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Man returns library book 53 years late
FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) A New Jersey man says he has returned an overdue library book 53 years after he first borrowed the book.
Mar 18 11:44AM AP

Germany: Drunk passenger demands high-speed train slow down
BERLIN (AP) German police say a drunken man with a fire extinguisher smashed his way into the driver's cab of a high-speed train running from Frankfurt to Paris and demanded that the driver slow down.
Mar 17 4:53PM AP

Police: Person with unicorn costume, crowbar robs store
BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (AP) Apparently not all unicorns are the embodiment of purity and grace.
Mar 16 4:34PM AP

T-shirt gun used to launch contraband into Oklahoma prison
SAYRE, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma woman was arrested after authorities say she used a T-shirt gun to launch drugs, cellphones and other contraband over a prison fence.
Mar 15 6:25PM AP

Berlin zoo shows off new polar bear cub
BERLIN (AP) The Berlin Tierpark zoo is showing off its new polar bear cub, a three-month-old with a cuteness and playfulness that could make her the German capital's next animal celebrity.
Mar 15 12:10PM AP

Florida man finds bright green iguana in toilet, calls 911
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) A Florida man called 911 after going to the bathroom and finding a bright green iguana swimming in his toilet.
Mar 15 11:56AM AP

Squirrels are damaging some maple syrup operations
DANVILLE, Vt. (AP) Maple syrup producers have more than the weather to worry about. Frenetic squirrels are chomping on equipment, crimping the flow of sap at some operations.
Mar 14 7:09PM AP

Court: Middle finger protected by the constitution
TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) When it comes to the middle finger, police might need a thicker skin.
Mar 14 2:59PM AP

Lost rings returned to Boston couple
BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) Two rings lost in the snow at a Connecticut highway rest stop nearly month ago have been found and returned thanks to the sharp eyes of a state trooper.
Mar 14 12:59PM AP

Cat that went missing 5 years ago finally found
ESSEX, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts family says a pet cat who went missing five years ago has returned home after the feline was unexpectedly found.
Mar 14 12:21PM AP

Bald eagle rescued from railroad tracks, trains delayed
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Some commuters in the nation's capital faced delays after an injured bald eagle was found on railroad tracks.
Mar 14 10:36AM AP

Germany: Crematorium goes up in flames, bodies survive
BERLIN (AP) A fire at a crematorium in southern Germany has caused significant damage to the building but the 20 bodies stored inside remained intact.
Mar 14 9:44AM AP

Lamb found trotting through New York City bridge traffic
NEW YORK (AP) A wayward lamb running around a New York City bridge briefly held up traffic before its rescue.
Mar 13 11:56PM AP

French fry-munching ferret found at California city hall
BANNING, Calif. (AP) Animal control officers are caring for a french fry-munching ferret abandoned outside City Hall in Banning, California.
Mar 13 7:44PM AP

Birthday billboard blows up man's phone with well wishers
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) A New Jersey man had to get a new phone number after he was overwhelmed with birthday wishes when his sons put up a billboard asking people to call him.
Mar 13 5:33PM AP

Winter rescue: Stranded dog winched to safety on helicopter
LONDON (AP) It was a routine winter training mission in northeastern Scotland until the Maritime and Coastguard Agency crew spotted a stranded dog on the snowy Cairngorms mountains below.
Mar 13 4:14PM AP

Woman picks matching numbers 30 times to win lottery game
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A Virginia woman parlayed a feeling to purchase 30 lottery tickets with the same numbers to win $150,000.
Mar 12 3:02PM AP

Mississippi agency has spent $18,000 defending $200 fine
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) A state agency in Mississippi has spent nearly $18,000 challenging another agency's $200 fine.
Mar 12 2:51PM AP

Colorado rescuers save moose trapped in window well
KEYSTONE, Colo. (AP) Rescuers in Colorado hauled a bull moose to safety after it became trapped in a window well.
Mar 11 11:30PM AP

Man linked to $500M art heist to be released from prison
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A reputed Connecticut mobster who authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history is nearing the end of a four-year prison sentence in an unrelated weapons case.
Mar 10 5:17PM AP