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Hop on! Wild rabbits surf on sheep to flee New Zealand flood
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- It was a woolly ride, but three wild rabbits managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard sheep and surfing to safety on their backs....



Man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday after customs officers intercepted a shipment with three live king cobras hidden inside potato chip canisters that were being mailed to his California home, U.S. prosecutors said....



926-pound shark won't be recognized as New Jersey's record
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A 926-pound (420-kilogram) Mako shark caught off the New Jersey coast won't be recognized as a state record because more than one angler helped catch it....



Cyber staff: Wisconsin company offers to microchip employees
A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break room snacks with a simple swipe of the hand....



Long-lost class ring found after 52 years
LEBANON, N.H. (AP) -- Fifty-two years after losing his high school ring shortly after graduation, a man has gotten it back - and it was all of 3 miles away from where he grew up in New Hampshire....



8 Indiana siblings rack up 448 years of combined marriage
VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) -- Eight siblings who grew up in southwestern Indiana have amassed nearly 450 years of combined marriage....



Philadelphia-area transit agency deals with station spiders
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia area's transit agency is dealing with a spider problem at one station in the city....



Woman gets kidney donation from stranger-turned-friend
WINCHESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts mother has a new outlook on life after receiving a kidney donation from a complete stranger....



Attorney: Client ate 'everything' bagel, did not take drugs
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An attorney for a man who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in the takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge says his client tested positive for morphine because he ate an 'everything' bagel with poppy seeds....