigma
In Zimbabwe, people with albinism struggle against prejudice

Each time Yvonne Gumbo, who has albinism, and her friends get together for a picture, she insists on being in the center.

By FARAI MUTSAKA Associated Press June 24, 2021

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