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SeaWorld San Diego gets a furry surprise: a baby sea lion
(Mike Aguilera - SeaWorld San Diego via AP)
From Associated Press
April 27, 2017 5:41 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld San Diego is caring for a sea lion that was unexpectedly born to a sick mother.

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man who claims to have found a mouse in a can of soda is suing Coca-Cola Co., saying he missed 60 hours of work and accumulated $1,000 in medical bills after becoming ill.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Five hundred Rhode Island residents have received duplicate tax refund checks totaling $364,000. A state official says human error is to blame.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is going all out for this summer's total solar eclipse, with a first-of-its kind stamp.

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A sickly snake that slithered into a classroom at a New Jersey elementary school has been turned over to a rescue center.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man called 911 to request a police dog to help track down heroin allegedly stolen from him.

DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Firefighters who fought a blaze at a house in the tropical Australian city of Darwin on Thursday contended with the added distraction of being watched by a 4-meter (13-foot) pet crocodile.

NEW YORK (AP) — Liberals who feel the current Republican presidential administration is driving them to drink now have the perfect place to do it.

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city known for celebrating the occult is drawing attention after its mayor snapped a photo that appears to show a scowling face trapped in a streetlamp.

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a salamander by any other name — and some of those names are comical. The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is now proudly displaying two Eastern hellbenders — also known as "devil dogs," ''snot otters" or "old lasagna sides."

LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) — A mulch dye that leaked from a company's property is being blamed for turning the waters of a western New York creek a bright red.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a region that takes food seriously, feral hogs are despised as destructive, but their rich, dark meat is winning fans among Louisiana chefs.

NORTH LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio are on the lookout for Bigfoot after a gift shop owner reported that statues of the hairy creature vanished from outside her store.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police officer charged with punching a 73-year-old casino bathroom attendant because "the water was too cold" is seeking to avoid prison.

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — Vermont police have arrested a man who acknowledged growing marijuana to prepare for possible statewide legalization of the drug.

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Some residents of a Connecticut neighborhood aren't receiving their mail at home anymore because a local dog is reportedly biting the mailmen.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Ohio have received a stuffed toy given by a child to a Pennsylvania police officer to help keep him safe.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive.

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A New York bowler has rolled a perfect 300 game in less than 90 seconds. Ben Ketola hit 12 straight strikes in 86.9 seconds on April 5 at 281 Bowl in Cortland.

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials are warning central Florida residents to stay away from wild monkeys after one was spotted in the area.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A woman whose baby was due mid-May went into labor early and gave birth at a Nebraska zoo. Drea Hubbard was born Sunday at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, weighing 5 pounds, 5 ounces.

MACON, Ga. (AP) — An alligator has been apprehended at a park in central Georgia after a sheriff's deputy wrestled the creature. The Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/2p0pt00) that Bibb County Sheriff's deputy Clay Williams and Animal Welfare officer Bruce Rozier were dispatched to round up the 4-foot alligator Monday morning in Macon.

WAHNETA, Fla. (AP) — Sometimes a law enforcement officer's duty involves rescuing a cat from a tree. In one Florida county, it also can involve rescuing a cow.

MOSCOW (AP) — A flash flood of fruit juice from a beverage plant in southern Russia has flowed into a town's streets and into the River Don.

NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana wants the NBA All-Star Game and sent Larry Bird to get it — in an Indy car. Bird drove four blocks down Fifth Avenue in his specially themed car to deliver the Pacers' bid to host the 2021 game to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, fitting his 6-foot-9 frame into a car usually driven by much shorter people.