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No free money in New Jersey: Police want spilled banknotes back Police in New Jersey on Thursday urged people who grabbed banknotes that spilled out of the back of an armored truck during rush-hour traffic to return the cash, no questions asked.
Scuba-diving Santa brings holiday cheer to fish, museumgoers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's a busy time for Santa Claus, but he's making time to feed some fish in San Francisco.
Candidate whose missed vote led to tie loses on dice roll WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) — A city council candidate in northeastern Arkansas whose runoff election ended in a tie after he didn't vote has lost his bid for the seat by a roll of the dice.
Hung without care? Some say tunnel decor is an eyesore JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Holland Tunnel between New Jersey and New York City may be in for a makeover after critics called the placement of its holiday decorations a distraction, a possible trigger for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder ...
Santa Horrifies Parents In England By Yelling 'Get The F**k Out!' At Event When a fire alarm went off, Santa reportedly ripped off his beard -- and a few f-bombs to boot.
Man puts up sculpture of middle finger as a message to town WESTFORD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who is in an ongoing dispute with his town has let officials know exactly how he feels by erecting a large wooden sculpture of a fist with the middle finger raised on his ...
Chirp perp: Finches found in luggage at NY airport A man was caught at New York's JFK airport last weekend trying to smuggle dozens of South American finches into the country, a bird that Guyanese immigrants covet for chirping but officials fear could spread disease, officials said on Thursday.
Chirp perp: Finches found in luggage at NY airport A man was caught at New York's JFK airport last weekend trying to smuggle dozens of South American finches into the country, a bird that Guyanese immigrants covet for chirping but officials fear could spread disease, officials said on Thursday. ...
Craps: Dice roll sinks Arkansas candidate who twice missed voting for himself An Arkansas city council candidate who twice showed up too late to vote for himself in a contest that ended in a tie wound up losing the race on Thursday in a dice roll to decide the winner.
Craps: Dice roll sinks Arkansas candidate who twice missed voting for himself Becky Linebaugh, an incumbent alderman in the small town of Hoxie, rolled a "six" to hold on to her seat for a third term, defeating challenger Cliff Farmer who came up short with a "four." The dice roll broke a ...
'Benny the Beluga' facing Christmas in the Thames far from home A beluga whale that was first spotted nearly three months ago in the River Thames is still feeding healthily east of the British capital and facing a lone Christmas hundreds of miles from its normal Arctic habitat.
Students Make Professor The Punchline After He Challenges Them To Go Viral Missouri State University professor Andrew Cline never expected the students to succeed so wildly.
Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to crunch waste In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the tonne in a novel form of urban waste disposal.
Curry signals willingness to meet with NASA over Moon landing doubts Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry on Tuesday signaled that he is willing to take NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab in Houston after his pronouncement this week that he does not believe humans ever walked on ...
Firefighters to the rescue after German chocolate factory spill Firefighters in the town of Werl in western Germany tackled an unusual emergency late on Monday when a tank at a local firm making liquid chocolate overflowed and poured out onto a street.
Monkeys run amok in India's corridors of power India's government faces a tough re-election battle next year but first it must deal with an opponent as wily as any political rival, troops of monkeys that have become a big threat around its offices in New Delhi.
Enter the Bull: Fighters mix kung fu and bullfighting in China Several times a week, kung fu teacher Ren Ruzhi enters a ring to spar with a bovine opponent around five times his weight and capable of killing him.
Cops seek suitor who dropped engagement ring down NYC grating New York City police sought on Saturday for an unlucky suitor who dropped an engagement ring down a Times Square grating while proposing to his fiancee, who nonetheless told him yes.
Air New Zealand Christmas ad replicates Trump's U.N. laughter moment An Air New Zealand advertisement released for the Christmas season this week takes a dig at U.S. President Donald Trump by portraying an American boy wearing a "Make Christmas Great Again" red cap being laughed at by other children on ...

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