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May 03, 2017

Twin sisters in New Jersey have delivered babies on the same day.

The Asbury Park Press reports 32-year-old fraternal twins Danielle Grant and Kim Abraham gave birth to baby boys on Friday.

The sisters decided to have labour induced after their identical due dates of April 22 passed.

Grant and Abraham delivered their sons, Roman and Aaron, a little less than four hours apart.

The Toms River natives say their pregnancies were coincidences. Picking an induction date was the only thing that was consciously chosen.

Grant and Abraham say they're very close and their husbands have become close as well so their sons will be like brothers.

The sisters plan to hold joint birthday parties for their sons and dress them in matching outfits.

Six siblings who wanted to remain together have got their wish, thanks to their adoption by an Ohio couple with five biological children.

Christopher and Christina Sanders live in the Cincinnati suburb Forest Park. They had taken the siblings in as their first foster children, ranging in age from nine to 16.

The Sanders' oldest biological child is 19.

Christina Sanders says she and her husband promised themselves that no matter how many foster children they had they would keep them.

The family was all smiles in a video from WCPO-TV in Cincinnati when the adoption became official in a Hamilton County courtroom Thursday.

The judge who presided over the adoption says he hopes the commitment by the Sanders family will inspire others to adopt children.

Star Wars fans with deep pockets might consider it a golden opportunity.

A Tokyo jewellery store is offering life-size Darth Vader masks made of 24-karat gold at a hefty price of 154 million yen (US$1.4 million) to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars movie.

The creation measures 26.5 centimetres (10.4 inches) wide and 30 centimetres (11.8 inches) high.

The Ginza Tanaka store says the masks are not designed for wearing at about 15 kilograms (33 pounds), they would be too heavy, and they have no opening for a head.

While the masks are its most expensive Star Wars memorabilia, the jeweller has made pricier products.

In 2013, a gold Disney-themed Christmas tree was priced at 500 million yen (US$4.5 million).

Why would someone go around shaving other people's cats?

The mystery has the attention of police in Waynesboro, a small city in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, where someone has been taking cats and precisely shaving their underbellies or legs.

It has happened to seven cats since December.

Police Captain Kelly Walker said Friday that all the cats have been returned otherwise unharmed, but some seem bothered.

Walker says all the cats clearly had owners they were well-groomed and wearing collars. He says police aren't sure what crime has been committed, but the owners "would just like it to stop."

Walker says he learnt of the feline barbering spree when a resident asked if he could post notices asking anyone with information to contact police.