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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018 file photo, Bronx Zoo elephant

Happy is an Asian elephant. But is she also a person?

Baron Cohen drops lawsuit over cannabis dispensary billboard

Bad Kitty: German town grounds cats to save rare birds

Texas toddler accidentally orders 31 cheeseburgers

Indian couple longing for grandchild sues son, his wife

By chance, Polish cop helps Lech Walesa with flat tire in US

Indian couple longing for grandchild sues son, his wife

NEW DELHI (AP) - A retired Indian couple is suing their son and daughter-in-law, demanding that they produce a grandchild within a year or pay them 50 million rupees ($675,000).

Final ex-eBay employee in cyberstalking case pleads guilty

BOSTON (AP) - A former eBay Inc. executive pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in a scheme to terrorize the creators of an online newsletter that included the delivery of live spiders and other disturbing items to their home.

By chance, Polish cop helps Lech Walesa with flat tire in US

TOLLAND, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut state trooper who is a native of Poland got quite the surprise while responding to an SUV with a flat tire Wednesday - a passenger in the vehicle happened to be former Polish President Lech Walesa.

Wenders making a film about fancy public restrooms in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Wim Wenders is making a film about high-end public toilets in Japan that will have what the renowned German director calls "social meaning" about people in modern cities.

'Succession' star glues hand to Starbucks counter in protest

NEW YORK (AP) - Actor and activist James Cromwell has gone from "Succession's" Uncle Ewan to real-life supergluin' - pasting his hand to a midtown Manhattan Starbucks counter on Tuesday to protest the coffee chain's extra charge for plant-based milk.

Goodwill find in Texas turns out to be ancient Roman bust

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A marble bust that a Texas woman bought for about $35 from a Goodwill store is temporarily on display at a San Antonio museum after experts determined it was a centuries-old sculpture missing from Germany since World War II.

German firefighters 'free' high-school exam from locked safe

BERLIN (AP) - Firefighters in the western German town of Bocholt received an unusual distress call Friday from a local high school after teachers were unable to open a safe containing the questions for a final-year exam that students were due to take.

Maine close to ridding license plates of obscenities

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The rackin' frackin' sassafrassin' salty language on hundreds of Maine license plates is one step closer to being removed from the road.

104 and no more: Amputee wraps up marathon record quest

When amputee athlete Jacky Hunt-Broersma says her mantra is, "I can do hard things," she's not kidding - the amputee athlete has run 104 marathons in as many days, all using a carbon-fiber prosthesis.

102 marathons in 102 days: Amputee's unofficial world record

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) - As Forrest Gump in the Oscar-winning 1994 film of the same name, lead actor Tom Hanks abruptly trots to a halt after more than three years of nonstop running and tells his followers: "I'm pretty tired - I think I'll go home now."

Your dog's personality may have little to do with its breed

WASHINGTON (AP) - Research confirms what dog lovers know - every pup is truly an individual.

School board member censured for 'typo' linking to porn site

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio school board outside Cincinnati voted during an emergency meeting on Wednesday to censure a member who said she accidentally posted a link to a pornography site on her campaign's Facebook page.