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Holy cow! Wandering bovine returned to Philly nativity scene
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A cow in Philadelphia apparently wanted to be away from the manger, as it escaped twice Thursday morning from a church's live nativity scene....

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....

Dog subject of court battle, faked death
PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- A dog who was the subject of a two-year court battle and a faked death is back with his adopted family in Missouri....





Farmhouse for free, but buyer must move it off owners' land
ELLSTON, Iowa (AP) -- Bargain hunters beware! A four-bedroom farmhouse in southern Iowa listed online for free comes with a catch: The new owner must move the building from the current owners' land....

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....

Grizzly crime solved: Candy factory's stolen bear found
ABILENE, Kan. (AP) -- Police say a sweet tip led to the recovery of a bear statue that was stolen from outside a candy factory in central Kansas a year ago....

Homeless man finds $354,000 in room at Paris airport
PARIS (AP) -- French police say a homeless man found a huge amount of cash last week at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport and was able to leave the complex with 300,000 euros ($354,000)....

Pilot traces virtual Christmas tree in German test flight
BERLIN (AP) -- A pilot has traced a virtual Christmas tree over Germany on a test flight with an Airbus A380....

Gaza eatery offers discounts to North Koreans but no takers
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A Gaza eatery is offering massive discounts to North Korean diners but there is just one problem - there are no North Koreans in Gaza....

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....