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Macaw poses in man's mug shot after unlucky court appearance
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A 4-year-old macaw named "Bird" is an instant celebrity after appearing in a posed booking mug shot in Oregon with his unfortunate owner....

Friendly moose befriends 2 cows on Vermont farm
SHELDON, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont couple has chased off a moose that appeared to be bonding with their two cows on a Sheldon farm because they didn't want it to get injured, stuck in their barn or damage their fences....

Man charged with burglary after being stuck in pizzeria vent
PENFIELD, N.Y. (AP) -- A man rescued from an oven vent at a western new York pizzeria is now facing burglary charges....





For environmental dogs, sniffing out doody is their duty

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FAIR HAVEN, N.J. (AP) -- Some pollution-sniffing dogs at the Jersey shore have shown they're No. 1 at sniffing out No. 2....

Police: 'Postal Grinch' caught opening post office packages
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man is being accused of being a Christmas Grinch after authorities say he broke into a post office and tried to steal packages....

Museum to auction wax figures of presidents, first ladies
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Gettysburg wax museum that features the likeness of every U.S. president and first lady has closed and the figures are up for auction....

Ho ho? Oh, no! It's too warm for Boston holiday wonderland
BOSTON (AP) -- Santa Claus or Santa Thaws?...

Retiring worker sends exit survey complaints to 2K employees
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A retiring Pennsylvania Turnpike worker decided brutal honesty was the way to go when he filled out an exit survey after a 35-year career....

Police: Thief stole 86 lb. bucket of gold flakes worth $1.6M
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police in New York City are looking for a quick-thinking thief who stole an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes worth nearly $1.6 million off an armored truck in Manhattan....

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