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Arizona man finds gun inside used golf bag

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man who bought a used golf bag discovered his purchase was packing more than just a set of clubs.

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 5:37 pm

Mystery of California hilltop piano solved

In this March, 2015 photo, members of a music video crew pose at Topanga Lookout in the Santa Monica Mountains with an upright piano they hauled up there in Calabasas, Calif. For a couple of days this week, a Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound of mystery. Hikers venturing to Topanga Lookout found a battered upright piano sitting on a graffiti-scrawled concrete slab with a panoramic view over the mountains between Calabasas and the Pacific Ocean. Turns out, the piano was used for a music video by Seattle-based artist Rachel Wong. The cinematographer, Michael Flotron, says he and four others used a dolly and rope to haul the 350-pound instrument a mile up the trail on Tuesday. After the shoot, it was too dark to get the piano back down. Flotron says people seem happy to leave it there. But if necessary, he’ll haul the piano back down.(AP Photo/Michael Flotron)CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — For a couple of days this week, a Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound of — mystery.

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 3:22 am

Oregon’s pink chicken mystery solved; owner explains

In this March 26, 2015, image provided by Randall Brown of Multnomah County Animal Services, a pair of chickens, dyed pink, are photographed in Portland, Ore. The animals were picked up earlier this week running loose in the city's waterfront park. Multnomah County Animal Services says the owner, Bruce Whitman of Portland, told the agency he used food coloring, beet juice and Kool-Aid to dye the two birds, then released them for a while to "make people smile." Officials say they told Whitman about the dangers of releasing birds in public places. He was billed for the time the chickens were in the county's care. (AP Photo/Multnomah County Animal Services, Randall Brown)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved.

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 2:26 am

Alaska police officers corral grazing miniature horses

This photo provided by the Anchorage Police Department shows officers Barry Hetlet, from left, Amanda Covington and Jason Deville, right, with two miniature horses they rounded up in Anchorage, Alaska, Friday, March 27, 2015. The horses had gotten loose from their corral and were grazing on the median of a busy East Anchorage street when officers captured them. (AP Photo/Anchorage Police Department)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police officers in Alaska's biggest city became wranglers early Friday morning, rounding up a couple of miniature horses that escaped from their corral.

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 1:24 am

Oregon farmers agree slugs are a problem _ but what to do?

FILE - This Nov. 19, 2009 photo shows a four-inch-long banana slug slithering into a hole on the Van Eck Oregon Forest near Burnt Woods, Ore. Farmers in Oregon's Willamette Valley hate the slugs, slimy mollusks that munch their way through crops. But as familiar as farmers are with the mollusks, they acknowledge they're often baffled. And answers to their questions have come, shall we say, sluggishly. Growers and researchers at a recent Oregon State University "Slug Summit" in Salem agreed that the pests are causing more problems these days. But they have no good explanation why that's so. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard, File)SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Farmers in Oregon's Willamette Valley hate slugs, slimy mollusks that munch their way through crops.

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 12:26 am

Girl, 4, sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3 a.m. slushie

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 4-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3 a.m. and hopped a Philadelphia bus in search of a snack.

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 11:17 pm

Authorities: Woman posed as lawyer for decade, named partner

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman used forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade and made partner at her small firm before her fraud was discovered, according to charges announced Friday.

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 9:17 pm

Veteran’s prosthetic eye stolen from his car in New York

BOONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a veteran’s prosthetic eye has been stolen from his car in New York.

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 8:00 pm

Belligerent birds chase people at central Florida park

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say some out-of-control birds are chasing people and tying up traffic at a central Florida park.

