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NYC trucker accused of avoiding toll with device inspired by James Bond
Reuters - 11 Hours ago
(Reuters) - A trucker accused of using a James Bond-style retractable bumper to evade a $95 toll on the George Washington Bridge has been charged with using burglary tools, police said on Thursday.
NYC trucker accused of avoiding toll with device inspired by James Bond (Reuters) Yahoo!Xtra
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Arrests made in emu beating death in Texas
CNEWS - 8 Hours ago
Eight people have either been arrested or cited by police for their roles in stealing an emu in a rural Texas town and beating it to death, the Comanche County Sheriff's Department said on Thursday.
At least eight linked to theft, beating death of emu in Texas (Reuters) Yahoo! News Australia
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Ex-con tells judge he robbed bank to get sent back to prison
Miami Herald - 11 Hours ago
An ex-convict who robbed a bank hoping he'd be sent back to prison told an Indiana judge he wanted to plead guilty only if he received the maximum 8-year sentence. David Potchen, 53, said he was desperate
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IDG Contributor Network: Photoshop competitor Krita is a true creative tool -- and
ITworld.com - 8 Hours ago
Open source has some of the greatest tools, which continues to prove that you don't have to lock-down the code behind guarded walls to make a better product. Some popular open source products that don't
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Authorities in Arizona chase down two llamas on the loose (Reuters)
Yahoo! News Australia - 9 Hours ago
(Reuters) - Two escaped llamas led authorities in Phoenix on a long chase on Thursday as audiences nationwide were captivated by live video of their escapades filmed from television news helicopters.
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The 11 people you meet on (nearly) every open source project
ITworld.com - 8 Hours ago
Josh Lindenmuth, CIO of payroll services company Payce, Inc. , identifies this breed of open source developer by their mantra: I just want to code. "These developers don't want to socialize, attend meetings,
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Stone Age Britons imported wheat in shock sign of sophistication (Reuters)
Yahoo! News Australia - 10 Hours ago
By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Stone Age Britons imported wheat about 8,000 years ago in a surprising sign of sophistication for primitive hunter-gatherers long viewed as isolated fr...
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We now have brain-controlled drones
Red Orbit - 11 Hours ago
Pilot flying a drone using electric brain waves. (Credit: Tekever) Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – @BednarChuck Researchers have successfully demonstrated a brain-to-computer interface that makes
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Driver near Seattle blames owl-watching for car crash
Yahoo! News - 2/26/2015
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A man who crashed his car into a utility pole near Seattle on Wednesday gave police a unique excuse for the pre-dawn accident: He was owl watching. Police in Tukwila, about 10 miles
Driver Blames Car Crash On Owl: Cops Huffington Post
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Toronto mystery tunnel had rosary nailed to wall, police say
Reuters Canada - 2/24/2015
By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - A mysterious tunnel discovered in Toronto near one of the venues for this summer's Pan American Games contained a rosary with a crucifix and poppy, and there
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Driver near Seattle blames owl-watching for car crash (Reuters)
Yahoo! News Australia - 2/25/2015
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A man who crashed his car into a utility pole near Seattle on Wednesday gave police a unique excuse for the pre-dawn accident: He was owl watching. Police in Tukwila...
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Overly tight cheap underpants force Canada MP out of his seat
Reuters UK - 2/20/2015
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian legislator Pat Martin on Thursday offered up one of the most original excuses ever heard for hurriedly running out of the House of Commons during a vote, his new cheap pair
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Manhunt underway for Idaho inmate who escaped jail through ceiling
Reuters UK - 2/20/2015
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A manhunt was underway on Thursday for an Idaho inmate who escaped jail by inching across crawl space above the facility's ceiling before dropping into the lobby of the local
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Golden treasure found off Israel's coast
Reuters UK - 2/19/2015
A thousand-year-old treasure trove on the seabed in Caesarea, Israel - the largest gold coin stash ever found in the area. Some 2,000 coins from the Fatimid period of the 11th Century were
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Trapped driver takes selfie video as he is cut from wreckage (Yahoo7)
West Australian - 2/24/2015
A driver trapped in a car crash has taken extraordinary vision of emergency services working to cut him free from the wreckage.
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Brazil judge in Batista case seen driving tycoon's seized Porsche (Reuters)
West Australian - 2/24/2015
Brazil judge in Batista case seen driving tycoon s seized Porsche - The West Australian Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista checks his mobile phone before his court hearing in Rio de Janeiro November 18,
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Wrong man buried in Georgia
CNEWS - 2/19/2015
ATLANTA - The wrong man was buried during a closed casket funeral in Georgia, where officials on Thursday sought a court order to exhume the grave after a mix-up by the state crime lab in Atlanta.
Grave site to be exhumed after Georgia burial mix-up Recorder and Times
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Middle school basketball game ruined by uncooperative ball
UPI - 2/19/2015
[embedded content] ROCK CREEK, Kan., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- An eighth-grade basketball game in Kansas had a heartbreaking end for one team when the ball came to a rest on the rim in the closing seconds.
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Pedal power keeps the reels turning (The West Australian)
West Australian - 2/22/2015
Pedal power keeps the reels turning - The West Australian Wheel deal: Jonathan Thwaites with Belgian tourists Dries Vetters and Martien. Picture: Ben Crabtree/The West Australian A movie screening
Pedal power keeps the reels turning West Australian
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Afghan central bank branch employees raid their own bank and run
Yahoo! News - 2/21/2015
By KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Staff at a branch of Afghanistan's central bank in southern Kandahar province may have got away with as much as 81 million Afghanis ($1.4 million) when they robbed
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Afghan central bank branch employees raid their own bank and run (Reuters)
West Australian - 2/21/2015
Afghan central bank branch employees raid their own bank and run - The West Australian KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Staff at a branch of Afghanistan's central bank in southern Kandahar province
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Toronto police cut $5 million from budget as pressure on city mounts
MSN Canada - 2/21/2015
Without discussion or debate, Toronto police say they have done their part to find $5 million in cuts to help balance the city’s budget. In a report to the Toronto Police Services Board on Thursday,
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Boy with autism put in handcuffs for throwing chairs
MSN Canada - 2/21/2015
The parents of a nine-year-old boy who has autism are angry Ottawa police handcuffed their son after he reportedly threw chairs inside the principal's office. Officials told Daniel Ten Oever's parents,
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India insists: Obama's tree is not dead
AZCentral.com - 2/21/2015
file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, left, participates in a tree planting ceremony at the Raj Ghat Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, New Delhi, India. In this Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 file photo, U.S. President
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Man smashes glass door with head to steal lottery tickets
AZCentral.com - 2/21/2015
Someone scratches a lottery ticket. Someone scratches a lottery ticket. less ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida authorities say a man used only his head to smash through the glass of a convenience store door
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