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Doves undergo anal search before Chinese event

Workers checked doves to ensure they weren’t carrying dangerous material

Doves undergo anal search before Chinese event

Workers checked doves to ensure they weren’t carrying dangerous material

Donkeys reunited after sex scandal
Donkeys reunited after sex scandal

WARSAW, Poland — Napoleon is now back with his Antosia.

The two amorous donkeys who were separated because of an outcry over their lovemaking have been reunited at a zoo in Poland.

The couple, together for 10 years, got into...

Nurses stage Ebola  “die-in” on Vegas Strip
Nurses stage Ebola “die-in” on Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS — U.S. hospitals aren’t ready for an Ebola outbreak, according to nurses who staged a “die-in” Wednesday outside a Las Vegas Strip resort where they are holding a union convention.

A union spokesman pointed...

Boston time capsule found in head of lion statue

BOSTON — What appears to be a window to Boston’s past has turned up in a rather unusual place: the head of a lion’s statue on the building that once served as the seat of Massachusetts government.

The Bostonian Society,...

Man admits to killing his family in 911 call
Man admits to killing his family in 911 call

51-year-old also told dispatchers he would kill himself upon their arrival

Guests find homeless man in ritzy hotel suite

PITTSBURGH — Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania have dropped charges against a homeless man found squatting inside the presidential suite of a Pittsburgh hotel last fall.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that Allegheny County...

Seattle to fine residents for not composting

SEATTLE — Seattle residents who fail to separate food waste from trash will be fined.

The City Council voted Monday to impose the fines for not composting.

When the ordinance goes into effect next year, homeowners found with food...

iPhone 6s selling for thousands in China

BEIJING — For those complaining about the price of a new iPhone, try buying one in China.

Delayed by governmental red tape, the iPhone 6 is selling for as much as 10 times the U.S. price in a thriving black market that’s popped up...

Dog missing from Pa. found in Oregon
Dog missing from Pa. found in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.

A good Samaritan this month spotted the 7-year-old dog named Gidget wandering in the Portland ...

Thai leader sorry for bikini safety comment

BANGKOK — Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha apologized for comments he made about the safety of foreign tourists wearing bikinis following the deaths of two backpackers on a resort island.

Prayuth, who seized power in a May 22 coup and...

Drag queens fight Facebook over names
Drag queens fight Facebook over names

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world’s biggest social network is not...

Yelp group mourns loss of popular reviewer

Online community to honor critic

by dining at his

favorite eatery

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