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  • Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska.

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  • Virginia preschool teacher accused of biting toddler is arrested

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia preschool teacher has been arrested and charged with assault and battery after she allegedly punished a 13-month-old boy by biting his shoulder, police said on Monday. Theresa Brown, 24, is accused of biting the toddler on Sept. 11 at The Goddard School in…

    Reuters
  • Micro Apartments Pop Up in Historic Providence Mall

    Have you ever dreamed of living inside of a shopping mall? Well, now is your chance! Rhode Island's Arcade Providence, built in 1928 and considered to be the world's oldest indoor shopping center, has been converted into housing with a twist: 38 micro-apartments.

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  • Grizzly prompts road closure in Grand Teton Park

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A grizzly bear with a penchant for chokecherries and a dislike of crowds has led to the indefinite closure of part of a popular road in Grand Teton National Park.

    Associated Press
  • Alaska TV reporter curses, quits on air over marijuana issue

    By Daniel Wallis (Note: Strong language in paragraph four) Reuters) - An Alaska television reporter wrapped up a live segment on medical marijuana with a curse and an "I quit," telling viewers she will work instead to legalize pot in the state. Charlo Greene revealed she was in fact the owner of…

    Reuters
  • Greece: Homeless used in VIP taxi scam

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police have busted a phony VIP taxi service in Greece that was using the bank accounts of homeless people to collect deposits from cab drivers.

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  • Illinois city marks birthday with mega bratwurst

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun.

    Associated Press
  • Man breaks into Vermont police station

    SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — Police say a man who thought he was breaking into a Vermont school actually got into the local police station.

    Associated Press
  • Woman gives birth on California freeway shoulder

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marine Corps veteran Bolivar Vilchez was terrified as he helped his wife deliver their daughter on the side of a Southern California freeway.

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  • California lawyer faces discipline for phony celebrity photo-ops

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles attorney may have her law license suspended after a state bar investigation found that she had superimposed images of herself into numerous celebrity photographs posted on her website's "publicity" page. In an 18-page decision, a state bar court…

    Reuters
  • Man who ate napkins to conceal insider trading pleads guilty

    By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - A Brooklyn, New York mortgage broker, who would scribble secret stock tips on napkins and pass them to an accomplice in Grand Central station before eating them, pleaded guilty to insider trading on Friday, federal prosecutors said. Frank Tamayo, 41, was the…

    Reuters
  • Austrian town officials resign after Nazi basement film

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Two conservative town council members in eastern Austria have resigned from their posts and left the People's Party after a documentary film showed them singing and toasting one another in a basement room filled with Nazi memorabilia. The case has prompted extensive media…

    Reuters
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  • India TV anchor's number is up after naming China's Xi 'Eleven'

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian TV news anchor has been sacked after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as 'Eleven' Jinping, apparently confusing Xi's name with the Roman numerals XI, a senior official at the state television channel said on Friday, . Xi left India on Friday after a visit…

    Reuters
  • Banana peel study, ugly art research win Ig Nobel spoof awards

    By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - Researchers who measured the slipperiness of banana peels, the ability of pork strips to stop nosebleeds, and the reactions of reindeer to humans in polar bear suits were among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes for comical scientific achievements.…

    Reuters
  • Missing Philadelphia dog found safe in Oregon, 3,000 miles from home

    By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A dog that went missing in Philadelphia five months ago has turned up 3,000 miles away - in a Portland-area animal shelter and officials say they have no idea how the Jack Russell terrier named Gidget made the cross-country trip. "It is an absolute…

    Reuters
  • San Francisco drag queens meet with Facebook over name policy

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco drag queens and a city lawmaker met with Facebook on Wednesday demanding the site change its policy banning users from using aliases online, but said they were rebuffed. Facebook, the world's largest social media network, has cracked down on users with fake…

    Reuters
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  • Drunken Tennessee man vows to join Islamic State after arrest -police

    By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - A Tennessee man charged with drunken driving on Thursday told the police officer who arrested him that he would join the Islamic State militant group and seek revenge, Nashville police said. "I am going to join ISIS. When I do, you will be the first person…

    Reuters