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Jan 27, 2016

Man unwittingly triggers Rome security alert with toy gun

A man who unwittingly caused a major alert at Rome’s central station by wandering through the terminus holding a toy gun handed himself into police on Tuesday after his mother recognized him from security video. Police evacuated the vast station on Monday evening after ...

Jan 27, 2016

U.K. parents urged to wash, get dressed for school run

The head teacher of a British school has written to parents urging them not to drop their children off while still dressed in pyjamas, it emerged Tuesday. “I have noticed there has been an increasing tendency for parents to escort children to and from ...

In obituary, Pittsburgh man's sons ask mourners not to vote for Trump

Jan 23, 2016

In obituary, Pittsburgh man's sons ask mourners not to vote for Trump

A Pittsburgh chiropractor’s obituary is asking people not to vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in lieu of sending flowers. Jason Brown tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette he and his brother decided to include the line in their father’s obituary after recalling one published ...

Jan 22, 2016

Baa'd end for New Zealanders on the lam

Sheep, it seems, are more than just common figures on the New Zealand landscape — they also have a role in law enforcement. A flock of sheep managed to stop a car-load of fugitives who had led police on a 90-minute chase through Central ...

Jan 21, 2016

Underwear-clad car owner foils theft in frigid Norway

A car thief in Norway got more than he bargained with when the owner of a vehicle he was taking, dressed only in his underwear, clung heroically to its roof in temperatures of minus 17 (about 1 F) to foil the theft. In a ...

Jan 15, 2016

Italian woman wins right to convert lire hoard

An Italian woman who discovered millions of lire in an old chest of drawers has won the right to convert the hoard into euros after a court ruled that a 2011 deadline for exchanging the former currency was unconstitutional. Observers expect further cases to ...

Jan 8, 2016

Lost Canadian beer still drinkable after 120 years: researcher

A bottle nearly as old as Canada discovered last year contained a bitter-tasting beer that was just about drinkable but not very good, a researcher who tested it said Thursday. The bottle from the “Alexander Keith” brewery was nearly full when a diver recovered ...

Jan 4, 2016

Apple hikes iPhone prices in Germany over music, pornography levy

Apple has raised the prices for handheld devices in Germany following a deal between the tech industry and content producers that will benefit musicians, actors and pornographic filmmakers. The California-based company confirmed in a statement Sunday to The Associated Press that the price increase ...

Jan 4, 2016

Borat-esque slur gets British man arrested in Kyrgyzstan

A British man working at a foreign-owned gold mine in Kyrgyzstan has been detained and faces up to five years in jail for comparing a local delicacy to a horse penis, authorities said Sunday. An interior ministry spokesman said Michael Mcfeat, an employee of ...