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Quarterback Tom Brady is proving he’s the GOAT not just on the football field but also in the collectibles market: A rookie football card just sold for $2.25 million.

By Associated Press April 9, 2021
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A Fairbanks man stopped an attempted robbery at a gas station by pointing his gun at the suspect and holding him until law enforcement arrived.

By Associated Press April 9, 2021
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A mother bear caught on video trying to coax four rambunctious cubs across a busy Connecticut road has parents across the internet nodding in sympathy.

By Associated Press April 9, 2021
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A male giraffe has been doing his part to promote Zoo Miami’s breeding program, with two of his long-legged babies born in the last few days.

By Associated Press April 9, 2021
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A Georgia man said his former employer owed him a pretty penny, $915 to be exact, after leaving his job in November.

By Associated Press April 6, 2021
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A New Hampshire woman who lost her 13-year-old daughter to a brain tumor in 2016 has now given birth to a son — at age 57.

By Associated Press April 6, 2021
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A Massachusetts woman noticed something strange about the “For Sale” sign outside a home in her neighborhood.

By Associated Press April 6, 2021
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Soon-to-be newlyweds lined up out the door of the marriage license office in Las Vegas on Friday, ahead of a unique date to tie the knot: 4/3/21.

By Associated Press April 6, 2021
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The commercial fishery for herring has suffered in recent years due to new restrictions, but those same rules could benefit some of Maine’s most beloved birds.

By Patrick Whittle, Associated Press January 30, 2021
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A mythical, ape-like creature that has captured the imagination of adventurers for decades has now become the target of a state lawmaker in Oklahoma.

By Associated Press January 30, 2021
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About those wooly mittens that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration, sparking endless quirky memes across social media?

By Lisa Rathke, Associated Press January 30, 2021
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The International Space Station bid adieu Tuesday to 12 bottles of French Bordeaux wine and hundreds of snippets of grapevines that spent a year orbiting the world in the name of science.

By Marcia Dunn. Associated Press January 17, 2021
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g> A racing pigeon has survived an extraordinary 8,000-mile Pacific Ocean crossing from the United States to find a new home in Australia. Now authorities consider the bird a quarantine risk and plan to kill it.

By Rod McQuirk, Associated Press January 17, 2021
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In the “gamblers will bet on absolutely anything” category, here’s a new one: A major sports book is taking bets on aerial drone races.

By Wayne Parry, Associated Press January 15, 2021
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An incumbent Pennsylvania state representative was joined by a familiar face when lawmakers took the oath of office last Tuesday — his own mother.

January 15, 2021
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The race to be the mayor of a Houston suburb ended this week with the winner’s name being drawn from a top hat.

By Associated Press January 15, 2021
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A passerby spotted a wandering llama in a field off an interstate in Massachusetts and with the help of an animal control officer, brought it to a farm for safekeeping.

By Associated Press January 15, 2021
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If you’re an identical twin who’s always resisted being called a clone of your sibling, scientists say you have a point.

By Christina Larson, Associated Press January 11, 2021
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Residents of a New York City neighborhood are dealing with a squirrely threat.

By Associated Press January 11, 2021
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Even as vaccines are being rolled out to battle the coronavirus, wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula say they want to kick any trace of it from the English language.

By Associated Press January 11, 2021
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Peace, love — and LaGrange.

By Associated Press January 11, 2021
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A Massachusetts police officer declined to charge two women accused of trying to steal groceries for the children — and instead bought them Christmas dinner.

By Associated Press January 6, 2021
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A Massachusetts state lawmaker is asking for the public’s help to select an official state dinosaur.

January 6, 2021
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veteran returned a sword he stole from a statue of a Revolutionary War general 40 years ago, telling the head of the Massachusetts town’s historical commission that he regretted taking it.

By Associated Press January 6, 2021
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Boston Dynamics released a video on Tuesday, Dec. 29, showing four of its robots dancing to the 1962 hit “Do You Love Me?” by The Contours, and it caught fire online.

By Associated Press January 4, 2021

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