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Watch: Police look into video of man spanking hippo at California zoo

Police are investigating after a video shows a man spanking a hippopotamus at the Los Angeles Zoo.

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Mystery of baby left in phone booth solved 64 years later

When bread delivery men opened the door to a telephone booth one cold, January morning in 1954 and discovered a cooing baby, they had no idea how he got there.

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Police: Elderly man angry about loud music waves gun at Arizona school dance

A 72-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of waving a gun at a high school dance in Arizona because he didn't like the loud music.

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Germany: No preparations made in case of alien landing

The German government says it has made no preparations for the possibility that aliens might land in the European country.

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Stinky ‘corpse flower’ in full bloom in California

Visitors were flocking to the Huntington Library in Southern California on Friday to get a whiff of a so-called corpse flower, known for the rotten stench it releases when it blooms.

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Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses

A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant.

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California deputy shoots into car to free trapped bear

A Northern California deputy fired several beanbag rounds into a back car window to free a trapped bear that had likely been searching for snacks.

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University honors students who found love in elevator in ’72

Philadelphia’s Temple University is honoring a 45-year relationship sparked in a campus elevator.

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Lawsuit highlights sex video by Arizona police sergeant

A lawsuit against four Arizona policemen has brought to light a body cam video a sergeant taped of himself having sex in his office.

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Watch: Kittens gear up for Kitten Bowl VI

Pre-season training has begun for the feline pawthletes that attract thousands of viewers each year to the annual Kitten Bowl. The Kitten Bowl is an annual event that airs on Super Bowl Sunday on The Hallmark Channel to encourage the adoption of shelter pets (Aug. 15).

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Officers seize 3 king cobras, 300 other reptiles from home

State wildlife officers have seized three king cobras among the more than 300 reptiles kept in a New York home.

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ASPCA says more than 600 birds removed from home

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says more than 600 birds were removed from a house in central Ohio after reports of animal neglect and a complaint from the public about living conditions.

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Dog running on interstate can’t resist lure of stuffed teddy

A dog could not resist being lured away from a busy Massachusetts highway by a teddy bear.

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Heat wave put flamingos in the mood for 1st time in 15 years

A British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures have encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003.

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Watch: Prague Zoo Celebrates Birth of Baby Gibbon

Eight days after its birth in captivity, a rare newborn Silvery Gibbon has gone on public display at the Prague Zoo in the Czech Republic. (Aug. 14)

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Museum of London displays fatberg on 24-hour livestream

London’s famous, festering fatberg lives on — and is getting its own livestream.

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Police look into video of man spanking hippo at LA Zoo

Police are investigating after a video shows a man spanking a hippopotamus at the Los Angeles Zoo.

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Man rescued from mud with parrot perched on his shoulders

Firefighters had to rescue a southwestern Illinois man from deep mud after he became stuck while trying to reach his pet parrot.

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Watch: Minnesota deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft

It was not a fairy tale, but a rescue on a Minnesota lake did involve a rainbow unicorn.

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Watch: Rare Week-Old Rhino Frolicks at British Zoo

Baby rhino Malindi, born last week at Chester Zoo in the UK, was seen playing outside on Wednesday for the first time since his birth. (Aug. 10)

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Mountain lion breaks into Colorado home, kills house cat

A mountain lion that became trapped inside a Colorado home killed a house cat before police and wildlife officers were able to scare it out.

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Billionaire drops quest to split California into 3 parts

The billionaire behind a measure to split California in three said he’s giving up on the effort to reimagine the nation’s most populous state after the state Supreme Court knocked it off the November ballot.

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Bronze Archie statue honors artist for hometown anniversary

A life-size bronze statue of a red-haired, freckle-faced Archie is now greeting visitors at a New Hampshire town in honor of a local man who drew the comic book character and his group of wholesome teenage friends.

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India lawmaker dresses as Hitler to criticize prime minister

An Indian lawmaker has appeared in Parliament dressed like Adolf Hitler with a toothbrush moustache and wearing a khaki coat with swastika symbols on his pocket and arm. His demand: More funds for the development of his state in southern India.

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Evangelist seeks prayer for yoga-practicing Oregon governor

The evangelist Franklin Graham recently asked thousands of people at an Oregon rally to pray for the state’s Democratic governor, saying she should be a Christian.

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