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NY mock trial for 'The Night Before Christmas'

12/17/2013 4:32am
It's a controversy whose roots trace back nearly two centuries to a holiday poem first published in an upstate New York newspaper: Who really wrote "A Visit from St. Nicholas"?

Man ticketed for trying to trade gator for beer

12/17/2013 9:37am
Florida wildlife officials say a man tried to trade a live alligator for beer at a Miami convenience store.

NC court says trooper should not be fired over hat

12/17/2013 3:05pm
An appeals court in North Carolina says a state trooper should not have been fired for changing his story about what became of his wide-brimmed hat.

Thieves rustle 3 steel horses from Montana hill

12/17/2013 3:52pm
Thieves have rustled three life-size steel horse sculptures from a herd of 39 installed on a hill north of Three Forks in southwestern Montana.

Bronze bust of JFK stolen from Arizona park

12/17/2013 5:46pm
Someone has stolen a life-size bronze bust of John F. Kennedy that's been on display for decades at a downtown Tucson park, city officials said Tuesday.