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Porn film moratorium lifted after HIV result proves false positive

August 29, 2014 - 4:41pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A moratorium on U.S. adult sex film productions was lifted on Friday after just 24 hours when a performer's initial HIV test result proved to be a false positive, according to the industry trade group that called for the suspension.

Arizona man arrested for burning, urinating on Bible

August 29, 2014 - 3:43pm
PHOENIX (Reuters) - A 22-year-old Arizona man calling himself "Dark Lord" has been arrested for allegedly burning a Bible and urinating on it outside a Christian-oriented homeless shelter in northern Arizona, police said on Friday.






Florida man caught killing, and eating, threatened tortoises

August 28, 2014 - 12:04pm
MIAMI (Reuters) - Wildlife authorities in Florida caught a man who killed and ate 15 gopher tortoises and planned to slaughter 11 more of the threatened reptiles, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.






Texas parents sue day care center for duct taping child to nap mat

August 28, 2014 - 8:55am
DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas couple has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a Fort Worth-area day care center seeking $1 million damages from the facility for duct-taping their 2-year-old son to a mat because he was unruly at nap time, their lawyer said on Wednesday.

Singaporeans go barking mad over bid to silence dogs

August 28, 2014 - 6:14am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A suggestion by Singapore's public housing authority that owners of noisy dogs consider "debarking" their pets to avoid inconveniencing neighbours has raised animal lovers' hackles in the city-state and prompted much ridicule on social media.






USC football player admits making up rescue story

August 27, 2014 - 6:21pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - University of Southern California football player Josh Shaw admitted on Wednesday that he fabricated a widely publicized story that he hurt himself while rescuing his young nephew from a swimming pool.

Texas parents sue day care center for duct taping child to nap mat

August 27, 2014 - 1:17pm
DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas couple has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a Fort Worth-area day care center seeking $1 million damages from the facility for duct-taping their 2-year-old son to a mat because he was unruly at nap time, their lawyer said on Wednesday.






Shaun the sheep, when shorn, may turn out to be world's woolliest

August 27, 2014 - 11:02am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Two Australian farmers say that they may have found the world’s woolliest sheep, whose estimated 25 kg (55 lb) coat, if confirmed, could shatter the world record currently held by neighboring New Zealand.

From Texas, where everything is bigger, the 99-pack of beer

August 26, 2014 - 3:31pm
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Beer packaging has just gotten a lot bigger in Texas, where a small brewery is launching a 99-pack of its "Peacemaker" ale.






Young fan who dresses like Fidel Castro meets his idol

August 26, 2014 - 1:27am
SAN ANTONIO DE LOS BANOS Cuba (Reuters) - All that's missing is the beard.

Australian plane makes emergency landing after elderly passenger seizes controls

August 26, 2014 - 1:26am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian pilot made an emergency landing after wresting back the controls of his light aircraft from an 82-year-old passenger who grabbed them midflight, the aircraft's charter company said.






A Florida first: Crocodile attacks couple during late-night dip

August 25, 2014 - 4:04pm
MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami man remained hospitalized in serious condition after a crocodile for the first time in Florida history attacked a pair of late-night swimmers near an upscale suburb, a wildlife official said on Monday.

Young fan who dresses like Fidel Castro meets his idol

August 25, 2014 - 2:55pm
SAN ANTONIO DE LOS BANOS Cuba (Reuters) - All that's missing is the beard.






Tears of joy as Australian Doll Hospital restores childhood memories

August 25, 2014 - 3:08am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Making customers cry may not be most shopkeeper's goal, but at Sydney's 101-year-old Doll Hospital workers take tears as a sign of a job well done.

It's 'bone-appétit' for California pooches under new law

August 21, 2014 - 7:55pm
(Reuters) - California diners can now legally enjoy a meal on a restaurant patio with their dogs in tow, under a law signed Thursday by Governor Jerry Brown that eliminates health code regulations banning restaurant owners from allowing pooches on the premises.






Eight lives left; Utah cat revived after rescue from inside wall

August 21, 2014 - 12:07pm
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A Utah cat has used up one of its nine lives after it was discovered near death and trapped in a wall of an empty house that was listed for sale.

Pimco NYC office tackles bed bug infestation, fumigates

August 20, 2014 - 1:58pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York offices of Pimco, the massive asset manager run by Bill Gross, are being fumigated this week because of a bed bug infestation.






Dutch spend 461,000 euros to fence off king's Greek holiday home

August 20, 2014 - 6:55am
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government paid 461,000 euros ($615,000) to erect a fence around King Willem-Alexander's seaside villa in southern Greece, RTL News reported on Wednesday, drawing media criticism and demands for an explanation.

China Eastern plane aborts landing as traffic controllers take a nap

August 19, 2014 - 2:08am
BEIJING (Reuters) - A China Eastern Airlines Corp passenger plane that had started its night-time descent into a Wuhan airport was forced to abort its landing after air traffic controllers had dozed off, an investigation report found.






Owl kills canary during high-rise apartment raid in Idaho

August 18, 2014 - 2:28pm
SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - An owl killed a canary after swooping into a 10th-floor apartment in Idaho, the canary's owner said on Monday.