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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Maine man hires plane to fly banner protesting Brady ruling

August 2, 2015

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — A man hired a plane to fly a banner over NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s vacation home in Maine, telling him to go back to New York. WCSH6 television reports (http://on.wcsh6.com/1VV5kSl ) that Richard Pate of Biddeford, Maine, hired a local pilot and plane Saturday to protest the suspension of Patriots...
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Coast Guard chopper makes emergency landing on golf course

August 2, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A Coast Guard helicopter had to make an emergency landing on the grounds of New York golf course because of smoke and fumes in the cockpit. No injuries were reported. The craft landed on the course at Richmond County Country Club on Staten Island around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Petty Officer...
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China investigating liquor suppliers for Viagra in alcohol

August 2, 2015

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese police are investigating if two distillers in the southwestern region of Guangxi added impotence treatment drug Viagra to their liquor in the latest food-safety scare in China. The Liuzhou Food and Drug Administration said that it found the Guikun Alcohol Plant and the Deshun Alcohol Plant in Guangxi’s Liuzhou city...
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Subway sandwich artists set world record in Las Vegas

August 2, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Subway’s “sandwich artists” cranked out a record number of their lunchmeat masterpieces in Las Vegas on Saturday. Franchisees and employees from around the world set a Guinness World Record for the “most people making sandwiches simultaneously” when 1,481 people built subs at the same time during the brand’s annual convention...
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Jail inmate in Arizona pulls eye out of its socket

August 1, 2015

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A jail inmate in Arizona is hospitalized after authorities say he pulled one of his eyeballs out of its socket. Sheriff’s officials in Pinal County, just southeast of Phoenix, say Colin Corkhill, of Scottsdale, was booked into jail Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder, auto theft, aggravated assault and resisting...
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Texas man shoots armadillo, gets hit in face by bullet ricochet

July 31, 2015

By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) – An East Texas man was wounded after he fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in his face, the county sheriff said on Friday. Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man, who was not identified, went...
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