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Lost New Mexico kitten ends up in Maine
By The Associated PressWESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery. The female kitten, named Spice, was turned into the Animal Refuge League in Westbrook earlier this month by a man who found her inside a duffel bag outside a Portland thrift store.

Giraffes on a plane? Most Wanted list released
By JASON STRAZIUSO NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Have you seen a man who loaded live giraffes into a Tanzanian military plane for delivery to Qatar? If so Interpol would like to speak with you.

New signs in Indiana warn of turtle crossing
By The Associated Press TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — State crews in Indiana have put up "Turtle Crossing" signs along a busy road running beside a wildlife area in Terre Haute.

Aggressive groundhog charges at New Hampshire man
By The Associated Press HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man says he was working in his garage when a groundhog he had seen in his backyard charged at him.

Massachusetts man pleads guilty in old diary theft
By The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to using another person's identity to sell a 17th century diary stolen from Boston's Old South Church. Michael Ford pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court.


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