Wild kangaroos in Austria? At least 1, surviving in the snow

January 28, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — A kangaroo is on the loose in frigid and snowy Austria, hopping his way toward dispelling a famous slogan. “No kangaroos in Austria” T-shirts and souvenirs have been big-sellers for years in the alpine nation, since some people confuse Austria with Australia. Anton the kangaroo bounded away from his owner several...
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Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave

January 28, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and crawled back from the dead — literally. Earlier this month, a car hit the 1 ½-year-old cat in Tampa. Bart’s owner was so distraught, he couldn’t stand the thought of burying him, so he asked neighbor to dig a shallow...
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Pet reptile not a lizard, Lithuanian student finds out

January 28, 2015

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A baby caiman has found a new home at a Lithuanian zoo after its previous owner tried to sell it online, apparently upon realizing that the pet reptile he was raising in his bathroom wasn’t a harmless lizard. Officials at the Kaunas zoo said authorities confiscated the spectacled caiman from...
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Unions turn lights off on French prime minister

January 28, 2015

PARIS (Reuters) – An inquiry was under way on Wednesday after French trade unionists turned the lights off on a keynote speech by Prime Minister Manuel Valls in protest at planned energy reforms. Valls was starting a speech to about 700 people in support of his Socialist party’s candidate for a by-election on Tuesday...
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Zombie or miracle, Florida cat claws his way back from the dead

January 28, 2015
Zombie or miracle, Florida cat claws his way back from the dead

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) – A cat in Florida is on the mend after clawing his way back from the dead, surfacing five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead, according to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Bart the cat is recovering from a broken jaw and facial injuries,...
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Expect tiny tuxes but no real puppy love at doggy weddings

January 28, 2015
Expect tiny tuxes but no real puppy love at doggy weddings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal “I do” reveal true puppy love. These animal lovers say their pooches can feel real longing for other pets, but experts aren’t so sure. Most people agree a wedding is...
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Man hid cocaine inside prosthetic leg in his car, police say

January 28, 2015

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police say a Delaware drug suspect went out on a limb to transport a stash of cocaine, but he was busted when officers discovered the drug hidden inside his prosthetic leg. Dover Police say 39-year-old Marlow Holmes was arrested Monday afternoon during a traffic stop. They said police dogs alerted...
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