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AP News - Weird

Camel pageant is among World Cup's sidelines attractions - By ANNE M. PETERSON - December 3, 2022 GMT

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NEW YORK (AP) — Hate rats? Are you a "somewhat bloodthirsty" New Yorker with excellent communication skills and "a general aura of badassery"? Then you might have what it takes to be the city's new rat czar.

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Michigan city pays driver $1,000 to settle tire marking case

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Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum to close in Atlantic City

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The mind behind the Rubik's Cube celebrates a lasting puzzle

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WINDHAM, N.H. (AP) — A celery stalk sighting and a little luck came together to help a New Hampshire man find his wife's wedding rings in a 20-ton trash trailer, the jewelry wrapped in a napkin he had accidentally thrown away.

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BERLIN (AP) — A 72-year-old woman has been arrested after she allegedly switched off a hospital roommate's ventilator - twice - because she was annoyed by the sound it made, authorities in Germany said Thursday.

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Police: Golfer bit off man's nose in argument over game

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PARIS (AP) — The humble baguette — the crunchy ambassador for French baking around the world — is being added to the U.N.'s list of intangible cultural heritage as a cherished tradition to be preserved by humanity.

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SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A group of police officers who helped deliver a baby at a Long Island home over the weekend included a sergeant who helped another newborn take his first breath five years ago.

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man is accused of posting a fake Craigslist ad for a free trailer with a legislative candidate's number on the day of the election, later telling investigators he meant it to be a joke after a flood of unwanted calls and texts jammed up the candidate's cellphone.

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WINDHAM, N.H. (AP) — A celery stalk sighting and a little luck came together to help a New Hampshire man find his wife's wedding rings in a 20-ton trash trailer, the jewelry wrapped in a napkin he had accidentally thrown away.

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NEW YORK (AP) — "Gaslighting" — behavior that's mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster's word of the year.

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Monkeys in central Thailand city mark their day with feast

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Oddball 6-foot 'Lobsta Mickey' statue returns to Boston

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Not just fast food; baby comes quickly at Atlanta McDonald's

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Security review after protesters disrupt Berlin air traffic

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Singing street marshals are Qatar World Cup's surprise stars

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NEW YORK (AP) — Don't accuse the TSA of catnapping on the job. When an alert agent at New York's John F. Kennedy airport noticed tufts of orange fur poking out of a slightly unzipped suitcase, it gave him pause.

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Alaska firefighters help rescue a moose trapped in a home

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Good news for fans of "The Goonies:" the old Victorian home featured in the film is on sale in Astoria, Oregon, and potential buyers are considering making it more accessible to the public.

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PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) — Louisiana artist Mandy Poche needed something to wear to her exhibit opening the next day. Instead of making a last-minute dash to the store, she turned to her creative skills and painted a white off-the-shoulder cocktail dress to match one of her artworks.

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russian comedians pretending to be the French president tricked the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, into giving them sensitive information after a missile exploded in eastern Poland last week.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan's publisher is offering refunds for a $600 special edition of his new book, "The Philosophy of Modern Song," acknowledging that the allegedly "hand-signed" copies were not individually inscribed.

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New measures for size, as world's people surpass 8 billion

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Council race in Michigan town settled by two pieces of paper

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VAN WERT, Ohio (AP) — Vandalism freed thousands of mink at a rural northwest Ohio farm, leaving an estimated 10,000 of the small carnivorous mammals unaccounted for Tuesday evening, the local sheriff said.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California house where Steve Jobs co-founded Apple is a historical site, and now the sandals he wore while pacing its floors have been sold for nearly $220,000, according to an auction house.

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Facial hair enthusiasts claimed to have set a new world record for longest beard chain during an event in Wyoming on Friday, the Casper Star-Tribune reports.

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PARIS (AP) — An Iranian man who lived for 18 years in Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport and whose saga loosely inspired the Steven Spielberg film "The Terminal" died Saturday in the airport that he long called home, officials said.

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4th grader uses Heimlich to save fellow student from choking

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These days, people hungry for a status update on Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson or Shawn Mendes' Starbucks order are skipping old standbys like TMZ and People and instead turning to Deuxmoi.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The National Toy Hall of Fame's new honorees include an object dating to ancient times, a line of muscle-bound action figures and an iconic art set whose medium is colorful pegs.

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23-year-old defeats 2-term mayor in small Louisiana city

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TSA: Handgun found inside raw chicken in luggage at airport

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T rex skull unearthed in South Dakota to be auctioned in NY

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California police officer was arrested for firing his gun into the air several times in a tavern's parking lot after drinking with his friends, authorities said.

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A pair of dogs gifted by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2018 are now mired in a South Korean political row, with the country's former president blaming his conservative successor for a lack of financial support as he gave the animals up.

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Ky officials warn of 'slick smelly' chicken offal spill

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The ordinary brown brick building, tucked within a nondescript block on a street in Delaware, would probably not garner much attention if it weren't for the razor wire and armed guards outside — hints that something important lay inside, possibly even precious.

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Canines, anyone? Westminster dog show heads to tennis center

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That's scary: Roaches spoil Halloween on suburban street

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HELSINKI (AP) — A venomous 2.2-meter (7 foot) king cobra that escaped from its home in a Swedish zoo has returned back home by itself, bringing a happy ending to over a week-long disappearance saga.

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Just a year after her arrival at the Hattiesburg Zoo, spotted hyena Pili has given birth to what is believed the only surviving hyena cub born in North America so far this year.

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Swiss claim record for world's longest passenger train

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A young bar-tailed godwit appears to have set a non-stop distance record for migratory birds by flying at least 13,560 kilometers (8,435 miles) from Alaska to the Australian state of Tasmania, a bird expert said Friday.

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A venomous king cobra which escaped from its home in a Swedish zoo six days ago has been located inside the building where its terrarium is located but has not yet been recaptured, the park said Friday.

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MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida village commissioner and former beauty queen has been sentenced to a year of probation and 50 hours of community service for pretending to be a paralegal to get into a federal immigration detention center to see her romantic partner.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is a foodie heaven with plenty of Michelin-starred restaurants. And San Franciscans love dogs. So it might come as no surprise that an entrepreneur has decided to combine the two passions, creating what's believed to be the first restaurant exclusively for man's best friend.

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Maine begins removing those naughty license plates

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