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In true pop-up art fashion, a nearly 7-foot-tall monolith made of gingerbread mysteriously appeared on a San Francisco hilltop on Christmas Day and collapsed the next day.

By Associated Press December 27, 2020
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A couple convicted of criminal charges in the so-called balloon boy hoax that fascinated the country more than a decade ago were pardoned Wednesday by the governor of Colorado.

By Associated Press December 27, 2020
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McDonald’s is selling a sandwich made of Spam topped with crushed Oreo cookies Monday in China in an attention-grabbing move that has raised eyebrows.

By Associated Press December 26, 2020
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Santa found himself a little more tied up than usual this time of year.

By Associated Press December 25, 2020
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With unexpectedly cold weather in the forecast and pandemic-related curfews in some places, Florida is about to have a Christmas unlike any other in recent memory, and it may involve falling iguanas.

By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press December 24, 2020
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Sheriff’s officials say they’ve busted an illegal winery that was operating at a municipal sewage plant in a small north Alabama town.

By Associated Press December 24, 2020
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Prague’s zoo said on Wednesday it has finally completed the process of naming a critically endangered Sumatran orangutan baby born on its premises on Nov 17.

By Associated Press December 23, 2020
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A Chihuahua dog named Sweet-Pea who went missing five years ago in Southern California has been found and is back home.

By Associated Press December 22, 2020
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A man who drove off the road in this week’s snowstorm spent 10 hours trapped in his car after a passing plow and rapidly accumulating snow buried it, finally managing to get a 911 call through and being rescued in the nick of time by a New York state trooper.

By JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press December 21, 2020
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Truman, the python-sniffing black Labrador retriever, recently tracked down his first snake in a new program Florida is using to eradicate the invasive species.

By RENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press December 20, 2020
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A northern Indiana man whose cash-filled wallet was accidentally thrown out got it back last week after a crew waded through tons of trash and found it, wet and smelly, near the bottom.

By Associated Press December 19, 2020
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Fauci, Kamala….da Vinci? America’s preeminent infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, and its incoming vice president, Kamala Harris, join the Renaissance master himself, Leonardo da Vinci, atop this year’s list of most mispronounced words...

By Associated Press December 18, 2020
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Police in South Florida descended on what they thought was an armed break-in at a men’s clothing store Tuesday morning after people were spotted storming in with rifles — but officers arrived to find a music video filming, all with the store owners’ knowledge.

By Associated Press December 17, 2020
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A surrealist painting worth more than a quarter million euros (dollars) that was forgotten by a businessman at Duesseldorf’s airport has been recovered from a nearby recycling dumpster, police said last Thursday.

By Associated Press December 16, 2020
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Crews performing a fish population survey at a lake in South Carolina discovered a 9-pound goldfish.

By The Daily Courier December 15, 2020
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Night began to fall in Rio de Janeiro's Pedra Branca state park as four Brazilian scientists switched on their flashlights to traipse along a narrow trail of mud through dense rainforest.

By CHRISTINA LARSON, ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL and MARCELO SILVA DE SOUSA AP December 14, 2020
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Banksy’s latest mural has delayed a homeowner’s plans to sell in England after it recently appeared on the house’s exterior wall.

December 13, 2020
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More than 60 years after Mal Osborn earned a varsity letter jacket from the University of Maine as a track runner, he still wore it. That is, until the 92-year-old lost it in October.

By Associated Press December 13, 2020
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Fifty people won the Massachusetts lottery game Mass Cash on Sunday, a record according to the state lottery agency.

By Associated Press December 12, 2020
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A massive rockslide in the Grand Canyon was captured on video by a hiker Friday. Jordan Thomas of Indianapolis was on the rim of the canyon overlooking the Colorado River when the rockslide occurred

December 11, 2020
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Officials from an Alabama sheriff’s department are being criticized for displaying a photo of a Christmas tree adorned with what they called “thugshots” of people who have been arrested.

By Associated Press December 10, 2020
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Police in Peru, Illinois, are no strangers to chases — unless what they’re after hops away on two legs.

By Associated Press December 9, 2020
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Just like a real-life movie, the story of Buddy the Elf meeting his biological father has come to life, just in time for the holidays.

By Associated Press December 8, 2020
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The first commercially printed Christmas card is up for sale — a merry Victorian-era scene that scandalized some who denounced it as humbug when it first appeared in 1843.

By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press December 7, 2020
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Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths half a world apart, another towering structure has popped up and then quickly vanished, this time from the pinnacle of a trail in California.

By Associated Press December 6, 2020

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