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  • Diamonds among donations in Salvation Army kettles

    BOSTON (AP) — In Massachusetts, it’s not just the treetops that are glistening this holiday season. It’s also the jewelry that’s being dropped in Salvation Army’s red kettles. The charity says donors dropped wedding and…

  • Holiday travel bid by man accused in naked fall

    BOSTON (AP) — A man who police say fell naked through the ceiling of a women’s bathroom at Logan International Airport and then assaulted an elderly man will not be going home for the holidays.…

  • Ohio township orders ‘Zombie Nativity’ taken down

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A suburban Cincinnati township ordered a man to kill off his large “Zombie Nativity” scene. Sycamore Township has sent Jasen Dixon two notices of zoning violations. Officials said they received complaints about…

  • Man mistakenly sells mattress set with cat inside

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When an Oregon man sold his girlfriend’s mattress set for $100 because she was moving in with him, little did he realize her cat was hiding inside. While his girlfriend was…

  • Woman reunited with car stolen nearly 30 years ago

    SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A California woman was reunited with her classic Ford Mustang nearly 30 years after it was stolen, when a man tried to register the muscle car at a Department of Motor…

  • Sheriff: Thief of Rudolph statue caught red-handed

    GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — When officers found a stolen Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer statue, they certainly said its shiny nose was glowing. The 200-pound statue had been pilfered nearly two weeks ago from its perch…

  • Chugging eggnog sends Utah man to hospital

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man says he’s fully recovered after he was hospitalized for chugging a quart of eggnog so quickly that he inhaled some of creamy holiday beverage into his lungs.…

  • Samuel Adams-era time capsule to be opened Jan. 6

    BOSTON (AP) — Officials in Massachusetts say they’ll reveal the contents of a time capsule dating to 1795 and believed placed by Samuel Adams and other Revolutionary War luminaries early next month. The state and…

  • Salvation Army: Boston jewelry gifts ‘contagious’

    BOSTON (AP) — What started with a widow quietly dropping her wedding rings into a Salvation Army donation kettle has spawned spontaneous acts of jewelry generosity this holiday season. Boston’s feel-good Christmas story took a…

  • West Virginia troopers hand out $100 bills

    PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — Several people got a surprise when they were pulled over by West Virginia State Police troopers: Instead of a ticket, they got a $100 bill. First Sgt. M.R. Crowder tells the…

  • German police hunt stolen pigeon worth $184,000

    BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany are looking for a missing pigeon, and any finder could be in line for a 10,000-euro ($12,250) reward. Duesseldorf police said Tuesday that the 6-year-old male homing pigeon, named…

  • Leg lamp stolen from New York store’s display

    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie’s “Old Man” from a New York store’s annual tribute to “A Christmas Story”? The owner of the Yankee Spirits liquor store in…

  • New Jersey Christmas tree controlled by tweets

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Twitter users anywhere in the world can control the lights on a holiday display in New Jersey. Tweets will turn on a 9-foot Christmas tree, menorah and over 1,000 LED lights…

  • Officials: Missing dog was dyed to deceive

    SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — Coco, a reddish-brown pit bull with white markings, went missing from her Southern California home on Thanksgiving. Nearly a month later, she was found and reunited with her owners —…

  • Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own. The Fort Worth Fire Department announced Saturday…