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Pennsylvania shop owner makes deflated chocolate football

A "deflated" chocolate football called a "Bradie" Ball is on display at Sarris Candy store in in Canonsburg, Pa., on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Owner Bill Sarris says they came up with the idea to poke fun at the controversy surrounding under-inflated footballs on Tuesday. The display item isn't for sale. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic))CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania candy maker is getting a big kick out of the New England Patriots' scandal over some deflated footballs.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 10:02 pm

Zombie or miracle, Florida cat claws his way back from the dead

Handout of Bart the cat, recovering from a broken jaw and facial injuriesA cat in Florida is on the mend after clawing his way back from the dead, surfacing five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead, according to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Bart the cat is recovering from a broken jaw and facial injuries, said the agency on Wednesday, the day after he underwent surgery. The Humane Society is calling Bart a "miracle cat," while the ordeal earned him the nickname "zombie cat" on social media. Bart's seemingly lifeless body was buried after he was hit by a car earlier this month, local media said.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 9:40 pm

Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and crawled back from the dead — literally.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:54 pm

Maui fisherman reels in tiger shark, gets bitten

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A 20-year-old Maui fisherman is recovering after being bitten by an 8- to 10-foot tiger shark while he was trying to throw it back to sea.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:12 pm

Unions turn lights off on French prime minister

French Prime Minister Valls attends a news conference at his office in ParisAn inquiry was under way on Wednesday after French trade unionists turned the lights off on a keynote speech by Prime Minister Manuel Valls in protest at planned energy reforms. Valls was starting a speech to about 700 people in support of his Socialist party's candidate for a by-election on Tuesday night when the lights went out and his microphone turned silent. The electricity stayed off for about an hour, not just at the venue, but in the whole neighbourhood in Audincourt, eastern France. The mines and energy federation of France's militant CGT union said in a statement it supported the action.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:44 pm

Pet reptile not a lizard, Lithuanian student finds out

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A baby caiman has found a new home at a Lithuanian zoo after its previous owner tried to sell it online, apparently upon realizing that the pet reptile he was raising in his bathroom wasn’t a harmless lizard.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:28 pm

Firefighters rescue cows that took icy dip in Colorado pond

In this photo provided by the Fountain Fire Department, a cow walks away from an icy pond after firefighters, at left, rescued it and another cow that had plunged through the ice on the pond, in Fountain, Colo., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine said it was unclear how long the cows had been in the water before a motorist spotted them, but they're now doing fine. (AP Photo/Fountain Fire Department, Darin Anstine)FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters in Colorado have rescued two cows that plunged through the ice on a pond.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:51 pm

Wild kangaroos in Austria? At least 1, surviving in the snow

VIENNA (AP) — A kangaroo is on the loose in frigid and snowy Austria, hopping his way toward dispelling a famous slogan.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 3:41 pm

Expect tiny tuxes but no real puppy love at doggy weddings

FILE - This July 12, 2012 file photo dachshunds dressed for the occasion, Dee Dee, foreground left, and her cousin Clifford, foreground right, are held by their owner Valerie Diker, as they and other dogs and people wait for the start of the most expensive wedding for pets in New York. Doggy nuptials are gaining attention as Valentine’s Day approaches and people are finding new and unique ways to pamper their pets. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal "I do" reveal true puppy love.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 3:18 pm

Ohio man says dog got the best of would-be burglar

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A family in northern Ohio says a man trying to break into their home left behind a trail of blood after meeting their dog at the front door.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 1:18 pm

Weird News – Funny and strange news – How About That

Has an egg that looks like a chicken finally solved the age-old problem?

Businessman Simon Steer could not believe it when he cracked open an egg into a frying pan and it formed the perfect shape of a chicken

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 9:31 pm

Watch: Remote controlled car rescued by remote controlled tow truck

In a very strange viral video a remote controlled car is towed by a remote controlled truck after getting stuck in a partly frozen stream

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:18 pm

Pictures of the day: 28 January 2015

Juno storm aftermath, Beating Retreat in India and Costa stamp on Skrtel

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:20 pm

Watch: Elephants charge tourists’ car in Thailand

Watch the dramatic moment that an elephant charges at a car full of tourists in Thailand to protect its family

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 3:34 pm

Dog falls off moving speedboat in US

An excitable Jack Russell takes a impromptu swim when it tumbles off a moving speedboat in North Carolina, America

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 3:14 pm

Watch: Norwich bus driver tries 140-point turn

An embarrassed bus driver laboriously makes a 140-point-turn after getting stuck on a narrow street

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 2:44 pm

Yorkshire town gets tourist boast after Asian pop star’s wedding

Two venues in Selby have seen a sudden influx of Asian visitors

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 1:54 pm

Young mother reunited with mysterious train benefactor

Young mum Sammie Welch is reunited with Ken Saunders, the stranger who left her £5 and a note describing her as a “credit to her generation”, after watching her with her three-year-old son on a busy train

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 1:45 pm

Yellow car photobombs tourist pictures in pretty Cotswold village

Photographers take to Twitter to complain about snaps of Cotswold village of Bibury being ruined by the ‘ugly, yellow car’

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 1:25 pm

Hungry leopard showdown over a warthog captured on camera

Two male leopards engage in a protracted tug-of-war over a female warthog in South Africa as astonished tourists and rangers look on

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 12:50 pm

Reuters Video: Oddly Enough

The Puppy Bowl celebrates 11 years of fluffy football fun

Puppies from animal shelters around the U.S. compete in the 11th annual Puppy Bowl in New York City. Sharon Reich reports.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 10:27 pm

Amplifying tiny movements to visualize the invisible

A new video recording method that amplifies seemingly invisible motion could lead to a touch-free vital signs monitor, and offer a new tool for engineers to gauge stresses on bridges and tunnels in real time. Ben Gruber reports.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:24 pm

Red pandas frolic in the snow

Red pandas enjoy the snow in New York after a massive blizzard hit the Northeast. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 8:48 pm

Colombians thrilled that one of their own wins Miss Universe title

Colombians are overjoyed that a 22-year-old business student and model from Barranquilla, Colombia, was named Miss Universe. Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 6:56 pm

Sheep herded to create Australian flag

An Australian farmer uses the lure of food to herd sheep into the shape of the national flag. Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 6:39 pm

First ever World Marathon Challenge a runaway success

Seven marathons, seven continents and seven days – 12 runners take part in one of the toughest footraces in the world in the inaugural World Marathon Challenge. Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 6:39 pm

Thailand beach road becomes bed race track

Foreigners and local residents in Thailand’s seaside town of Pattaya turn a street into a race track for the Pattaya International Bed Race 2015. Tara Cleary reports.

Posted on 26 January 2015 | 7:23 pm

Rhino born at Copenhagen Zoo

Copenhagen Zoo welcomes its first rhino calf in more than three decades. Tara Cleary reports.

Posted on 26 January 2015 | 5:40 pm

Hector the robot mimics a giant stick insect

A robot based on a stick insect can navigate difficult terrain autonomously and adapt to its surroundings. Tara Cleary reports.

Posted on 26 January 2015 | 2:59 pm

Water fleas prepare for Space voyage

Scientists are preparing a group of water fleas for a unique voyage to the International Space Station. Jim Drury went to meet the team.

Posted on 26 January 2015 | 11:19 am