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A suspect in Georgia left his good luck behind when he abandoned a winning lottery ticket while fleeing sheriff’s deputies.

By Associated Press September 22, 2020
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Umpires hastily cleared the field during a game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night when a small drone flew into Wrigley Field over the bleachers and landed on the grass in deep left center.

By Associated Press September 21, 2020
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After 13 years, a South Florida city has overturned a ban on “saggy pants” — bottoms that reveal the wearer’s underwear.

By Associated Press September 21, 2020
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Musicians have taken to the roofs of apartment blocs with alphorns in the German city of Dresden to perform a concert featuring distant harmonies at a time when cultural events have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

By Associated Press September 20, 2020
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It was a tempest in a teapot — or, more accurately, a whiskey tumbler.

By WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press September 20, 2020
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The grandson of U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his lover, Nan Britton, went to court in an effort to get the Republican’s remains exhumed from the presidential memorial where they have lain since 1927.

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press September 19, 2020
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A drone carrying marijuana, cigarette lighters and cellphones got caught in a net above a Mississippi prison fence, resulting in the arrest of two men, state corrections officials said.

By Associated Press September 18, 2020
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Experts at the St. Louis Zoo are trying to figure out how a 62-year-old ball python laid seven eggs despite not being near a male python for at least two decades.

By Associated Press September 17, 2020
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President Donald Trump ... and “Spike?” Local election clerks in Michigan downloading absentee ballots for residents overseas were given ballots that listed Trump’s Republican running mate as Jeremy Cohen, who is the Libertarian Party candidate for vice president, the Michigan Secretary of State’s office said.

By Associated Press September 16, 2020
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Peeps treats are going on hiatus for several months — another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

By Associated Press September 16, 2020
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A 40-pound (18-kilogram) African serval cat named Spartacus has been found safe and sound after escaping from his home and spending days in the New Hampshire wild.

By Associated Press September 15, 2020
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A line of elephants trundles across a dusty landscape in northern Botswana, ears flapping and trunks occasionally brushing the ground. As they pass a motion-activated camera hidden in low shrubbery, photos record the presence of each elephant.

By CHRISTINA LARSON, Associated Press September 15, 2020
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Customs officers at a Florida airport found nearly a half-million dollars being smuggled out of the United States hidden inside furniture, officials said.

By Associated Press September 14, 2020
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Hundreds of fans attended a special kind of musical happening Saturday at a church in Germany: a chord change in an organ piece that is supposed to last for an entirety of 639 years.

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER and MARKUS SCHREIBER, AP September 13, 2020
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An elephant who has become a cause celebre for animal rights activists around the world will be allowed to leave his Pakistani zoo and transferred to better conditions, the animal welfare group helping with the case said Saturday.

By KATHY GANNON, Associated Press September 13, 2020
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A portable toilet in Albuquerque fell victim to another kind of whiff this week after strong winds gave it a trip along Route 66.

By Associated Press September 13, 2020
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Police in Maryland investigating reports of a casket photographed bobbing up and down in a river discovered the object was something far less macabre.

By Associated Press September 12, 2020
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A voter who was told she couldn’t wear an anti-Trump shirt at a polling place because it violated electioneering rules simply whipped it off and did her civic duty topless.

By Associated Press September 12, 2020
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A dog has been credited with saving an Alabama family’s lives after his bark awakened them to a fire that was sweeping through their rental home early Tuesday morning.

By Associated Press September 11, 2020
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The Dallas Zoo has welcomed three African lion cubs – one male and two females. The cubs, born on August 17, are the first litter of three born at the zoo since 1974.

By Associated Press September 10, 2020
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In an age of growing divisive political discourse across the country, a Nebraska man is drawing attention for his impassioned plea to take action — against boneless chicken wings.

By Associated Press September 10, 2020
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A Georgia sheriff’s deputy delivering civil papers returned to her patrol vehicle to find an eager — and hungry — new driver.

By Associated Press September 9, 2020
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Summer came to an abrupt halt in parts of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday as temperatures reaching into the 90s plunged about 60 degrees in less than 24 hours, with a powerful surge of cold air from Canada unleashing snow and damaging winds in several states.

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and COLLEEN SLEVIN, AP September 9, 2020
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The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Kanye West's bid to appear on the state's Nov. 3 ballot as an independent presidential candidate, just hours before eight of the state's 15 counties faced a deadline for printing ballots.

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German police said Wednesday they are losing hope of finding out who left on a train a box of vials with hamster DNA, which caused alarm in the southwestern town of Heidelberg last week.

By Associated Press September 8, 2020

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