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Connecticut soda maker pays tribute to government shutdown

A Connecticut soft drink maker known for its whimsical soda names is trying to make the bitter federal government shutdown a little sweeter. Read More

Rodeo Alaska cow evades capture wandering Anchorage trails

A rodeo cow named Betsy has evaded capture for six months as she wanders the trails of Alaska’s biggest city, the cow’s owner said. Read More
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Silicon Valley landlord rents $1,500 studio to 2 cats

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Two cats are living large at a $1,500-a-month studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing shortage has sent rents skyrocketing. Read More

Chocolate spill creates sweet hot mess on Arizona highway

Authorities in northern Arizona had a sweet hot mess on their hands after a tank trucker’s trailer detached from the truck and rolled on its side on slick pavement, spilling a river of liquid chocolate onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40. Read More
 
 

Wild dogs in Texas linked to endangered red wolf

A pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast have led to the discovery that red wolves are enduring nearly 40 years after the animal was thought to have become extinct in the wild. Read More
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Austrian train workers rescue wild goat buried in snowdrift

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Austrian train workers have shut down their track clearing operations to rescue a mountain goat after seeing it get buried in a deluge of snow they had been clearing from the rails. Read More
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Woman breaks into closed substation, eats chicken dinner — but leaves ID, police say

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To identify the burglary suspect who broke into a closed Florida police substation and ate an officer’s chicken dinner, detectives didn’t need to lift fingerprints or get DNA from the discarded meal. Read More

Reporter who helped foil robbery finds missing woman, police say

A reporter who helped police catch a robbery suspect last week followed up with another good deed by finding an 89-year-old suburban Detroit woman with dementia who had wandered away from home in sub-freezing temperatures. Read More
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A moose walks into an Alaska hospital and finds a snack

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A moose wandered into a hospital building in Alaska’s largest city and chowed down on some plants in the lobby as workers watched the massive animal in awe. Read More
 
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210-foot ‘fatberg’ blocks sewers of English seaside town

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The waterfront of Sidmouth, a sleepy coastal town in southwestern England, looks serene even on a winter’s afternoon. But a monster lurks beneath the calm: a mass of fat, oil and wet wipes extending for at least 210 feet. Read More

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