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  • South Africa: helmet cam records robbery
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-06-05 5:01 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - The video from a South African cyclist's helmet camera shows a gunman running forward and stealing the bicycle and other possessions with the help of two accomplices, apparently unaware that they were being filmed.

  • Kia hamster actor charged with disability fraudKia hamster actor charged with disability fraud
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-06-04 7:15 PM

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A man who played a dancing hamster in Kia car commercials and was a backup dancer for Madonna has been charged with California disability fraud.

  • Fake officer charged after pulling over real one
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-06-04 9:29 AM

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Police say a man impersonating an officer faces charges after signalling a real detective to pull over on a road in Florida.

  • Axe-hefting Dutch clown, friends punished for prank
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-06-03 1:22 PM

    AMSTERDAM - A Dutch court has convicted three men of threatening behaviour after one dressed up as a clown and chased unsuspecting cyclists with an axe.

  • 60-pound tortoise home after days on the lam60-pound tortoise home after days on the lam
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-06-03 12:04 PM

    DAVISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A 60-pound runaway tortoise is back home in Michigan after disappearing for several days and making it about a half-mile during that time.

  • Man burns feces behind Seattle police station
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-06-03 12:03 PM

    SEATTLE - The No. 1 thing Seattle police officers noticed Sunday at the East Precinct station was a fire in the alley. The next thing was No. 2.

  • Police: Pennsylvania man took fire truck joyride
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-06-03 12:03 PM

    BRIDGEWATER, Pa. - A Pennsylvania man has been accused of sneaking into a fire department and taking a woman on a 30-minute joyride in a fire truck.

  • Thieves take 13,000 diapers from NC non-profit
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-06-03 12:03 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Authorities in North Carolina are searching for whoever made a massive, unauthorized withdrawal from a diaper bank.

  • Wedding party falls into lake when dock collapses
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-06-03 8:55 AM

    CROSSLAKE, Minn. - A wedding party took a plunge in Minnesota lake when a dock gave way under their weight.

  • Nevada twins are co-valedictorians at high school
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-06-02 1:00 PM

    MINDEN, Nev. - Identical twin sisters have achieved an identical distinction at a northern Nevada high school: They're co-valedictorians.

  • Puppy drives car into Massachusetts pond
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-06-02 12:59 PM

    CANTON, Mass. - After going for a walk, a German shepherd puppy owned by a Massachusetts man decided to go for a drive — straight into a pond.

  • 115-lb woman wins Illinois hot dog eating contest
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-06-02 10:56 AM

    BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. - Michelle Lesco is petite, but the 115-pound competitive eater still managed to gobble down more than 28 hot dogs — and buns — to win an eating contest in suburban Chicago.

  • Hunt for "HiddenCash" moves to Southern California
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-06-02 10:56 AM

    HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. - The California cash rush has moved to the beach.

  • Robbery suspect friends victim on Facebook
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-06-02 10:55 AM

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - Authorities say that a 28-year-old man suspected of robbing a woman at a Washington ferry terminal friended her on Facebook the next day.

  • Moose disrupts handicraft class at Swedish school
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-06-02 8:44 AM

    HELSINKI - Schoolchildren in western Sweden received a surprise visit during their handicraft class when a moose jumped through the window.

  • Man wants $140, broken US ATM spits out $37,000
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-04 3:48 PM

    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - A malfunctioning automated bank machine has dispensed $37,000 in cash to a man who requested $140.

  • Priest touches off anger after toy complaintsPriest touches off anger after toy complaints
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-04 10:43 AM

    WARSAW, Poland - A Roman Catholic priest has touched off a controversy in Poland after news media quoted him describing toys like LEGO's Monster Fighters as tools of Satan that lead children to the "dark side."

  • NY state restaurant chain 'bans' Putin
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-04 6:02 AM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain of Mexican fast-foot restaurants, has banned Russian President Vladimir Putin from all of the company's 23 locations in western New York.

  • Man does C-section on dead porcupine, saves baby
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-29 2:19 PM

    LISBON, Maine - A Maine man in search of a valuable mineral cut open a dead porcupine on the side of the road and unexpectedly pulled out its baby.

  • Pa. teen says typeface change could save millions
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-28 6:58 PM

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A teenager has published a study suggesting the federal government could save millions of dollars a year in printing costs by switching to a thinner typeface that uses less ink.

  • Ga. teen accused of spending cash after bank error
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-28 2:01 PM

    DANIELSVILLE, Ga. - Authorities say a Georgia teen is under arrest and accused of spending about $25,000 that a bank accidentally deposited into his account.

  • Palm Springs give big send-off to giant MarilynPalm Springs give big send-off to giant Marilyn
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-28 7:05 AM

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Well over 1,000 people have attend a send-off for a massive statue of Marilyn Monroe that has become beloved by both tourists and locals in the two years it was on loan from The Sculpture Foundation.

  • Palm Springs give big send-off to giant MarilynPalm Springs give big send-off to giant Marilyn
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-27 9:12 PM

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Palm Springs is singing "Goodbye, Norma Jean."

  • San Diego County spelling bee nearly left wordless
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-26 7:28 PM

    SAN DIEGO - David Hay had no words for what was about to happen.

  • Alberta flood victim wins lottery show home
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-25 5:32 PM

    CALGARY - A man who was forced out of his home by flooding in southern Alberta last year has won a show home worth almost $1 million.

  • Ireland needs shaggy sheep for 'shearing Olympics'
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-24 4:53 AM

    DUBLIN - Do you own a shaggy sheep? Ireland needs ewes.

  • Circus elephants escape in US, damage nearby cars
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-22 7:49 PM

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Authorities say three elephants escaped from their handlers at a circus in the U.S. and damaged several vehicles in the parking lot before they were recaptured.

  • Search for old Atari games to go on in New Mexico
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-21 1:24 PM

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - Organizers say a planned dig into a New Mexico landfill for a rumoured cache of what some consider the worst Atari video game of all time is expected to proceed despite state environmental regulators' concerns.

  • Search for old Atari games to go on in New Mexico
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-21 1:01 PM

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - Organizers say a planned dig into a New Mexico landfill for a rumoured cache of what some consider the worst Atari video game of all time is expected to proceed despite state environmental regulators' concerns.

  • NC man accused of sucking on toes is arrested
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-03-21 10:40 AM

    LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Police in North Carolina have arrested a man accused of sucking on a woman's toes at a Wal-Mart after convincing her that he was a podiatry student.

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