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Teenager uses Facebook to save Romania's stray dogs

BUCHAREST - When French film actress Brigitte Bardot began a campaign to spare the thousands of stray dogs in Romania's capital from being put down, she did it with a $150,000 donation scheme.

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Clever chimps at Kansas City Zoo make brief break to freedom

KANSAS CITY - Seven chimpanzees used an improvised ladder from a tree to scale a wall and briefly escape their enclosure at the Kansas City Zoo on Thursday, a zoo official said.

U.S., 11 Apr 2014

California town moves against Sriracha hot sauce plant

LOS ANGELES - The small Southern California town of Irwindale has opened a new front in its battle against what it says is a pungent, tear-inducing odor from a chili processing factory owned by the makers of Sriracha-brand hot pepper sauce.

10 Apr 2014

Mummified singer is star of new British Museum exhibition

LONDON - A singer is the star of the show in a new exhibition of mummies at the British Museum for which modern medical scanners have been used to examine eight bodies and find out what they looked like, how they lived and how they died.

Entertainment, Fashion, 10 Apr 2014

West Germany's Cold War ransoming of prisoners encouraged fraud: research

BERLIN - Former West Germany's decision to buy the freedom of political prisoners in the communist East during the early years of the Cold War may have encouraged fake ransoms demands and more arrests, according to new research.

10 Apr 2014

Father of Michigan sextuplets dies at 39

- The father of Michigan sextuplets whose birth made headlines 10 years ago died of a heart attack after setting up a backyard trampoline, a relative said on Thursday. He was 39.

10 Apr 2014