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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Pastor Jamie Coots insists he wasn't trying to wriggle out of anything or rattle anyone's cage when he drove five snakes through Tennessee. He just wanted to get the serpents to church in Kentucky.
PATHUMTHANI, Thailand (AP) — Nearly 4,500 Thai contestants celebrated after setting a world record for the most people dancing with hula hoops simultaneously in one place.
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — No, zombies aren't attacking northern Michigan.
PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) — It may have taken 46 years, but one boy's postcard has made it home to Mom.
DALLAS (AP) — Florists and chocolate-makers are working around the clock in the run-up to Valentine's Day.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It's been lauded as one of the greatest survival stories of all-time.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana television station's regular programming was interrupted by news of a zombie apocalypse.
NEW YORK (AP) — Lovers of the unusual are getting another chance to impress their Valentines this year in New York City.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A remote southern Philippine town has gone into mourning over the death of the world's largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, even though it was blamed for the deaths of several villagers.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Six contestants have braved butt-numbing cold and boredom to win an annual ice pole-sitting contest in northern Sweden.