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Holy cow! Wandering bovine returned to Philly nativity scene
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A cow that escaped twice from a nativity scene in Philadelphia is back in place....

C-A-T named D-O-G is star canine trainer
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A cat with an unlikely name has an important job at a training center for dogs....

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....

In need of workers, Maine hires contractors to plow roads
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Worker shortages in Maine have forced the state Department of Transportation to hire private contractors to plow roads....

Family's 'A Christmas Story' house may become Lego set
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A central New York family is campaigning for their carefully crafted recreation of the house from "A Christmas Story" to become an official Lego set....

Goodyear blows up new home for airship: an inflatable hangar
CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Morning commuters on a Southern California highway were greeted Wednesday by a huge structure that wasn't there the night before....

Police: Man strips naked, jumps on car after road crash
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Fairfax County police say a man stripped off his clothes and jumped on a passing vehicle after a road accident near Washington Dulles International Airport....

Fetid attraction: London fatberg to go on museum display
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LONDON (AP) -- Part of a monster fatberg that clogged one of London's sewers is destined for fame in a museum....

Singer of novelty song welcomes hippopotamus to Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma City native Gayla Peevey has welcomed another hippopotamus to the city's zoo, more than 60 years after her song about wanting one for Christmas helped the facility purchase its first....

Red-suited man on a sled rescues a deer on frozen pond
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Reindeer are supposed to pull Santa Claus' sleigh, but in Oregon recently, a red-suited man on a sled wound up pushing a deer....