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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Burglars have struck a Philadelphia house two weeks in a row, first stealing all the food in the family's refrigerator, then snatching their puppy.
A Jack Russell terrier has survived after being poisoned and buried alive — and he can thank the man who saw the ground wiggle.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — It was a tall order to fill, but the tallest man in the United States now has his own custom-made tennis shoes.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Coyote hunters in New Mexico will have the chance to compete for a couple of high-caliber grand prizes just in time for the holidays — a pair of Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifles.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — How do you pull a baby elephant out of a deep, muddy hole? A rope and a Land Rover. Then the payoff: A frantic baby elephant sprint to mom.
A northern Michigan man charged with obstructing the police while dressed as Batman has pleaded not guilty.
EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) — Fourteen lifeguards fired last month after appearing in uniform at the city pool in a parody of "Gangnam Style," the Korean pop music video that has been viewed hundreds of millions of time online, are getting their jobs back.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man who used to own McDonald's restaurants in North Dakota is about $10,000 richer after selling a 20-year-old container of McJordan barbecue sauce to a buyer in Chicago.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Two brothers from central New York have claimed a $5 million lottery prize for a scratch-off ticket they bought at their parents' Syracuse store six years ago, state officials said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a very unusual delivery on a Philadelphia subway line.