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No dump here: Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art

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NEW YORK (AP) -- In a park amid skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork....

Touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The U.S. Postal Service is going all out for this summer's total solar eclipse, with a first-of-its kind stamp....

500 people get duplicate tax refund checks, can keep only 1
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Five hundred Rhode Island residents have received duplicate tax refund checks totaling $364,000....





SeaWorld San Diego gets a furry surprise: a baby sea lion
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- SeaWorld San Diego is caring for a sea lion that was unexpectedly born to a sick mother....

Australian firefighters contend with pet crocodile
DARWIN, Australia (AP) -- Firefighters who fought a blaze at a house in the tropical Australian city of Darwin on Thursday contended with the added distraction of being watched by a 4-meter (13-foot) pet crocodile....

911 call: Man wants police dog to search for stolen heroin
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Police say an Ohio man called 911 to request a police dog to help track down heroin allegedly stolen from him....

South Dakota man claims he found mouse in Coca-Cola can
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) -- A South Dakota man who claims to have found a mouse in a can of soda is suing Coca-Cola Co., saying he missed 60 hours of work and accumulated $1,000 in medical bills after becoming ill....

Sickly snake slithers into elementary school classroom
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- A sickly snake that slithered into a classroom at a New Jersey elementary school has been turned over to a rescue center....

Mayor calls ghostly face seen in Salem streetlamp 'eerie'
SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts city known for celebrating the occult is drawing attention after its mayor snapped a photo that appears to show a scowling face trapped in a streetlamp....

What's in a name? Bronx Zoo proudly displays 'snot otters'
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a salamander by any other name - and some of those names are comical....