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Coyote collared after lower Manhattan police chase

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A wily coyote is no match for the NYPD....

College's goat- and sheep-guarding donkey has surprise birth
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- The University of Rhode Island may have a new guard for its animal herd after a baby donkey was unexpectedly born....

Manure trade show's slogan contest produces pile of entries
Entries are piling up for a slogan contest being held this year by the North American Manure Expo....





Swedish police on vacation break up fight on New York subway
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton is thanking four Swedish law enforcement officers who broke up a fight on the subway....

WWII-era bomb found on college campus, detonated by military
WRIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) -- The ground shook near a New Jersey military base as an explosives team detonated a 500-pound World War II-era bomb that had been found on the campus of a community college....

Romania: robbers trained to steal jewels, cars detained

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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Prosecutors detained 14 people Friday who are suspected of belonging to a network of well-dressed robbers who were trained to rob luxury items in Romania and the European Union....

15 loose buffaloes that crossed New York highway are killed

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COEYMANS, N.Y. (AP) -- Fifteen buffaloes that escaped from a farm were intentionally shot and killed Friday after they dashed past a group of police, crossed a major highway and ended up near some schools, authorities said....

Tater tots, comfy couch waylay California burglar
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) -- Police say a would-be burglar got sidetracked by snacks and a comfy place to snooze, heating up some tater tots and taking a nap on the sofa of the house he broke into....

Thief sneaks ice cream cooler past sleeping store clerk
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) -- Deputies in Florida say a thief worked for 15 minutes to drag a cooler full of Good Humor ice cream past a sleeping clerk at a gas station near Fort Lauderdale....

Residents help guide geese out of downtown Montana city

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- It was no gaggle of geese, but two birds and a baby waddling through a downtown Montana city stopped traffic and brought out the shutterbugs....