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An 82-year-old woman was pronounced dead at a New York nursing home but found to be breathing three hours later at the funeral home where she had been taken, authorities said.

By Associated Press February 6, 2023
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A $747 million Powerball jackpot will be up for grabs Monday night for players willing to risk $2 against the long, long odds of winning the big prize.

By Associated Press February 6, 2023
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Middle seats at many U.S. movie theaters just got more expensive.

By Associated Press February 6, 2023
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The arrest of a 24-year-old man accused of taking two monkeys from the Dallas Zoo has shed some light on a mysterious string of events there as police said Friday that they've also linked him to the escape of a small leopard and a gash in the fence of another monkey habitat.

By JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press February 3, 2023
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A mining corporation apologized for losing a highly radioactive capsule over a 1,400-kilometer (870-mile) stretch of Western Australia, as authorities combed parts of the road looking for the tiny but dangerous substance.

By Associated Press January 30, 2023
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A man suspected of breaking into a Seattle home has refused to come clean about his intentions, even though police found him fully clothed in a bathtub filled with water.

By Associated Press January 30, 2023
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A 29-year-old woman used false documents to enroll as a New Jersey high school student and attended some classes over a four-day period before her scheme was discovered last week, authorities said.

By Associated Press January 30, 2023
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A Japanese whaling operator, after struggling for years to promote its products amid protests from conservationists, has found a new way to cultivate clientele and bolster sales: whale meat vending machines.

By Associated Press January 30, 2023
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The Rhode Island Department of Health says it was not able “to definitively confirm or refute the presence of Santa” in a young girl’s home after she requested to have a partially eaten cookie and a couple of gnawed-on carrot sticks tested for DNA to see if Santa Claus is real.

By Associated Press January 27, 2023
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The first Native American woman in space has ventured out on her first spacewalk.

By Associated Press January 23, 2023
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A young Rhode Island girl has finally figured out how to determine if Santa Claus is real — DNA.

By Associated Press January 23, 2023
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The owner of a restaurant, which was heavily damaged by fire, has his coveted hot dog statue back.

By Associated Press January 20, 2023
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Police investigating after a clouded leopard escaped her enclosure at the Dallas Zoo that a cutting tool was used to intentionally make an opening in the fence of the small cat’s habitat, and that a similar cut was found at a habitat for small monkeys.

By Associated Press January 16, 2023
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Officials say the most recent whale found dead on a New Jersey shoreline had apparently been struck by a vessel.

By Associated Press January 16, 2023
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Sweden’s center-right coalition government wants to abolish a decade-old requirement for restaurants, nightclubs and other venues to obtain permits before they let patrons dance.

By Associated Press January 16, 2023
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Several groups have flocked to the waterway off Manhattan in search of treasure.

By Associated Press January 16, 2023
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Lizards that once dwelled in forests but now slink around urban areas have genetically morphed to survive life in the city, researchers have found.

By Associated Press January 12, 2023
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The city of Luck, Wisconsin, is living up to its namesake.

By Associated Press January 9, 2023
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Two people in Florida were arrested after one of them made a 911 call to get help with moving their belongings from a home they were burglarizing, authorities said.

By Associated Press January 6, 2023
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert became an unexpected hero when a helicopter crashed into a bay. Gabbert and his two brothers were on jet skis Thursday when they heard a “faint noise” on the water.

By Associated Press January 2, 2023
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Sherlock Holmes is finally free to the American public in 2023.

By Associated Press January 2, 2023
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South Korea’s military confirms it test-fired a solid-fueled rocket after its unannounced launch triggered brief public scare of a suspected UFO appearance or a North Korean missile launch.

By Associated Press January 2, 2023
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The first Mega Millions drawing of the new year will be a big one as no one won Friday night’s estimated $685 million jackpot. The top prize increased to $785 million ahead of the next drawing Tuesday night.

January 2, 2023
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Starting New Year’s Day, you can still wear bikinis on the beaches of Miami Beach, but forget about showing any butts — cigarette butts, that is.

By Associated Press January 2, 2023
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Nearly 1,600 bats found a temporary home this week in the attic of a Houston Humane Society director, but it wasn’t because they made it their roost.

By Associated Press December 28, 2022

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