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Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:46 pm

Nebraska trucker returns bull mastiff to Arizona

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:32 pm

102 Snakes Found in Home in Canada

Recently a family in Regina, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, discovered a few small snakes in their basement and called the local wildlife rehab agency.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 5:49 pm

Man’s ashes to be scattered in fireworks display

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father’s ashes, anyway.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 5:00 pm

UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

In this image made available by South Wales Police shows a video image Alan Knight,of Swansea south Wales, right, in a supermarket in Bishopís Cleeve in western England in June 2014. Alan Knight a fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets. Alan Knight of Swansea, Wales, stole more than 40,000 pounds ($64,000) from the bank account of an elderly neighbor with Alzheimer's disease, prosecutors said. (AP Photo/South Wales Police)LONDON (AP) — He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 4:35 pm

Woman says she sold pot to help raise grandkids

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 4:27 pm

Bobcat that escaped from New Jersey home captured

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat has been recaptured after its latest escape from its owner’s southern New Jersey home.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 2:47 pm

Pennsylvania man in trouble for painting Main St

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Some people paint the town. A western Pennsylvania man just painted a little stretch of Main Street, and now he’s in trouble for it.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 2:00 pm

Macedonia police: Man robs graves for gold teeth

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia may have found its ultimate gold digger.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 1:35 pm

Elusive bobcat again escapes from New Jersey home

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner’s southern New Jersey home is again on the loose.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:59 pm

Weird News – Funny and strange news – How About That

Supermarket trick: ‘I save £1,000 a year – and don’t even buy basic’

These shopping tips and loopholes could slash your food bill by hundreds of pounds a year. Samantha Shelford, a mother of one from Essex, tells Telegraph Money how she does it






Posted on 23 October 2014 | 7:00 am

London photographer captures priceless expressions of people drinking shots

London photographer captures priceless expressions of people drinking shots






Posted on 23 October 2014 | 5:00 am

Watch: House donkey relaxes on sofa with human friend

Dementia the pet donkey chills out on a sofa with her owner at home






Posted on 22 October 2014 | 3:59 pm

Watch: Police chase runaway horse in New York streets

Footage shows police driving behind a horse on the loose in New York






Posted on 22 October 2014 | 3:38 pm

GoPro: Through the eyes of a child who loses toy in indoor playground

See what it’s like to be a child again in GoPro footage of an indoor playzone adventure where a girl briefly loses her toy amid the excitement






Posted on 22 October 2014 | 2:54 pm

Pictures of the day: 22 October 2014

Backwards waterfall, a massive fry up and Kim Jong-un






Posted on 22 October 2014 | 2:52 pm

Watch: Kids cry tears of joy when mother finds missing cat

Mother finds family cat and brings it home to her children who can’t quite hold back their tears of happiness






Posted on 22 October 2014 | 1:49 pm

Marriage proposal accepted in police car after crash

Man’s engagement ring surprise in police patrol car after couple cheat death in crash in Somerset






Posted on 22 October 2014 | 1:43 pm

Chewbacca breaks up Batgirl v Mr Incredible fight – but was it staged?

Freddy Kruger and Wally stepped in after Mr Incredible ‘attacked’ Batgirl on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:29 pm

Watch: Extreme winds blow lorry off motorway in Iceland

Lorry driver in Hellisheiði, Iceland is helpless to 50mph winds that push his lorry off a motorway

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:22 pm

Reuters Video: Oddly Enough

Christie’s opens new Shanghai office

Christie’s inaugurates its new Shanghai auction house with a preview of sales of over 60 pieces of Asian and Western 20th Century and Contemporary Art. Elly Park reports.








Posted on 22 October 2014 | 8:58 pm

San Diego Zoo’s white rhinos provide hope for the critically endangered species

The pair of rare white northern rhinos bring hope for their species as only six remain in the world. Elly Park reports.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 7:10 pm

Robots to fly planes where humans can’t

Researchers in South Korea are developing a robotic pilot that could potentially replace humans in the cockpit. Unlike drones and autopilot programs which are configured for specific aircraft, the robots’ humanoid design will allow it to fly any type of plane with no additional sensors. Ben Gruber reports.








Posted on 21 October 2014 | 4:12 pm

Ebola Halloween getup stirs controversy

A costume company in California is stirring controversy with its new “Ebola Containment Suit” Halloween costume, which it insists is within the spirit of the holiday. Tara Cleary reports.


Posted on 21 October 2014 | 3:54 pm

Cuddly Ebola toy almost wiped out

All three versions of an Ebola virus toy are sold out on a website that markets plush dolls of microscopic organisms. Tara Cleary reports.


Posted on 20 October 2014 | 5:28 pm

Weekly animal round up

A menagerie of pets are brought to Lima for the annual “Blessing of the Animals” mass, a Polish man cares for injured hedgehogs, and workers in hazmat suits play with an Ebola patient’s dog, all in this week’s animal roundup. Jillian Kitchener reports.








Posted on 18 October 2014 | 6:08 pm

New MoMA exhibit cut out for Matisse

The French master’s late series of colorful cut-outs is the subject of a new show at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Elly Park reports.


Posted on 16 October 2014 | 9:24 pm

New "Orient Express" connects Hungary to Iran

A luxury train runs from Budapest to Tehran reminding passengers of the days of the Orient Express. Elly Park reports.








Posted on 16 October 2014 | 7:51 pm

London’s Frieze art fair tests your senses

The 12th edition of Frieze London tests your senses with a nuclear soup, performance art and giant floats. Elly Park reports.


Posted on 16 October 2014 | 4:13 pm

Paris streets become gallery for Plato-inspired sculptures

French sculptor Etienne unveils a collection of seven works in the historic Saint-Germain district in Paris. Elly Park reports.








Posted on 15 October 2014 | 8:09 pm