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  • Sometimes one forklift just isn't enough.

    Case in point: This merry crew of movers who found a creative way to get a large crate all the way inside a truck.

    First, they used one forklift to pick up the crate and place it just inside the truck as far as the lift could reach. Next came forklift No. 2, which picked up the first forklift and pushed it (along with the crate) into the recesses of the trailer. The second forklift then helps the original return to ground level.

    Mission accomplished.

    The video, which was posted to Facebook on July 2, is making the rounds on social media and blogs. Everything worked out for the best for these workers, but keep in mind that a lot can go wrong when you're doing unconventional tricks with heavy equipment.

    Of course, forklifts aren't the only piece of construction to be used creatively. Earlier this year, YouTube user kwirls posted footage of an excavator on the back of a trailer truck that had apparently run out of gas. Workers used the

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  •  A woman in Santa Fe, New Mexico, had just left her home early Thursday morning when her car suddenly stalled. A good Samaritan pulled over to help, but when he opened the hood of the car he didn’t find a dead battery. Instead, he found a very much living 9-foot, 20-pound python..

    “It was looking right at me. It flicked its little tongue, and I kind of freaked out a little bit,” Jackson Ault said of the discovery.

    So Ault and the woman, who wasn't identified, called the local police to help. The first officer on the scene wasn’t anymore interested in dealing with the snake (believed to be a Burmese python) than Ault.

    But then police Lt. Louis Carlos showed up and the story suddenly became much less frightening and far more adorable.

    “Cool, I want to hold it!” Carlos told local affiliate KOAT about his reaction to seeing the snake. “It was easy for me to just go in there, pick her up and hold onto her and let her feel the warmth of my hands and my body.”

    After soothing the snake,

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  • If you love smoking pot, live in Berkeley and don’t make a lot of money, the City Council has some good news for you: Your pot might now be free.

    An ordinance approved by the Berkeley City Council says that at least 2 percent of all pot carried by medical marijuana dispensaries must be provided “at no cost” to “very low-income” individuals and families.

    The council defines the “very low income” as individuals making $32,000 or less a year or families of four collectively earning $46,000.

    And unlike the cliched image of “government cheese,” the ordinance also requires that the free marijuana “shall be the same quality on average as Medical Cannabis that is dispensed to other members.”

    “It’s sort of a cruel thing that when you are really ill and you do have a serious illness ... it can be hard to work, it can be hard to maintain a job. And when that happens, your finances suffer and then you can’t buy the medicine you need,” said Sean Luce, who works at local collective Berkeley

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  • Japan's Nishikori soars to ATP world number four
    Japan's Nishikori soars to ATP world number four

    Record-breaking Japan superstar Kei Nishikori rose to fourth in Monday's new world rankings, equalling Kimiko Date-Krumm as his country's highest-ranked tennis player. Nishikori, last year's US Open runner-up, now trails only Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal after leapfrogging Britain's Andy Murray, meaning he will avoid the top three until the semi-finals at the major tournaments.

  • Nadal ends title drought with Argentina win
    Nadal ends title drought with Argentina win

    Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months after beating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. Nadal's triumph was his first since he won a ninth French Open title at Roland Garros last June. It was Nadal's 65th career crown on all surfaces, moving him into sole possession of fifth place on the Open Era all-time list led by the 109 titles of American Jimmy Connors. He broke out of a tie for fifth with Bjorn Borg and Pete Sampras.

  • Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

    March 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 9592 2 (2) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 8215 3 (3) Simona Halep(Romania) 6571 4 (4) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 6395 5 (5) Caroline Wozniacki(Denmark) 4730 6 (6) Ana Ivanovic(Serbia) 4425 7 (7) Eugenie Bouchard(Canada) 4306 8 (8) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 4065 9 (9) Ekaterina Makarova(Russia) 3420 10 (10) Andrea Petkovic(Germany) 3190 11 (15) Lucie Safarova(Czech Republic) 2995 12 (12) Sara Errani(Italy) 2670 13 (14) Carla Suarez Navarro(Spain) 2660 14 (11) Angelique Kerber(Germany) 2650 15 (13) ...

  • Soccer-English premier league top scorers

    March 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the English premier league on Sunday 17 Diego Costa (Chelsea) Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 14 Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 12 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) 11 Papiss Cisse (Newcastle United) Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) 10 Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Robin van Persie (Manchester United) 9 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Danny Ings (Burnley) Eden Hazard (Chelsea) David Silva (Manchester City) Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Diafra Sakho (West Ham United) 8 Nikica ...

  • Australia's Maxwell mocked for Kiwi 'choke' gesture
    Australia's Maxwell mocked for Kiwi 'choke' gesture

    Australia's Glenn Maxwell was both mocked and praised Monday after video emerged of him making a 'choking' gesture just moments before Kane Williamson launched the giant six that won Saturday's World Cup clash for New Zealand. Maxwell, a controversial batsman dubbed 'The Big Show' by Australian media, was fielding in the deep when he turned to a section of the 40,000 crowd at Auckland's Eden Park and jokingly placed his hands around his throat to suggest that the home side were about to fail chasing their modest 152-run target. Maxwell scored just one in the game having made 66 in Australia's opening win over England, but he won some sympathy online with fans praising him for his interaction with the crowd.

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