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New Mexico school district eyes prizes to grow bus ridership

A southern New Mexico school district is trying to entice students to ride the bus with free televisions, drones, and tablets
Published: 11/29/16

5,000 fish in ice at Japan skating rink sparks uproar

An amusement park in western Japan has sparked an uproar after it displayed about 5,000 dead fish in the ice at a skating rink, forcing the park to close the attraction
Published: 11/28/16
Swedish Christmas goat burns on 50th anniversary

Swedish Christmas goat burns on 50th anniversary

Sweden's Christmas Goat _ a giant decorative goat made of straw and wood _ didn't last long on its 50th anniversary
Published: 11/27/16
Loons and lager, ducks on draft: Birders, brewers form flock

Loons and lager, ducks on draft: Birders, brewers form flock

Tours marketed at beer lovers and bird enthusiasts are popping up around the country
Published: 11/26/16

Correction: Austria-Wrong Seefeld story

Correction: Austria-Wrong Seefeld story
Published: 11/28/16
Woman shares Thanksgiving with teen she accidentally invited

Woman shares Thanksgiving with teen she accidentally invited

An Arizona woman who accidentally texted a stranger an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner has made good on her offer after it spread through social media
Published: 11/25/16

Ohio troopers find drugs wrapped as Christmas gifts in SUV

The State Highway Patrol says troopers found 71 pounds of marijuana and other drugs wrapped as Christmas gifts in a vehicle that was stopped for a driving violation in northwest Ohio
Published: 11/25/16
Long Song: Aretha's anthem gobbles Thanksgiving conversation

Long Song: Aretha's anthem gobbles Thanksgiving conversation

Aretha Franklin's lengthy version of the national anthem ahead of Thursday's Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings matchup may have been as much a topic at Thanksgiving dinner as the game itself
Published: 11/25/16

Sensors to measure 'fan quakes' at Michigan-Ohio State game

Ohio Stadium is sure to be rocking Saturday when Ohio State and Michigan take the football field, and geologists will find out just how much through the use of seismographs
Published: 11/25/16

Baby girl born in car amid Thanksgiving traffic on highway

As many Americans hit the road on Thanksgiving, one baby couldn't wait to join them
Published: 11/25/16