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Gorilla at Philadelphia Zoo takes stand against dirty hands
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A male gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo is taking a stand against dirty hands by opting to walk on two legs....

Dead man walking: Court rejects Romanian's claim he's alive
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Constantin Reliu learned in January that he was dead....

Store owner: Thieves swipe birds worth thousands of dollars
MENIFEE, California (AP) -- A business owner says thieves smashed a window of a Southern California pet store and made off with six birds worth thousands of dollars....

Mocha master: SKorea barista adorns coffee with works of art
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Would you like cream, sugar and art with that?...

Police say Indiana man took taxi to and from bank robbery
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Police say a 19-year-old Indiana man took a cab to and from a bank robbery and that he paid the driver with some of his stolen cash....

Gold spills on Russian runway after plane door glitch
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian news reports say the hatch of a cargo plane carrying precious metals accidentally flew open upon takeoff - scattering at least 3 tons of gold on the runway....

Authorities: Man steals SUV at gunpoint during test drive
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a man who took an SUV on a test drive stole the vehicle at gunpoint....

Maine resident Jesus Christ sends letter to Oprah Winfrey
WATERBORO, Maine (AP) -- A letter from Jesus Christ might be the affirmation Oprah Winfrey needs to run for the presidency....

Rhode Island lawmaker withdraws proposed outhouse ban bill
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Rhode Island lawmaker who introduced a bill that would ban outhouses in the state says he is withdrawing the legislation....