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Missing Virgin Mary statue found 2 years after disappearance

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) — A missing statue of the Virgin Mary stolen from a Vermont nativity scene more than two years ago has been found unharmed and returned to its owner.


Roo-ting out trouble: Rogue S Carolina kangaroo nabbed again

CLARKS HILL, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's most talented escape artist may be a kangaroo.


6 young squirrels rescued from ordeal of tangled tails

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Six young squirrels whose tails were stuck together by tree sap are recovering after a Nebraska wildlife expert untangled them.


93-year-old makes first hole-in-one in 65 years of golfing

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A 93-year-old Ohio man wrapped up his nearly seven decades of golfing with his first hole-in-one.


Person in Spider-Man costume hangs out on Boston train

BOSTON (AP) — A person sporting a Spider-Man costume joined commuters on a Boston subway train — dangling from a handrail.


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Man accused of stealing cruiser slipped through tiny opening

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors say a man charged with stealing a police cruiser in Maine slipped through an 11-by-11 inch opening while handcuffed to get into the driver's seat.


How many retweets to wear Crocs to graduation? 2018!

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — On a whim, a Florida high school senior asked the Crocs shoe company to supply its foam shoes for her and all of her female classmates to wear to graduation, and the company said OK — if her request could get 2,018 retweets.


Owner of $85M apartment offers trip to space with purchase

NEW YORK (AP) — The owner for a New York City condominium is offering a trip to outer space included with the purchase of an $85 million dollar apartment.


Audio clip spurs social media debate over yanny or laurel

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Police praise Wisconsin students for prank that was illusion

CUMBERLAND, Wis. (AP) — Police had praise for students who created an illusion for a senior class prank that appeared to show a car crashed into the principal's office.


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Estonian municipality put cannabis leaf on flag

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The southern Estonian municipality of Kanepi has a cannabis leaf on its new flag — because that's what its name means in Estonian.


Chinese tourists spark anger in Vietnam over map on shirts

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the country's territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea has sparked anger in Vietnam.


Woman fired after cops seize laxative-laced brownies

SALINE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan engineering company employee has been fired after police determined she baked laxatives into brownies intended for a departing colleague's send-off.


Domestic dispute in Germany: Man arguing with a parrot

BERLIN (AP) — Police were called to investigate a domestic disturbance in a southern German town — and found a man arguing with a parrot.


Buried treasure found in NYC; pirates nowhere in sight

NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of urban island-dwellers have found buried treasure in their backyard — but so far the pirates are nowhere in sight.


Ex-lawmaker: Naked man tackled on Alaska Airlines flight

SEATTLE (AP) — A retired Alaska state lawmaker says a naked passenger was tackled and detained on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska.


4 charged with tainting cupcakes with bodily fluids

WINCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Police have charged four people they say brought cupcakes tainted with bodily fluids to their Connecticut school last year.


Marriage proposal upstaged by 3-year-old's call of nature

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan boy found a way to make his mark on the occasion of his mother's marriage proposal.


Ohio transit bus driver accident-free over 1 million miles

CLEVELAND (AP) — If you need to ride a public transit bus in Cleveland and Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County, there's no better person behind the wheel than Godwin McNeal.


Bee on the lookout: Georgia keeper stung by $20K hive heist

LULA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia beekeeper says thieves stole dozens of hives, taking off with up to $20,000 worth of equipment.


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