Friday February 24th 2017

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Minneapolis women line up for 'she persisted' tattoos

Minneapolis women line up for 'she persisted' tattoosMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — So many women showed up at a Minneapolis tattoo parlor for a permanent reminder of female solidarity that it had to turn away some latecomers.


Posted on 24 February 2017 | 12:05 am

Zoo: Live video of giraffe giving birth was labeled explicit

Zoo: Live video of giraffe giving birth was labeled explicitHARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The owner of a New York zoo planning to live-stream a giraffe giving birth says the video feed was briefly removed from YouTube because animal rights activists labeled it sexually explicit.


Posted on 23 February 2017 | 3:51 pm

Woman's sassy obit warns people to wait to claim her stuff

Woman's sassy obit warns people to wait to claim her stuffCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of a 91-year-old Ohio woman who died this week are giving her the last word with a sassy, occasionally profane obituary that starts with the basics — "I was born. I lived. I died." — and instructs people to "wait the appropriate amount of time" before trying to claim her stuff.


Posted on 23 February 2017 | 1:33 pm

Henryetta abolishes decades-old dance ban

Henryetta abolishes decades-old dance banHENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) — Kick off the Sunday shoes: Dancing in public is now legal throughout Henryetta.


Posted on 23 February 2017 | 1:22 pm

Correction: France-Michelin Mistake story

Correction: France-Michelin Mistake storyBOURGES, France (AP) — In a story Feb. 22 about a restaurant mistakenly given a Michelin star, The Associated Press misspelled its name. The restaurant's name is "Le Bouche a Oreille," and not "Le Bouche a Oreilles."


Posted on 23 February 2017 | 12:59 pm

Japanese men hold competition to celebrate baldness

Japanese men hold competition to celebrate baldnessBy Megumi Lim TSURUTA CITY, JAPAN (Reuters) – More than 30 bald men gathered at a hot spring facility in Tsuruta City, Japan, on Wednesday to show off their hairless heads and have fun. Members of the city’s Bald Men Club took turns competing in a unique game of tug-of-war by sticking a suction cup, which is attached to a single red rope, to each of their heads. “I think I need to ice it!” Masatomo Sasaki, 64, a first-time participant at the tournament, said he used to feel insecure about his baldness but now feels differently.


Posted on 22 February 2017 | 8:29 pm

Cute calf video draws activists fearful of animal's fate

Cute calf video draws activists fearful of animal's fateCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — So much for sharing the good news about a newborn calf named Pitcher Diego.


Posted on 22 February 2017 | 6:08 pm

Altar in Mexico town hides illegal fuel tap

Altar in Mexico town hides illegal fuel tapMEXICO CITY (AP) — Altars to the Virgin of Guadalupe are ubiquitous at businesses across Mexico. Now federal police say one has even been used in a gasoline smuggling racket in the central state of Puebla.


Posted on 22 February 2017 | 5:10 pm

Cops: Philly man made up abduction story to spur theft probe

Cops: Philly man made up abduction story to spur theft probePHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a man made up a story that he had been carjacked with a child in his vehicle because he wanted police to work more urgently to find the car.


Posted on 22 February 2017 | 2:01 pm

Ohio policeman answers girl's request for math homework help

Ohio policeman answers girl's request for math homework helpMARION, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 10-year-old Ohio girl who messaged police on Facebook for help with math homework says the responding officer's engaging approach is what counts, though his math was a little off.


Posted on 22 February 2017 | 1:39 pm

Man who smashed Trump star to pay damages, serve probation

Man who smashed Trump star to pay damages, serve probationLOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism.


Posted on 21 February 2017 | 11:58 pm

Bull that led police chase after slaughterhouse escape dies

Bull that led police chase after slaughterhouse escape diesNEW YORK (AP) — A plucky bull escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through the streets on Tuesday only to die on its way to a shelter.


Posted on 21 February 2017 | 11:43 pm

Lieutenant governor gets resignation letter _ from husband

Lieutenant governor gets resignation letter _ from husbandTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's lieutenant governor has received a letter of resignation — from her husband.


Posted on 21 February 2017 | 10:41 pm

Follow that horse: German police track manure to culprit

Follow that horse: German police track manure to culpritBERLIN (AP) — Police in Bavaria say they were able to track down a man responsible for a hit-and-run by following the hoof prints and manure left behind by the horse pulling his carriage.


Posted on 21 February 2017 | 6:14 pm

Kellogg's unveils Pop-Tarts pizza, tacos at NYC cafe

Kellogg's unveils Pop-Tarts pizza, tacos at NYC cafeNEW YORK (AP) — Pop-Tarts might not just be for breakfast anymore.


