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Photo: Woman Thrown in Georgia Jail After Lawn Care Complaint Woman Thrown in Georgia Jail After Lawn Care Complaint
WAGA-TV - Sat Nov 1, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Georgia - A Gainesville woman was put behind bars, lost her job and asked to pay a fine and it all started with a complaint about her lawn care. More»

Photo: McCain volunteer made up robbery story McCain volunteer made up robbery story
Associated Press - Thu Oct 23, 2008
PITTSBURGH - A McCain campaign volunteer made up a story of being robbed, pinned to the ground and having the letter "B" scratched on her face in a politically inspired attack, police said Friday. More»

Photo: Big ballot boo-boo: Osama for president? Big ballot boo-boo: Osama for president?
Times Union - Fri Oct 10, 2008
TROY, New York - Rensselaer County gaffe makes national news after absentee ballots misspell Barack Obama's name. More»

Photo: Palin blessed to be free from 'witchcraft' Palin blessed to be free from 'witchcraft'
Associated Press - Wed Sep 24, 2008
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A grainy YouTube video surfaced Wednesday showing Sarah Palin being blessed in her hometown church three years ago by a Kenyan pastor who prayed for her protection from "witchcraft" as she prepared to seek higher office. More»

Bogus anti-Scientology DMCA notices sent to YouTube linked to Wikipedia user
The Industry Standard - Sun Sep 7, 2008
YouTube may be rethinking their process for handling DMCA takedown notices this week, after receiving thousands of bogus notices alleging illegal content on the site. More»

Photo: Cops: We've Seen The Chupacabra Cops: We've Seen The Chupacabra
KSAT-TV - Mon Aug 11, 2008
DeWITT COUNTY, Texas - The legend of the chupacabra gained new life over the weekend as two DeWitt County sheriff's deputies spotted what they said they believe is the mythical creature. More»

FBI: We Don't Have Tesla's Death Ray
Wired - Thu Jul 24, 2008
As part of its centennial celebration, the FBI just released a list of the "Top Ten Myths in FBI History". More»

Court: Exorcism is protected by law
Associated Press - Fri Jun 27, 2008
FORT WORTH, Texas - The Texas Supreme Court on Friday threw out a jury award over injuries a 17-year-old girl suffered in an exorcism conducted by members of her old church, ruling that the case unconstitutionally entangled the court in religious matters. More»

Photo: Federal judge had beastiality images on his web site Federal judge had beastiality images on his web site
Associated Press - Tue Jun 10, 2008
LOS ANGELES - A federal judge overseeing an obscenity trial exploring the extreme fringe of pornography posted explicit photos and videos on his personal Web site, a newspaper reported Wednesday. More»

Tornado oddities: Toilet paper unwinds and rewinds
Associated Press - Sun Jun 1, 2008
HUGO, Minnesota - As residents in Hugo begin to move on from last week's tornado, some say they noticed a few bizarre things amid all the damage. More»

Photo: Christian group in a froth over Starbucks' 'slutty' siren logo Christian group in a froth over Starbucks' 'slutty' siren logo
BBC - Thu May 29, 2008
US coffee chain Starbucks has come under fire for a new logo that critics say is offensive and overly graphic. More»

Ants swarm over Houston area, fouling electronics
Associated Press - Tue May 13, 2008
In what sounds like a really low-budget horror film, voracious swarming ants that apparently arrived in Texas aboard a cargo ship are invading homes and yards across the Houston area, shorting out electrical boxes and messing up computers. More»

Photo: Vatican: It's OK to believe in aliens Vatican: It's OK to believe in aliens
Associated Press - Mon May 12, 2008
VATICAN CITY - Believing that the universe may contain alien life does not contradict a faith in God, the Vatican's chief astronomer said in an interview published Tuesday. More»

Photo: Marines ignore Taliban cash crop to not upset Afghan locals Marines ignore Taliban cash crop to not upset Afghan locals
Associated Press - Mon May 5, 2008
GARMSER, Afghanistan - The Marines of Bravo Company's 1st Platoon sleep beside a grove of poppies. More»

