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CALIFORNIA

Trump’s Walk of Fame star vandalized

LOS ANGELES — A vandal has destroyed President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Los Angeles police Officer Ray Brown said the vandalism was reported at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, and someone was subsequently taken into custody. He did not have any further information about the person but said that a pickax was used in the vandalism.

VIRGINIA

Thousands cheer swimming ponies

CHINCOTEAGUE — News outlets reported that the ponies swam Wednesday morning across the Assateague Channel during the annual Chincoteague Pony Swim on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Crowds of people greeted them from the other side of a fence on the shore. Others watched from kayaks and boats.

The ponies traveled from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island during “slack tide,” when there’s little current. Every year, the first foal to come ashore is named King or Queen Neptune. The Pony Swim is in its 93rd year.

NEW YORK

April the giraffe’s calf is due in March

NEW YORK — You don’t need to stick your neck out to predict that this bundle of joy is going to get some attention. April, the giraffe whose YouTube pregnancy in 2017 made her famous, is due again by next March.

Her first pregnancy drew more than 232 million YouTube views.