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NEWRY, Maine (AP) — A bunch of Santas have hit the slopes at a Maine ski resort.
HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania are looking for a man caught twice on surveillance video trying to break into a judge's office.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A shaggy brown sheep successfully dodged police, his handlers and a few cars while trotting through downtown Des Moines after escaping from his trailer.
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Spectators who came to watch horses at a western Pennsylvania racetrack got a surprise this week when three deer got onto the course first and beat the horses to racing.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The obscure book's margins are virtually filled with clusters of curious foreign characters — a mysterious shorthand used by 17th century religious dissident Roger Williams.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man who had the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan campaign logo tattooed onto his face "to make politics fun" says it's time for it to come off.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — Tinker may be miniature — as in a miniature horse — but he's a big money raiser for the Salvation Army.
University officials say a New Mexico college graduate, apparently feeling guilty over a student prank years ago, has sent a box of toilet paper to repay the school for loot taken from a dormitory.
MOSCOW (AP) — Most primary school classes get a goldfish to keep, a hamster or a turtle if they're lucky — but children from one village in southern Russia got to play with a lion cub.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City can be like a zoo sometimes, but a zebra running wild through the streets is not something you ordinarily see.