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'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.

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.