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Passengers band together on train stuck in Oregon mountains
Train stranded in Oregon snow with 183 passengers

An Amtrak train with almost 200 people aboard hit downed trees during a blizzard and got stranded in the Oregon mountains for a day and a half, but passengers and crew banded together during the ordeal that ended Tuesday.

By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press February 26, 2019
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A mystery man is being hailed as a hero for buying all the cookies some Girl Scouts had for sale, saying he did it so they wouldn’t have to stand outside anymore.

By Associated Press February 26, 2019
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Having a small litter of puppies can sometimes be stressful, but imagine having 19 Great Dane puppies.

By Vanessa Espinoza, Kingman Daily Miner February 25, 2019
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A jury in federal court in San Francisco will decide whether Roundup weed killer caused a California man’s cancer in a trial starting Monday that plaintiffs’ attorneys say could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits.

By SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press February 25, 2019
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High court deciding fate of cross-shaped Maryland memorial
SCOTUS weighs whether cross violates Constitution

Steven C. Lowe says he has always thought that a 40-foot-tall (12-meter-tall) concrete cross that stands on a large, grassy highway median near his home was odd.

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press February 25, 2019
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Estonian construction workers got the shock of their lives when they found out the animal they saved from an icy river was not a dog but a wolf.

By Associated Press February 25, 2019
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A huge wooden troll will be reincarnated in a Colorado ski town, although it’s unclear what it will look like or where it will sit.

By Associated Press February 24, 2019
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Tucson Police Department released a whimsical video Feb. 22, 2019 urging residents to be carful driving during a rare snow storm Feb. 22.

February 23, 2019
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A winter storm dumped record-breaking amounts of snow in Arizona, causing problems for some people, but delighting a black dog who romped in the heavy, white snow.

By Associated Press February 23, 2019
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Virgin Galactic says its rocket plane has reached space for a second time in a test flight over California.

By Associated Press February 23, 2019
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A New Mexico woman is on a desperate hunt for her disappearing pet that can’t run fast and can’t be missed — a 100-pound tortoise.

By Associated Press February 23, 2019
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The mayor of Oklahoma City is celebrating the completion of a personal mission: ridding the city’s airport of cow-tipping T-shirts.

By Associated Press February 23, 2019
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Police say a man wearing a gorilla suit broke into a Louisiana home and hid under a mattress before officers arrested him.

By Associated Press February 22, 2019
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Authorities say a Florida man stole collectible coins worth tens of thousands of dollars, then ran them through grocery store change machines that returned just a fraction of their value.

By Associated Press February 22, 2019
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Fido getting too plump? There's an app for that. Ever more complex pet fitness trackers are part of the steadily growing pet product market.

By Associated Press February 22, 2019
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A northern Idaho teen says he made $35,000 in four days by charging as much as $750 an hour to plow during the early-February snowstorms in Seattle.

By Associated Press February 22, 2019
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A North Dakota charity event turned into worldwide inspiration when a 4-year-old boy performed his favorite trampoline act in his wheelchair. Wyatt Burggraff bounces at a gym with programs for kids with disabilities

By Associated Press February 22, 2019
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A young reporter is receiving praise after writing about her encounter with a southern Arizona marshal who allegedly threatened to put her in jail.

By Associated Press February 22, 2019
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News that an upstate New York brewer planned to recreate ale from a bottle salvaged from a 133-year-old shipwreck took the wind out of the sails of a scuba-diving Long Island brewer who has already done it.

By MARY ESCH, Associated Press February 21, 2019
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Building a snowman isn’t always just a way to while away a long winter. For some people in Russia and Ukraine, it’s a way to possibly earn some significant money.

By Associated Press February 21, 2019
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Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies. That’s the conclusion of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of California at Davis who dressed horses in ...

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press February 21, 2019
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Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market.

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE & ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers February 20, 2019
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Authorities say an Oklahoma man stole a Pepsi truck as the driver was unloading soda in the back.

By Associated Press February 20, 2019
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At a barbershop tucked away in a Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for the dye to turn his black hair the orange shade of President Donald Trump’s locks.

By HAU DINH, Associated Press February 20, 2019
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Firefighters have rescued a very big cat — a mountain lion — from a tree outside a home in the Southern California desert.

By Associated Press February 20, 2019