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The house former drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán fled in 2014 when Mexican marines had him surrounded underwent some changes recently as Mexico's government prepared to give it away in a national lottery.

By Associated Press September 15, 2021
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A North Carolina man who bought scratch-off tickets from the same convenience store over four years is celebrating his third big prize, lottery officials said.

By Associated Press September 14, 2021
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Turns out cows can be potty trained as easily as toddlers. Maybe easier.

By Associated Press September 14, 2021
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Beards aren’t just cool and trendy — they might also be an evolutionary development to help protect a man’s delicate facial bones from a punch to the face.

By Associated Press September 13, 2021
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A Florida man won $1 million in a lottery game the same day he and his wife opened an auto repair shop.

By Associated Press September 12, 2021
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Country singer Brett Eldredge has had another encounter with wildlife, this one involving a bear at a North Carolina home.

By Associated Press September 11, 2021
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A man fed up with a private road in poor condition near his southwest Florida business has a novel solution: plant a banana tree in a pothole to warn motorists away.

By Associated Press September 10, 2021
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Madrid’s panda family grew Monday with the birth of twin cubs, a boost to the popular species that is considered China’s national treasure.

By Associated Press September 9, 2021
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The South Florida house that gangster Al Capone owned for nearly two decades, and died in, is facing demolition plans.

By Associated Press September 6, 2021
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A Maine landlord arranged for the rescue of 15 tarantulas and one python that had been left behind by a tenant.

By Associated Press September 5, 2021
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A Banksy artwork that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million is up for sale again — at several times the previous price.

By Associated Press September 4, 2021
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An 80-pound cougar was removed from a New York City apartment where she was being kept illegally as a pet, animal welfare officials said Monday.

By Associated Press September 3, 2021
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Germany’s central bank says it has been inundated with more than 50 million euros’ ($59 million) worth of damaged bank notes after deadly floods that hit part of the country in July.

By Associated Press September 2, 2021
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A judge has ordered a western Michigan couple to pay $30,441 to their son for getting rid of his pornography collection.

By Associated Press August 30, 2021
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An Australian farmer couldn’t go to his aunt’s funeral because of pandemic restrictions so he paid his respects with a novel alternative: dozens of sheep arranged in the shape of a love heart.

By Associated Press August 29, 2021
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A North Carolina couple split a nearly $1 million lottery jackpot thanks to two identical tickets, a sudden windfall the pair say they will put to good use.

By Associated Press August 28, 2021
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More than three centuries after a Massachusetts woman was wrongly convicted of witchcraft and sentenced to death, she’s finally on the verge of being exonerated — thanks to a curious eighth-grade civics class.

By Associated Press August 22, 2021
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Pope Francis has received dozens of soccer jerseys and game balls during his eight-year pontificate but he got a new football-themed toy on Wednesday: his very own foosball table.

By Associated Press August 21, 2021
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The sudden appearance of a giant rubber duck in a Maine harbor is a whimsical whodunit that’s defied sleuths so far.

By Associated Press August 20, 2021
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Helaina Alati was browsing the spice aisle of an Australian supermarket when she came face-to-face with a huge snake.

By Associated Press August 19, 2021
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A 29-year-old Tennessee man who rode on a school bus and walked into a high school with students has been charged with trespassing, officials said.

By Associated Press August 17, 2021
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No job is too small for Hamburg police.

By Associated Press August 16, 2021
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A Wisconsin woman accidentally shot a friend while using the laser sight on a handgun to play with a cat, authorities said.

By Associated Press August 14, 2021
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A Japanese mayor has apologized for biting the Olympic gold medal of a softball player who had paid a courtesy visit after Japan beat the United States in the final.

By Associated Press August 13, 2021

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