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Vermont teen’s message in a bottle gets reply from Portugal

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ROYALTON, Vt. — A Vermont teen's message in a bottle that traveled over 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) to the Azores, a small Portuguese archipelago,...

Endangered corpse flower blooms in Warsaw, drawing crowds

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WARSAW, Poland — The endangered Sumatran Titan arum, a giant foul-smelling blossom also known as the corpse flower, went into a rare, short bloom...

Chicago man jumps into Lake Michigan for 365th straight day

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CHICAGO — A Chicago bus driver looking for a way to relieve stress during the coronavirus pandemic jumped into Lake Michigan for a 365th...

Customer finds 7-foot gator inside Florida post office

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SPRING HILL, Fla. — They say neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night will stop the U.S. Postal Service, but an alligator could...

Dog ejected from vehicle in Idaho crash found herding sheep

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SPOKESMAN, Wash. — A pet dog who vanished for two days after being ejected from a vehicle during a car accident has been found...

Archaeologists dig hilltop over Plymouth Rock one last time

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BOSTON — Archaeologists are giving a grassy hilltop overlooking iconic Plymouth Rock one last look before a historical park is built to commemorate the...

Archaeologists dig hilltop over Plymouth Rock one last time

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BOSTON — Archaeologists are giving a grassy hilltop overlooking iconic Plymouth Rock one last look before a historical park is built to commemorate the...

Mysterious black substance on Wells Beach is many dead bugs

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WELLS, Maine — Scientists have determined that a black substance that had settled near the shore line over several days at a beach in...

Skeletons of related Viking-era men to reunite for exhibit

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The skeletons of two related Viking-era men, one who died in central Denmark and the other who was killed in England...

German military to ship surplus beer back from Afghanistan

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BERLIN — The German military says it has found a solution for an unusual logistics problem its troops in Afghanistan face: a glut of...