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'Costume jewelry' diamond really worth hundreds of thousands
LONDON (AP) -- Some people have all the luck....

Used clothing store gets surprise donation of marijuana
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) -- Someone apparently inadvertently donated more than 100 grams of marijuana when they dropped off some used children's clothes at a suburban Minneapolis shop....

Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier
RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) -- A college student has startling video of a sea lion snatching a girl off a dock and yanking her into the water on Canada's West Coast....





Man left trying to explain how car ended up in swimming pool
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina man is trying to explain how his car ended up in a swimming pool....

Young whale finds its way out of Southern California harbor
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -- A humpback whale that made a big splash with boaters after wandering into a Southern California harbor was on the move again Sunday after finding its way back to the open ocean....

Talking turkey: NC firefighters rescue baby birds from drain
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- For once, there's a turkey giving thanks....

Pennsylvania woman makes dress from Starburst candy wrappers
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman has made a dress from more than 10,000 Starburst candy wrappers given to her by her high school sweetheart-turned-husband....

Appearance of young bear puts kibosh on high school game
WELLS RIVER, Vt. (AP) -- The appearance of a bear cub - a real one, not a mascot - forced the cancellation of a pair of high school baseball and softball games in Vermont....