Posted on 21 February 2017 | 6:03 pm

Police: NY man with chain saw cuts through door, hurts boss

Police: NY man with chain saw cuts through door, hurts bossLYONS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 29-year-old man used a chain saw to cut through a door at his boss's upstate New York home, causing severe injuries to the employer's hand.


Posted on 21 February 2017 | 4:53 pm

Avalanche in Arctic Norway tosses kids around, no injuries

Avalanche in Arctic Norway tosses kids around, no injuriesCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A resident in Arctic Norway says four adults and two children were inside a house when an avalanche hit, knocking the building off its foundations, but all managed to get out safely.


Posted on 21 February 2017 | 3:33 pm

Mom mails garbage to college student who didn't empty trash

Mom mails garbage to college student who didn't empty trashNEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania college student got a reminder to take out the trash when his mother sent him some garbage in a care package.


Posted on 21 February 2017 | 2:16 pm

Single mom dresses the part at 'Dads and Donuts' event

Single mom dresses the part at 'Dads and Donuts' eventST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A single mom is generating attention online after she donned a mustache, dressed up like a dad for a school breakfast event and posed for photos with her son.


Posted on 20 February 2017 | 8:38 pm

Jeep stuck in sand dune for 40 years to be removed this week

Jeep stuck in sand dune for 40 years to be removed this weekTRURO, Mass. (AP) — A Jeep that has been stuck inside a Massachusetts sand dune for 40 years is set to be removed.


Posted on 20 February 2017 | 8:05 pm

Trump wigs in big demand during Carnival season in Austria

Trump wigs in big demand during Carnival season in AustriaPFAFSTAETTEN, Austria (AP) — So many people want to be Donald Trump this Carnival season in Austria that some costume shops have run out of wigs mimicking the U.S. president's memorable hairstyle.


Posted on 20 February 2017 | 6:34 pm

American flag has 51 stars for Pence visit to European Union

American flag has 51 stars for Pence visit to European UnionBRUSSELS (AP) — The Star-Spangled Banner looked more starry than usual during one of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's appearances in Brussels.


Posted on 20 February 2017 | 6:16 pm

Cops warn of cows trying to sell dairy products after escape

Cops warn of cows trying to sell dairy products after escapeSUFFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police in a Connecticut town are reminding people to not open their doors to "any unfamiliar cattle" after a pair of cows escaped from their pen and were found near the front door of a home a couple of houses away.


Posted on 20 February 2017 | 6:19 am

Misspelled note on pickup apologizes for 'anger isusesh'

Misspelled note on pickup apologizes for 'anger isusesh'CARBONDALE, Colo. (AP) — Police in western Colorado say a man battered somebody else's pickup with a baseball bat and then left a note acknowledging he had anger issues.


Posted on 19 February 2017 | 11:42 pm

Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids

Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kidsPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Some joggers weren't joking when they said they were going out for a "brief run."


Posted on 19 February 2017 | 2:08 am

BBC News – Also in the News

Artist plans mock ‘Pray for Sweden’ event at embassy

Organiser says the ironic event is a protest against fake news.

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 2:28 pm

Hairdryers used to strike blow against speeders in Hopeman

Villagers dressed in fluorescent jackets point hairdryers at cars to mimic police using speed cameras to deter fast drivers.

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 1:20 pm

Moscow to demolish 8,000 Soviet-era housing blocks

Plans to rehouse more than a million people in massive clearance of Soviet-era homes.

Posted on 22 February 2017 | 3:23 pm

German council asks veggie event to serve sausages

Councillors unhappy about absence of sausage stalls at German Earth Day festival.

Posted on 22 February 2017 | 12:21 pm

‘Time-saving’ toilet finder app for Japanese workers

App helps Japanese employees find a vacant cubicle.

Posted on 21 February 2017 | 2:14 pm

New Zealand garden gnome thefts ‘fund meth trade’

Police say hundreds of garden ornaments pinched to raise cash for drugs deals.

Posted on 21 February 2017 | 12:34 pm

Japan police offer martial arts classes for tourists

Judo and kendo classes aim to build trust and improve officers’ English.

Posted on 20 February 2017 | 3:03 pm

Moldova art exhibit illustrates $1bn banking fraud

Huge piles of imitation banknotes represent the biggest known bank fraud in Moldova’s history.

Posted on 17 February 2017 | 3:01 pm

Belarus sports writer eats own paper after losing bet

Belarusian journalist literally eats his own words after Dinamo Minsk make it to ice hockey league play-offs.

Posted on 17 February 2017 | 11:48 am

Cancer charity seeks help for sunburn-prone Danes abroad

Danish Cancer Society campaign asks people in five countries to help Danes stay safe in the sun.

Posted on 8 February 2017 | 1:19 pm