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Last Update on November 25, 2015 08:06 GMT


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Miss Piggy goes to Washington -- but we're not talking politics. The diva of "The Muppets" will help light the National Christmas Tree next week. The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announced yesterday that Miss Piggy will help get the holiday season started with a snort at the lighting ceremony next Tuesday. The National Christmas Tree is on the Ellipse near the White House.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Flying this holiday season? There's a better-than-ever chance your bags will arrive with you. But that's not always the case. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the lost bag rate has dropped by more than half since 2007. But 3.3 bags for every 1,000 passengers still don't make it to their destination on time. Here's a tip from the experts. Print out a copy of your itinerary from the airline's website and stick it inside just in case all the tags get ripped off. If your bag is late, you might be able to get some bonus frequent flier miles or even a voucher toward a future flight.


SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Southern California authorities are looking for a wedding crasher. But this woman is after more than some free Champagne and a dinner. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department says an arrest warrant has been issued for 50-year-old Denise Louise Burns, also known as Denise Gunderson. According to investigators, Burns pretends to be a wedding guest. But she goes to the bridal suite and helps herself to wallets, cash and credit cards during the ceremony. Detective Lisa Jenkins says Burns has hit a half-dozen weddings. The detective adds when it comes to brazen crimes, Burns "takes the cake."


MIAMI (AP) -- Yipes, stripes and the Zoo Miami has got them. In this case, the stripes are of the cute variety, on a Sumatran tiger cub. The zoo says the little guy was born November 4. The yet-to-be-named 3-pound cub has been sticking close to mom. Zoo officials note the Sumatran tiger is a critically endangered species. Researchers believe there are fewer than 500 of the tigers in the wild.

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