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A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he tried to hide nearly four dozen stolen diamonds in his anus.

By Associated Press April 15, 2019
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It's an example of eagle co-parenting on a nest in Illinois. Two males and one female bald eagle are caring for three eaglets born this month in a nest along the Upper Mississippi River near Fulton, Illinois.

By Associated Press April 15, 2019
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Martijn van Halen has every right to be angry at Jan Karbaat. The Dutch fertility doctor lied to his parents and used his own sperm to inseminate Van Halen's mother.

By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press April 15, 2019
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Authorities say three women who were applying suntan lotion publicly in the nude at a Florida rest stop led police on a 21-mile chase, drove a car at a deputy and threatened another deputy with a bat.

By Associated Press April 14, 2019
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A 20-month-old boy survived a six-story fall from a suburban Seattle apartment window after the toddler landed on the roof of a parked car.

By Associated Press April 14, 2019
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Northern California authorities say that part of a giant hammer stolen last year has been returned.

By Associated Press April 14, 2019
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Police: Pair made laxative cookies for striking workers
Couple allegedly annoyed with noisy protesters

Police say a couple made laxative-laced cookies for striking school employees because they were tired of the noise from the picket line near their home.

By Associated Press April 13, 2019
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Authorities in Northern California say a man has been arrested after he left his ID at a home he allegedly burglarized.

By Associated Press April 13, 2019
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Spoiler alert: Computer science students at the Technical University of Munich have developed an application that scours the internet for data on the popular Game of Thrones series, and uses an algorithm to predict which characters are most likely to survive to the end of its final season.

By Associated Press April 13, 2019
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A male North American river otter pup, which was born on February 26 at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo, is being hand-reared by animal care and veterinary staff.

By Associated Press April 13, 2019
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The Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines has announced the birth of a female endangered rhino calf. The African species is considered critically endangered, primarily because of poaching. (April 9)

By Associated Press April 13, 2019
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A Vermont girl isn’t happy that her disabled pet chicken was joked about on “Saturday Night Live.”

By Associated Press April 13, 2019
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Mysterious bowls of mashed potatoes confuse Mississippians
Someone is leaving mashed potatoes on cars, porches, and mailboxes

Residents of a neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, are confused by the bowls of mashed potatoes they’re finding on their cars, porches and mailboxes.

By Associated Press April 12, 2019
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An American Airlines flight attendant says she was mortified when a passenger accidentally bumped her and she dropped a tray of drinks on her boss — CEO Doug Parker.

By Associated Press April 12, 2019
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Surveillance video from eastern Pennsylvania shows a train's cars suddenly topple over.

By Associated Press April 12, 2019
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Watch: Police video shows robber was really robot vacuum
No clean getaway for robot vacuum in burglary call

Authorities have released police body camera video showing the moment when officers in Oregon realized a suspected robber holed up in a bathroom was really a robotic vacuum cleaner.

By Associated Press April 11, 2019
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A firefighter who police say walked naked into a Rhode Island convenience store on a dare has been placed on leave.

By Associated Press April 11, 2019
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A baby boom at one Kansas elementary school has caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres.

By Associated Press April 11, 2019
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A jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a Delaware man who admitted he broke a thumb off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum.

By Associated Press April 10, 2019
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Humanity got its first glimpse Wednesday of the cosmic place of no return: a black hole.

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer April 10, 2019
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Deputies in Portland, Oregon responded to a possible home invasion, but the intruder they found wasn’t alive or a person.

By Associated Press April 10, 2019
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A man who had just bought an $8 million island off of Key West was arrested Saturday for participating in what police described as a scheme to steal $300 in household items from Kmart.

By Associated Press April 9, 2019
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A soccer fan says in a lawsuit that the California Department of Motor Vehicles violated his First Amendment rights by rejecting a personalized license plate he said would celebrate his favorite team, but which the DMV determined might be deemed offensive.

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press April 9, 2019
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Rose Marie Bentley was an avid swimmer, raised five kids, helped her husband run a feed store, and lived to the ripe age of 99. It was only after she died that medical students discovered that all her internal organs — except for her heart — were in the wrong place.

By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press April 9, 2019
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Authorities say it could cost over $50,000 to repair a Connecticut baseball diamond where somebody dumped gasoline and set it on fire to dry out the infield.

By Associated Press April 8, 2019