FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Editor's note: AP is replacing the story about the sale of a Miami mansion once owned by Madonna with this piece, which looks at how the tale of a German shepherd and a trust has long been used as a publicity stunt to dupe reporters. The AP fell for parts of the stunt and is removing the erroneous story.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - West Point cadets attempting to nab the U.S. Naval Academy's mascot ahead of the annual Army-Navy football game ended up grabbing a different goat, according to a report.
BERLIN (AP) - A man in Germany has discovered the hard way that it's best to get a driving license first before trying to use it.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) - Drivers scrambled to grab cash Friday morning after bags of money fell out of an armored truck on a Southern California freeway, authorities said.
Snowplows in the fleet of the Vermont Agency of Transportation have been re-named by students from schools across the state.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Volcano scientists issued an alert Wednesday, warning that a cloud of ash - from an eruption more than century ago - was headed toward Alaska's Kodiak Island.
STURGIS, Mich. (AP) - A 10-point buck sought sanctuary inside a southern Michigan church on opening day of the state's firearm deer hunting season.
FREEDOM, Maine (AP) - A wayward roadrunner is on the mend in Maine after traveling across the country in a moving van.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A deer ran through the front door of a Louisiana hospital and climbed up an escalator Monday before it was captured and later euthanized because of injuries.
PARIS (AP) - French prison guards thwarted an escape attempt from the Paris region's second-largest jail on Sunday, with French media identifying the would-be escapee as a suspected Islamic State sympathizer who dug a hole in the wall of her cell and rappelled out on knotted sheets.
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - A python looking for a joyride snuck aboard a sailboat in the Florida Keys and ended up staying until the boat finished its nearly 100-mile voyage, police said.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A little girl who lost a special teddy bear she'd had since being adopted from an Ethiopian orphanage thought it was gone forever when she forgot it along a trail in Glacier National Park last year.