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 11:37 am

Seattle police corral goats running through neighborhood

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police got their goats, corralling a group of 10 that had managed to get loose from a yard in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Posted on 26 March 2015 | 11:52 pm

Weird News – Funny and strange news – How About That

Watch: Hilarious moment Fox weatherman realises the hanger is still in his jacket – live on TV

Fox News 9 meteorologist Steve Frazier wonders why his suit is so tight. Then, the realisation dawns … and it’s pretty funny

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 6:38 pm

Science explains why hipsters grow beards

Men might be growing beards to appear more attractive to women and more dominant to other men, a study on monkeys suggests

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 12:56 pm

Long-lost First World War medals which belonged to soldier who joined up age 14 are discovered

The medals have been given to Captain Ferguson’s closest known relative after they were discovered in a house clearance

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 11:33 pm

Father calls police to school disco scuffle

The parent ‘pulled the children apart’ and started ‘shouting and swearing’ before dialling 999 and telling cops one of the children ‘assaulted’ the other one

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 9:34 pm

It’s the bridle and groom! Couple tie the knot with Rodney the horse as bridesmaid

Alice Jennings will trot up the aisle with her beloved horse Rodney when she ties the knot with fiance Phil Pointer

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 2:52 pm

One Direction, Lewis Hamilton and Kate and Wills star in sand sculptures

Fabulous sand sculptures to go on display in Weymouth

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 2:43 pm

Four-year-old girl calls 999 to save mother’s life

Police praise Megan Stratton for summoning rescuers with a 999 call to help her mother Charlotte, 32, when she collapsed at her home in Lowestoft, Suffolk

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 1:46 pm

Watch: Husky gets telling off for eating potato skins

When telling off a child you expect to have a bit of back-chat, but not when you’re telling off your pet husky

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 1:42 pm

Eating sushi off naked models? It’s a very fishy business

A London restaurant has started serving raw seafood upon human bodies. Alexi Duggins (tentatively) picks up his chopsticks

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 12:43 pm

Sir Ian McKellen to be honoured with a star in Wigan town centre

The actor will receive the honour from his old hometown, despite saying last year that he rarely returns to the area

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 12:35 pm

Reuters Video: Oddly Enough

Robot returns from International Space Station and sets two Guinness World Records

The companion robot “Kirobo” returns to earth from the International Space Station and sets two Guinness World Records. Sharon Reich reports.

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 6:19 pm

Brooklyn company promotes Hillary with action figure

A Brooklyn company uses kickstarter to fund an action figure to promote their preferred presidential candidate: Hillary Clinton. Sasha Salama reports.

Posted on 26 March 2015 | 7:55 pm

Ukrainian brewery uses world leaders to promote its beers

A beer company in Ukraine uses leaders of Russia, U.S. and Germany to boost sales. Sasha Salama reports.

Posted on 26 March 2015 | 5:42 pm

Doggy day care a dog’s dream in Sao Paolo

A growing trend of doggy day care brings calm to pets and owners in Brazil’s busy metropolis Sao Paulo. Gavino Garay reports.

Posted on 26 March 2015 | 2:29 am

Baby ‘pet’ orangutan rescued from chicken cage takes first steps

Buti, a baby orangutan who was left malnourished in a chicken cage before his rescue, takes his first steps after months of painful physical therapy. Mana Rabiee reports.

Posted on 25 March 2015 | 9:04 pm

Opera singers take Jerusalem food market by surprise

Singers from Israel Opera take to Jerusalem’s main fruit and vegetable market to promote an upcoming opera festival. Elly Park reports.

Posted on 24 March 2015 | 9:16 pm

Israeli illusionist floats in the air

Israeli illusion artist Hezi Dean hangs from a Tel Aviv wall. Elly Park reports.

Posted on 24 March 2015 | 7:32 pm

Bolivian architect brightens up city with colorful Andean homes

The homogenous, earth-colored landscape of El Alto, Bolivia is getting a facelift from a local architect. Elly Park reports.

Posted on 24 March 2015 | 5:44 pm

Special delivery for Pope Francis

A Naples-based pizza maker climbed over a Papal barricade to hand deliver a Neapolitan pizza to Pope Francis. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Posted on 24 March 2015 | 2:45 pm

Robot stays on its feet despite punishment

Robotic engineers have modelled a two-legged robot to be fast and agile like an ostrich…and able to withstand physical abuse meted out by its creators. Ben Gruber has more.

Posted on 24 March 2015 | 2:07 pm