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California Burger King employee finds $100,000

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An assistant manager at a Northern California Burger King found a backpack loaded with about $100,000 in a booth, but so far no one has come forward to claim it.

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 8:35 pm

New breed of French protester: sheep

Sheep are seen during a protest in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. Shepherds from France demonstrated Thursday against the French policy that protects wolves that they say attack their herds. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)PARIS (AP) — Disgruntled farmers have brought their sheep to the Eiffel Tower to protest wolf attacks, and what they call the government's anti-farmer environmental policies.

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 6:38 pm

City’s ugly Christmas tree getting single red bulb

READING, Pa. (AP) — A much-maligned public Christmas tree in Pennsylvania is getting the Charlie Brown treatment.

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 6:34 pm

French farmers cry wolf over sheep killings

A shepherd bottle-feeds a young lamb in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris during a demonstration of shepherds against the protection of wolves in FrancePARIS (Reuters) – French farmers, who regularly bring livestock into Paris to punctuate their protests, drove some 250 sheep into the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday to highlight an unusual concern – that a growing wolf population is killing their flocks. Wolves were reintroduced to France in the 1990s under an international convention on wildlife conservation in Europe. There are now an estimated 300 wolves in the country and the number is growing each year. …

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 6:28 pm

Who’s behind Christmas tree at Paris’ Notre Dame?

The Christmas tree in front of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Tuesday Nov. 25, 2014. Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government. Amid high tensions between Russia and the West over violence in Ukraine, Russia’s ambassador to France says the “tree is a message of peace.” (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government.

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 1:20 pm

Brawny bearded brewers bare nearly all for charity

This undated photo provided by Brew Men Calendar, shows the front cover of the 2015 Brew Men Calendar featuring brewers from Sheboygan County, Wis. The 2015 Brew Men Calendar features brewing professionals from 3 Sheeps Brewing, 8th Street Ale Haus and Plymouth Brewing Co. Proceeds from calendar sales will be donated to the Movember Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on men's health issues, including prostate and testicular cancer. (AP Photo/Brew Men Calendar, Mike Wiesman) MANDATORY CREDITSHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — If hops make you hot, and you like your men like your beer — stout — these guys have just the thing for you.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 11:30 pm

Passengers in Russia’s Arctic give airliner a push

MOSCOW (AP) — In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 8:43 pm

Trooper: Driver is lucky dog food didn’t crush him

In this photo released by the Washington State Patrol, bags of dog food are strewn about after a semi-truck crashed off Interstate 5 Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Fife, Wash. Trooper Guy Gill says the driver will be charged with negligent driving. He admitted he was sleepy and there was no sign of breaking before the truck left the road and landed in a ditch. (AP Photo/Washington State Patrol)FIFE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say a semitruck driver is lucky he wasn't crushed by 50-pound bags of dog food when he fell asleep at the wheel, crashed into a ditch and spilled the kibble.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 7:51 pm

See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity

In this Nov. 6, 2014 photo, Shelah Barr of Happy Hounds Massage gives a massage to Dewie, 2, at the home of Laurie Ubben in San Francisco. Practitioners say massage can be a preventive measure for younger animals and rehabilitative for older ones by boosting flexibility, circulation and immunity. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)PHOENIX (AP) — Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 7:30 pm

Residents asking why city smells like cat urine

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Residents are hoping tests on air samples can explain why their western Pennsylvania city smells like cat urine.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 5:06 pm

Weird News – Funny and strange news – How About That

Zoo serves up Thanksgiving feast for Lemurs

A zoo in Illinois decides to treat its resident Lemurs to a mock Thanksgiving turkey roast






Posted on 27 November 2014 | 8:13 pm

French farmers cry wolf over sheep killings

Farmers in France have released sheep under the Eiffel Tower to protest against a growing wolf problem






Posted on 27 November 2014 | 7:50 pm

Twitter misrepresents the real world, computer scientists warn

Social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest, are populated by a very narrow section of society, scientists warn






Posted on 27 November 2014 | 7:00 pm

Star Wars: is this the ultimate fan?

David Eger uses Star Wars figures to recreate film posters, album covers and historic moments






Posted on 27 November 2014 | 6:38 pm

In pictures: Star Wars costumes for dogs

Time for Luke Sky-walkies with a range of Star Wars-inspired canine costumes






Posted on 27 November 2014 | 6:30 pm

Watch: Driver has brutal crash when overtaking vehicle in Russia

Risk-taking driver attempts a very dangerous spot of overtaking in Russia






Posted on 27 November 2014 | 5:18 pm

Watch: GoPro Camera goes through a deadly electron beam irradiator

A PhD student uses a radiation-shielded GoPro camera to record the inside of an industrial irradiator






Posted on 27 November 2014 | 4:32 pm

Chinese millionaire builds free luxury homes for entire village where he grew up

Businessman Xiong Shuihua said he had ‘more money than he knew what to do with’






Posted on 27 November 2014 | 3:28 pm

Watch: Moment Canadian gangsters break out of prison in a helicopter in Quebec

Video shows the dramatic moment that three Canadian gangsters escape from prison in a helicopter that lands in the Orsainville Detention Centre’s yard






Posted on 27 November 2014 | 3:13 pm

Pictures of the day: 27 November 2014

A cow in a jumper, a leaping shark and Obama pardons a turkey






Posted on 27 November 2014 | 3:10 pm

Reuters Video: Oddly Enough

NYC department stores unveil their holiday window displays

From spacey to spectacular, stores kick off the shopping season with extravagant window displays. Sharon Reich reports.


Posted on 26 November 2014 | 9:26 pm

25 years on, Operation Smile helps children in Vietnam heal

Operation Smile, provides free surgery to repair facial deformities for children in Vietnam, to mark first groundbreaking mission 25 years ago. Sharon Reich reports.








Posted on 26 November 2014 | 8:10 pm

Boehner talks turkey

House Speaker John Boehner releases a video in which he reveals the secret ingredient of his special recipe for “The Boehner Brine”. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)


Posted on 26 November 2014 | 5:05 pm

Thailand hosts the largest gathering of Santa’s Elves

More than one thousand-seven hundred Thai students set a new Guinness World Records for the largest gathering of Santa’s little helpers in Bangkok. Elly Park reports.








Posted on 25 November 2014 | 8:36 pm

Buffalo on a rampage injures 14 in China

A water buffalo goes on a rampage in southwest China, injuring 14 people and damaging vehicles, state media reports. Rough cut (No reporter narration).


Posted on 25 November 2014 | 8:22 pm

World’s biggest Christmas tree lights up in Germany

The German city of Dortmund hosts the “World’s largest Christmas tree” — according to the organisers of the city of Dortmund. Elly Park reports.








Posted on 25 November 2014 | 5:59 pm

Flying enthusiast converts real-life aircraft cockpit into simulator

A virtual flying enthusiast converts parts of a written-off Airbus aircraft into a working flight simulator in his northern Slovenian home. Jim Drury reports.


Posted on 25 November 2014 | 11:29 am

Yellow-spotted turtles rescued from trafficking

Hundreds of Amazon River turtles released into the wild in Peru. Sharon Reich reports.


Posted on 24 November 2014 | 10:17 pm

Deadly Japanese pufferfish discovered in Crimean waters

The capture of deadly Japanese pufferfish in the waters of Crimea is causing concern for fishermen and scientists alike. Sharon Reich reports.








Posted on 24 November 2014 | 9:07 pm

Vintage cars roll through Pakistan

From Thunder birds to Buicks, a line-up of classic and vintage cars parade through Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad. Sharon Reich reports.


Posted on 24 November 2014 | 7:01 pm