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Walrus surprise residents in remote Alaska village

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Residents of a village of 110 on the Alaska Peninsula see the occasional walrus in Bering Sea waters, but when 200 packed a beach just outside the community, it took them by surprise.

Port Heiden’s Tribal Council President John Christensen, Jr. was on a beach ride with four-wheelers April 7 and smelled something foul, he said Wednesday.

It’s (another) boy! Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14

ROCKFORD, Mich. — A Michigan couple with 13 sons has welcomed a 14th into the family.

The Grand Rapids Press reports Jay and Kateri Schwandt’s latest addition was born Wednesday evening, five days before the baby’s expected due date. WOOD-TV reports the boy weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces (about 3.7 kilograms) and is 21 inches (53 centimetres) long.

Quebec co-op celebrates camembert win over France at world championship

TORONTO — A Quebec co-operative is savouring sweet victories at the World Championship Cheese Contest, including a win for best camembert that has left a bitter taste in France.

Agropur’s smooth Camembert L’Extra, made in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., edged out the French dairy group Lactalis, which placed second with its entry, made in Belmont, Wisc.

Jesus statue stolen 90 years ago returned to original home

HOBOKEN, N.J. — A baby Jesus statue stolen nearly 90 years ago from a New Jersey church has been returned.

The Rev. Alex Santora says a suspicious package was delivered Wednesday to Our Lady of Grace Church in Hoboken with no return address. The Jersey Journal reports the pastor called police, who responded to inspect the package.