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A Maryland restaurant and bar unveiled wheeled bumper tables designed to promote social distancing.

By Associated Press May 18, 2020
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Porn actor Ron Jeremy is fighting to save a tree his father planted outside their New York home the day he was born.

By Associated Press May 17, 2020
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When many were rushing to rewatch "Contagion," the eerily prophetic 2011 Steven Soderbergh film about the outbreak of an easily transmitted virus, I was searching for more comforting escapes. I reached for "North by Northwest" the way a baby grasps for a pacifier.

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer May 16, 2020
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One of the country’s most renowned restaurants says mannequins will add a touch of whimsy and help with social distancing when customers return to its grand dining room later this month.

By Associated Press May 16, 2020
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A baby endangered pygmy hippopotamus is getting used to his surroundings at the San Diego Zoo.

By Associated Press May 16, 2020
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At the height of China’s coronavirus outbreak, the skincare-products maker Forest Cabin closed more than half of its 300 stores across the nation as shoppers stayed home. With sales plunging, founder Sun Laichun decided it was time to reach his customers more directly.

By ZEN SOO, Associated Press May 15, 2020
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With a bit of Beatles and a lot of Elton John, Adam Chester is bringing good vibes to his locked-down Los Angeles neighborhood with weekly concerts.

By Associated Press May 14, 2020
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Tear gas is among the new flavors at a Hong Kong ice cream shop. The main ingredient is black peppercorns, a reminder...

By NADIA LAM and ALICE FUNG, AP May 14, 2020
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A woman illegally visited Yellowstone National Park while it’s closed during the coronavirus pandemic and suffered burns Tuesday when she fell into a thermal feature, officials said.

By Associated Press May 14, 2020
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Experts say Twitter's decision to allow its employees to continue working from home if they choose, even after the coronavirus pandemic ends, will likely catch on throughout the tech industry.

By Associated Press May 14, 2020
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A nine-year-old boy in Tennessee became the third child in his family to catch a monster fish, reeling in an 80-pound sturgeon that outweighed him by far.

By Associated Press May 14, 2020
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A Boston police officer used an electronic mating call Monday to help capture a peacock that had escaped from a nearby zoo.

By Associated Press May 12, 2020
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Sarah Ignash spends her days looking after dogs in normal times. With her business temporarily shuttered because of the coronavirus, though, she’s taken to walks on the wild side through her Detroit suburb with dancing bears, bipedal zebras and the like.

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press May 12, 2020
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Authorities have captured a man who escaped from a Chicago jail by wearing a coronavirus protective mask and pretending to be another detainee who was set for release, officials said Monday.

By Associated Press May 11, 2020
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A Kansas man who sought legal permission in Iowa to engage in a sword fight with his ex-wife is not insane but merely angry over their child custody arrangement, according to a psychological evaluation.

By Associated Press May 11, 2020
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When costume designer Keri Smith creates one of the signature looks for the Beverly Goldberg character on the hit ABC comedy “The Goldbergs,” the iconic 1980’s sweaters must have big shoulders and lots of pizzazz.

By Associated Press May 11, 2020
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Couples with dashed wedding plans due to lockdown restrictions and venue closures have been tying the knot on lawns instead.

By Associated Press May 10, 2020
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It should be a busy time for cellist Saul Richmond-Rakerd, who plays freelance with several San Francisco Bay Area symphonies.

By Associated Press May 10, 2020
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A Colombian advertising company is pitching a novel if morbid solution to shortages of hospital beds and coffins during the coronavirus pandemic: combine them

By CESAR GARCIA, Associated Press May 9, 2020
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The European Space Agency said Friday that human urine could one day become a useful ingredient in making concrete to build on the moon.

By Associated Press May 9, 2020
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A man who had been kicked out of a McDonald’s restaurant for having no face mask threw a rock through the window, stole some underwear from a Walmart and surrendered when police threatened to set a dog on him, authorities said.

By Associated Press May 8, 2020
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Penguins at the Oregon Zoo kept busy on a hike through the woods while the facility is closed to the public amid the coronavirus pandemic.

By Associated Press May 8, 2020
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On Tuesday, firefighters from Tucson's Engine 8 responded to a construction site where a puppy had fallen into a 15-foot deep sewer hole near Fort Lowell and Oracle.

By The Daily Courier May 7, 2020
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A black bear named Takoda at the Oregon Zoo got a chance to splash around in a tub of water while waiting for zoo visitors to return. The 10-year-old, 400-pound bear hopped into the 300-gallon tub after keepers filled it with water.

By Associated Press May 7, 2020
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Tiara Abraham graduated high school at the age of 13. At 14, the California teen has now been accepted into music programs at eight California universities.

By The Daily Courier May 6, 2020

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