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FILE - In this March 14, 20215 file photo chocolade easter bunnies of Lindt stand in a supermarket in Freiburg, Germany.  A German federal court ruled Thursday that the golden shade of the foil wrap on Lindt & Spruengli's Gold Bunny, a popular chocolate Easter bunny, enjoys protected status. (Winfried Rothermel/dpa via AP, file)

German federal court sides with Lindt in gold bunny battle

Woman convicted of swapping pebbles for gems in London heist

Ranging Bull: 'Barney' eludes capture days after farm escape

Crafty cockatoos master dumpster diving and teach each other

Man with coronavirus disguises as wife on Indonesian flight

Cocaine disguised as cake seized from vehicle in Maine

Cocaine disguised as cake seized from vehicle in Maine

A New York man and a Maine woman are facing charges over cocaine disguised as a cake that was seized from their vehicle, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said Wednesday.

Rare pink water bird lands in Michigan, delighting public

SALINE, Mich. (AP) - Bird lovers with cameras and binoculars are traveling to a stream in southeastern Michigan to see a rare creature with pink feathers and a long bill.

Hoe no! Facebook snafu spells trouble for gardening group

Moderating a Facebook gardening group in western New York is not without challenges. There are complaints of wooly bugs, inclement weather and the novice members who insist on using dish detergent on their plants.

Florida man tries to throw live gator onto building's roof

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man told police officers he was "teaching it a lesson" when he tried to throw a live alligator he had stolen from a miniature golf course onto the roof of a beachside cocktail lounge, authorities said.

Don't look up! Bangkok's slitherers keep snake catchers busy

BANGKOK (AP) - Bangkok parkgoers looking for relief from renewed coronavirus restrictions got a slithering surprise Thursday when a python as long as two of the Thai capital's ubiquitous motorbikes was spotted in one of the city's most popular green spaces.

That was fleeting: Twitter kills off ephemeral messages

Twitter is disappearing its disappearing tweets, called fleets, after they didn't catch on.

Unwanted pets: Giant goldfish turn up in Minnesota waterways

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) - Officials in Minnesota said they're finding more giant goldfish in waterways, prompting a plea to citizens to stop illegally dumping their unwanted fish into ponds and lakes.

Deputy helps hoof wayward cows home along Michigan road

MASON, Mich. (AP) - A sheriff's deputy hoofed it for 3 miles along a two-lane Michigan road to help guide eight wayward cows back to a farm.

Salon owner sells business for $1 to 'worthy' employee

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Salon owner Pio Imperati took a chance and hired hairstylist Kathy Moura right out of technical high school 15 years ago. It has worked out so well that Imperati sold her his venerable New Haven, Connecticut, business for $1.

Gutter ball: Michigan man finds 160 bowling balls under home

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan man made a striking discovery under his house when he went to demolish his back stairs: about 160 bowling balls.

Unopened Legend of Zelda game from 1987 sells for $870,000

DALLAS (AP) - An unopened copy of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda that was made in 1987 has sold at auction for $870,000.

Trooper performs Heimlich after motorist chokes on marijuana

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver after a man allegedly attempted to swallow a bag of cannabis when he was pulled over for speeding.