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Mouse hunt delays Norwegian flight to New York

October 29, 2014 - 6:26am
OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle, already plagued by costly flight delays on its long-haul routes, was forced to delay a flight to New York by five hours on Tuesday because of a hunt for a mouse in the cockpit.






Britain's 'Naked Rambler' loses legal battle to reveal all

October 28, 2014 - 4:46am
STRASBOURG France (Reuters) - A British man who has spent a total of seven years in jail for going naked in public lost his legal battle to wear no clothes on Tuesday as Europe's human rights court told him he must respect the feelings of others.

Florida man shoots 400-pound bear breaking into his house

October 24, 2014 - 4:40pm
ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man shot and killed a 400-pound (180-kg) black bear after it broke into his house two nights in a row to get to a bag of dog food, a state wildlife officer said on Friday.






Thousands raised to buy car for Pennsylvania sniper's lookalike

October 24, 2014 - 11:34am
EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Jim Tully's hours-long walks to and from work in the Pocono Mountains, where he has been repeatedly stopped by police in a case of mistaken identity in the manhunt for a Pennsylvania cop killer, may be coming to an end.

Romanian princess, husband sentenced for Oregon cockfighting ring

October 23, 2014 - 1:52pm
PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A princess fifth in line for the Romanian throne and her husband who admitted running a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon have both sentenced to probation and ordered to forfeit $200,000 from the sale of the property, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.






Woman who gouged her eyes in California sues over viral photo

October 22, 2014 - 5:56pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A nurse at a Los Angeles hospital took a photo of a woman who gouged out her own eyes with pencils, and the patient sued the hospital and its administrators after the picture went viral on the Internet, her attorney said on Wednesday.

San Francisco stations banish 'Royals' song ahead of World Series

October 21, 2014 - 7:49am
(Reuters) - At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde's song "Royals," in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals.






San Francisco stations banish 'Royals' song ahead of World Series

October 20, 2014 - 1:40pm
(Reuters) - At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde's song "Royals," in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals.

California woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home

October 20, 2014 - 12:51pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California woman who tried to sneak into a house through the chimney got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, authorities said on Monday.






California woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home

October 20, 2014 - 11:26am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California woman who tried to sneak into a house through the chimney got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, authorities said on Monday.

Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company

October 20, 2014 - 11:19am
(Reuters) - It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist."






Washington teacher told not to use disciplinary 'Wheel of Misfortune'

October 17, 2014 - 3:49pm
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state high school teacher has been warned not to have students spin a disciplinary "Wheel of Misfortune" to assign punishments for misbehavior that included being pelted with rubber balls by fellow students, school officials said.

Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company

October 17, 2014 - 2:27pm
(Reuters) - It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist."






Australian returns home from holiday with spider in stomach

October 16, 2014 - 7:51pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian man had a spider removed from his stomach after it burrowed its way into his body and survived for three days before being removed.

New York makes yogurt official state snack

October 15, 2014 - 1:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yogurt became New York's official state snack on Wednesday, joining the likes of popcorn and salty boiled peanuts among popular foods honored by U.S. states.






One-ton California pumpkin weighs in as heaviest ever in North America

October 14, 2014 - 4:11pm
(Reuters) - A one-ton pumpkin grown in Northern California has been declared the heaviest ever cultivated in North America, and an organization is arranging to fly the giant gourd to New York where it will be featured in a botanical garden.

Remorseful robber waits for police after Washington state heist

October 14, 2014 - 3:48pm
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A suspected robber with a guilty conscience walked out of a Washington state bank with stolen cash on Tuesday then waited outside the building for police to arrest him, police said.






New Florida million-dollar home has nice view, but built on wrong lot

October 14, 2014 - 3:23pm
ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida builder is trying to figure out what to do after constructing a million-dollar, ocean-view home in Florida on the wrong lot, authorities said.






Gun-slinging patrolwoman chases off polar bear from Alaska home

October 14, 2014 - 1:00pm
(Reuters) - A gun-slinging Alaska wildlife manager chased off a massive polar bear that broke into an 81-year-old's house in a remote community to feast on a drum of seal oil, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.

California parrot that vanished for four years returns speaking Spanish: paper

October 13, 2014 - 1:11pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The owner of a parrot that spoke English with a British accent says the bird went missing for four years, only to return speaking Spanish and asking for someone named Larry, a Southern California newspaper reported on Monday.