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Mar 24, 2016

Snakes plus sushi equals felony for Los Angeles man

Sometimes when you get into an argument with the staff at a sushi restaurant, you just want to go back and set a giant snake loose. Well, that’s what Hiroshi Motohashi is accused of doing. Motohashi, 46, tucked into $200 (about ¥22,550) worth of ...

Tree climber disrupts Seattle traffic

Mar 23, 2016

Tree climber disrupts Seattle traffic

Police were trying to coax a man out of a sequoia tree in downtown Seattle after he climbed nearly to the top on Tuesday, disrupting traffic. Police say someone called 911 after 11 a.m. to report a man in the conifer next to Macy’s ...

Mar 20, 2016

Young Austrians set TV-watching record with 92-hour binge

Five young Austrians have broken the record for binge-watching TV by staring at a screen for 92 straight hours, organizers said Sunday. “Towards the end it was really tough for them,” said Moritz Arnold, who organized the successful record-breaking attempt in the window of ...

Feb 25, 2016

Woman bites into pearl at U.S. restaurant

A woman bit down on a rare pearl while eating a meal of clams and other seafood at an Italian restaurant in Washington state. Lindsay Hasz and her husband Chris were eating at Montalcino Ristorante Italiano in Issaquah recently when she bit into something ...

Feb 23, 2016

Mysterious high-pitched tone keeps Oregon residents up at night

An unexplained high-pitched tone has kept residents of a Portland suburb awake at night for at least a week, confounding the best efforts of police and firefighters to pinpoint its source, officials in the community said on Monday. Adding to the mystery is the ...

Argentine alien festival soars at UFO sighting site hotspot

Feb 16, 2016

Argentine alien festival soars at UFO sighting site hotspot

Thousands of earthlings descended on Capilla del Monte for an annual international alien festival that has made the town a hotspot for UFO sightings. The weekend festival in Cordoba province included a parade of neon lights with “Star Wars” characters, an alien costume contest ...