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Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf

The mystery is over: Wildlife officials have confirmed that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was a gray wolf.

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Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

Norway's transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country's airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane.

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Distillery has new bourbon flavored by beaver secretion

A New Hampshire distillery has a new bourbon, Eau De Musc, flavored partly by the secretion from a beaver’s castor sacs.

Philadelphia mom throws epic prom with ‘Black Panther’ theme

A Philadelphia mom who threw a $25,000 Dubai-themed prom for her son last year is throwing a “Black Panther”-themed prom this year complete with an actual black panther.

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Big hurdles for bold push to split California into 3 states

Californians will face a choice this November of whether to divide the nation’s most populous state into three, an effort that would radically shake up not only the West Coast, but the entire nation.

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2 inn workers eat pot-laced candy left by guests, get sick

Police say two employees of an inn at a popular Vermont tourist destination ate marijuana-laced chocolate left behind by guests and got sick.

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High school golfer self-reports violation, loses state title

A South Dakota high school golfer cost herself and her team a state championship when she self-reported an error she’d made on her scorecard.

Exhaust-ing ordeal: Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe

A young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck’s oversized tailpipe at a Minnesota music festival.

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Someone didn’t buy work gloves but left a ring inside

An Illinois hardware store is looking for a man who apparently tried on a pair of snug work gloves and left a ring inside.

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Residents try to break world record for largest paper plane

Residents of a Massachusetts city are hoping to break the world record for largest paper airplane.

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Domino’s on streets, not for pizzas but to fix potholes

The saying goes that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but what if the road was paved with pizza?

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Vows in the air: German couple married in tightrope wedding

A couple in eastern Germany have gotten married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 meters (46 feet) above the ground.

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‘Roof, roof!’ Dog rescued from overhang roof at his home

“Roof! Roof!” He was practically begging to be rescued.

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Rare NY sightings of big bug draw fans from around the world

Students from Japan and a researcher from New Zealand are among the scientists and hobbyists flocking to central New York for rare sightings of a big bug.

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Montana man rescues tired fawn from bed of sewer sludge

A north-central Montana man rescued a tired fawn from a bed of drying sewer sludge while others helped reunite the baby deer with its mother nearby.

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Airplane-towed banner falls in NJ, smashes car window

An airplane-towed banner broke loose and came down near New Jersey’s statehouse, fluttering to the ground and shattering the rear windshield of a parked car.

Sisters give birth on same day in Georgia

Two sisters. Two new babies around the same time — again.

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Missing Air Force officer found living in California 35 years later

A Kirtland Air Force Base officer with top security clearance who disappeared 35 years ago has been found in California.

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Watch: Deer Prances Through Washington Metro Station

A deer managed to find its way into into the Crystal City Metro station, in Arlington, Virginia. Tuesday morning, prancing across the tracks. (June 12)

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Her life saved, Bulgarian cow Penka waits to rejoin herd

Swatting away the flies with her long tail, Penka the cow happily munches on hay, unaware of the international stir she has caused.

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St. Paul raccoon reaches roof after scaling 25-story tower

A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped early Wednesday, and animal control officials were preparing to release it back into the wild.

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Plane taxis to Orlando gate— after alligator crosses taxiway

Most times it’s bad weather or bird strikes that delay flights. This time it was an alligator.

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Air Force officer who vanished in 1983 found using fake ID

An Air Force officer with top security clearance who disappeared in New Mexico 35 years ago has been found in California after using a false name for decades, authorities said.

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Watch: Sheeran waxwork gets purr-fect launch

Thanks to his love of felines, Madame Tussauds London launches Ed Sheeran's wax statue at cat cafe in the British capital. (June 12)

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14 boys, no regrets: Michigan family happy the way they are

A Michigan couple has 14 boys and no regrets, regardless of what online opinion-givers have to say about it.


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