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Farmhouse for free, but buyer must move it off owners' land

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:47:34 GMT2017-12-15T15:47:34Z

ELLSTON, Iowa (AP) -- Bargain hunters beware! A four-bedroom farmhouse in southern Iowa listed online for free comes with a catch: The new owner must move the building from the current owners' land....

Holy cow! Wandering bovine returned to Philly nativity scene

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:01:50 GMT2017-12-14T20:01:50Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A cow in Philadelphia apparently wanted to be away from the manger, as it escaped twice Thursday morning from a church's live nativity scene....

C-A-T named D-O-G is star canine trainer

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:18:04 GMT2017-12-14T07:18:04Z

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A cat with an unlikely name has an important job at a training center for dogs....

Expecting dad stages own pregnancy photo shoot, shows belly

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:50:11 GMT2017-12-14T01:50:11Z

PEABODY, Mass. (AP) -- An expecting father in Massachusetts has shown off his paternal glow with a pregnancy photo shoot....

Grizzly crime solved: Candy factory's stolen bear found

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:29:48 GMT2017-12-14T18:29:48Z

ABILENE, Kan. (AP) -- Police say a sweet tip led to the recovery of a bear statue that was stolen from outside a candy factory in central Kansas a year ago....

Homeless man finds $354,000 in room at Paris airport

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:53:44 GMT2017-12-14T14:53:44Z

PARIS (AP) -- French police say a homeless man found a huge amount of cash last week at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport and was able to leave the complex with 300,000 euros ($354,000)....

Pilot traces virtual Christmas tree in German test flight

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:44:14 GMT2017-12-14T16:44:14Z

BERLIN (AP) -- A pilot has traced a virtual Christmas tree over Germany on a test flight with an Airbus A380....

Gaza eatery offers discounts to North Koreans but no takers

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:21:56 GMT2017-12-14T14:21:56Z

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A Gaza eatery is offering massive discounts to North Korean diners but there is just one problem - there are no North Koreans in Gaza....

In need of workers, Maine hires contractors to plow roads

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:19:01 GMT2017-12-13T15:19:01Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Worker shortages in Maine have forced the state Department of Transportation to hire private contractors to plow roads....

Family's 'A Christmas Story' house may become Lego set

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:58:38 GMT2017-12-13T11:58:38Z

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A central New York family is campaigning for their carefully crafted recreation of the house from "A Christmas Story" to become an official Lego set....