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No free money in New Jersey: Police want spilled banknotes back Police in New Jersey on Thursday urged people who grabbed banknotes that spilled out of the back of an armored truck during rush-hour traffic to return the cash, no questions asked.
Reuters | 6 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Chirp perp: Finches found in luggage at NY airport A man was caught at New York's JFK airport last weekend trying to smuggle dozens of South American finches into the country, a bird that Guyanese immigrants covet for chirping but officials fear could spread disease, officials said on Thursday.
Reuters | 13 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Craps: Dice roll sinks Arkansas candidate who twice missed voting for himself An Arkansas city council candidate who twice showed up too late to vote for himself in a contest that ended in a tie wound up losing the race on Thursday in a dice roll to decide the winner.
Reuters | 13 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Bad bet: 70 finches seized at U.S. airport may have been bound for gambling Customs agents at a New York airport have arrested a bird smuggler who had hidden 70 live finches inside multi-colored hair rollers he had brought from Guyana and may have been bound for a gambling ring, federal officials said on Thursday.
Reuters | 18 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Benny the Beluga' facing Christmas in the Thames far from home A beluga whale that was first spotted nearly three months ago in the River Thames is still feeding healthily east of the British capital and facing a lone Christmas hundreds of miles from its normal Arctic habitat.
Reuters | 20 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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At least 7 dead in high-speed train crash in Turkey A high-speed train collided with an empty train, killing at least seven people and injuring 46 others Wednesday morning in Turkey, said Ankara Gov. Vasip Sahin.
United Press International | Dec 13, 2018 06:33 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Chargers RB Gordon might face Chiefs Running back Melvin Gordon, who has missed the last two games because of a knee injury, might be able to play when the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Kansas City Chiefs in a key AFC West game on Thursday night.
United Press International | Dec 12, 2018 11:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Curry signals willingness to meet with NASA over Moon landing doubts Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry on Tuesday signaled that he is willing to take NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab in Houston after his pronouncement this week that he does not believe humans ever walked on the Moon.
Reuters | Dec 12, 2018 01:11 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Firefighters to the rescue after German chocolate factory spill Firefighters in the town of Werl in western Germany tackled an unusual emergency late on Monday when a tank at a local firm making liquid chocolate overflowed and poured out onto a street.
Reuters | Dec 11, 2018 5:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Monkeys run amok in India's corridors of power India's government faces a tough re-election battle next year but first it must deal with an opponent as wily as any political rival, troops of monkeys that have become a big threat around its offices in New Delhi.
Reuters | Dec 11, 2018 12:52 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend