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In the “gamblers will bet on absolutely anything” category, here’s a new one: A major sports book is taking bets on aerial drone races.

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press January 14, 2021
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Two fishermen have rescued a naked fugitive who they found sitting on a tree branch in Australian crocodile habitat.

By Associated Press January 14, 2021
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An incumbent Pennsylvania state representative was joined by a familiar face when lawmakers took the oath of office last Tuesday — his own mother.

By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press January 13, 2021
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The race to be the mayor of a Houston suburb ended this week with the winner’s name being drawn from a top hat.

By Associated Press January 12, 2021
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A passerby spotted a wandering llama in a field off an interstate in Massachusetts and with the help of an animal control officer, brought it to a farm for safekeeping.

By Associated Press January 12, 2021
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If you’re an identical twin who’s always resisted being called a clone of your sibling, scientists say you have a point.

By CHRISTINA LARSON Associated Press January 11, 2021
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Residents of a Queens neighborhood are dealing with a squirrely threat.

By Associated Press January 10, 2021
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Even as vaccines are being rolled out to battle the coronavirus, wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula say they want to kick any trace of it from the English language.

By Associated Press January 9, 2021
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Peace, love — and LaGrange. LaGrange County, Indiana, has repealed a 1971 law that was intended to block huge gatherings like the 1969 Woodstock music festival in New York state.

By Associated Press January 8, 2021
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A Utah man has pleaded guilty after authorities said he was caught digging in a Yellowstone National Park cemetery in search of hidden treasure.

By Associated Press January 7, 2021
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A Massachusetts police officer declined to charge two women accused of trying to steal groceries for the children — and instead bought them Christmas dinner.

By Associated Press January 6, 2021
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A Massachusetts state lawmaker is asking for the public’s help to select an official state dinosaur.

By Associated Press January 5, 2021
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A veteran returned a sword he stole from a statue of a Revolutionary War general 40 years ago, telling the head of the Massachusetts town’s historical commission that he regretted taking it.

By Associated Press January 5, 2021
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Most couples wondered whether the forces of nature were against them after moving their wedding three times because of the pandemic and two hurricanes.

By Associated Press January 4, 2021
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Boston Dynamics released a video last Tuesday showing four of its robots dancing to the 1962 hit “Do You Love Me?” by The Contours, and it caught fire online.

By Associated Press January 3, 2021
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An official at an Anchorage soup kitchen said she received as a donation of at least 30,000 pounds (13,608 kilograms) of food on Christmas Eve from a local towing company after a truck carrying the produce crashed.

By Associated Press January 2, 2021
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An Illinois woman who ordered flags for her grandmother’s garden got a surprise when the package arrived — someone’s apparent COVID-19 test specimen.

By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press January 1, 2021
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A fast-food eatery at Pompeii has been excavated, helping to reveal dishes that were popular for the citizens of the ancient Roman city who were partial to eating out.

By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press December 31, 2020
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Police in Peabody, Massachusetts, are looking for a couple who slithered away with a snake worth $300 from a city pet store.

By Associated Press December 30, 2020
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A Delta flight out of New York City was halted after a Florida couple traveling with a Great Dane puppy fled the aircraft with the pet using an emergency slide, an airline spokesperson and authorities said last Tuesday.

By TOM HAYS Associated Press December 29, 2020
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A Long Island man has been arrested after a Christmas morning crime spree that gave new meaning to the term doorbuster.

By Associated Press December 28, 2020
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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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