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Guy in gorilla costume finishes London Marathon after 6 days
LONDON (AP) -- An English policeman wearing a gorilla costume while crawling the London Marathon has finally finished the race, almost a week after starting....

Boy turns in $2,000 he found, gets Outstanding Citizen Award
ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) -- A 6-year-old Massachusetts boy who turned in $2,000 in cash he found in a bank bag lost by a restaurant employee has received an Outstanding Citizen Award....

No dump here: Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art

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NEW YORK (AP) -- In a park amid skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork....




Mystery in Virginia: Someone is shaving other people's cats
WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) -- Why would someone go around shaving other people's cats?...

Flower shop owner accused of stealing plants from cemetery
PEQUANNOCK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a flower shop owner stole plants and other items from graves at a New Jersey cemetery for months....

Touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The U.S. Postal Service is going all out for this summer's total solar eclipse, with a first-of-its kind stamp....

Cornell male singing group booted from campus for hazing
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) -- Cornell University officials say the college's oldest all-male a capella group has been permanently dismissed from campus for hazing that included requiring new members to put Icy Hot muscle cream on their genitals....

500 people get duplicate tax refund checks, can keep only 1
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Five hundred Rhode Island residents have received duplicate tax refund checks totaling $364,000....

Principal says she regrets decision about 'smash space'
KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) -- An elementary school principal in Washington, D.C.'s suburbs is rethinking her idea to set up a "smash space" designed to let teachers hack away at a chair to relieve tension....

 

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