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A baby alligator was found far from the tropics in the parking lot of a grocery store outside Pittsburgh on Friday morning, the fourth alligator discovered near the city since May.

By Associated Press July 26, 2019
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Colorado police say a driver tried to replace a broken tail light with a red sports drink.

By Associated Press July 26, 2019
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Authorities say a goose that got stuck in a pizza delivery driver’s car grille in Vermont is expected to make a full recovery.

By Associated Press July 25, 2019
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Crews spent the night cleaning syrup from one block of a four-lane street along New Orleans’ French Quarter.

By Associated Press July 25, 2019
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The moon may be made of cheese, but these astronauts are made of butter.

By Associated Press July 25, 2019
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Five trees planted in New Mexico from seeds taken to the moon during the Apollo 14 mission and given to the state by NASA have all died or been forgotten, according to officials at the locations where the trees were planted decades ago.

By Associated Press July 24, 2019
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A wanted Tiki bar cook tried to flee authorities by swimming away in a North Carolina river, but was caught by officers waiting downstream.

By Associated Press July 24, 2019
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A Florida seafood company says someone stole 17,000 oysters.

By Associated Press July 24, 2019
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A pocket-sized pocket shark found in the Gulf of Mexico has turned out to be a new species.

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press July 23, 2019
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It’s an orangutan! The Audubon Zoo has announced the birth of a critically endangered Sumatran orangutan to longtime inhabitant Feliz and Jambi , a male brought from Germany last fall.

By Associated Press July 23, 2019
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Fire officials say they are amazed that a driver wasn’t seriously hurt when his vehicle slid under a tractor-trailer in Massachusetts.

By Associated Press July 23, 2019
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Glacier National Park officials are teed off over a report that tourists were hitting golf balls off Going-to-the-Sun Road during a traffic delay.

By Associated Press July 22, 2019
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A photo of a demolished house with the words “Got the Spider!” painted on the roof has made the rounds on social media after a couple decided to have a little fun.

By Associated Press July 22, 2019
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Pogopalooza, known as the World Championships of Pogo, is bouncing into Pittsburgh this weekend.

By Associated Press July 22, 2019
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Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children’s songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility.

By Associated Press July 21, 2019
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A curious visitor to a Maine train museum that resembled a white throw pillow or perhaps a lost toupee turned out to be a rare albino porcupine.

By Associated Press July 21, 2019
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Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emoji that include cute critters, of course, but also expand the number of images of human diversity.

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN, Associated Press July 21, 2019
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The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people “storm Area 51,” the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert.

By MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press July 20, 2019
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There will be no manholes in Berkeley, California. City workers will drop into “maintenance holes” instead.

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ & SAMANTHA MALDONADO, AP July 20, 2019
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An Illinois woman who recently got a 1993 postcard in her mailbox has tracked down the man who sent it to his children more than two decades ago.

By Associated Press July 20, 2019
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A brown bear in Italy has eluded capture for a third day, following its escape from an electrified enclosure in a forested Alpine region. Appeals mounted urging authorities not to shoot it.

By Associated Press July 19, 2019
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Two little blue penguins just couldn’t stay away from a New Zealand sushi store, returning to nest there even after police had captured them and escorted them back to the ocean.

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press July 19, 2019
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A Utah boy has earned widespread social media attention for his neighborhood soda stand thanks to a sign he holds that reads, “Ice Cold Beer” with “root” above the word beer in tiny print.

By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press July 19, 2019
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Brazilian police say they’ve shut down a clandestine factory that was producing fake Ferraris and sham Lamborghinis.

By Associated Press July 18, 2019
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According to the City of Hackensack Fire Department, New Jersey Facebook page, surveillance video shows a vehicle leaving a car wash and driving into the river.

July 18, 2019