Photo: HPD: Carnaby flashed CIA card before deadly chase HPD: Carnaby flashed CIA card before deadly chase
Houston Chronicle - Sun May 4, 2008
The man Houston police fatally shot after an hourlong chase Tuesday had shown a card identifying him as a CIA employee to officers who stopped him earlier for speeding, authorities said Wednesday. More»

Photo: Man killed by police may have been CIA Man killed by police may have been CIA
KPRC-TV - Tue Apr 29, 2008
HOUSTON - Police are trying to verify whether a man officers shot and killed after a chase was a CIA agent," KPRC Local 2 reported on Wednesday. More»

Misfired artillery round hits N.J. home
Associated Press - Fri Apr 11, 2008
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - What may have been a small artillery shell slammed through the roof of a house in New Jersey Friday, and killed a cat. More»

More Than 40 Cows 'Drop Dead' On Georgia Farm
WSB-TV - Thu Apr 10, 2008
HOMERVILLE, Georgia - The state Department of Agriculture is investigating the death of more than 40 cattle on a south Georgia farm. More»

Officer Suspended For Mailing 'Homewrecker' Flyers
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Fri Feb 8, 2008
DEKALB COUNTY, Georgia - A mother got a shocking flyer in the mail calling her daughter a homewrecker. More»

S.C. Officials Worried Graves Exposed By Drought Could Be Robbed
WSB-TV - Sat Dec 22, 2007
LAKE MARION, South Carolina - Drought conditions are exposing once-submerged graves in a manmade South Carolina lake, worrying state officials who fear they are targets for thieves. More»

Best to use tools when loosening lug nut
Associated Press - Mon Nov 12, 2007
SOUTHWORTH, Washington - A man trying to loosen a stubborn lug nut blasted the wheel with a 12-gauge shotgun, injuring himself badly in both legs, sheriff's deputies said. More»

Leonardo painting has coded 'soundtrack'
Associated Press - Thu Nov 8, 2007
ROME - It's a new Da Vinci code, but this time it could be for real. More»

Fla. police officer sues victim's family
Associated Press - Tue Oct 9, 2007
CASSELBERRY, Florida - A police officer who slipped and injured a knee during a rescue call has sued the family who phoned 911 after their 1-year-old boy nearly drowned. More»

Photo: "Tasers do not work on raccoons" "Tasers do not work on raccoons"
Wisconsin Gazette Extra - Sat Oct 6, 2007
Terrified, Theresa Griffin heard something coming up the stairs from the finished basement of her South Pearl Street home. More»

Photo: Australian navy defends paying for breast implants Australian navy defends paying for breast implants
AFP - Wed Sep 19, 2007
SYDNEY - The Australian military Sunday defended its decision to pay for some female sailors to have breast implants, saying the operations were not carried out for cosmetic reasons. More»

Photo: Nebraska state senator sues God Nebraska state senator sues God
Associated Press - Mon Sep 17, 2007
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The defendant in a state senator's lawsuit is accused of causing untold death and horror and threatening to cause more still. More»

Photo: Simpson named suspect in casino break-in Simpson named suspect in casino break-in
Associated Press - Thu Sep 13, 2007
LAS VEGAS - Investigators questioned OJ Simpson and named him a suspect Friday in a break-in at a casino hotel room involving sports memorabilia. More»

Officer in a Snit - McDonald's Worker in Jail for Over-salting Burger
Associated Press - Sat Sep 8, 2007
UNION CITY, Gaeorgia - A 20-year-old McDonald's employee spent a night in jail and is facing criminal charges after a police officer complained that the burger she prepared with too much salt made him sick. More»

China: You May Not Reincarnate without Government Permission
Times Online, UK - Fri Aug 3, 2007
Living Buddhas in Tibet have been banned from reincarnation without permission from Chinese government. More»

Photo: Flying Saucers Go Into Production Flying Saucers Go Into Production
Sky News - Thu Aug 2, 2007
A "flying saucer" that glides three metres above the ground and carries two people has gone into commerical production. More»

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