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German man in hot water for running taps non-stop for a year

A man in the northern German city of Salzgitter is in hot water after police allege he left his bath and sink faucets run without stop in his apartment for at least a year
Published: 10/13/17

Man cited for painting over mural designed by children

A Vermont man has been cited for unlawful mischief after he painted over a public mural designed by students in the town of Londonderry
Published: 10/13/17

Hungry thieves steal cash, food from local businesses

Police in suburban New York say they're searching for suspects who broke into businesses and a local fire department to steal cash and apparently eat during the crime
Published: 10/13/17

Police: Man arrested after random 911 calls by cellphone

Police in Ohio say they've arrested a man after receiving random 911 calls for months from his apparently malfunctioning cellphone
Published: 10/13/17
Half-smoked Winston Churchill cigar sells for $12,000

Half-smoked Winston Churchill cigar sells for $12,000

A cigar half-smoked by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during a 1947 trip to Paris has sold for just over $12,000 during an online auction
Published: 10/12/17

TV news report leads man to old shirt, $24 million jackpot

A New Jersey man says a television news report spurred him to check an old shirt filled with lottery tickets, where he found a $24 million winner
Published: 10/12/17

The cat wins! Student prevails in fight over support animal

The cat wins! A North Carolina university reaches settlement with disabled student who sought to keep her emotional support pet Kifree in her dorm room
Published: 10/12/17
Dog days? In Italy, count them like family sick days

Dog days? In Italy, count them like family sick days

An Italian woman is being allowed to use family sick days to care for her dog, thanks to the help of an animal rights group
Published: 10/12/17

Driver tells troopers that car chase was on his bucket list

Iowa State Patrol says man pulled over in Des Moines after car pursuit told state troopers chase was on his bucket list
Published: 10/12/17

Paramedics save man after Dover sole jumps down his throat

British paramedics say a man almost died when a fish he had just caught jumped down his throat
Published: 10/12/17