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at 14:21 on September 22, 2016, EDT.

Vacation over for pair of grizzlies caught on remote island in B.C.

ALERT BAY, B.C. — A nearly week-long holiday of swimming and munching on berries has come to an end for two grizzly bears that have been caught on a tiny island just off the north-east tip of Vancouver Island.


at 16:24 on September 21, 2016, EDT.

Experts say Quebec pythons on the lam won't survive dip in temperatures

MONTREAL — Two pythons on the lam in Quebec are in a race against Mother Nature as temperatures begin to dip in the coming weeks.


at 10:58 on September 21, 2016, EDT.

God's got mail: Letters arrive at Jerusalem's Western Wall

JERUSALEM — Israel's postal service is delivering letters to a unique address that hasn't changed in thousands of years.


at 08:09 on September 20, 2016, EDT.

Police arrest crane climber at downtown Calgary construction site

CALGARY — Police say they have arrested a man who climbed a 26-storey crane at a downtown Calgary construction site and occupied its cab for most of the morning.


at 10:22 on September 19, 2016, EDT.

Inn that inspired Longfellow: Guests, give us our stuff back

SUDBURY, Mass. — A historic Massachusetts inn that inspired poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and was once owned by automotive pioneer Henry Ford wants its stuff back — no questions asked.


at 12:39 on September 18, 2016, EDT.

Senate's odd couple: Boxer, Inhofe forge unlikely alliance

WASHINGTON — The oddest of Senate odd couples — California Democrat Barbara Boxer and Oklahoma Republican Jim Inhofe — have accomplished something highly unusual in this bitter election year: significant, bipartisan legislation on the environment that has become law.


at 16:03 on September 16, 2016, EDT.

Philadelphia transit agency to test urine-repelling paint

PHILADELPHIA — The city's main transit agency plans to try urine-repelling paint to combat smells and complaints about cleanliness.


at 14:17 on September 16, 2016, EDT.

Winnipeg company publicly shames customer into paying overdue bill

WINNIPEG — A man has paid his overdue bill after a Winnipeg flooring company called him out publicly.


at 22:14 on September 15, 2016, EDT.

Home on the playground? Burros roam onto Phoenix-area school

PEORIA, Ariz. — A suburban Phoenix elementary school has received some wild visitors.


at 21:51 on September 15, 2016, EDT.

NYC museum invites viewers to use 18-karat gold toilet

NEW YORK — A New York City museum is offering visitors a chance to sit on a golden throne, but only in private.


at 07:44 on September 15, 2016, EDT.

Snakes Alive! Missing pythons on the loose in neighbourhood

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. — In a real life version of the children's reader "Snakes Alive!", state wildlife officers are searching for 14 pythons in an east Georgia subdivision after a woman reported that someone let the pet snakes loose.


at 16:24 on September 14, 2016, EDT.

Lions stolen from classical Chinese garden returned to Vancouver's Chinatown

VANCOUVER — Two rose quartz lion statues that were stolen from Vancouver's Chinatown are now back on guard at a popular tourist destination.


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