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Posted on 26 November 2015 | 12:04 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal wildlife officials say the world’s oldest known seabird has returned to Midway Atoll.
Posted on 26 November 2015 | 1:28 am
David Charles, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to six charges including receiving stolen property, and burglary in a Marion County court where Magistrate Amy Barbar sentenced him to one year of home detention and two years of probation, county prosecutor spokesman Anthony Deer said. Charles on multiple occasions broke into the Indiana Medical History Museum to steal jars of brains and other human tissue, according to Marion County prosecutor’s office.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 11:20 pm
By Denis Dyomkin YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday inaugurated a museum dedicated to Boris Yeltsin, the former president whose legacy, many former Yeltsin associates say, Putin has spent the past 15 years dismantling. When an ailing and unpopular Yeltsin announced on New Year's Eve 1999 that he was stepping down, he anointed Putin as his successor but since then the Russian leader has distanced himself from his predecessor. The ceremony to inaugurate the museum threw up some awkward moments when memories of the Yeltsin era — a period of dismantling Soviet rule, embracing the West and rushing headlong to a market economy — rubbed up against the different realities of Putin's Russia.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 10:31 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in suburban Phoenix say a handcuffed and shackled inmate was seriously injured after he kicked out a window in a police transport van on a freeway and jumped out of the moving vehicle.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 10:06 pm
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man bringing in his trash can from the street found a human skull in the front yard of his home and called police.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 9:58 pm
A woman who worked as a county government clerk in Ohio was fined $1,000 and given a nine-month suspended sentence for trashing a former supervisor’s office cubicle with glitter, toilet tissue and “silly string,” officials said on Wednesday. Samantha Lockhart, 25, was sentenced on Tuesday by a judge in Akron, Ohio, a prosecutor’s spokesman said. At her trial, jurors heard evidence that Lockhart dumped glitter, silly string and unknown powder across the employee’s desk, damaging a computer and other equipment, said James Pollack, spokesman for the Summit County prosecutor’s office.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 9:51 pm
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 9:12 pm
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) – A Georgia sheriff has staked out his ground in the U.S. culture wars by posting a large sign cautioning visitors that his community is proud to be "politically incorrect." "WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect," reads the sign posted on Tuesday under a welcome banner and the official seal of the county, located in central Georgia near the border with Alabama. "We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. "If this offends you … LEAVE!" Sheriff Mike Jolley said the concept was suggested by his staff members, who "saw the verbiage on the Internet somewhere." The elected sheriff, a U.S. Army retiree who has been in the position for 23 years, personally paid for the $553 sign, which includes an image of the county's official seal.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 7:27 pm
Belgium’s tourist boards have latched onto a social media craze of cats that gave Brussels light relief during a tense five-day security lockdown in the wake of militant attacks in Paris. Images of the city’s streets deserted as security forces hunted suspected Islamist militants have dealt a blow to Belgium’s tourism industry, with hotels reporting many cancellations. When police on Sunday asked the public in Brussels not to share details of their operations on social media, Belgians took to tweeting each other pictures of their cats.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 5:26 pm
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A former clerk at an Ohio county’s fiscal office has been fined $1,000 for trashing a co-worker’s office with glitter and purple Silly String.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 4:16 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An Idaho homeowners association has backed down from threats to sue a man whose extreme Christmas light display last year bothered neighbors.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 2:48 pm
Strait-laced Singapore has slashed the number of publications it bans to 17 from a previous 257, allowing some communist and adult topics, but kept a prohibition on Jehovah’s Witnesses publications. Newly permitted books include “Fanny Hill”, a British novel published in 1748 said to be the first erotic novel in English, and “The Long March”, a Chinese communist history. A number of the de-gazetted publications were out of print or were permissible under today’s content standards, the Media Development Authority said in an emailed statement explaining the changes.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 11:18 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Southern California authorities are looking for a wedding thief who steals wallets, credit cards and other valuables on the couple’s happiest day without so much as an “I do.”
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 2:40 am
A newborn with his umbilical cord still attached was found lying in a manger at a New York church, police said on Tuesday. At Holy Child Jesus Church in the borough of Queens on Monday, the custodian found the crying infant wrapped in towels in the indoor nativity scene he had set up just before his lunch break, a New York police spokesman said. Father Christopher Ryan Heanue, one of the priests at the church, said he and others placed a clean towel around the baby while waiting for paramedics to show up.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 1:31 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A California man sent 20 dozen coconut doughnuts to police officers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as payback for getting kicked out of a Badger football game.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 1:10 am
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 1:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania teenager’s family says he accidentally ran all 26.2 miles of the Philadelphia Marathon because he missed a turn on his half-marathon course.
Posted on 24 November 2015 | 7:19 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Days before Thanksgiving, a wild turkey chose an opportune time to show up on the doorstep of an Orlando church, appearing to seek shelter.
Posted on 24 November 2015 | 6:59 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Even amid warnings about Western infiltration, the famed fictional British spy James Bond still found a way to get into Iran.
Posted on 24 November 2015 | 3:44 pm
ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A former University of Connecticut student who went on a drunken, obscenity-laced tirade about jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese applied for probation Monday.
Posted on 23 November 2015 | 9:23 pm
Posted on 23 November 2015 | 8:03 pm
CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) — A university in Vermont says the costume for its green-caped Spartan mascot has been found unharmed in the football stadium after it was reported missing.
Posted on 23 November 2015 | 6:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National Weather Service says an instrument that fell from the sky, prompting a Philadelphia bomb squad response, weighed about a pound and had been launched with a weather balloon about 165 miles away.
Posted on 23 November 2015 | 4:40 pm
What police force would start playing along with a practical joke when the capital is facing its highest state of alert and its most-wanted fugitive is still on the run? Right! This is surreal Belgium.
Posted on 23 November 2015 | 4:22 pm