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A cat that spent days stuck in a tree in southwestern Indiana is back on solid ground after surviving a dramatic plunge when a tree service company cut the limb it had been clinging to because the feline was beyond its rescuer’s reach.

By Associated Press April 17, 2021
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A New Hampshire teen has been credited with saving a boy more than 800 miles (1,290 kilometers) away — thanks to TikTok.

By Associated Press April 16, 2021
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Officials are warning people to stay out of the water after sharks were seen eating the carcass of a whale that has washed ashore on an Oahu beach.

By Associated Press April 16, 2021
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Cannabis-themed license plates in Colorado are being auctioned off to the highest bidder in a fundraiser for the Colorado Disability Funding Committee.

By Associated Press April 16, 2021
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Local elections in April generally attract few voters but a small southwest Missouri town hit a new low last week when not one of its 70 residents cast a ballot.

By Associated Press April 15, 2021
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One of the few copies of the comic book that introduced Superman to the world has sold for a super-sized, record-setting price.

By Associated Press April 15, 2021
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Police say one of the world’s biggest bunnies has been stolen from its home in central England.

By Associated Press April 14, 2021
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From a giant statue towering over Moscow to a more modest monument on the Sakhalin Island in the Pacific Ocean, dozens of memorials across Russia commemorate Yuri Gagarin, the cosmonaut who became the first person in space 60 years ago.

By Associated Press April 13, 2021
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Video: Woman receives windpipe transplant from donor
Woman recovering after rare windpipe transplant from donor

Doctors say a woman is breathing freely again after undergoing a windpipe transplant from a donor. Sonia Sein had the operation in January at a New York hospital to replace her trachea after treatment for her severe asthma damaged her windpipe

By MARION RENAULT and MARSHALL RITZEL Associated Press April 13, 2021
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Camille Coelho just wanted to take a stroll on the beach and look for some sea glass. Instead, the Massachusetts nurse ended up feeling the way so many have felt during the pandemic: she was stuck in the mud.

By Associated Press April 12, 2021
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The FBI arrested two former city employees Tuesday accused of stealing bank cards from dead bodies taken to New York City’s mortuary and racking up thousands of dollars in charges.

By JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press April 12, 2021
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A mixed martial arts fighter had his finger severed during a match in Philadelphia, but doctors were eventually able to reattach it.

By Associated Press April 11, 2021
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A Louisiana woman accused of setting fires told investigators she and her boyfriend were trying to get rid of snakes, the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry says.

By Associated Press April 11, 2021
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A pair of Mainers have hidden $20,000 somewhere in the state and they’re inviting treasure seekers to come and get it.A pair of Mainers have hidden $20,000 somewhere in the state and they’re inviting treasure seekers to come and get it.

By Associated Press April 10, 2021
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Sophia is a robot of many talents — she speaks, jokes, sings and even makes art. In March, she caused a stir in the art world when a digital work she created as part of a collaboration was sold at an auction for $688,888 in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT).

By ZEN SOO and ALICE FUNG Associated Press April 10, 2021
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Quarterback Tom Brady is proving he’s the GOAT not just on the football field but also in the collectibles market: A rookie football card just sold for $2.25 million.

By Associated Press April 9, 2021
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A Fairbanks man stopped an attempted robbery at a gas station by pointing his gun at the suspect and holding him until law enforcement arrived.

By Associated Press April 8, 2021
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A mother bear caught on video trying to coax four rambunctious cubs across a busy Connecticut road has parents across the internet nodding in sympathy.

By Associated Press April 8, 2021
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A male giraffe has been doing his part to promote Zoo Miami’s breeding program, with two of his long-legged babies born in the last few days.

By Associated Press April 7, 2021
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Students who once shopped at a downtown mall in Burlington, Vermont, are now attending high school in the former Macy’s department store, with gleaming white tile floors and escalators whisking them to and from classes.

By LISA RATHKE Associated Press April 7, 2021
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A Georgia man said his former employer owed him a pretty penny, $915 to be exact, after leaving his job in November.

By Associated Press April 6, 2021
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A New Hampshire woman who lost her 13-year-old daughter to a brain tumor in 2016 has now given birth to a son — at age 57.

By Associated Press April 5, 2021
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A Massachusetts woman noticed something strange about the “For Sale” sign outside a home in her neighborhood.

By Associated Press April 4, 2021
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Soon-to-be newlyweds lined up out the door of the marriage license office in Las Vegas on Friday, ahead of a unique date to tie the knot: 4/3/21.

By Associated Press April 3, 2021
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Whew, now here’s some good cosmic news: NASA has given Earth the all clear for the next century from a particularly menacing asteroid.

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer April 3, 2021

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