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Friday August 22nd 2014

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Owner gets stolen life-size statue of Obama back

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Police have returned a life-size statue of President Barack Obama that went missing from its owner’s northeastern Pennsylvania porch and was found a few days later reclining on a nearby park bench with a six-pack of Twisted Tea.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 8:59 pm

Suspicious object turns out to be Star Wars toy

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Call Luke Skywalker for backup.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 8:05 pm

Un-bee-lievable: 50,000 bees living in NYC ceiling

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 8:05 pm

Gibraltar Set to Evict Some Monkeys Who Have Grown Too Mischievous

Gibraltar, at the entrance of the Mediterranean Sea, is one of the most densely populated areas of the world and includes a couple hundred very special residents that make up the only group of wild monkeys in Europe.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 6:52 pm

County forgives $2.4M in bad speed-camera tickets

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York county is forgiving $2.4 million in speed camera fines issued in the past month.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 6:32 pm

Oops: County wrongly figured blood-alcohol levels

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 5:08 pm

Lawyer wants seized $125K wine collection back

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer convicted of selling high-end wine from his home cellar despite strict Pennsylvania liquor laws hopes to win back the seized collection before it’s destroyed.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 3:51 pm

Costa Rica angered by Swedish comedy show

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish TV network has apologized to Costa Rica for using the Central American country’s national anthem to promote a comedy show.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 2:20 pm

California permits outdoor dining with dogs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fido can feast with you now when you go out to eat in California.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 2:09 pm

Md. ban on grain alcohol hurts violin makers

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Binge drinkers and frat boys aren’t the only ones despairing over Maryland’s new ban on grain alcohol: Violin makers who used the liquor to make varnish are also affected.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 1:01 pm

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The golden fleece

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 8:00 pm

Rare Navajo blanket discovery nets cash-strapped man a fortune

Disabled man struggling to pay his healthcare costs discovers he was sitting on heirloom worth £1million

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 6:19 pm

‘You’re already dead’: French pensioner told to prove he is still alive

French health service refused to pay pensioner’s medical bill on the grounds he died four years ago

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 4:37 pm

Watch: cyclist falls face first into large puddle

Man hits an unseen pothole while cycling which throws him face first into a large puddle, poor guy

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 3:33 pm

German man evicted for squeaky swing set sex prop

German court upholds eviction of man for use of squeaky swing set in apartment as sex prop

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 3:14 pm

The week in pictures: 22 August 2014

A round-up of our favourite photographs of the week

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 3:00 pm

Man survives horrific collision and walks away

While trying to cross a busy road in China a man on a scooter gets hit side-on by a car, but amazingly gets up and walks away

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 2:51 pm

Worst wedding disasters

We take a look at a selection of wedding mishaps – from bridal gown malfunctions to dodgy photos and a fight over a pork pie

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 2:29 pm

Landlord rents room that can only be accessed by crawling

The room in North London was being rented to a couple for £420 a month despite having a staircase that measured as little as two feet and three inches in places.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 1:53 pm

Mountain biker nearly lands on wandering sheep

Mountain biker gets a fright mid-air as he sees a sheep right where he is going to land

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 1:29 pm

Reuters Video: Oddly Enough

Fox kicks off "Simpsons" mega marathon

To mark “The Simpsons” 25th anniversary, Fox is airing all 552 episodes back-to-back through September first. Jeanne Yurman reports.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:25 pm

Six-story tall duck floats into L.A. port

A massive rubber duck created by Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman, sailed into the Port of Los Angeles for the city’s Festival of Tall Ships. Jeanne Yurman reports.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 5:51 pm

Young artist paints surreal illusions on bodies

A 21-year-old Chinese national living in Japan has attracted widespread interest with provocative paintings displayed on human bodies. Jeanne Yurman reports.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:59 pm

Snow leopard cubs make Bronx Zoo debut

New York’s Bronx Zoo introduces two rare snow leopard cubs, born in May. Tara Cleary reports.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 5:14 pm

Hoverbike aims to take aviation to a new level

UK-based Malloy Aeronautics is preparing to test a manned quadcopter capable of out-manouvering a helicopter and presenting a new paradigm for aerial vehicles. A 1/3-sized scale model is already gaining popularity with drone enthusiasts around the world, with the full-sized manned model expected to take flight in the near future. Matthew Stock reports.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 5:00 pm

Eco-friendly bench keeps your tech fully charged

Boston is installing solar powered “smart” benches in its public spaces. The design team behind the “Soofa” say it’s the bench of the future, giving park goers a comfortable seating area that doubles as a mobile phone charger. Sharon Reich has more.

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 8:59 pm

A cheetah cub and a puppy make friends

A cheetah cub, rejected by his mother, is paired with a domestic dog for companionship. Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 5:48 pm

Bug eaters unite in Tokyo

Insect eating club attracts enthusiastic insectivores with bug parties in Tokyo. Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 5:10 pm

Tango dancers put best feet forward

Tango stars from around the world vie for judges’ attention in salon tango competition as part of World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires. Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 4:52 pm

Big Ben clock puts on a new face

London’s famous Big Ben clock face gets a clean by a team of abseilers, while other experts carry out maintenance on the internal clock mechanics. Tara Cleary reports.

Posted on 18 August 2014 | 8:16 pm