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In this Dec. 9, 2017 photo, Francesca, 26-year-old pygmy hippopotamus makes her first appearance at the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City since moving from the San Diego Zoo. Oklahoma City native Gayla Peevey helped welcome Francesca to the city's zoo, more than 60 years after her song about wanting one for Christmas helped the facility purchase its first. In 1953, the then 10-year-old Peevey sang the novelty hit, "I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas." (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP)
Singer of novelty song welcomes hippopotamus to OklahomaOklahoma City native Gayla Peevey has welcomed another hippopotamus to the city's zoo, more than 60 years after her song about wanting one for Christmas helped the facility purchase its first
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) works the puck behind the net with Colorado Avalanche's Erik Johnson (6) defending in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh PenguinFossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was about the size of a grown man
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - This is Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 file photo of a fatberg covering an 1852-built sewer at Westminster in London. Part of a  different monster fatberg that clogged one of London's sewers is destined for fame in a museum. The Museum of London said Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017 it will put the only remaining chunk of the 130 metric ton (143 U.S. ton) mass of oil, fat, diapers and baby wipes on display early next year.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
Fetid attraction: London fatberg to go on museum displayPart of a monster fatberg that clogged one of London's sewers is destined for fame in a museum
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Police: Man posed as officer, tried to get discounted coffeePolice in western New York have charged a man who they say impersonated an officer in an attempt to get discounted coffee
The Associated Press15 hours ago
This Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, image made from a video provided by L4262 Sunriver Professional Firefighters shows firefighter Jeff "JJ" Johnston using an ice-rescue sled to gently nudge a deer off a frozen pond in Sunriver, Ore. The young deer got its legs underneath it as they reached solid ground and scampered off as Johnston's colleagues applauded. (Benjamin O'Keefe/L4262 Sunriver Professional Firefighters via AP)
Red-suited man on a sled rescues a deer on frozen pondIn a reverse-reality Christmas tale, a red-suited man on a sled pushes a deer to safety on an ice-covered pond in Oregon
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Firefighters rescue girl stuck in McDonald's playgroundFirefighters in Massachusetts responded to a fast food restaurant over the weekend to free a young girl who got stuck in the playground
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Wisconsin man fleeing police crashed while checking phoneMilwaukee prosecutors say a man who led police on a high-speed chased told arresting officers he crashed his minivan because he became distracted checking his cellphone for directions
The Associated Press3 days ago
Oklahoma veterinarian removes 21 pacifiers from dog's bellyA dog is on the mend after an Oklahoma veterinarian recently removed 21 pacifiers from its stomach
The Associated Press3 days ago
Woman who robbed banks while pregnant sentenced to prisonA Wisconsin woman accused of robbing three banks while she was more than eight months pregnant pleaded guilty to robbing two of them and was sentenced to four years in prison
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Man who streaked at Buffalo Bills game pleads guilty, finedBuffalo Bills fan who ran naked across field during blowout loss to Saints, earning praise from other fans for rushing better than the players, pleads guilty to exposure
The Associated Press5 days ago
Fat squirrel steals pricey goods left out for delivery folksAn obese squirrel has been caught on video stealing gourmet chocolate and lip balm that a New Jersey family leaves out every year as a holiday treat for delivery people.
The Associated Press5 days ago
Ice cream shop's cow derriere logo gets icy receptionA New Jersey ice cream shop is changing its logo of a cartoon cow with a pronounced derriere after the play on words drew complaints that it was sexist
The Associated Press5 days ago
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