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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.






Wife-carrying competition brings Finnish whimsy to Maine

October 11, 2014 - 3:35pm
NEWRY Maine (Reuters) - Men with their wives slung over their shoulders bounded over log hurdles and charged through a muddy pit on a mountainside in Maine on Saturday, as hundreds of spectators cheered them on at the North American Wife Carrying Championship.

Haitian man faces U.S. charges over reclining airline seat squabble

October 10, 2014 - 2:05pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Haitian man who authorities say got into a heated dispute on a flight bound from Miami to Paris over a reclining seat has been charged with assaulting a flight attendant, U.S. prosecutors in Boston said on Friday.






Mississippi frat prank turns deadly for flamingoes

October 9, 2014 - 3:30pm
JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - A late-night fraternity prank at a zoo turned deadly for two pink flamingoes, authorities said, and left a Mississippi freshman in jail on Thursday, facing felony charges.

Ebola may be popular horror-theme among some U.S. party-goers this Halloween

October 9, 2014 - 12:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Halloween is supposed to be spooky, at least some costumes worn this year by party-goers in the United States promise to be terrifying.






Sausage, Greece's 'protest dog', dies of heart attack

October 9, 2014 - 7:53am
ATHENS (Reuters) - Sausage, the ginger mongrel who became famous for appearing at anti-austerity protests and barking at riot police at the height of Greece's debt crisis, has died of a heart attack, local officials said on Thursday.

Sausage, Greece's 'protest dog', dies of heart attack

October 9, 2014 - 7:52am
ATHENS (Reuters) - Sausage, the ginger mongrel who became famous for appearing at anti-austerity protests and barking at riot police at the height of Greece's debt crisis, has died of a heart attack, local officials said on Thursday.