Arizona man says he beheaded wife ‘to get the evil out': police

August 4, 2015

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) – An Arizona man who admitted to decapitating his wife and her two dogs in a bloody incident last month in Phoenix told authorities he was attempting “to get the evil out” of her, according to court documents released on Monday. Kenneth Dale Wakefield, 43, also told police that...
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Report: Man arrested, tried to carjack unmarked police car

August 4, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police in St. Petersburg say a man who tried to carjack an unmarked police car was surprised by two detectives, who arrested him after he tried to run. A St. Petersburg police report said the undercover detectives were sitting in their vehicle last week when 27-year-old Dominique Albert of...
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Lame Massachusetts chicken to get 3-D printer prosthetic leg

August 3, 2015

By Jacqueline Tempera BOSTON (Reuters) – One Massachusetts chicken is about to get a costly leg up on life – a $2,500 prosthetic limb made on a 3-D printer. The chicken, named Cicely, is headed into surgery on Wednesday for the start of a first-of-its-kind procedure to fit her with an artificial limb, her...
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No plans to probe hitchhiking robot vandalism: Philadelphia police

August 3, 2015

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – Philadelphia police said on Monday they will not investigate the weekend vandalism that ended an experimental robot’s attempted hitchhiking trip across the United States unless the Canadian universities that own it file a criminal complaint. The child-sized robot, named hitchBOT, had safely hitchhiked across Canada and through...
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German mechanic wins pay for changing, but not for showers

August 3, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — A German court says a municipal bus mechanic can have hundreds of euros (dollars) in back pay for time spent changing into his work clothes — but not for time he spent showering. The state labor court in Duesseldorf said the man and the local transport authority in Oberhausen reached a...
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Massachusetts woman’s chicken getting $2,500 prosthetic leg

August 3, 2015

CLINTON, Mass. (AP) — This chicken leg isn’t for eating. A hen owned by a Massachusetts woman who specializes in chicken rehabilitation and rescue is getting fitted with a prosthetic leg Wednesday at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Andrea Martin, of Clinton, tells The Telegram Gazette (http://bit.ly/1DVRpAj ) she is paying for...
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Skunk saved by Detroit-area police officer _ sans spray

August 2, 2015

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer. Rochester Officer Merlin Taylor’s encounter Sunday was recorded from his police car. The video shows Taylor putting on a rubber glove and cautiously approaching the skunk, which was running in circles....
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