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Hamsters left off list of Amherst College mascot finalists

Amherst College has whittled its list of possible new athletic mascots to five and, sorry, rodent fans, the Hamsters didn't make the cut
Published: 03/17/17
New York court to determine if chimp is legally a person

New York court to determine if chimp is legally a person

An attorney for an animal advocacy group has appeared in a New York appeals court to try to convince a panel of judges that a chimpanzee should be treated like a 'legal person.'
Published: 03/16/17
Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village

Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village

A pastor in Sierra Leone has discovered the largest uncut diamond found in more than four decades in this impoverished West African country, the government said
Published: 03/16/17
Teenager finds 7.44 carat diamond in Arkansas state park

Teenager finds 7.44 carat diamond in Arkansas state park

A teenager has found a 7.44 carat diamond at a state park in southwest Arkansas
Published: 03/16/17

UK authorities seek owner of gold trove stashed inside piano

British officials are trying to trace the owner of a trove of gold coins worth a "life-changing" amount of money found stashed inside a piano
Published: 03/16/17
Sea lion leaves California farmland canal, heads home

Sea lion leaves California farmland canal, heads home

A young sea lion spotted in a Northern California farmland canal was making its way home Wednesday after feasting on a lot of carp
Published: 03/16/17

Lawsuit alleging NJ worker was fired for passing gas tossed

A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit that said one of New Jersey's top pork roll makers fired a worker for passing too much gas
Published: 03/15/17
Woman reunited with pet dog who disappeared 6 months ago

Woman reunited with pet dog who disappeared 6 months ago

A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her beloved pet dog that skipped out of her apartment six months ago
Published: 03/15/17

A pair of coin-operated binoculars stolen in Massachusetts

Massachusetts officials investigate theft of a pair of 300-pound, coin-operated binoculars
Published: 03/15/17

Free steaks for 15K students if N. Kentucky tops Kentucky

A Cincinnati-area restaurateur says he'll buy steak dinners for Northern Kentucky University's 15,000 students if the men's basketball team wins its first-ever NCAA Tournament game by beating sixth-ranked Kentucky
Published: 03/15/17