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Lost New Mexico kitten ends up in Maine
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) -- A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery....

Giraffes on a plane? Most Wanted list released

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Have you seen a man who loaded live giraffes into a Tanzanian military plane for delivery to Qatar? If so Interpol would like to speak with you....

Oregon festival's giant nutcracker: 41 feet
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece - a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 pounds and work its jaw with enough force to crush coconuts....





Thai leader pats reporter on head, tugs his ear
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's military-installed prime minister, known for scolding journalists, is trying a new tack: patting their heads and tugging their ears....

Judge says crowing Oregon rooster must go
CORNELIUS, Ore. (AP) -- It was just the first of Mr. Rooster's problems that he was first believed to be a Ms....

Crew finds 150-ton boulder likely left by glacier
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Workers digging an underground garage for a new hotel in Everett, Washington, recently struck something big about 30 feet below the surface....

Michigan wins appeal over prisoner's air mattress
KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has deflated a Michigan prisoner's air mattress....

New signs in Indiana warn of turtle crossing
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- State crews in Indiana have put up "Turtle Crossing" signs along a busy road running beside a wildlife area in Terre Haute....

Bandage DNA leads to arrest in 2-year-old burglary
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) -- State police say DNA taken from an adhesive bandage left at the scene of a Vermont camp break-in two years ago has led to an arrest....

Woman raising grandkids gets prison over pot sales
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman who said she sold marijuana to help raise several grandchildren after her daughter died has been sentenced to 15 to 30 months in state prison....