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A horse and a camel at a Maine petting zoo have formed an unlikely friendship
WINSLOW, Maine (AP) -- A horse and a camel at a Maine petting zoo have formed an unlikely friendship....

A Christmas tree farmer has found and returned a wedding ring a New Jersey man lost roughly 15 years ago
WHITE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A Christmas tree farmer has found and returned a wedding ring that slipped off a New Jersey man's finger roughly 15 years ago....

A Pennsylvania police department says a black cat was lucky for one of its officers tracking down a fugitive
EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania police department says a black cat was lucky for one of its officers tracking down a fugitive....





It got so cold in Wyoming, even the Moscow Ballet couldn't move
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- It got so cold in Wyoming, even the Moscow Ballet couldn't move....

A Connecticut man who rolled into a jewelry store in a wheelchair, asked to see a $37,000 watch, then got up and sprinted out with the expensive timepiece has been sentenced to six years behind bars
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man who rolled into a jewelry store in a wheelchair, asked to see a $37,000 watch, then got up and sprinted out with the expensive timepiece has been sentenced to six years behind bars....

A rock-loving orangutan named Rubih went ape on the windows of her St. Louis zoo enclosure, forcing nearly $200,000 in repairs and the temporary closure of the exhibit
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A rock-loving orangutan named Rubih went ape on the observation windows of her St. Louis zoo enclosure, forcing nearly $200,000 in repairs and the temporary closure of the exhibit....

State police say holiday music was blaring from a Pennsylvania woman's car as she tore up the yard of her ex-boyfriend's home, nearly running over the man and his family
CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- State police say holiday music was blaring from a Pennsylvania woman's car as she tore up the yard of her ex-boyfriend's home, nearly running the man and his family over....

A New Jersey police officer accused of slapping a man who was wearing a bunny costume and was blowing an air horn in a police station has been charged with assault
HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) -- A police officer accused of slapping a man who was wearing a bunny costume and was blowing an air horn inside a police station has been charged with assault....

A suburban Cincinnati man says someone vandalized the controversial "Zombie Nativity" scene he puts up annually, beheading the ghoulish-looking Mary figure and flipping the greenish baby Jesus into the yard
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A suburban Cincinnati man says someone vandalized the "Zombie Nativity" scene he puts up annually, beheading the ghoulish-looking Mary figure and flipping the greenish baby Jesus into the yard....

The pregnant manatee rescued off Massachusetts' Cape Cod and released from Florida is now in another unusual place _ the Bahamas
FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) -- The pregnant manatee rescued off Massachusetts' Cape Cod and released off Florida's Atlantic coast is now in another unusual place - the Bahamas....