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A 4 billion-year-old meteorite from Mars that caused a splash here on Earth decades ago contains no evidence of ancient, primitive Martian life after all, scientists reported.

By Associated Press January 18, 2022
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Gruyere cheese does not have to come from the Gruyere region of Europe to be sold under the gruyere name, a federal judge has ruled.

By Associated Press January 17, 2022
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Always remember to tip your server, if you know what’s good for you.

By Associated Press January 16, 2022
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Twin panda cubs made their first public appearance this week before devoted fans in Tokyo, but they will be on display only briefly for now — over three days — due to a spike in COVID-19 cases driven by the omicron variant.

By Associated Press January 15, 2022
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A single page of artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book sold at auction Thursday for a record $3.36 million.

By Associated Press January 14, 2022
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Maine’s famous rotating ice disk is back.

By Associated Press January 14, 2022
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Treasure hunters who believe they found a huge cache of fabled Civil War-era gold in Pennsylvania are now on the prowl for something as elusive as the buried booty itself: government records of the FBI’s excavation.

By Associated Press January 11, 2022
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A German shepherd named Tinsley, first thought to be a lost dog, successfully led New Hampshire state police to the site of its owner’s rollover crash.

By Associated Press January 9, 2022
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The backward Wright Flyer that was at the center of an embarrassing license plate mistake in Ohio last year flew through the approval process with little to no discussion, records show.

By Associated Press January 8, 2022
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Parts of the Florida Panhandle got a dusting of snow early this week after temperatures dropped dramatically from the previous day when the thermometer was at typical beach weather.

By Associated Press January 7, 2022
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A mama black bear and three cubs clambered up a tree and napped in the middle of a Virginia neighborhood before voluntarily ambling on hours later, wildlife officials said this past week.

By Associated Press January 3, 2022
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Adam Headlee enjoys his political memorabilia. Already at age 25, the legislative aide has packed his office in Ohio’s capital with collectible conversation pieces: campaign buttons, historic photographs, a display of founding father bobbleheads.

By Associated Press January 1, 2022
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Two New Hampshire brothers have gotten their holiday regifting skills down to an art — they’ve been passing the same hard candy back and forth for over 30 years.

By Associated Press December 30, 2021
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A 58-foot-long pedestrian bridge stolen from an Ohio city last month has been found and a man is facing charges, police said.

By Associated Press December 27, 2021
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Christmas came early — or really late, depending how you look at it, when a physics professor at the City College of New York in Harlem discovered a box postmarked in 2020 in the school’s mailroom, holding $180,000 in cash.

By Associated Press December 24, 2021
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A trademark tiff between America’s oldest beer maker and America’s best-selling beer brand appears to be over before it really began.

By Associated Press December 23, 2021
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A troop of fat, hungry squirrels has put the kibosh on a downtown St. Paul park’s holiday lights display.

By Associated Press December 22, 2021
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The two straw goats of Gavle, Sweden’s most endangered Christmas decorations, have gone up in flames after surviving nearly a month on a downtown square.

By Associated Press December 19, 2021
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A rare copy of a Superman #1 comic book that sold on newsstands for a dime in 1939 was purchased for $2.6 million in an auction.

By Associated Press December 17, 2021
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When Katie Posten walked outside Saturday morning to her car parked in her driveway, she saw something that looked like a note or receipt stuck to the windshield.

By Associated Press December 14, 2021
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For at least two days and maybe more, residents of a suburban Denver neighborhood worried about the fate of a black cat called Panther who was perched atop a 36-foot utility pole.

By Associated Press December 13, 2021
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A Roman Catholic diocese in Sicily publicly apologized to outraged parents after its bishop told a group of children that Santa Claus doesn’t exist.

By Associated Press December 12, 2021
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Authorities say a coyote who climbed to the top of a Charleston bridge managed to elude animal control officers who tried to capture it.

By Associated Press December 7, 2021
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It was every sports bettor’s dream: Being able to bet on a game after it had already ended.

By Associated Press December 6, 2021
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It has been called beautiful, awesome and brilliant, a transcendent work of art that reimagines the holiday experience with local touches of the Jersey Shore.

By Associated Press December 5, 2021

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