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Drunken Tennessee man vows to join Islamic State after arrest -police

September 19, 2014 - 10:09am
NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - A Tennessee man charged with drunken driving on Thursday told the police officer who arrested him that he would join the Islamic State militant group and seek revenge, Nashville police said.






Austrian town officials resign after Nazi basement film

September 19, 2014 - 3:20am
VIENNA (Reuters) - Two conservative town council members in eastern Austria have resigned from their posts and left the People's Party after a documentary film showed them singing and toasting one another in a basement room filled with Nazi memorabilia.

India TV anchor's number is up after naming China's Xi 'Eleven'

September 19, 2014 - 1:09am
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian TV news anchor has been sacked after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as 'Eleven' Jinping, apparently confusing Xi's name with the Roman numerals XI, a senior official at the state television channel said on Friday, .






Banana peel study, ugly art research win Ig Nobel spoof awards

September 18, 2014 - 5:40pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Researchers who measured the slipperiness of banana peels, the ability of pork strips to stop nosebleeds, and the reactions of reindeer to humans in polar bear suits were among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes for comical scientific achievements.

Chicago officials investigate human bones sent to Japanese consulate

September 18, 2014 - 2:22pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago authorities are trying to solve a mystery over a box of human bones that were sent to the Japanese consulate, along with a letter saying they were the remains of soldiers who died during World War Two, police said on Thursday.






Missing Philadelphia dog found safe in Oregon, 3,000 miles from home

September 18, 2014 - 2:22pm
PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A dog that went missing in Philadelphia five months ago has turned up 3,000 miles away - in a Portland-area animal shelter and officials say they have no idea how the Jack Russell terrier named Gidget made the cross-country trip.

San Francisco drag queens meet with Facebook over name policy

September 18, 2014 - 1:29pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco drag queens and a city lawmaker met with Facebook on Wednesday demanding the site change its policy banning users from using aliases online, but said they were rebuffed.






Drunken Tennessee man vows to join Islamic State after arrest -police

September 18, 2014 - 10:53am
NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - A Tennessee man charged with drunken driving on Thursday told the police officer who arrested him that he would join the Islamic State militant group and seek revenge, Nashville police said.

Armed with banana, man robs Philadelphia store, slips away on bike

September 18, 2014 - 9:25am
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A man armed with a banana robbed a convenience store in Philadelphia and rode away on a bicycle with cash and cigarettes, a security surveillance tape showed.






Factory gives model fighter jet to head of Russian Orthodox Church

September 18, 2014 - 7:23am
(This version of the story has been corrected to make clear gift was a model jet)

Factory gives model fighter jet to head of Russian Orthodox Church

September 18, 2014 - 7:08am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, was presented with an unlikely gift for a religious leader this week as he toured a factory in Russia's far-east - a model of a single-seater fighter jet SU-35.






Prankster's caper led to Idaho car crash

September 17, 2014 - 10:49pm
(Reuters) - A sport utility vehicle carrying five Idaho teens crashed after one of the passengers burned the driver's armpit hair with a lighter in a prank that went horribly awry, police said on Wednesday.






Florida city reverses ban on saggy pants that threatened jail time

September 17, 2014 - 11:20am
ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Saggy pants are a fashion choice and not a police concern, a Florida city has decided, rescinding a two-month-old ban that threatened jail time for styles intentionally exposing underwear or buttocks.

Factory gives fighter jet to head of Russian Orthodox Church

September 17, 2014 - 9:38am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, was presented with an unlikely gift for a religious leader this week as he toured a factory in Russia's far-east - a single-seater fighter jet SU-35.






Factory gives fighter jet to head of Russian Orthodox Church

September 16, 2014 - 11:09am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, was presented with an unlikely gift for a religious leader this week as he toured a factory in Russia's far-east - a single-seater fighter jet SU-35.

French chefs seek to put banned songbird back on menu

September 16, 2014 - 8:44am
PARIS (Reuters) - Four French chefs are requesting a waiver to serve a long-banned delicacy - a small songbird called the ortolan that fans including late President Francois Mitterrand used to devour, bones and all, while wearing a napkin over their heads.






Swiss keeper shocked after fans urinate in his water bottle

September 16, 2014 - 5:26am
(Reuters) - A Swiss goalkeeper has threatened legal action after fans of a rival lower league team urinated in his water bottle and then taunted him when, unawares, he took a sip during a match at the weekend.

Texas doctor poisoned lover's coffee over obsession: prosecutor

September 15, 2014 - 5:36pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A breast cancer physician charged with spiking her lover's coffee with a compound used in antifreeze was obsessed with the man and even had a private investigator follow him, prosecutors said in opening statements at her trial on Monday.






California man accused of cooking ex-girlfriend's dog

September 12, 2014 - 10:28pm
(Reuters) - A northern California man was in police custody on Friday after allegedly stealing his ex-girlfriend's pet dog, cooking it and feeding it to her, police said.

Kentucky man admits to selling fraudulent fertility kits

September 12, 2014 - 4:25pm
(Reuters) - A Kentucky man, who made international news for saying he was trying to clone humans, must close or sell his business after pleading guilty to a federal charge that he misled customers about in-home fertility kits, according to court documents.