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At Flag Day ceremony, Mexico's 'tri-color' flies upside down 24 Feb 2018 at 4:52pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Flag Day ceremony in Mexico has gone awry, with troops flying the country's red, white and green "tri-color" upside down....
Texas woman defecates in pants to hide drugs during arrest 24 Feb 2018 at 11:20am
CORSICANA, Texas (AP) -- Police say a Texas woman attempted to hide evidence during an arrest by defecating in her pants and using the feces to conceal drugs....
Thirsty goalkeeper gifts opponents equalizer in Germany 24 Feb 2018 at 10:50am
DUISBURG, Germany (AP) -- A thirsty goalkeeper chose the wrong time to have a drink during a second-tier soccer game in Germany on Saturday....
English pub scraps snail race as cold makes competitors sluggish - 24 Feb 2018 at 6:35am - LONDON (Reuters) - An English pub has canceled a charity snail race scheduled to take place on Saturday after unseasonably icy weather made potential competitors too slow to compete.
Oklahoma City receives rare lake effect snow from storm 22 Feb 2018 at 2:44pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma City, meet the Great Lakes....
Student calls 911 from school, says he was sleepwalking 22 Feb 2018 at 10:02am
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania middle school canceled classes after a student who said he was sleepwalking was found inside the building....
APNewsBreak: NY touts economic boom with South African photo 20 Feb 2018 at 7:10pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York economic development agency report meant to show the state's growth was illustrated with an 8-year-old photo showing construction cranes in South Africa....
Tar cakes tires, slows commute on New Jersey highway 20 Feb 2018 at 10:37am
OLDMANS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- It was a sticky commute on a New Jersey interstate after tar coated the highway....
Blackface skit in China's new year gala sparks racism accusations - 16 Feb 2018 at 11:49am - SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A skit on China's widely-watched Lunar New Year gala on state television featuring a Chinese actress made up to appear African has provoked accusations of racism online.
South Korea's 'penis park' draws an Olympic crowd - 14 Feb 2018 at 10:16am - SINNAM, South Korea (Reuters) - Even the bright red lighthouse in the tiny South Korean port of Sinnam is shaped like a penis.
Yes he can fetch, but Angus the dog can't run for Kansas governor - 14 Feb 2018 at 5:52am - (Reuters) - In the dog-eat-dog world of U.S. politics, a 3-year-old wire-haired Vizsla in Kansas was scratching his head, and behind his ears, after being denied a chance to run for governor, his owner said on Tuesday.
Cash and carry: Woman in China rides through X-ray scanner rather than part w... - 14 Feb 2018 at 12:37am - SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A woman in southern China accompanied her purse through a train station's luggage x-ray machine rather than part with the bag amid the Lunar New Year holiday rush, Chinese media reported.
Lithuania's Pieno Zvaigzdes denies plans to produce cheese in Russia - 13 Feb 2018 at 11:30am - MOSCOW (Reuters) - Lithuanian dairy company Pieno Zvaigzdes said on Tuesday it had no plans to produce cheese in Russia after the local government announced it intended to do so.
How do you like your eggs, Norway? By the thousand.. - 9 Feb 2018 at 4:04am - PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Egg sandwiches. Bacon and eggs. Egg salad. Eggs on toast. Scrambled eggs, or fried. After taking receipt of 15,000 eggs instead of the 1,500 they wanted, Norway's team at this month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics may have a pretty limited menu.
'A' is for Armani: public grade school in Tokyo adopts designer uniforms - 8 Feb 2018 at 6:38am - TOKYO (Reuters) - A public elementary school in Tokyo's upscale shopping district of Ginza has raised parents' eyebrows with a plan to adopt uniforms designed by Italian fashion brand Giorgio Armani for its students, media said on Thursday.
Locust swarms pose threat to World Cup pitches: Russian official - 31 Jan 2018 at 10:29am - MOSCOW (Reuters) - Swarms of locusts pose a threat to Russia's soccer World Cup as they could attack stadium pitches and cause a "global scandal", an Agriculture Ministry official said on Wednesday.
Italian postman never rings once, hoards mail instead - 30 Jan 2018 at 12:32pm - ROME (Reuters) - Italian police have arrested a postman from the northern town of Vicenza after finding more than half a tonne (1,100 lb) of undelivered mail stashed away in his garage.
French customs officials find stolen Degas in luggage on bus 31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
Officials: Trolley driver paid man $2K to attack him on job 31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
Got skunks in your home? Don't use a smoke bomb 31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm