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Cloud of pot smoke puts Colorado high school on partial lockdown

November 7, 2014 - 2:34pm
DENVER (Reuters) - A high school in Colorado, one of the first two U.S. states to legalize recreational marijuana use, was put on partial lockdown on Friday after a student's weed pipe filled a classroom with pot smoke, the school said.

PETA criticizes 'Eaten Alive' TV show for animal cruelty

November 7, 2014 - 12:54pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Animal rights group PETA has slammed the Discovery Channel's 'Eaten Alive' show, which claims it will show a man being eaten alive by an anaconda, as a publicity stunt that will torment the snake.

'Cannibal' tries to eat woman in British murder case: reports

November 7, 2014 - 4:48am
LONDON (Reuters) - British police confronted a man trying to eat the eyeball and face of a woman and used a stun gun on the cannibal who later died, local media quoted witnesses as saying.

Indian plane hits stray buffalo during take-off

November 6, 2014 - 10:53pm
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian airliner crashed into a stray buffalo during take-off from the western city of Surat although no passengers or crew were hurt, the plane's operator, SpiceJet Ltd, said on Friday.

A mere 2 million rats make New York City home, statistician says

November 6, 2014 - 3:55pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - There may be 8 million stories in the Big Apple, but one of them - that New York City is home to 8 million rats, or one for every human resident - is probably a tall tale, according to research by a Columbia University statistician.

Bargain Florida home comes complete with corpse

November 6, 2014 - 3:01pm
ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - William Wilson thought it suspicious that the doors of a long-vacant home he bought at auction on Tuesday in southwest Florida were chained from the inside.

Deceased Washington state legislator headed for re-election

November 5, 2014 - 2:38pm
SEATTLE (Reuters) - An incumbent Democratic state representative in Washington was headed for a decisive re-election victory on Wednesday even though he died last week, results indicate.

Former NY Mayor Bloomberg cancels purchase of insulting web domains

November 4, 2014 - 4:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called off the purchase of a slew of website domain names that insult and belittle him and his work, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

New York woman accused of plotting death of daughter's ex-boyfriend

November 4, 2014 - 2:43pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York woman is facing charges of trying to hire a hit man to kill her daughter's ex-boyfriend and feed his body to alligators, according to police and jail officials.

New York woman accused of plotting death of daughter's ex-boyfriend

November 4, 2014 - 2:34pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York woman is facing charges of trying to hire a hit man to kill her daughter's ex-boyfriend and feed his body to alligators, according to police and jail officials.

Bag of meth found in 8-year-old California girl's Halloween candy

November 4, 2014 - 12:33pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police in the San Francisco Bay area were seeking clues on Tuesday as to how a plastic bag of methamphetamine turned up in the Halloween candy of an 8-year-old girl.

Connecticut man charged with trying to eat his DWI results

November 4, 2014 - 10:15am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Connecticut man accused of snatching his DWI test results and attempting to eat them was charged with obstruction and criminal tampering, police said.

Dallas Zoo sells rights to name baby giraffe for $50,000

November 3, 2014 - 11:42am
DALLAS (Reuters) - The Dallas Zoo has sold the naming rights for a recently born giraffe for $50,000 to a bidder who asked to remain nameless, a zoo official said on Monday.

Istanbul cafe handed hefty fine after Erdogan scolds smoker

November 3, 2014 - 11:15am
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An Istanbul cafe was fined 6,000 lira ($2,680) on Monday after President Tayyip Erdogan scolded one of its clients from the street below for smoking and demanded the establishment be punished.

'Plastic' Halloween skulls found in Connecticut are human remains

October 31, 2014 - 4:46pm
MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A pair of Connecticut junk haulers was stunned to learn on Friday that two skulls picked up at the cluttered home of a deceased man on the day before Halloween were human remains, not made of plastic as they had thought.

'Subway Diet' failure led to Subway robbery, Alabama suspect tells police

October 31, 2014 - 1:41pm
(Reuters) - A suspect in an armed robbery of a Subway sandwich restaurant in Alabama told investigators he acted out of anger because of his failed "Subway Diet," police said on Friday.

Parachutist rescued from Missouri radio tower

October 31, 2014 - 11:34am
(Reuters) - A man's plan to leap from a Missouri radio tower south of St. Louis went awry when his parachute got stuck on a supporting wire, leaving him suspended 155 feet above the ground, a fire official said on Friday.

Fed's George to send BBQ sauce to San Francisco Fed chief after Giants win

October 30, 2014 - 4:00pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George plans to send San Francisco Fed President John Williams some local barbecue sauce to commemorate his home team's World Series victory, spokesmen for the banks said on Thursday.

Police led to Alabama drug suspect by his dog

October 30, 2014 - 1:51pm
BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Police in Alabama found a suspected drug dealer who was hiding in tall grass near his home after the man's dog, tail wagging enthusiastically, led officers to him, police said on Thursday.

Man who vanished from Denver NFL game said he 'had his fill of football'

October 29, 2014 - 11:36am
DENVER (Reuters) - A man who vanished during a National Football League game in Denver last week only to be found safe days later told police afterward that he had had his "fill of football" and had wanted to go somewhere warmer, authorities said on Wednesday.