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Friday, Feb 12, 2016

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Animal rights protest scrapped after

Animal rights protest scrapped after "greased pig" dust-up

An animal advocacy group has withdrawn its protest against a New Hampshire winter carnival event billed as a "Greased Pig on Ice" after learning the act features a man on skates wearing a pig costume
Updated: 9 hours ago

New York City officials decide it's too cold for ice fest

Officials in New York City say it's too cold for the annual Ice Festival in Central Park
Updated: 9 hours ago

Iran rules "decadent" Valentine's Day celebrations a crime

Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine's Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime
Published: 02/12/16

Police: Suspect in 4 heists needed money for kitty litter

A Pittsburgh woman jailed in four recent store robberies told police she needed money for dog food and kitty litter
Published: 02/12/16

Hating Valentine's Day? Goodwill says donate your ex's stuff

Goodwill stores in Sarasota, Florida, and Las Vegas are encouraging people with an anti-Valentine's Day antidote: They suggest people donate their ex's stuff for the holiday
Published: 02/12/16

Russian Orthodox Church allowed to return debt in prayers

A Russian regional court has ruled that a local branch of the Orthodox Church can repay part of an outstanding debt of 258,000 rubles ($3,244) in prayers rather than money
Published: 02/12/16

Drug smuggling charge dropped against 92-year-old Sydney man

Prosecutors have dropped a charge against a 92-year-old retired surgeon that alleged he had smuggled 1 million Australian dollars ($700,000) in cocaine hidden on bars of soap into Sydney airport
Published: 02/12/16

Puppy’s collar likely caused Mississippi home’s explosion

GULFPORT, Miss. – Blame the dog.
Published: 02/11/16

Police: New Mexico man attacked mom with Bible after prayer

A New Mexico man is facing a battery charge after police say he attacked his mother with a Bible
Published: 02/11/16

Sea lion found starving in San Diego restaurant on the mend

Veterinarians say a starving sea lion rescued last week after finding its way into a fancy San Diego restaurant is on the mend
Published: 02/11/16