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Ohio woman’s search for birth mother leads to co-worker

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 38-year-old woman’s quest to find her birth mother ended in a surprising place — the company where she works.

Posted on 19 April 2015 | 1:18 am

New England Aquarium offering penguins ‘honeymoon suites’

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Aquarium wants its endangered African penguins to get a little steamy.

Posted on 18 April 2015 | 4:22 pm

Highway abuzz with millions of bees after big truck tips

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could.

Posted on 18 April 2015 | 6:09 am

Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict.

Posted on 18 April 2015 | 12:34 am

Colorado law enforcement switches message to safe pot use

In this photograph taken Thursday, April 16, 2015, reporter Trevor Hughes gets a closer look as smoke billows out of the windows of a car used in a campaign by the Colorado Department of Transportation to fight stoned driving during a demonstration in southeast Denver. Colorado authorities will take the car right to the targted demographic--males aged 21 to 34--this weekend when tens of thousands are expected at public rallies and concerts in observation of the 4/20 marijuana holiday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — Breaking from decades of "Just Say No"-type messaging about marijuana use, Colorado law enforcement officials are starting a new campaign designed to promote safe marijuana use.

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 8:50 pm

2 minor league baseball teams to test game with 5-pitch rule

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — This isn’t your grandparents’ baseball game.

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 7:53 pm

NY woman tackles pothole problem by planting pansies there

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman has taken on the post-winter pothole problem in her hometown by filling in the eyesores with pansies.

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 6:15 pm

Northern Illinois University offers ‘Game of Thrones’ course

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series “Game of Thrones.”

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 5:59 pm

State plans to kill bear family of 5 in Alaska neighborhood

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials say they plan to kill a family of five black bears that’s been roaming through an Anchorage neighborhood for a second year.

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 5:35 pm

Buffalo herd roams Arkansas city neighborhoods

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Two buffaloes are on the run in a central Arkansas city after authorities failed to round up all of an escaped herd.

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 2:22 pm

Weird News – Funny and strange news – How About That

Can you find your doppelganger in a day?

Using social media and specialist apps, Maxine Frith tracked down her doppelgänger in a few hours. But what about her six other lookalikes still out there somewhere…?

Posted on 19 April 2015 | 6:05 am

What if ‘Gone Girl’ moved to Zurich…?

Hausfrau, a novel about a bored ex-pat’s wife who seeks illicit affairs in Switzerland’s banking belt, has got locals all steamed up – and is set to be the big beach-read of the summer

Posted on 19 April 2015 | 6:05 am

Watch: Kelly Slater suffers a spectacular wipeout in Australia

Watch as 11 time World Champion surfer, Kelly Slater, suffers a dramatic wipeout during a competition in Australia

Posted on 18 April 2015 | 4:28 pm

Orphaned wild bear cub adopted by Russian family

Things looked bleak for this cute Russian bear cub after its mother was killed by poachers, but luckily it’s been adopted by a local family

Posted on 18 April 2015 | 3:08 pm

‘Pushy’ parent sends ‘most demanding 1st birthday invite ever’

Mother asks guests to bring specific presents for her son, and to include the receipt

Posted on 18 April 2015 | 2:46 pm

Perfect 100-carat diamond goes up for auction

Sotherby’s prepares to auction a rare 100-carat diamond which could fetch £16.5m

Posted on 18 April 2015 | 2:32 pm

Watch: Giant jellyfish ‘invade’ sea off Cornwall coast

Video shows swarms of barrel jellyfish in the sea off Falmouth Bay due to UK’s recent warm weather

Posted on 18 April 2015 | 12:45 pm

Quiz: how Royal are you?

In honour of the Queen’s birthday next week, and the soon-to-be-born Royal baby number two, take our quiz to find out how royal you really are.

Posted on 18 April 2015 | 7:00 am

Could you track down your doppelganger?

As Dublin City University student Niamh Geaney finds her twin stranger through social media in just 16 days, Sarah Knapton investigates the science behind the unusual coincidence

Posted on 18 April 2015 | 6:05 am

The week in pictures: 17th April 2015

A round-up of our favourite photographs of the week

Posted on 18 April 2015 | 5:00 am

Reuters Video: Oddly Enough

Life-size replica of American Revolution frigate ready to set sail

A life-size replica of the French navy frigate that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to America prepares for its maiden voyage to the United States. Elly Park reports.

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 8:44 pm

Scientists create self-powering camera

American scientists build a self-powering camera that captures images without using an external power source, allowing it to operate indefinitely in a well-lit environment. Elly Park reports.

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 8:08 pm

Russian family adopts bear cub left on doorstep

A Russian family has adopted a baby bear left orphaned after his mother was killed by poachers. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 6:02 pm

No sex please, just cutesy flirting and strawberries for China’s online hostesses

In China’s online hostessing world, men find virtual company and the women can find riches. Sharon Reich reports.

Posted on 16 April 2015 | 7:33 pm

Cleaners find ancient Peru mummy

Cleaners in Peru stumble across an ancient mummy mysteriously dumped near rubbish in the pre-Incan city of Chan Chan. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Posted on 16 April 2015 | 2:18 am

Crocodile bites golfer in Australia

A golfer in Australia gets bitten on the leg by a crocodile while playing golf. Julie Noce reports.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 10:58 am

Chimpanzee knocks drone out of sky with stick in Netherlands zoo

A go-pro camera captures the moment a chimpanzee uses a stick to destroy a drone flying around an ape enclosure in a Netherlands zoo. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 5:08 am

Manuscript by Nazi code breaker Alan Turing sells for $1 million

Alan Turing’s notebook containing the foundations of mathematics and computer science sells at auction for $1,025,000 (USD). Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 9:39 pm

Spiderman scales tallest tower with 90 degree twist in Dubai

A French climber famous for reaching new heights scales the world’s tallest twisted building in Dubai. Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 6:53 pm

Cool competition at the North Pole Marathon

Petr Vabrousek and Heather Hawkins secure wins in the world’s coolest race, the North Pole Marathon. Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 5:36 pm