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CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — The black-and-white-striped animal that's been spotted at different places around a Tennessee town isn't a funny-looking horse.
ATLANTA (AP) — Genetic testing has revealed that three young giant pandas born at Atlanta's zoo that were thought to be males are actually females.
MILAN (AP) — A provocatively adorned outdoor Christmas tree in central Milan was just too naughty for city officials, who have ordered it denuded of its racy red sex toys.
NEW YORK (AP) — When red-suited revelers throng the city's streets and taverns under the banner of SantaCon, some see an outpouring of holiday spirit, not to mention spirits. But to others, it's the blight before Christmas.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman survived nearly three nights in bitter interior Alaska cold by burning her snowmobile and huddling with her small dog, Alaska State Troopers said Thursday.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a Chicopee man who locked himself out of his home had be taken to the hospital after lighting a fire in his garage to stay warm.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado university has suspended a religious studies professor whose silent protest against racial bias led to complaints about his refusal to speak during classes.
AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — The wife of a police chief in northeast Ohio is serving a 10-day jail sentence for shoplifting.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Joseph Ali says onlookers thought he was drunk when he dove into the nighttime waters around a Southern California pier. But he came away with a monster of a lobster and the catch of a lifetime.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Michael Jordan's shoes from the famous flu game of the 1997 NBA finals were sold for more than $100,000 in an online auction Thursday.