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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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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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The Southwick Zoo’s newest addition is a pretty big baby.

By Associated Press August 11, 2021
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An elephant herd that has fascinated locals and people around the world by making a yearlong journey into urbanized southwest China, raiding farms and even a retirement home for food, appears finally to be headed home.

By Associated Press August 10, 2021
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A sumo wrestler that may have spooked the horses was knocked out of the Olympic equestrian ring Friday night, but the course designer is defending his decision to include the lifelike fighter in the first place.

By Associated Press August 8, 2021
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Want to find your inner Matt Damon and spend a year pretending you are isolated on Mars? NASA has a job for you.

By Associated Press August 7, 2021
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A giant panda on loan to France from China gave birth to female twin cubs early Monday, Aug. 2, a French zoo announced, declaring “they are very lively, pink and plump.”

By Associated Press August 3, 2021
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The FBI is investigating what one commercial airline pilot said might have been an airborne person with a jetpack, high in the busy skies near Los Angeles International Airport.

By Associated Press August 2, 2021
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A man was injured by a jaguar at a Florida zoo after climbing over a barrier and moving too close to the animal’s enclosure, officials said.

By Associated Press August 1, 2021
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London’s latest tourist attraction aimed for the heights. It has fallen a bit flat.

By Associated Press July 31, 2021

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