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Monkey gives first aid to electrocuted friend
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Onlookers at a train station in northern India watched in awe as a monkey came to the rescue of an injured friend - resuscitating another monkey that had been electrocuted and knocked unconscious....

Nevada goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Goats are known to eat just about anything, but it didn't dawn on Vince Thomas until recently that the menu might include Christmas trees....

Kayaker rescued on pond with Charlie Brown cutout
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts fire officials have come to the rescue of a capsized kayaker who may have been trying to install a Charlie Brown cutout on a raft that holds a Christmas tree at the center of a pond....

Bear loose in suburban Phoenix is finally wrangled

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona wildlife managers say they believe the black bear that was spotted twice this week in a Phoenix suburb but eluded capture finally has been caught....

Cards Against Humanity buys 6-acre Maine island
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Cards Against Humanity has purchased a 6-acre private island in Maine and is doling out 1-square-foot parcels to participants in its holiday fundraising campaign....

Sheriff: Thief of Rudolph statue caught red-handed
GARDENA, Calif. (AP) -- When officers found a stolen Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer statue, they certainly said its shiny nose was glowing....

Man mistakenly sells mattress set with cat inside
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- When an Oregon man sold his girlfriend's mattress set for $100 because she was moving in with him, little did he realize her cat was hiding inside....

Chugging eggnog sends Utah man to hospital
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah man says he's fully recovered after he was hospitalized for chugging a quart of eggnog so quickly that he inhaled some of creamy holiday beverage into his lungs....

Woman reunited with car stolen nearly 30 years ago
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) -- A California woman was reunited with her classic Ford Mustang nearly 30 years after it was stolen, when a man tried to register the muscle car at a Department of Motor Vehicles office....

Ohio township orders 'Zombie Nativity' taken down
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A suburban Cincinnati township ordered a man to kill off his large "Zombie Nativity" scene....

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