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A bird, a plane, a polar bear? Wild guests at Alaska airport
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Scott Babcock was wrapping up an early morning runway inspection at America's farthest north airport when he saw what he thought were a couple of wolves....

Oil change turns into owl sighting, bird named 'Shazam'
SALEM, N.H. (AP) -- A routine oil change has turned into an unusual owl sighting for one car owner....

Dog subject of court battle, faked death
PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- A dog who was the subject of a two-year court battle and a faked death is back with his adopted family in Missouri....





California man gets stuck in chimney during burglary attempt
CITRUS HEIGHTS, California (AP) -- Authorities say a Northern California man tried to burglarize a business by entering through the chimney only to become stuck....

Farmhouse for free, but buyer must move it off owners' land
ELLSTON, Iowa (AP) -- Bargain hunters beware! A four-bedroom farmhouse in southern Iowa listed online for free comes with a catch: The new owner must move the building from the current owners' land....

Expecting dad stages own pregnancy photo shoot, shows belly
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) -- An expecting father in Massachusetts has shown off his paternal glow with a pregnancy photo shoot....

Grizzly crime solved: Candy factory's stolen bear found
ABILENE, Kan. (AP) -- Police say a sweet tip led to the recovery of a bear statue that was stolen from outside a candy factory in central Kansas a year ago....

Homeless man finds $354,000 in room at Paris airport
PARIS (AP) -- French police say a homeless man found a huge amount of cash last week at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport and was able to leave the complex with 300,000 euros ($354,000)....