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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»

Press Release : Alien Technology RFID results in 30% ROI
Fibre 2 Fashion - Mon Jul 30, 2007
Alien Technology Corporation, an industry leader for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products and services, in partnership with Simet, proudly announces the world's first EPC-compliant fabric roll tracking application at Griva S. More»

Photo: Fans honor 'world's worst poet' Fans honor 'world's worst poet'
Associated Press - Mon Jul 30, 2007
EDINBURGH, Scotland - The land that gave the world Robert Burns also has the dubious honor of producing the "world's worst poet". More»

Photo: "Heartland" Americans See Cheney as a "Rock Star" "Heartland" Americans See Cheney as a "Rock Star"
New York Times - Mon Oct 16, 2006
TOPEKA, Kansas - Grace Mosier lives with her mom and dad, goes to birthday parties, takes ballet classes and is just like a lot of other 6-year-old girls - Except that she happens to be obsessed with Dick Cheney. More»

Judge Blames ADHD for Causing Him to Wrongfully Arrest 11 People
Associated Press - Fri Mar 31, 2006
SANFORD, Florida - A judge who had 11 people arrested for accidentally going to the wrong courtroom told an ethics board he was "horrified" by what he had done and blamed the problem on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. More»

Report: McKinney Punches Cop
WXIA-TV - Wed Mar 29, 2006
According to sources on Capitol Hill, US Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) punched a Capitol police officer on Wednesday afternoon after he mistakenly pursued her for failing to pass through a metal detector. More»

Photo: US 'plans stealth shark spies' US 'plans stealth shark spies'
BBC - Wed Mar 1, 2006
Pentagon scientists are planning to turn sharks into "stealth spies" capable of tracking vessels undetected, a British magazine has reported. More»

Photo: "Deadeye" Dick Cheney Steps Up War on Lawyers - Shoots One "Deadeye" Dick Cheney Steps Up War on Lawyers - Shoots One - Sun Feb 12, 2006
Dick Cheney, the Vice-President of the United States, accidentally shot and wounded a 78-year-old hunting buddy while hunting at a Texas ranch this weekend. More»

Study: Plants Behave Like Humans
Sydney Morning Herald - Mon Jan 23, 2006
Plants are not unlike humans - they can talk to each other and even call in reinforcements when the going gets tough. More»

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