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Trooper performs Heimlich after motorist chokes on marijuana

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ROOTSTOWN, Ohio — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver after a man allegedly attempted to swallow a bag of...

Glue gaffe: 2 men freed in Greece after drug bust mix-up

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THESSALONIKI, Greece — A public prosecutor in northern Greece cleared two men arrested on drug trafficking charges after authorities acknowledged that a white substance...

Colby would be official Wisconsin cheese under bill

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MADISON, Wis. — In cheese-obsessed Wisconsin, which proudly touts itself as America's Dairyland, the dairy cow is the official domestic animal, milk is the...

Big cats, bears, ferrets get COVID-19 vaccine at Oakland Zoo

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OAKLAND, Calif. — A San Francisco Bay Area zoo is inoculating its big cats, bears and ferrets against the coronavirus as part of a...

Picasso kept in Maine house closet for 50 years is sold

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AMESBURY, Mass. — A mixed-media painting attributed to Pablo Picasso has been sold after spending 50 years in a closet in a house in...

Venomous snake captured in North Carolina capital

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A venomous snake has been captured two days after it was spotted on the loose in a neighborhood of North Carolina’s...

Maine course: Error sends dumpling machine to wrong Portland

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PORTLAND, Maine — Trying to fill this dumpling order left one business in a pinch: A common but disruptive shipping error sent a custom...

Affidavit: FBI feared Pennsylvania would seize fabled gold

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An FBI agent applied for a federal warrant in 2018 to seize a cache of gold that he said had been “stolen during the...

Holy cow, not again! More bovines get loose in a US town

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The revenge of the cows heated up Thursday with yet another instance of a herd getting loose in a U.S. community. ...

‘Super-hero’ in Spider-Man outfit meets pope at Vatican

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While Pope Francis is usually the star at Vatican gatherings, Spider-Man, or at least an Italian who dresses up like the character, was the...