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  • Sri Lanka claims world's tallest artificial Christmas tree
    Associated Press
    Sri Lanka claims world’s tallest artificial Christmas tree

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka unveiled a towering Christmas tree, claiming to have surpassed the world record despite constructions delays and a shorter-than-planned finished product.

  • Teddy bear takes Detroit airport adventure after being found
    Associated Press
    Teddy bear takes Detroit airport adventure after being found

    ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — For Detroit airport employee Steven Laudeman, the mission this week was simple: No teddy bear left behind.

  • Associated Press
    A new Christmas classic? Chewbacca roars out ‘Silent Night’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chewbacca is no Bing Crosby, but the Wookie’s rendition of “Silent Night” is adding some “Star Wars” flair to the Christmas classic.

  • Associated Press
    Russian man drives into airport, says he did it for love

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian man who drove his car into an airport terminal and reached the departure gates says he did it for love.

  • Associated Press
    Family of bears likely killed from eating poisonous plant

    WEST WYOMING, Pa. (AP) — Game commission officials say a poisonous ornamental shrub likely killed a black bear and her three cubs found dead on a church parking lot in northeastern Pennsylvania.

  • Honk if you want to know what the 'om telolet om' meme means
    Associated Press
    Honk if you want to know what the ‘om telolet om’ meme means

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Honk if you want to know what the internet’s latest meme “om telolet om” means.

  • Reuters
    Sheep’s head, prosthetic leg and London house among most unusual UK charity donations

    By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British shoppers seeking last-minute Christmas presents may want try their luck at charity stores after a 19th century vase, an original Kermit the Frog puppet and a rare military medal were named among the most unusual gifts donated to good causes

  • Police: Sandwich links man to recent burglaries in Wyoming
    Associated Press
    Police: Sandwich links man to recent burglaries in Wyoming

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A half-eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich found at the scene led Wyoming police to arrest a burglary suspect.

  • Associated Press
    Rambo the pet alligator can stay, Florida officials say

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman is being allowed to keep her 6-foot-long pet alligator at home following a fight with state wildlife officials over the growing size of the reptile.

  • Reuters
    Santa renews pilot’s license: Transport Canada

    Santa Claus successfully renewed his commercial pilot’s license, passing a written exam as well as a health check – despite high sugar levels – and is good to fly for Christmas, Canada’s transportation department said on Thursday. Santa was given his pilot’s license renewal by Transport

  • Associated Press
    In humorous video, dad shares downsides of kid’s visit

    CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — Clothes all over the house, milk left out of the fridge, loud gatherings with friends. These are some of a Maine dad’s complaints about his college daughter being home for Christmas.

  • Associated Press
    7-year-old Santa’s helper wipes tables to buy toys for kids

    BICKNELL, Ind. (AP) — A 7-year-old Indiana boy has been earning money to buy Christmas toys for other children as an honorary employee at McDonald’s.

  • Canadians sent home for trying to sneak cat into New Zealand
    Associated Press
    Canadians sent home for trying to sneak cat into New Zealand

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A Canadian woman who authorities say managed to hide her 4-year-old pet cat Bella in her handbag during a trans-Pacific flight had her vacation cut short when border agents discovered the ruse at a New Zealand airport.


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